I had expected Alaska to be miserably cold, with howling winds and fierce storms.
She knew she had made the right marriage when she lost the election, miserably.
So, miserably, he resorted to the autocue, and even this he turned into a disaster.
early 15c., "full of misery, causing wretchedness" (of conditions), from Old French miserable "prone to pity, merciful," and directly from Latin miserabilis "pitiable, miserable, deplorable, lamentable," from miserari "to pity, lament, deplore," from miser "wretched" (see miser). Of persons, "existing in a state of misery" it is attested from 1520s.