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English definition of “miserable”

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 dreadful conditions.

miserable adjective (OF LOW VALUE)

C2 [before noun] having little value or quality: informal She only offered me a miserable £20 for my old computer.slang Some miserable bastard went and vandalized my car.
(Definition of miserable from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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