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From Middle English myserablie; equivalent to miserable + -ly.
Audio (southern England) (file)
miserably (comparative more miserably, superlative most miserably)
- In a miserable manner.
- fail miserably
- 1971, Richard Carpenter, Catweazle and the Magic Zodiac, Harmondsworth: Puffin Books, page 7:
- "Well, sorcerer?" growled the Norman. "Nay, not well," replied Catweazle shivering miserably, "I have the bone-ache."
in a miserable manner