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miserable

mis·er·a·ble

miserable

 
pronunciation:
mI z r bl [or] mIz r bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely unhappy, remorseful, or dissatisfied; feeling misery.
The children waited for the bus in the blustery wind, looking miserable.The new job was not what he expected, and he was miserable in it.She was miserable about her decision to leave home and now wished she could return.
synonyms:
heartsick, wretched
antonyms:
delighted, joyful, joyous, lighthearted
similar words:
dejected, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, forlorn, glum, woebegone, woeful
definition 2: accompanied by or causing discomfort or unhappiness.
In his miserable condition, the soldier could not walk and could barely speak.We've been having miserable weather with gray skies and icy rain for days now.Tuberculosis is a miserable illness.
synonyms:
abysmal, dreadful, lousy, wretched
antonyms:
cheerful, glorious, good-natured, jolly, joyful, joyous, lovely
similar words:
atrocious, deplorable, oppressive, rotten, sorry, terrible, uncomfortable
definition 3: worthy of contempt; shameful.
Mugging an elderly person is a particularly miserable crime.He considers himself a miserable failure as a parent.
synonyms:
contemptible, despicable, disgraceful, shameful, wretched
similar words:
deplorable, disgusting, pitiable, sorry, vile
definition 4: pitifully poor or unattractive; wretched.
The people are living in miserable circumstances without even clean water.
synonyms:
pitiful, wretched
antonyms:
luxurious
similar words:
abject, forlorn, pathetic, poor, sordid, sorry, squalid
definition 5: pitiful or pathetic.
The prisoners made a miserable attempt to escape and were caught almost immediately.
synonyms:
pathetic, pitiful, sorry, wretched
similar words:
dismal, lamentable, pitiable, poor
derivations: miserably (adv.), miserableness (n.)
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