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1. triste, infeliz (unhappy)
  • to be miserable -> estar triste, ser infeliz
  • to make somebody's life miserable -> amargar la vida a alguien
2. lamentable (unpleasant);
3. miserable (wretched)
  • I only got a miserable £70 -> sólo me dieron 70 miserables libras

miserable [mi-sa-ra-bol]
1. Miserable, desdichado, infeliz, pobre.
2. Sin valor; despreciable.
3. Digno de lástima.
4. (Antiguo)

miserable [ˈmɪzərəbl]
1 (unhappy) [+person] abatido; con el ánimo por los suelos; [+face] triste
to feel miserable tener el ánimo por los suelos; sentirse abatido or deprimido; Sheila was looking miserable a Sheila se la veía abatida; don't look so miserable! ¡alegra esa cara!; to make sb miserable hacer a algn sentirse deprimido; my job was making me really miserable mi trabajo me estaba deprimiendo
her letter made me miserable
2 (depressing) [+place, life, weather] deprimente; [+childhood] desdichado; infeliz
it was wet and miserable outside fuera hacía un tiempo lluvioso y deprimente
I tried to forget the whole miserable affair
it was a miserable business era un asunto deprimente or lamentable
to make sb's life miserable make life miserable for sb amargar la vida a algn
to have a miserable time pasarlo mal; pasarlo fatal (informal)
3 (wretched) [+hovel, shantytown, beggar] mísero
the miserable conditions they were living in la miseria en la que vivían
a miserable beggar
4 (contemptible, mean)
you miserable (old) thing! ¡viejo ruin!
he's a miserable old bugger - never has a kind word to say to anyone a miserable old hag get that miserable dog out of here!
5 (paltry) [+offer] mísero; mezquino; [+pay] miserable; [+meal] triste; mísero
a miserable 11 mph
a miserable two pounds dos miserables libras
they have accepted a miserable 1,100 refugees
they gave me a miserable piece of bread for lunch me dieron un triste trozo de pan para comer
6 (complete)
to be a miserable failure [+attempt, play] ser un fracaso espantoso or rotundo; ser un triste fracaso; [+person] ser un fracaso total

1. poor (pobre); wretched, squalid (vivienda)
2. miserable (penoso, insuficiente)
3. contemptible, base (vil)
4. mean (tacaño)
masculine or feminine noun
5. wretch, vile person (persona vil)
6. mean person, miser (tacaño)

miserable [me-say-rah’-blay]
1. Miserable, wretched, hapless, unhappy, lamentable.
2. Exhausted, dejected.
3. Covetous, avaricious, niggard; hard.
4. Mean, stingy (persona).
5. Squalid, sordid (cuarto, lugar).
6. Rotten, vile (moralmente).

1 (tacaño) mean; stingy; (avaro) miserly
2 [+sueldo] miserable; paltry
3 (vil) vile; despicable
4 [+lugar, habitación] squalid; wretched
5 (desdichado) wretched
1 (desgraciado) wretch
2 (canalla) swine; wretch
¡eres un miserable!
¡miserable! you miserable wretch!

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