In a state of misery: very sad, ill, or poor.
*:Thanks to that penny he had just spent so recklessly [on a newspaper] he would pass a happy hour, taken, for once, out of his anxious, despondent, miserable self. It irritated him shrewdly to know that these moments of respite from carking care would not be shared with his poor wife, with careworn, troubled Ellen.
The Mirror and the Lamp
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* (George Bernard Shaw) (1856–1950)
*:The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure is occupation.
Very bad (at something); unskilled, incompetent.
Wretched; worthless; mean.
(lb) Causing unhappiness or misery.
*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
*:What's more miserable than discontent?
(lb) Avaricious; niggardly; miserly.
* Nouns to which "miserable" is often applied: life, condition, state, situation, day, time, creature, person, child, failure, place, world, season, year, week, experience, feeling, work, town, city, wage, job, case, excuse, dog.
* See also
* See also
(colloquial) A miserable, negative person.
* 2004 , Ed Murfin, Sabbatical
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