miserable


miserable
adj.
1 poor (pobre).
2 miserable (penoso, insuficiente).
3 contemptible, base (vil).
4 mean (tacaño).
5 miserly, mean, stingy.
6 meager, scant.
f. & m.
1 wretch, vile person (persona vil).
2 mean person, miser (tacaño).
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miserable
adjetivo
1 (desdichado) miserable
2 (insignificante) miserly; (tacaño) mean
3 (malvado) wretched
nombre masulino o femenino
1 (malvado) wretch
2 (tacaño) miser
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adj.
1) miserable, wretched
2) despicable
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1. ADJ
1) (=tacaño) mean, stingy; (=avaro) miserly
2) [sueldo] miserable, paltry
3) (=vil) vile, despicable
4) [lugar, habitación] squalid, wretched
5) (=desdichado) wretched
2. SMF
1) (=desgraciado) wretch
2) (=canalla) swine, wretch

¡miserable! — you miserable wretch!

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I
adjetivo
a) (pobre) <vivienda> miserable, wretched; <sueldo> paltry, miserable
b) (avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)
c) (malvado) malicious, nasty
II
masculino y femenino wretch, scoundrel
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= mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], miserable, squalid, mean-spirited, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], dastardly, cheapskate.
Ex. Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.
Ex. Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
Ex. The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
Ex. Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
Ex. And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
Ex. Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still 'measly'.
Ex. A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.
Ex. Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
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* fracaso miserable = miserable failure.
* llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.
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I
adjetivo
a) (pobre) <vivienda> miserable, wretched; <sueldo> paltry, miserable
b) (avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)
c) (malvado) malicious, nasty
II
masculino y femenino wretch, scoundrel
* * *
= mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], miserable, squalid, mean-spirited, paltry [paltrier -comp., paltriest -sup.], measly [measlier -comp., measliest -sup.], dastardly, cheapskate.

Ex: Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.

Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
Ex: The author examines Whistler's visits to the more squalid sections of the city, his views along the Thames and his portrayals of street urchins.
Ex: Don't waste your time on this mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
Ex: And there is no guarantee that any of the paltry sums of extra money available will actually benefit the workers in the recipient countries.
Ex: Despite the Bank of England's base rate having risen by a full percentage point, the average savings rate is still 'measly'.
Ex: A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.
Ex: Most of these cheapskates will not come right out and tell you that they don't want to pay anything for your software.
* fracaso miserable = miserable failure.
* llevar una vida miserable = live + wretched existence.

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miserable1
adjective
1 (pobre) ‹vivienda› miserable, wretched; ‹sueldo› paltry, miserable
2 (avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)
3 (malvado) malicious, nasty
miserable2
masculine and feminine
wretch, scoundrel, nasty piece of work (colloq)
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miserable adjetivo
a) (pobre) ‹viviendamiserable, wretched;

sueldopaltry, miserable
b) (avaro) mean, stingy (colloq)

c) (malvado) malicious, nasty

■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
wretch, scoundrel
miserable
I adjetivo
1 (lástimoso, pobre) wretched, poor: gana un sueldo miserable, she earns a miserable salary
2 (malvado, ruin) despicable
un comportamiento miserable, despicable behaviour
3 (avariento) mean
II mf
1 (mezquino) miser
2 (canalla) wretch, scoundrel: un miserable le robó la bicicleta, some scoundrel stole his bicycle
'miserable' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
astrosa
- astroso
- escoria
- mezquina
- mezquino
- mísera
- miseria
- mísero
- pajolera
- pajolero
- chancho
- triste
English:
abject
- miser
- miserable
- niggardly
- skimpy
- squalid
- stingy
- bleak
- sorry
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miserable
adj
1. [pobre] poor;
[vivienda] wretched, squalid
2. [penoso, insuficiente] miserable
3. [vil] contemptible, base
4. [tacaño] mean
nmf
1. [persona vil] wretch, vile person
2. [tacaño] mean person, miser
* * *
miserable
I adj wretched
II m/f
1 (tacaño) skinflint
2 (canalla) swine
* * *
miserable adj
1) lastimoso: miserable, wretched
2) : paltry, meager
3) mezquino: stingy, miserly
4) : despicable, vile

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