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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Mis"er*a*ble
  1. Very unhappy; wretched; living in misery."What hopes delude thee, miserable man?" [Dryden.]
  2. Causing unhappiness or misery."What 's more miserable than discontent?" [Shak.]
  3. Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner. " Miserable comforters are ye all." [Job xvi. 2.]
  4. Avaricious; niggardly; miserly.(Obs)
    synonyms: Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched.

Etymology: F. misérable, L. miserabilis, fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See Miser

noun Mis"er*a*ble
A miserable person.
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  1. Contemptibly small in amount ("the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief" and "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans")
  2. Characterized by physical misery ("a wet miserable weekend")
  3. Of the most contemptible kind ("his miserable treatment of his family" and "You miserable skunk!")
  4. Deserving or inciting pity ("miserable victims of war")
  5. Very unhappy; full of misery ("he felt depressed and miserable")
  6. Of very poor quality or condition

Borrowing from Middle French miserable, from Old French, from Latin miserabilis.

  1. A miserable person; a wretch.

miserable was also found in the following language(s): Catalan and Spanish

Fun Facts about the name Miserable

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Past life for Miserable born May 12, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 1375. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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