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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mis·er·a·ble /ˈmɪzɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·er·a·ble, n. A miserable person. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·er·a·ble a.
 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.]
 Syn: -- Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and
             miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering
             humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking
             cages" [syn: suffering, wretched]
      2: 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 distorted limbs"; "a
         wretched life" [syn: hapless, misfortunate, pathetic,
          piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched]
      3: 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" [syn: abject, low, low-down,
          scummy, scurvy]
      4: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing
         conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the
         accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable,
         execrable, woeful, wretched]
      5: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend";
         "spent a wretched night on the floor" [syn: wretched]
      6: 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" [syn: measly, paltry]