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 for miserable
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miserable \Mis"er*a*ble\, a. [F. mis['e]rable, L. miserabilis,
     fr. miserari to lament, pity, fr. miser wretched. See
     Miser.]
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     1. Very unhappy; wretched; living in misery.
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              What hopes delude thee, miserable man? --Dryden.
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     2. Causing unhappiness or misery.
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              What 's more miserable than discontent? --Shak.
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     3. Worthless; mean; despicable; as, a miserable fellow; a
        miserable dinner.
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              Miserable comforters are ye all.      --Job xvi. 2.
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     4. Avaricious; niggardly; miserly. [Obs.] --Hooker.
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     Syn: Abject; forlorn; pitiable; wretched.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Miserable \Mis"er*a*ble\, n.
     A miserable person. [Obs.] --Sterne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  miserable
      adj 1: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and
             miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity";
             "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages" [syn:
             miserable, suffering, wretched]
      2: deserving or inciting pity; "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" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate,
         pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor,
         wretched]
      3: of the most contemptible kind; "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" [syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable,
         scummy, scurvy]
      4: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing
         conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the
         accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable,
         execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]
      5: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend";
         "spent a wretched night on the floor" [syn: miserable,
         wretched]
      6: contemptibly small in amount; "a measly tip"; "the company
         donated a miserable $100 for flood relief"; "a paltry wage";
         "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans" [syn:
         measly, miserable, paltry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "miserable":
     abject, abominable, adverse, afflicted, antagonistic, arrant,
     atrocious, awful, bad, base, beggarly, beneath contempt, cheap,
     cheerless, cheesy, common, conflicting, contemptible, contrary,
     counter, counteractive, crummy, crushed, cut up, debased,
     deep-troubled, degraded, dejected, deplorable, depraved, depressed,
     desolate, despairing, desperate, despicable, despondent,
     detrimental, difficult, dirty, disconsolate, discontented,
     disgraceful, disgusting, dismal, doleful, dolorous, downhearted,
     execrable, flagrant, forlorn, foul, fulsome, gaudy, gimcracky,
     gloomy, glum, grave, grim, gross, hard, harmful, heart-stricken,
     heart-struck, heartbroken, heartsick, heinous, hopeless, hostile,
     humorless, in bad humor, in opposition, inadequate, inclement,
     inconvenient, infestive, inimical, joyless, lachrymose, lamentable,
     little, lousy, low, low-down, low-spirited, lumpen, mangy, mean,
     measly, melancholy, meretricious, mirthless, monstrous, mournful,
     nefarious, not easy, obnoxious, odious, opposed, opposing,
     opposite, out of humor, out of sorts, paltry, pathetic, petty,
     piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pleasureless, poky, poor, rank,
     reptilian, rigorous, rotten, rubbishy, rueful, ruthful, sad,
     scabby, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, shabby, shameful,
     shoddy, sinister, small, sorrowful, sorry, sorryish, squalid,
     stressful, stricken, suicidal, tearful, terrible, trashy,
     troublesome, troublous, trumpery, trying, two-for-a-cent,
     two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, uncheerful,
     uncheery, unfavorable, unhappy, unjoyful, unmentionable,
     unmirthful, unpleasant, unsmiling, untoward, unworthy, valueless,
     vile, woebegone, woeful, worthless, wretched
  
  

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