An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (wretched)
a. miserable
Where did you get that sofa? - This miserable thing? The neighbors left it in the street when they moved.¿De dónde sacaste ese sofá? - ¿Esta cosa miserable? Los vecinos lo dejaron en la calle cuando se mudaron.
b. mísero
As the son of a cobbler, his first home was truly miserable.Como hijo de zapatero, su primer hogar fue verdaderamente mísero.
c. lamentable
Lupita lives in a miserable shack in a squatter settlement.Lupita vive en una casucha lamentable en un asentamiento irregular.
2. (unhappy)
a. triste
He's been miserable since his breakup.Ha estado triste desde la separación.
b. abatido
My mom was miserable when she heard about her favorite singer's death today.Mi mamá estaba abatida cuando oyó la noticia sobre la muerte de su cantante favorito hoy.
c. con el ánimo por los suelos
He was miserable for a month when he got rejected from his first choice college.Estuvo con el ánimo por los suelos por un mes cuando fue rechazado por su universidad de preferencia.
d. deprimido
The ex-president was miserable living in exile.La expresidenta estaba deprimida viviendo en el exilio.
3. (depressing)
a. deprimente
Living under the constantly blazing desert sun is miserable for me.Vivir bajo el sol constantemente abrasador del desierto es deprimente para mí.
4. (paltry)
a. miserable
All we got for dinner was a miserable bowl of broth.Lo único que cenamos fue un miserable plato de caldo.
b. mísero
The cost of living went up five percent, and all I got was a miserable one per cent raise.El costo de la vida subió un cinco por ciento, y solo conseguí un mísero aumento del uno por ciento.
c. triste
The starving masses were so desperate they would kill for a miserable piece of bread.Las masas hambrientas estaban tan desesperadas que matarían por un triste pan.
5. (mean)
a. miserable
He should've told you more gently, but the fact that he's a miserable man doesn't mean he's wrong.Debería habértelo dicho con suavidad, pero el hecho de ser un hombre miserable no significa que esté equivocado.
b. ruin
I'm not surprised he didn't get elected. He's a miserable and selfish old man.No me sorprende que no lo hayan elegido, es un viejo ruin y egoísta.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unhappy)
a. triste, infeliz
to be miserableestar triste, ser infeliz
to make somebody's life miserableamargar la vida a alguien
2. (unpleasant)
a. lamentable
3. (wretched)
a. miserable
I only got a miserable £70sólo me dieron 70 miserables libras
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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
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (shabby)
a. wretched
La inmobiliaria le enseñó un apartamento miserable.The real estate agency showed him a wretched apartment.
b. squalid
Viven en una casa miserable en un barrio pobre.They live in a squalid house in a poor area of town.
2. (meager)
a. miserable
Su miserable sueldo apenas le daba para vivir.His miserable salary was scarcely enough for him to live on.
b. paltry
Me ofrecieron un sueldo miserable por un trabajo de 12 horas.They offered me a paltry wage for a 12-hour working day.
3. (miserly)
a. mean
Scrooge es un hombre miserable que evita gastar un centavo de más.Scrooge is a mean man who won't spend a cent more than he has to.
b. stingy
El jefe nos despidió para ahorrar costes; es una persona miserable.The boss fired us to save costs; he's a stingy person.
4. (vile)
a. despicable
Mi casero es más miserable de lo que pensaba.My landlord is more despicable than I thought.
b. nasty
La miserable bruja intentó engañar al príncipe.The nasty witch tried to trick the prince.
5. (unhappy)
a. wretched
Se sentía la persona más miserable del mundo tras su divorcio.He felt he was the most wretched person in the world after his divorce.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
6. (vile person)
a. wretch
El miserable de tu sobrino quería que cambiara mi testamento.Your wretch of a nephew wanted me to change my will.
7. (ungenerous person)
a. mean person
No es una miserable, pero tampoco desperdicia el dinero.She isn't a mean person, but she doesnt waste money either.
b. stingy person
Siempre ha sido un miserable al cual no le gusta pagar nada.He's always been a stingy person who doesn't like to pay for anything.
c. miser
Mi vecino es un miserable que no quiere gastar dinero.My neighbor is a miser who doesn't want to spend any money.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (pobre)
a. poor
2. (vivienda)
a. wretched, squalid
3. (penoso, insuficiente)
a. miserable
4. (vil)
a. contemptible, base
5. (tacaño)
a. mean
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (persona vil)
a. wretch, vile person
7. (tacaño)
a. mean person, miser
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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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