Meaning of “miserable” in the English Dictionary

"miserable" in British English

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miserableadjective

uk /ˈmɪz.ər.ə.bəl/ us /ˈmɪz.ɚ.ə.bəl/

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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(Definition of “miserable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"miserable" in American English

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miserableadjective

us /ˈmɪz·ər·ə·bəl/

miserable adjective (UNHAPPY)

very unhappy, or causing much unhappiness:

They can make your life miserable if they want to.

miserable adjective (HAVING LOW VALUE)

very low in quality or value:

The forecast is for miserable weather today.

(Definition of “miserable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)