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miserable

adjective uk   /ˈmɪz.ər.ə.bl̩/ us    /-ɚ-/

miserable adjective (UNHAPPY)

B1 very unhappy: She's miserable living on her own.B2 unpleasant and causing unhappiness: miserable weather What a miserable existence! How could anyone live in such awful conditions?
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miserable adjective (NOT GOOD)

C2 [before noun] used to emphasize the low quality of value of something: The book was a miserable failure. informal She only offered me a miserable $20 for my old phone.
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