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Synonyms for miserable
ˈmɪz ər ə bəl, ˈmɪz rə-mis·er·able

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. miserable

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorrowful, touching, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. miserable

    Synonyms:
    abject, forlorn, pitiable, wretched, worthless, despicable, disconsolate

    Antonyms:
    respectable, worthy, happy, contented, comfortable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. miserable, suffering, wretchedadjective

    very unhappy; full of misery

    "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, vile, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, slimy, unworthy, deplorable, suffering, scurvy, scummy, worthless, ugly, woeful, measly, wretched, paltry, execrable, despicable, low

    Antonyms:
    ample, happy, comfy, estimable, superior, fortunate, comfortable

  2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretchedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, paltry, deplorable, scummy, woeful, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, vile, low-down, despicable, inadequate, low, worthless, sad, piteous, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, poor, pathetic, short, wretched, silly, sorry, pitiful, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    comfortable, ample, superior, estimable, happy, fortunate, comfy

  3. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, small, downcast, paltry, deplorable, scummy, modest, execrable, suffering, scurvy, unhopeful, humbled, low-down, lowly, low, broken, down in the mouth, blue, humble, downhearted, grim, low-toned, low-pitched, piteous, hapless, misfortunate, pitiable, depleted, crushed, measly, poor, funky, pathetic, wretched, pitiful, gloomy, abject, woeful, depressed, low-spirited, humiliated

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, comfortable, ample, happy, superior, estimable, comfy

  4. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretchedadjective

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

    Synonyms:
    paltry, deplorable, scummy, odious, reprehensible, damnable, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, woebegone, vile, low-down, despicable, low, criminal, vicious, worthless, detestable, sad, piteous, condemnable, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, abominable, poor, pathetic, wretched, sorry, pitiful, abject, woeful, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, superior, ample, comfortable, comfy, happy, estimable

  5. miserable, wretchedadjective

    characterized by physical misery

    "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, vile, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, slimy, unworthy, deplorable, suffering, scurvy, scummy, worthless, ugly, woeful, measly, wretched, paltry, execrable, despicable, low

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, comfy, happy, estimable, comfortable, ample, superior

  6. measly, miserable, paltryadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, trifling, deplorable, suffering, scurvy, scummy, negligible, woeful, measly, wretched, paltry, execrable, low

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, happy, comfortable, estimable, superior, ample, comfy

Editors Contribution

  1. depression

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. miserableadjective

    Synonyms:
    unhappy (as respects the condition of the mind), WRETCHED, distressed, afflicted, comfortless, disconsolate, forlorn, broken-hearted, heart-broken

  2. miserableadjective

    Synonyms:
    worthless, valueless, very poor (in quality)

  3. miserableadjective

    Synonyms:
    low, mean, abject, despicable, contemptible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. miserableadjective

    Synonyms:
    wretched, abject, deplorable, grievous, pitiable, calamitous, mean, despicable, contemptible, base, arrant, sordid, groveling

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How to use miserable in a sentence?

  1. RVM:

    Today, I will look around & enjoy all the beautiful things that are around me rather than yearn for things that are beyond my control & become miserable.

  2. Armand Sprecher:

    We risk making their lives miserable if we miscommunicate the actual risk we are dealing with here.

  3. Kim Kye Gwan:

    (The) World knows too well that our country is neither Libya nor Iraq which have met miserable fate, it is absolutely absurd to dare compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya which had been at the initial stage of nuclear development.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Sometimes negating negativity works far better than envisioning positivity, especially in the cold, dark and miserable moments of life, when everything appears bleak with no ray of Sunshine.

  5. Queen Victoria:

    His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!


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