Synonyms of miserable in English:

miserable


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adjective

1‘I'm too miserable to eat’

SYNONYMS

unhappy, sad, sorrowful, dejected, depressed, downcast, downhearted, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, out of sorts, desolate, bowed down, wretched, glum, gloomy, dismal, blue, melancholy, melancholic, low-spirited, mournful, woeful, woebegone, doleful, forlorn, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, luckless, grief-stricken

informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps

ANTONYMS

happy, contented

2‘their miserable surroundings’

SYNONYMS

dreary, dismal, dark, gloomy, drab, sombre, wretched, depressing, grim, cheerless, godforsaken, bleak, desolate, joyless, uninviting, discouraging, disheartening, unpromising, hopeless, dire, pathetic, tragic, distressing, grievous

mean, poor, shabby, squalid, filthy, foul, sordid, seedy, dilapidated

ANTONYMS

luxurious

3‘those planning day trips face four miserable wet or windy days’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, disagreeable, displeasing, depressing, uncomfortable

wet, rainy, stormy

informal rotten

ANTONYMS

glorious, lovely

4‘he was a good leader, but a miserable old prune on a bad day’

SYNONYMS

grumpy, sullen, sulky, gloomy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, in a bad mood, dour, surly, sour, glum, moody, unsmiling, humourless, uncommunicative, taciturn, unresponsive, unsociable, scowling, glowering, ill-humoured, sombre, sober, saturnine, pessimistic, lugubrious, dismal, irritable, churlish, cantankerous, crotchety, cross, crabbed, crabby, grouchy, testy, snappish, peevish, crusty, waspish

Northern English informal mardy

informal, dated mumpish

ANTONYMS

cheerful, good-natured

5‘the agricultural working class were forced to work for miserable wages’

SYNONYMS

inadequate, meagre, scanty, scant, paltry, limited, restricted, insufficient, deficient, negligible, insubstantial, skimpy, short, little, lean, small, slight, slender, poor, lamentable, pitiful, puny, niggardly, beggarly

informal measly, stingy, lousy, pathetic, piddling

rare exiguous

ANTONYMS

generous, adequate

6‘all that fuss about a few miserable mushrooms’

SYNONYMS

wretched, contemptible, despicable, confounded

informal blithering, flaming, footling, infernal, damned, cursed, accursed