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Dictionary definition for: Miserable

1. (s) very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable" "a message of hope for suffering humanity" "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

2. (s) deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim" "miserable victims of war" "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help" "pitiable homeless children" "a pitiful fate" "Oh, you poor thing" "his poor d

3. (s) of the most contemptible kind; "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"

4. (s) of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city" "woeful treatment of the accused" "woeful errors of judgment"

5. (s) characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend" "spent a wretched night on the floor"

6. (s) contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip" "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief" "a paltry wage" "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"

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