Miserable Definition

mĭzər-ə-bəl, mĭzrə-
adjective
In a condition of misery; wretched, unhappy, suffering, etc.
Webster's New World
Causing misery, discomfort, or suffering.
Miserable weather.
Webster's New World
Shameful; disgraceful.
Webster's New World
Bad; inferior; inadequate.
A miserable performance.
Webster's New World
Wretchedly inadequate.
Lived in a miserable shack; fed the prisoners miserable rations.
American Heritage
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noun
A miserable person.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Miserable

Noun

Singular:
miserable
Plural:
miserables

Adjective

Base Form:
miserable
Comparative:
miserabler
Superlative:
miserablest

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

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