Translation of miserable in Spanish:

miserable

abatido, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈmɪz(ə)rəb(ə)l//ˈmɪz(ə)rəb(ə)l/

adjective

  • 1

    • 1.1(in low spirits)

      abatido
      we were tired and miserable estábamos cansados y con el ánimo por los suelos
      • cheer up, don't look so miserable ¡ánimo, alegra esa cara!
      • he's been miserable ever since his dog died desde que se le murió el perro está desconsolado
      • she's in a miserable mood está muy deprimida
      • She muttered inaudibly, miserable for the rest of the day as she brooded on that dark piece of information.
      • I want to be outside, but not with him there - and the thought of going to lunch by myself is so depressing that I'm miserable all over again.
      • People are miserable when the stock is down 20 percent.
      • He was sulking, sitting in front of his half-finished experiments, looking utterly miserable.
      • So he'd helped his miserable friend console his woe begotten soul with some more hard liquor until he'd passed out.
      • It just - it makes the victims or their families miserable and uncomfortable, and it makes a celebrity out of the criminal.
      • Basically, I'm miserable and I can't think and I can't get any work done.
      • Now she could see that the results probably weren't too favorable for him, for he looked utterly miserable.
      • It's no different when someone is miserable and depressed.
      • I lost, and was miserable for the rest of the day.
      • Bryan groaned loudly and buried his head in his pillow, sounding absolutely miserable.
      • But I ended up feeling pretty miserable most of the weekend, and guess what?
      • I won my game shortly after getting back that service, and their coach looked pretty miserable at the end.
      • I speak to him briefly on the phone; he has chickenpox and sounds miserable.
      • Both myself and Lesley have been absolutely miserable all week worrying about him.
      • I'm curious, therefore, why I don't feel utterly miserable.
      • They go in with their boyfriends and they're miserable, uncomfortable and they just want to go.
      • Anne is miserable, alternating between laughing and despairing.
      • I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour but heaven knows I'm miserable now!
      • He always talks about her to me, and I feel so uncomfortable and miserable.

    • 1.2(depressing)

      (story/weather) deprimente
      (prospect) triste
      to make sb's life miserable amargarle la vida a algn
      • After almost two years of occupation, and miserable living conditions, we want our country back.
      • Others complained about the miserable conditions at the shelters.
      • Overindulgence in alcohol leads to dehydration and results in those miserable sensations commonly called a hangover.
      • The waterproof model allows women to hunt in the most miserable conditions, yet stay warm and dry.
      • Played in the most miserable wet conditions in keeping with the time of year, this was an amazing game.
      • Illegal workers have to accept terribly low wages, miserable working conditions, and essentially no benefits.
      • There, under wet and miserable field conditions, members of the unit labored to create a base of operations for the Allies' final push into Germany.
      • She described the miserable conditions they now face without food or other relief supplies.
      • Some 130 million people have been removed from abject poverty but their living condition remains miserable.
      • Even when games and coaching were possible, they often took place in utterly miserable conditions for both players and spectators.
      • In a new twist on a miserable but familiar condition, part of the reason for this year's high pollen counts, some experts say, could be the foot and mouth crisis.
      • And although the weather was dreadful and miserable, our humour never wavered.
      • Many live in precarious shacks and suffer under miserable conditions.
      • Pathetic drizzle was annoyingly splattering on her head, and her face was irritated by the moist miserable air.
      • In general it was a day for the hardiest of souls as combination of biting cold and persistent flurries of rain made conditions thoroughly miserable for spectators and players alive.
      • The weather through that winter was miserable, and conditions in the camps on both sides deteriorated.
      • Others nearly as large found their way to the weigh station as well, despite absolutely miserable conditions.
      • She added that the family is living in miserable conditions and there very few people who are willing to help during the time of distress and pain.
      • Their social and economic conditions were made miserable.

  • 2

    • 2.1(mean - spirited)

      miserable
      a miserable bowl of soup un miserable / triste plato de sopa
      • a miserable $2 dos míseros dólares
      • Not that he ever cooks for journalists, the miserable old codger.

    • 2.2(wretched, poor)

      mísero
      • Poor and miserable facilities posed enormous hardship to competing athletes.
      • Their one-day cricket last term was nothing short of miserable.
      • That's the only way we can stop employers exploiting us with miserable wages and inhuman conditions.
      • Twenty years ago, school districts delivered miserable services to poor and minority families with no sanction.
      • March's trade deficit came in at a miserable but slightly less-than-expected $31.6 billion.
      • Social indifference or ignorance under the present conditions makes a particularly miserable program for artistic work.
      • Book royalties being the miserable and pathetic little things that they are, the idea is not to live off them.
      • Even Alan Greenspan sees unequal incomes as ‘a major threat to security’, a pretty miserable reason for addressing the problem.

    • 2.3(ignominious, contemptible)

      (episode/failure/incident) lamentable
      (mess) espantoso
      you miserable wretch! ¡miserable canalla!
      • Why not just close both levels and sell sleeping bags you miserable cold-hearted bastards?
      • Like most bores, he is a very nice chap, so no-one says ‘Oh, for God's sake shut up, you miserable wretch!’
      • How dare this miserable excuse for a Federal Government chastise any other country over pulling their troops out of Iraq.
      • ‘If I say no to people then I am going to look like the miserable bloke,’ he said.
      • Aaron tried to scowl at the miserable creature, but it didn't faze him one bit.
      • Luckily for the compassionate singer, the "miserable bastard" wasn't disabled.
      • If not, they are miserable wretches who are capitalising on people's misery.
      • No, because the miserable coward wouldn't even give his name!
      • I think they'd say I was a miserable moany old git at the best of times.
      • "Stand up you miserable bastard," the rocker roared at one person.
      • I should have your throat cut for cowardice you miserable wretch!
      • I happen to know that miserable wretch intimately, as I stare at him each morning in the mirror.
      • Can someone tell me the point of employing this simpering, miserable pansy merely so that he can complain week-in, week-out about how much he hates the place?