mis·er·a·ble [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.