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At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Meaning of "miserable" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MISERABLE

From Old French, from Latin miserābilis worthy of pity, from miserārī to pity, from miser wretched.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MISERABLE

miserable  [ˈmɪzərəbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISERABLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Miserable is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES MISERABLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Miserable

Miserable may refer to: ▪ "Miserable", a song by Lit ▪ Mr. Miserable, a fictional character in the children's book Mr. Happy by Roger Hargreaves...

Definition of miserable in the English dictionary

The first definition of miserable in the dictionary is unhappy or depressed; wretched. Other definition of miserable is causing misery, discomfort, etc. Miserable is also contemptible.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MISERABLE


admirable
ˈædmərəbəl
commiserable
kəˈmɪzərəbəl
comparable
ˈkɒmpərəbəl
considerable
kənˈsɪdərəbəl
desirable
dɪˈzaɪərəbəl
durable
ˈdjʊərəbəl
favourable
ˈfeɪvərəbəl
honorable
ˈɒnərəbəl
honourable
ˈɒnərəbəl
incomparable
ɪnˈkɒmpərəbəl
measurable
ˈmɛʒərəbəl
memorable
ˈmɛmərəbəl
pleasurable
ˈplɛʒərəbəl
preferable
ˈprɛfərəbəl
razorable
ˈreɪzərəbəl
recoverable
rɪˈkʌvərəbəl
unbearable
ʌnˈbɛərəbəl
undesirable
ˌʌndɪˈzaɪərəbəl
vulnerable
ˈvʌlnərəbəl
wearable
ˈwɛərəbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISERABLE

misenter
misentreat
misentry
Misenum
miser
miserabilism
miserabilist
miserableness
miserablism
miserablist
miserably
miserere
misericord
misericorde
miseries
miserliness
miserly
misery
misery guts
misery memoir

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISERABLE

able
administrable
adorable
arable
curable
deliverable
demonstrable
deplorable
impenetrable
incurable
innumerable
inseparable
intolerable
irreparable
operable
parable
separable
the Honourable
tolerable
transferable
unfavourable

Synonyms and antonyms of miserable in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MISERABLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «miserable» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of miserable

Translation of «miserable» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISERABLE

Find out the translation of miserable to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of miserable from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «miserable» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

痛苦的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

miserable
570 millions of speakers

English

miserable
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुखी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَعِيسٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

жалкий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

miserável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দু: স্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malheureux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sengsara
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

elend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

惨めな
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비참한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dakkirim
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khốn khổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பரிதாபகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुःखी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sefil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

miserabile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

marny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нещасний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nefericit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δυστυχής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

miserabel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

eländig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elendig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of miserable

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISERABLE»

The term «miserable» is very widely used and occupies the 18.718 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISERABLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «miserable» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «miserable» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about miserable

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10 QUOTES WITH «MISERABLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word miserable.
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Laurie Halse Anderson
It's bad timing, but a lot of kids become teenagers just as their parents are hitting their mid-life crisis. So everybody's miserable and confused and seeking that new sense of identity.
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Robert Anthony
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
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Francis Bacon
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
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Bob Barker
I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
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Richard Beymer
I was miserable in West Side Story. They really miscast me. I came from the Midwest; what they really needed was a guy that was street smart. The first time I saw the movie, I had to walk out. I looked like the biggest fruit that ever walked on to film. My character was so weak.
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Vinoba Bhave
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free.
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Ritchie Blackmore
The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument.
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Boethius
Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
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Bill Burr
I used to think you had to live this miserable life and that that would make you funnier, but you don't. The misery will come. The misery will find you.
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Edwin Hubbel Chapin
At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISERABLE»

