Wretched meaning

rĕchĭd
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Poor in quality; very inferior.

A wretched meal.

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Characterized by or attended with misery or woe.

A wretched life.

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The definition of wretched is something or someone in a very distressed or dismal state or condition.

A person who looks extremely ill and sickly is an example of a person who would be described as looking wretched.

A falling down house that is in grave disrepair is an example of a house that would be described as wretched.

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Of very inferior quality.

Wretched prose.

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In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune; miserable.
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Of a poor or mean character; dismal.

A wretched building.

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Contemptible; despicable.

Wretched treatment of the patients.

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Contemptible; despicable.
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Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable.

Jan Hollar authored many wretched poems. Jan Hollar lived in a wretched cabin.

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Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate.
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Characterized by or causing distress or misery; dismal.

Wretched slums.

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Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
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Origin of wretched

  • Middle English wrecched from wrecche wretch wretch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, as if from wretch + -ed.

    From Wiktionary