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Meaning & Definition of Wretched in English

English

Wretched

/rɛʧɪd/

adjective

1. Of very poor quality or condition

  • "Deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"
  • "Woeful treatment of the accused"
  • "Woeful errors of judgment"
    synonym:
  • deplorable
  • ,
  • execrable
  • ,
  • miserable
  • ,
  • woeful
  • ,
  • wretched

2. Characterized by physical misery

  • "A wet miserable weekend"
  • "Spent a wretched night on the floor"
    synonym:
  • miserable
  • ,
  • wretched

3. Very unhappy

  • Full of misery
  • "He felt depressed and miserable"
  • "A message of hope for suffering humanity"
  • "Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
    synonym:
  • miserable
  • ,
  • suffering
  • ,
  • wretched

4. Morally reprehensible

  • "Would do something as despicable as murder"
  • "Ugly crimes"
  • "The vile development of slavery appalled them"
  • "A slimy little liar"
    synonym:
  • despicable
  • ,
  • ugly
  • ,
  • vile
  • ,
  • slimy
  • ,
  • unworthy
  • ,
  • worthless
  • ,
  • wretched

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • hapless
  • ,
  • miserable
  • ,
  • misfortunate
  • ,
  • pathetic
  • ,
  • piteous
  • ,
  • pitiable
  • ,
  • pitiful
  • ,
  • poor
  • ,
  • wretched