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Definitions of wretched

  1. Wretchedness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. Wretchedly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "couldn't rescue the poor fellow"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Miserable; unhappy; mean; despicable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Very miserable; sunk into deep affliction or distress, either from want, anxiety or grief; calamitous; very afflicting; worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; despicable, vile or contemptible. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Very miserable; unhappy; sunk in deep distress; very poor, mean, or worthless; contemptible. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wretched

  1. I was never more wretched than I am now. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. O what a wretched place it was! – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
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