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    miserable

    miserable - Dictionary definition and meaning for word miserable

    Definition
    (adj) very unhappy; full of misery
    Synonyms : suffering , wretched
    Example Sentence
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
    Definition
    (adj) deserving or inciting pity
    Example Sentence
    • a 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
    Definition
    (adj) of the most contemptible kind
    Synonyms : abject , low , low-down , scummy , scurvy
    Example Sentence
    • abject 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
    Definition
    (adj) of very poor quality or condition
    Synonyms : deplorable , execrable , woeful , wretched
    Example Sentence
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by physical misery
    Synonyms : wretched
    Example Sentence
    • a wet miserable weekend
    • spent a wretched night on the floor
    Definition
    (adj) contemptibly small in amount
    Synonyms : measly , paltry
    Example Sentence
    • a measly tip
    • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
    • a paltry wage
    • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans
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