Definition of miserable :
1. A miserable person.
2. Avaricious; niggardly; miserly.
3. Causing unhappiness or misery.
4. Very unhappy; wretched.
5. Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a miserable dinner.
sorrowful, low-pitched, pained, strained, ridiculous, condemnable, detestable, suffering, wretch, short, paltry, injured, woful, humble, inferior, down, crummy, meager, criminal, woebegone, downcast, reprehensible, funky, ailing, lousy, happy, vicious, scurvy, lowly, distressed, damnable, execrable, humbled, unworthy, wounded, vile, base, depleted, sick, misfortunate, burning, inadequate, worthless, cheap, good, ill, afflicted, underdog, rich, helped, hurt, crushed, moving, touching, poor, hapless, down in the mouth, contemptible, fevered, low, low-spirited, low-down, loser, broken, abject, measly, modest, scummy, meagerly, abominable, negligible, sorry, discontented, deplorable, underprivileged, distressing, cheesy, rotten, ugly, sickly, troubled, trifling, shoddy, low-toned, unhopeful, humiliated, slimy, silly, schlocky, trashy, sleazy, small, despicable, meagre
hopeless (part of speech: adjective)
desolate (part of speech: adjective)
painful (part of speech: adjective)
disagreeable, uncomfortable, anguishing, horrendous, acute, besetting, bothersome, hurtful, wrenching, smarting, gnawing, odious, insufferable, oppressive, offensive, cramping, bitter, excruciating, aggravating, tormenting, torturing, troublesome, withering, biting, severe, cruel, annoying, aching, woeful, piercing, grievous, irksome, unbearable, trying, sore, painful, harrowing, arduous, irritating, throbbing, stabbing, crushing, burdensome, agonizing, chafing, stinging, unpleasant, cutting, distressful, grueling, inflaming
pitiful (part of speech: adjective)
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
disheartened, blue, contemplative, anguished, dejected, gloomy, disconsolate, melancholy, despondent, discouraged, lachrymose, dolorous, heartbroken, glum, moody, depressed, sullen, joyless, sad, morose, downhearted, plaintive, grim, pensive, despairing, overcome, dispirited, anxious, wistful, mournful
discontent (part of speech: adjective)
discontent, wretched, bored, disapproving, uneasy, exasperated, irreconcilable, displeased, sour, dissatisfied, teed off, discomposed, fed up, disgruntled, cheerless, irritated, frustrated, non-satisfied, restless, ticked off, malcontent, disquieted, ungratified, cross, dissident, unhappy
adverse (part of speech: adjective)
disastrous, detrimental, unfriendly, unfavorable, tragic, antipathetic, inauspicious, adverse, difficult, hard, unpropitious, perilous, opposing, calamitous, untoward, unfortunate, unlucky, catastrophic
- But they were angry with me for looking so miserable, and found more and more fault with me. - "A Peep Behind the Scenes", Mrs. O. F. Walton.
- But I know that I shall think it all over now and it will make me miserable." - "Virgin Soil", Ivan S. Turgenev.
- It won't hurt you or any one to be sorry for a poor child who is so very, very miserable. - "Mabel's Mistake", Ann S. Stephens.