quasi-miserably

miserable

[miz-er-uh-buhl, miz-ruh-]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin miserābilis, equivalent to miserā() to pity (derivative of miser wretched) + -bilis -ble

miserableness, noun
miserably, adverb
quasi-miserable, adjective
quasi-miserably, adverb


1. forlorn, disconsolate, doleful, distressed. See wretched. 2. destitute. 3. despicable, mean, low, abject. 6. pitiable, lamentable.


1. happy. 2. wealthy. 3. good.
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miserable (ˈmɪzərəbəl, ˈmɪzrə-)
 
adj
1.  unhappy or depressed; wretched
2.  causing misery, discomfort, etc: a miserable life
3.  contemptible: a miserable villain
4.  sordid or squalid: miserable living conditions
5.  (Scot), (Austral), (NZ) mean; stingy
6.  (pejorative intensifier): you miserable wretch
 
[C16: from Old French, from Latin miserābilis worthy of pity, from miserārī to pity, from miser wretched]
 
'miserableness
 
n
 
'miserably
 
adv

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miserable
early 15c., "full of misery, causing wretchedness" (of conditions), from O.Fr. miserable, from L. miserabilis "pitiable, lamentable," from miserari "to pity, lament," from miser "wretched." Of persons, "existing in a state of misery" it is attested from 1520s. Related: Miserably.
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