Wretched Definition

rĕchĭd
wretchedest, wretcheder
adjective
wretchedest, wretcheder
Deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate.
Webster's New World
Characterized by or causing distress or misery; dismal.
Wretched slums.
Webster's New World
Of a poor or mean character; dismal.
A wretched building.
American Heritage
Contemptible; despicable.
Webster's New World
Poor in quality; very inferior.
A wretched meal.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
goodnice
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Other Word Forms of Wretched

Adjective

Base Form:
wretched
Comparative:
wretcheder
Superlative:
wretchedest

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

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