Miserable meaning

mĭzər-ə-bəl, mĭzrə-
In a state of misery: very sad, ill, or poor.
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The definition of miserable is someone or something that is unhappy, suffering or in a condition of misery, or something that is bad or inferior.

An example of miserable are the driving conditions when there is black ice on the road.

An example of miserable is a dirty restaurant with bad food and bad service.

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Pitiable.
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Causing misery, discomfort, or suffering.

Miserable weather.

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Shameful; disgraceful.
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A miserable sinner.

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Very uncomfortable or unhappy; wretched.
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Bad; inferior; inadequate.

A miserable performance.

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Mean or shameful; contemptible.

A miserable trick.

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Causing or accompanied by great discomfort or distress.

A miserable climate.

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Wretchedly inadequate.

Lived in a miserable shack; fed the prisoners miserable rations.

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Of poor quality; inferior.

Miserable handicraft.

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In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
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Very bad (at something); unskilled, incompetent.

He's good at some sports, like tennis, but he's just miserable at football.

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A miserable person.
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Origin of miserable

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin miserābilis pitiable from miserārī to pity from miser wretched

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition