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wretch·ed

 (rĕch′ĭd)
adj. wretch·ed·er, wretch·ed·est
1. In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable: "the wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages" (George Orwell).
2. Characterized by or attended with misery or woe: a wretched life.
3. Of a poor or mean character; dismal: a wretched building.
4. Contemptible; despicable: wretched treatment of the patients.
5. Of very inferior quality: wretched prose.

[Middle English wrecched, from wrecche, wretch; see wretch.]

wretch′ed·ly adv.
wretch′ed·ness n.

wretched

(ˈrɛtʃɪd)
adj
1. in poor or pitiful circumstances
2. characterized by or causing misery
3. despicable; base
4. poor, inferior, or paltry
5. (prenominal) (intensifier qualifying something undesirable): a wretched nuisance.
ˈwretchedly adv
ˈwretchedness n

wretch•ed

(ˈrɛtʃ ɪd)

adj.
1. very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; pitiable.
2. characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow; miserable.
3. despicable, contemptible, or mean: a wretched miser.
4. pitiful or worthless; inferior: a wretched job of sewing.
[1150–1200; Middle English wrecchede. See wretch, -ed3]
wretch′ed•ly, adv.
wretch′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wretched - of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
2.wretched - characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
uncomfortable - providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"
3.wretched - very unhappywretched - very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
4.wretched - morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
5.wretched - deserving or inciting pitywretched - 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"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

wretched

adjective
1. unfortunate, poor, sorry, hapless, pitiful, luckless, star-crossed, pitiable wretched people living in abject poverty
4. shameful, mean, low, base, shabby, vile, low-down (informal), paltry, despicable, contemptible, scurvy, crappy (slang), poxy (slang) Politicians - I hate the whole wretched lot of them.
shameful decent, worthy, noble, admirable
5. ill, poorly, sick, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), sickly, unwell, off colour (Brit. informal), under the weather (informal) The flu was making him feel absolutely wretched.

wretched

adjective
2. Suffering from usually prolonged anguish:
3. Having a painful ailment:
Translations
بائِس، تَعيستَعِس، رَديء النَّوْع
elendigforbandet
nyamvadt
bölvaîurlélegur, ömurlegur
beden
Allahın cezasıkör olasıperişanpissefil

wretched

[ˈretʃɪd] ADJ
1. (= unhappy) → desdichado, desgraciado
2. (= abject, poor) [condition] → miserable, lamentable; [slum] → lamentable; [life, existence] → miserable, desgraciado, infeliz
to live in wretched povertyvivir en la miseria más absoluta
3. (= very bad) → horrible, espantoso
what wretched luck!¡maldita la suerte!
where's that wretched dog!¡dónde está ese maldito or condenado perro!
to feel wretched (= miserable) → sentirse infeliz; (= ill) → sentirse muy mal

wretched

[ˈrɛtʃɪd] adj
(= miserable) [person, animal] → misérable often before n; [conditions, life] → misérable
(= lousy) [pay, performance, week, day] → misérable
(= annoying) → maudit(e) before n
(= ill) to feel wretched → se sentir terriblement mal
(= unhappy) → malheureux/euse
to feel wretched (= unhappy, ashamed) → être malheureux/euse
to feel wretched about sth → être malheureux/euse de qch

wretched

adj
elend; conditions, lifeelend, erbärmlich; clothingerbärmlich; (= unhappy, depressed)(tod)unglücklich; I feel wretched (= ill)mir geht es miserabel (inf), → ich fühle mich elend; I feel wretched about having to say noes tut mir in der Seele weh, dass ich Nein or nein sagen muss
(= very bad) housing conditions, weather, novel, playererbärmlich, miserabel (inf); (inf: = damned) → verflixt, elend, Mist- (all inf); what a wretched thing to do!so etwas Schäbiges!; what wretched luck!was für ein verflixtes or elendes Pech (inf)

wretched

[ˈrɛtʃɪd] adj
a. (house, conditions) → misero/a, disgraziato/a; (life) → gramo/a; (pittance) → misero/a; (unhappy, depressed) → infelice, triste
I feel wretched (fam) (ill) → sto malissimo
b. (fam) (very bad, weather, behaviour) → pessimo/a, atroce; (holiday) → orrendo/a, orribile; (results) → pessimo/a; (child) → pestifero/a
I feel wretched about it (fam) (conscience-stricken) → mi sento un verme
what wretched luck! (fam) → che scalogna!
where's that wretched dog? (fam) → dov'è quel maledetto cane?

wretch

(retʃ) noun
1. a miserable, unhappy creature. The poor wretch!
2. a name used in annoyance or anger. You wretch!
wretched (ˈretʃid) adjective
1. very poor or miserable. They live in a wretched little house.
2. used in annoyance. This wretched machine won't work!
ˈwretchedly adverb
ˈwretchedness noun
References in classic literature ?
why, let Fortune direct; since there is no other who thinks it of any consequence what becomes of this wretched person, it shall be a matter of equal indifference to myself.
Darcy, in wretched suspense, could only say something indistinctly of his concern, and observe her in compassionate silence.
His master one day, pretending to be angry and shaking his stick at him, said, "You wretched little sluggard
They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night.
There are men, too--wretched busybodies--who walk about merely to see if they can find some wretched tchinovnik or broken-down official who has got toes projecting from his boots or his hair uncut
I have passed a wretched night in endeavouring to excuse a conduct which can scarcely be called less than insulting; but though I have not yet been able to form any reasonable apology for your behaviour, I am perfectly ready to hear your justification of it.
In the wretched state of my nerves, movement of any kind is exquisitely painful to me.
When the wretched man again opened his eyes, the count looked at him with a mournful expression of pity, and his lips moved as if in prayer.
cried the wretched object,--so mean, and wretched, and despicable, that even Pity's self might have turned away, at sight of such a being in the likeness of a man--'isn't there a chance for me,-- isn't there a good chance for me?
But such is the wretched trickery of hole-and-corner Buffery
All Stoniton had heard of Dinah Morris, the young Methodist woman who had brought the obstinate criminal to confess, and there was as much eagerness to see her as to see the wretched Hetty.
At the same time, do not forget my real interest; say all that you can to convince him that I shall be quite wretched if he remains here ; you know my reasons--propriety, and so forth.