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Meaning of WRETCHED

Pronunciation:  'retshid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
  4. [adj]  of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
 

WRETCHED is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: deplorable, execrable, hapless, inferior, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, suffering, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unhappy, woeful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wretch"ed\, a.
1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep
   affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief;
   calamitous; woeful; very afflicting. ``To what wretched
   state reserved!'' --Milton.

         O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind Than to
         the wretched mortals left behind.     --Waller.



2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a
   wretched poem; a wretched cabin.

3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked. [Obs.]
   ``Wretched ungratefulness.'' --Sir P. Sidney.

         Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men
         wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices.
                                               --Capgrave.

 

 

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