• Adj: very unhappy; full of misery; examples: "he felt depressed and miserable", "a message of hope for suffering humanity", "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
• Adj: deserving or inciting pity; examples: "a hapless victim", "miserable victims of war", "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworth", "piteous appeals for help", "pitiable homeless children", "a pitiful fate", "Oh, you poor thing", "his poor distorted limbs", "a wretched life"
• Adj: of the most contemptible kind; examples: "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"
• Adj: of very poor quality or condition; examples: "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city", "woeful treatment of the accused", "woeful errors of judgment"
• Adj: characterized by physical misery; examples: "a wet miserable weekend", "spent a wretched night on the floor"
• Adj: contemptibly small in amount; examples: "a measly tip", "the company donated a miserable $100 for flood relief", "a paltry wage", "almost depleted his miserable store of dried beans"
For instance, he says I let him play golf, and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job. Now - that doesn't quite sound right, does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life, I'm not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN.
The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.