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ADJECTIVE (6)

1. very unhappy; full of misery;
- Example: "he felt depressed and miserable"
- Example: "a message of hope for suffering humanity"
- Example: "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
[syn: miserable, suffering, wretched]

2. deserving or inciting pity;
- Example: "a hapless victim"
- Example: "miserable victims of war"
- Example: "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
- Example: "piteous appeals for help"
- Example: "pitiable homeless children"
- Example: "a pitiful fate"
- Example: "Oh, you poor thing"
- Example: "his poor distorted limbs"
- Example: "a wretched life"
[syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched]

3. of the most contemptible kind;
- Example: "abject cowardice"
- Example: "a low stunt to pull"
- Example: "a low-down sneak"
- Example: "his miserable treatment of his family"
- Example: "You miserable skunk!"
- Example: "a scummy rabble"
- Example: "a scurvy trick"
[syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy]

4. of very poor quality or condition;
- Example: "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"
- Example: "woeful treatment of the accused"
- Example: "woeful errors of judgment"
[syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]

5. characterized by physical misery;
- Example: "a wet miserable weekend"
- Example: "spent a wretched night on the floor"
[syn: miserable, wretched]

6. contemptibly small in amount;
- Example: "a measly tip"
- Example: "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"
- Example: "a paltry wage"
- Example: "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"
[syn: measly, miserable, paltry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miserable \Mis"er*a*ble\, a. [F. mis['e]rable, L. miserabilis, fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See Miser.] [1913 Webster] 1. Very unhappy; wretched; living in misery. [1913 Webster] What hopes delude thee, miserable man? --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing unhappiness or misery. [1913 Webster] What 's more miserable than discontent? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner. [1913 Webster] Miserable comforters are ye all. --Job xvi. 2. [1913 Webster] 4. Avaricious; niggardly; miserly. [Obs.] --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Syn: Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miserable \Mis"er*a*ble\, n. A miserable person. [Obs.] --Sterne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

miserable adj 1: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages" [syn: miserable, suffering, wretched] 2: deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched] 3: of the most contemptible kind; "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" [syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy] 4: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched] 5: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor" [syn: miserable, wretched] 6: contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans" [syn: measly, miserable, paltry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

165 Moby Thesaurus words for "miserable": abject, abominable, adverse, afflicted, antagonistic, arrant, atrocious, awful, bad, base, beggarly, beneath contempt, cheap, cheerless, cheesy, common, conflicting, contemptible, contrary, counter, counteractive, crummy, crushed, cut up, debased, deep-troubled, degraded, dejected, deplorable, depraved, depressed, desolate, despairing, desperate, despicable, despondent, detrimental, difficult, dirty, disconsolate, discontented, disgraceful, disgusting, dismal, doleful, dolorous, downhearted, execrable, flagrant, forlorn, foul, fulsome, gaudy, gimcracky, gloomy, glum, grave, grim, gross, hard, harmful, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartbroken, heartsick, heinous, hopeless, hostile, humorless, in bad humor, in opposition, inadequate, inclement, inconvenient, infestive, inimical, joyless, lachrymose, lamentable, little, lousy, low, low-down, low-spirited, lumpen, mangy, mean, measly, melancholy, meretricious, mirthless, monstrous, mournful, nefarious, not easy, obnoxious, odious, opposed, opposing, opposite, out of humor, out of sorts, paltry, pathetic, petty, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pleasureless, poky, poor, rank, reptilian, rigorous, rotten, rubbishy, rueful, ruthful, sad, scabby, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, shabby, shameful, shoddy, sinister, small, sorrowful, sorry, sorryish, squalid, stressful, stricken, suicidal, tearful, terrible, trashy, troublesome, troublous, trumpery, trying, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, uncheerful, uncheery, unfavorable, unhappy, unjoyful, unmentionable, unmirthful, unpleasant, unsmiling, untoward, unworthy, valueless, vile, woebegone, woeful, worthless, wretched