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English adjective: miserable

1. miserable very unhappy; full of misery

SamplesHe felt depressed and miserable.
A message of hope for suffering humanity.
Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages.

Synonymssuffering, wretched



2. miserable deserving or inciting pity

SamplesA hapless victim.
Miserable victims of war.
The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
Piteous appeals for help.
Pitiable homeless children.
A pitiful fate.
Oh, you poor thing.
His poor distorted limbs.
A wretched life.

Synonymshapless, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched



3. miserable of the most contemptible kind

SamplesAbject cowardice.
A low stunt to pull.
A low-down sneak.
His miserable treatment of his family.
You miserable skunk!.
A scummy rabble.
A scurvy trick.

Synonymsabject, low, low-down, scummy, scurvy



4. miserable of very poor quality or condition

SamplesDeplorable housing conditions in the inner city.
Woeful treatment of the accused.
Woeful errors of judgment.

Synonymsdeplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched



5. miserable characterized by physical misery

SamplesA wet miserable weekend.
Spent a wretched night on the floor.



Antonymscomfortable, comfy

6. miserable contemptibly small in amount

SamplesA measly tip.
The company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief.
A paltry wage.
Almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans.

Synonymsmeasly, paltry

Similarmeager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy


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