US: /ˈmɪzɝəbəɫ/, /ˈmɪzɹəbəɫ/
UK: /mˈɪzɹəbə‍l/

English Vietnamese dictionary

miserable /'maizərəbl/
  • tính từ
    • cực khổ, khốn khổ, khổ sở, cùng khổ; đáng thương
    • tồi tàn, nghèo nàn
      • a miserable house: căn nhà tồi tàn
      • a miserable meal: bữa ăn nghèo nàn

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 very unhappy or uncomfortable: We were cold, wet and thoroughly miserable. + Don't look so miserable! + She knows how to make life miserable for her employees.
2 making you feel very unhappy or uncomfortable
miserable housing conditions + I spent a miserable weekend alone at home. + What a miserable day (= cold and wet)! + The play was a miserable failure.
3 [only before noun] (disapproving) (of a person) always unhappy, bad-tempered and unfriendly: He was a miserable old devil.
4 too small in quantity: How can anyone live on such a miserable wage?
miserably adverb: They wandered around miserably. + a miserably cold day + He failed miserably as an actor.
Idioms see SIN n.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 wretched, unhappy, depressed, woeful, woebegone, sad, dejected, forlorn, disconsolate, despondent, heartbroken, sorrowful, broken-hearted, mournful, desolate, desperate, despairing, downhearted, melancholy, glum, low-spirited, gloomy, dismal, lachrymose, tearful, Colloq Brit cut up:
Tanya is miserable because no one invited her to go to the dance.
2 unpleasant, inclement, inconvenient, untoward, bad, unfavourable, awful, terrible, adverse, Colloq rotten, lousy:
The weather was miserable throughout the weekend.
3 inadequate, unworthy, poor, deplorable, contemptible, bad, despicable, sorry, pitiful, pathetic, lamentable, Colloq rotten, lousy:
That was the most miserable play I have ever had the misfortune to sit through
4 squalid, wretched, bad, abject, deplorable, shabby, mean, vile, shameful, scurvy, awful, disgraceful, contemptible:
He lives in a cellar in the most miserable conditions.

Collocation dictionary


be, feel, look
We got home feeling tired and miserable.
| become


damned, dead, intensely, really, very | thoroughly, utterly | pretty, quite, rather


feeling utterly miserable about his exams

Concise English dictionary

+very unhappy; full of misery
+deserving or inciting pity
+of the most contemptible kind
+of very poor quality or condition
+characterized by physical misery
+contemptibly small in amount