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