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Adjective: miserable  mi-z(u-)ru-bul
  1. Very unhappy; full of misery
    "he felt depressed and miserable";
    - suffering, wretched
  2. Deserving or inciting pity
    "miserable victims of war";
    - hapless, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched
  3. Of the most contemptible kind
    "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!";
    - abject, low, low-down, scummy, scurvy
  4. Of very poor quality or condition
    "miserable housing conditions in the inner city";
    - deplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched
  5. Characterized by physical misery
    "a wet miserable weekend";
    - wretched
  6. Contemptibly small in amount
    "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans";
    - measly, paltry

See also: contemptible, inferior, meager [N. Amer], meagerly [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagrely [Brit, Cdn], scrimpy, stingy [informal], uncomfortable, unfortunate, unhappy

Encyclopedia: Miserable