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.
A miserable performance.
A miserable trick.
A miserable climate.
Lived in a miserable shack; fed the prisoners miserable rations.
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