Pronunciation: (miz'ur-u-bul, miz'ru-), [key]
1. wretchedly unhappy, uneasy, or uncomfortable: miserable victims of war.
2. wretchedly poor; needy.
3. of wretched character or quality; contemptible: a miserable villain.
4. attended with or causing misery: a miserable existence.
5. manifesting misery.
6. worthy of pity; deplorable: a miserable failure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.