Definition of miserable in English:

miserable

Syllabification: mis·er·a·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈmiz(ə)rəbəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

miserableness

noun
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  • It's absurd things like that that balance the movie off its pain-film miserableness; this is a really funny movie, despite the constant stream of tragedy, loss, degradation and soul-shattering identity crisis its characters undergo.
  • But in an incredible marketing feat the Scottish Tourist Board and Scottish Screen are now advertising the sheer miserableness of Scotland in a bid to attract film crews and tourists.
  • The way the English deal with their current law - and how they enforce closing time by bellowing at poor drinkers - smacks of a mean streak of miserableness.

miserably

adverb
More example sentences
  • Which is how I ended up squatting miserably under a solitary umbrella pine, waiting for the helicopter.
  • The older generation of our country failed miserably in guiding and leading the younger ones.
  • Its people have suffered miserably over many, many years - quite unjustifiably.

Origin

late Middle English: from French misérable, from Latin miserabilis 'pitiable', from miserari 'to pity', from miser 'wretched'.

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