Discover the use of miserable in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to miserable and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Les misérables
This expansive French tale of injustice and social unrest is widely considered to be writer Victor Hugo's masterpiece.
Victor Hugo, 1864
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Young, White, and Miserable: Growing Up Female in the Fifties
Concluding with a look at the life and suicide of social scientist Anne Parsons, this book is a poignant and important look into conditions that led to the women's movement.
Wini Breines, 2001
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In Miserable Slavery: Thomas Thistlewood in Jamaica, 1750-86
Thomas Thistlewood (1721-1786) was a British estate overseer and small landowner in western Jamaica. He arrived in Jamaica, the most important of the British sugar colonies in 1750, when he was 29 years old.
Douglas Hall, 1999
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A Series of Unfortunate Events #4: The Miserable Mill
I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience.
Lemony Snicket, 2009
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My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy
In this memoir of her 40 weeks and five days in hell, Andrea Askowitz takes an unflinching look at her pregnant life from struggling with hormones to poor body image to a self imposed exile from family to take us on a ride through the ...
Andrea Askowitz, 2013
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The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers ...
He previously worked for Oracle, Sybase, and the management consulting firm Bain & Company. Praise for The Three Signs of a Miserable Job "This is a page-turner that unravels the mystery of job satisfaction for any manager.
Patrick M. Lencioni, 2010
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Rich, Free, and Miserable: The Failure of Success in America
In this provocative book, author John Brueggemann unpacks why so many people are struggling, both emotionally and financially, in a nation that looks so prosperous on the surface.
John Brueggemann, 2010
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My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life: An Anti-Memoir
An unconventional self-portrait by the son of Star Trek celebrity Leonard Nimoy describes his experiences growing up in his father's shadow and the midlife descent into severe drug addiction that cost him his marriage and prompted numerous ...
Adam Nimoy, 2009
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How to Be Totally Miserable: A Self-Hinder Book
Some people are experts at feeling rotten. No matter what happens, they can always find a cloud attached to their silver lining. How do they do that? How do miserable people get that way? This book has the answers!
John Bytheway, 2007
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11,002 Things to Be Miserable About: The Satirical ...
11,002 Things to Be Miserable About is a list of all the reasons NOT to wake up in the morning.
Lia Romeo, Nick Romeo, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISERABLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term miserable is used in the context of the following news items.
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One World video sees gay men reveal what marriage means to them
While 'equality' and 'love' were among the popular positive words uttered, some men referred to the institution as 'non-existent,' 'miserable,' ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Marc Jacobs defends Nicole Kidman over 'miserable' shoot: 'When …
VOGUE Nicole Kidman for VOGUE. Another chimed in: "Yes she does look miserable and incredibly uncomfortable." Designer Marc was quick ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Amy Schumer feeling miserable, after her “topless” GQ shoot was …
Honestly, the photos are amusing and fun, and GQ is clearly capitalizing on the popularity of both the Star Wars and Schumer brands. Aside for ... «PPP Focus.com, Jul 15»
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Being miserable at work isn't working: 7 reasons to have a little fun
Being miserable at work isn't working: 7 reasons to have a little fun. avatar by Katie Hawkins-Gaar and Ren LaForme Published July 21, 2015 ... «Poynter.org, Jul 15»
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Miserable challenge for Mets: Worst playoff offense ever?
Mets center fielder Juan Lagares slams his bat after popping out against the Cardinals on July 19. Photo: Getty Images ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
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Airlines continue to make flying miserable yet made almost $40b in …
There are days when you wonder when airlines are conspiring to make flying more miserable. When you combine the ever-decreasing leg ... «BGR, Jul 15»
7
Cheer up value investors, your miserable stock performance may be …
Brian Belski, BMO Nesbitt Burns' chief investment strategist, is predicting a new equity market environment that invites the return of the value ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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Gold Stocks Bounce Back Following Miserable Monday
While gold remains near five-year-low territory, a number of equities that specialize in the precious metal are coming back from Monday's rocky ... «Schaeffers Research, Jul 15»
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Instead of paying asylum seekers a miserable £36.95 a week why …
Don't refugee families who have escaped the violence of Iraq and Syria deserve the warmest possible welcome Wales can give while they wait ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
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Scientists discover 14000-year-old evidence of dental work - it …
And before the advent of local anesthetic, the process of treating them sounds fairly miserable. In a study published in the journal Scientific ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»

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