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Meaning of WRETCHEDNESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
 

WRETCHEDNESS is a 12 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: misery
 
 See Also: ill-being, living death, suffering, woe

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wretch"ed*ness\, n.
1. The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery.
   --Sir W. Raleigh.

2. A wretched object; anything despicably. [Obs.]

         Eat worms and such wretchedness.      --Chaucer.

 

 

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