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Meaning of “miserable” - Learner’s Dictionary

miserable

adjective     /ˈmɪzərəbl/
SAD
B1 unhappy: I just woke up feeling miserable.Feeling sad and unhappy
NOT PLEASANT
B2 very unpleasant or bad, and causing someone to feel unhappy: Some families are living in miserable conditions.Making people sad, shocked and upset
NOT ENOUGH informal
A miserable amount is too small to be acceptable: She offered me a miserable 50 euros for my old computer.Costing or worth little or no money
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