Meaning of miserable

mis•er•a•ble

Pronunciation: (miz'ur-u-bul, miz'ru-), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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