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Synonyms for miserable

Synonyms for (adjective) miserable

Synonyms: paltry, miserable, measly Definition: contemptibly small in amount Usage: a measly tip; the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief; a paltry wage; almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

Similar words: scrimpy, meager, meagerly, meagre, stingy Definition: deficient in amount or quality or extent Usage: meager resources; meager fare

Synonyms: miserable, wretched Definition: characterized by physical misery Usage: a wet miserable weekend; spent a wretched night on the floor

Similar words: uncomfortable Definition: providing or experiencing physical discomfort Usage: an uncomfortable chair; an uncomfortable day in the hot sun

Synonyms: abject, scummy, scurvy, low, low-down, miserable Definition: of the most contemptible kind Usage: 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

Similar words: contemptible Definition: deserving of contempt or scorn

Synonyms: hapless, poor, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic Definition: deserving or inciting pity Usage: 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

Similar words: unfortunate Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned

Synonyms: wretched, miserable, suffering Definition: very unhappy; full of misery Usage: he felt depressed and miserable; a message of hope for suffering humanity; wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Similar words: unhappy Definition: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent Usage: unhappy over her departure; unhappy with her raise; after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence; had an unhappy time at school; the unhappy (or sad) news; he looks so sad

Synonyms: deplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched, miserable Definition: of very poor quality or condition Usage: deplorable housing conditions in the inner city; woeful treatment of the accused; woeful errors of judgment

Similar words: inferior Definition: of low or inferior quality