miserable :

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mi zuh ruh buhl

  • s  very unhappy; full of misery
    he felt depressed and miserable
  • s  deserving or inciting pity
    miserable victims of war
  • s  of the most contemptible kind
    his miserable treatment of his family
    You miserable skunk!
  • s  of very poor quality or condition
  • s  characterized by physical misery
    a wet miserable weekend
  • s  contemptibly small in amount
    the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief
    almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans

  • Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
  • The miserable truth was coming out.
  • The right answers, says Whitehorn, make "you one of us: the miserable, optimistic, misunderstood race of sluts.
News & Articles

  • David Hunter: Previous jobs offer fodder for freelancer
    As a freelance writer, I’ve had some miserable jobs. A couple of the more memorable were hod-carrying — a hod is a three-cornered box with a long handle on it to hand up supplies to a brick mason — and the other was bagging 100 pounds of beans at a time and loading them onto trucks.
    June 11, 2013 - Knoxville News Sentinel
  • How to Tell if a Company Culture Will be a Bad Fit
    If you've ever worked somewhere that made you miserable, you know how important it is to check out the company before accepting a job there. But that's easier said than done - companies don't usually make it easy to peek behind the curtain and see what working there will really be like.
    June 10, 2013 - U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News
  • NBA Finals can be memorable, miserable for San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat
    The NBA Finals. Just being here can be memorable — and miserable. And surprise, it's those supposedly stoic Spurs who are having more fun, while the South Beach bunch is a little grumpy and grouchy. The Miami Heat may be on top of the basketball world, but there's no joy unless they stay there. "Playoffs ain't fun, man. I'm sorry to bust anyone on the outside's bubble," Dwyane Wade said. "As a ...
    June 9, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • JK Rowling in Scopical
    We're talking suicidal thoughts here, we're not talking 'I'm a little bit miserable,'Rowling said. "Mid-20s life circumstances were poor and I really plummeted. The thing that made me go for help......"
  • Bob Dole in Los Angeles Times
    Dole said, among other things, that "there are miserable creatures" like McClellan in every administration who are spurred on by greed.

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