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Synonyms for miserable

Adjective

1. miserable, suffering, wretched, unhappy (vs. happy)
usage: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched, unfortunate (vs. fortunate)
usage: 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"
3. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy, contemptible (vs. estimable)
usage: 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. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched, inferior (vs. superior)
usage: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
5. miserable, wretched, uncomfortable (vs. comfortable)
usage: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
6. measly, miserable, paltry, meager (vs. ample), meagre, meagerly
usage: 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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