miserabile

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin miserābilis, derived from miseror (I have pity).
Surface analysis: misero +‎ -abile. Doublet of miserevole.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mi.zeˈra.bi.le/
  • Rhymes: -abile
  • Hyphenation: mi‧se‧rà‧bi‧le

Adjective[edit]

miserabile (plural miserabili)

  1. (literary) Worthy of pity or compassion
  2. Pitiful due to poverty, squalor or desolation
    Synonyms: (literary) commiserabile, (literary) commiserevole, (literary) miserando, miserevole, misero, povero
  3. miserable, poor, destitute
    Synonyms: bisognoso, indigente, (uncommon) malagiato, meschino, povero
    Antonyms: abbiente, agiato, benestante, facoltoso, fiorente, prospero, ricco
  4. (by extension) dirty, squalid
  5. (derogatory) wretched, contemptible, despicable
    Synonyms: abietto, gretto, ignobile, meschino, misero, spregevole
    Antonym: nobile
  6. meager, paltry, worthless
    Synonyms: esiguo, gramo, inadeguato, inconsistente, insufficiente, irrisorio, magro, misero, scarso, striminzito
    Antonyms: abbondante, congruo, copioso, cospicuo, (literary) dovizioso, lauto

Noun[edit]

miserabile m or f (plural miserabili)

  1. (derogatory) wretch

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • miserabile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

miserābile

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of miserābilis

References[edit]

  • miserabile”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers