Mis"er*a*ble (?), a. [F. mis'erable, L. miserabilis, fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See Miser.]

1.

Very unhappy; wretched.

What hopes delude thee, miserable man? Dryden.

2.

Causing unhappiness or misery.

What 's more miserable than discontent? Shak.

3.

Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner.

Miserable comforters are ye all. Job xvi. 2.

4.

Avaricious; niggardly; miserly.

[Obs.]

Hooker.

Syn. -- Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched.

 

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Mis"er*a*ble, n.

A miserable person.

[Obs.]

Sterne.

 

© Webster 1913.

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