Definitions for wretchedˈrɛtʃ ɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wretch•edˈrɛtʃ 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.

Origin of wretched:

1150–1200; ME wrecchede. See wretch , -ed3

wretch′ed•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched(adj)

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

  2. miserable, wretched(adj)

    characterized by physical misery

    "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"

  3. miserable, suffering, wretched(adj)

    very unhappy; full of misery

    "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

  4. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

  5. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wretched(adjective)ˈrɛtʃ ɪd

    miserable or very ill

    I feel wretched.

  2. wretchedˈrɛtʃ ɪd

    marked by poverty and bad conditions

    the wretched lives of the peasants

  3. wretchedˈrɛtʃ ɪd

    emphasizes how unpleasant you think sth is

    their wretched decision to go to war

Wiktionary

  1. wretched(Adjective)

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

  2. wretched(Adjective)

    Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable

  3. wretched(Adjective)

    Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wretched(adj)

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

  2. Wretched(adj)

    worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin

  3. Wretched(adj)

    hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked

Freebase

  1. Wretched

    Wretched was a hardcore punk band from Milan, Italy. Along with other bands such as Indigesti, they formed the basis of the hardcore scene in Italy during the 1980s. Their music was usually fast-paced with violent and dark lyrics. From Kill From The Heart: Wretched hailed from Milan, Italy circa 1980. The original line-up was Gigi on guitar, Fabio on bass, Giancarlo on drums, and Gian Mario singing. This version of Wretched debuted on their 1982 split EP with Indigesti. Although they originally sang in English, they soon switched to their native Italian, finding it better suited to expressing their radical political message. The band took strong anti-war and pro-anarchist stands through their lyrics and imagery. They also self-released all of their records on a label that came to be known as Chaos Productions. The band lived at the infamous Milano squat Virus, which played host to many hardcore shows in the early-mid '80's. Wretched lived and breathed the DIY spirit of rebellion that they advocated in their music. The band recorded their first EP before switching guitar players and drummers in 1984. Daniele and Crema played on the next record, Finira Mai?, and on the full length. Appearances on BCT tape comps and the seminal international compilation P.E.A.C.E. spread the word of "Chaos non musica" to everywhere punk was being played. Zambo took over drums in 1985, and the band began its shift into more heavy metal territory. They recorded one more LP and a 7" before internal problems and line-up changes forced them to call it quits. Before melting down, they played the last show at Virus with Antisect. Unfortunately, Wretched's strong commitment to doing it themselves meant that their records have always been hard to get outside of Italy. An official CD discography came out some time in the mid 1990s, and the Furious Years of Italian Hardcore compilation CD fills in the hole.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wretched(adjective)

very poor or miserable

They live in a wretched little house.

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