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miserable


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miserable  \Mis"er*a*ble\,  a.  [F.  mis['e]rable,  L.  miserabilis 
  fr  miserari  to  lament,  pity,  fr  miser  wretched.  See 
  {Miser}.] 
  1.  Very  unhappy;  wretched. 
 
  What  hopes  delude  thee,  miserable  man?  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Causing  unhappiness  or  misery. 
 
  What  's  more  miserable  than  discontent?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Worthless;  mean  despicable;  as  a  miserable  fellow;  a 
  miserable  dinner. 
 
  Miserable  comforters  are  ye  all  --Job  xvi.  2. 
 
  4.  Avaricious;  niggardly;  miserly.  [Obs.]  --Hooker. 
 
  Syn:  Abject;  forlorn;  pitiable;  wretched. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Miserable  \Mis"er*a*ble\,  n. 
  A  miserable  person.  [Obs.]  --Sterne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  {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"; 
  "couldn't  rescue  the  poor  fellow";  "his  poor  distorted 
  limbs";  "a  wretched  life"  [syn:  {hapless},  {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}, 
  {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},  {woeful},  {wretched}] 
  5:  characterized  by  physical  misery;  "a  wet  miserable  weekend"; 
  "spent  a  wretched  night  on  the  floor"  [syn:  {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},  {paltry}] 




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