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Definition 1: of the most contemptible kind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) deserving of contempt or scorn

Definition 2: of very poor quality or condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
  • woeful treatment of the accused
  • woeful errors of judgment

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

Definition 3: contemptibly small in amount - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a measly tip
  • the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
  • a paltry wage
  • almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) deficient in amount or quality or extent

"meager resources" "meager fare"

Definition 4: characterized by physical misery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet miserable weekend
  • spent a wretched night on the floor

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) providing or experiencing physical discomfort

"an uncomfortable chair" "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

Definition 5: deserving or inciting pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hapless victim
  • miserable victims of war
  • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic
  • piteous appeals for help
  • pitiable homeless children
  • a pitiful fate
  • Oh, you poor thing
  • his poor distorted limbs
  • a wretched life

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

Definition 6: very unhappy; full of misery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where miserable or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt depressed and miserable
  • a message of hope for suffering humanity
  • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Synonyms for miserable in the sense of this definition

(miserable is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

"unhappy over her departure" "unhappy with her raise" "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence" "had an unhappy time at school" "the unhappy (or sad) news" "he looks so sad"

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