Miserable



[miz-er-uh-buh l, miz-ruh-] /ˈmɪz ər ə bəl, ˈmɪz rə-/

adjective
1.
wretchedly unhappy, uneasy, or uncomfortable:
miserable victims of war.
2.
wretchedly poor; needy.
3.
of wretched character or quality; contemptible:
a miserable villain.
4.
attended with or causing misery:
a miserable existence.
5.
manifesting misery.
6.
worthy of pity; deplorable:
a miserable failure.
/ˈmɪzərəbəl; ˈmɪzrə-/
adjective
1.
unhappy or depressed; wretched
2.
causing misery, discomfort, etc: a miserable life
3.
contemptible: a miserable villain
4.
sordid or squalid: miserable living conditions
5.
(Scot & Austral, NZ) mean; stingy
6.
(pejorative intensifier): you miserable wretch
adj.

early 15c., “full of misery, causing wretchedness” (of conditions), from Old French miserable “prone to pity, merciful,” and directly from Latin miserabilis “pitiable, miserable, deplorable, lamentable,” from miserari “to pity, lament, deplore,” from miser “wretched” (see miser). Of persons, “existing in a state of misery” it is attested from 1520s.

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