Definitions for wretchedˈrɛtʃ ɪd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; pitiable.
characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow; miserable.
despicable, contemptible, or mean:
a wretched miser.
pitiful or worthless; inferior:
a wretched job of sewing.
Origin of wretched:
1150–1200; ME wrecchede. See wretch , -ed3
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"
characterized by physical misery
"a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"
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"
despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)
"would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
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
miserable or very ill
I feel wretched.
marked by poverty and bad conditions
the wretched lives of the peasants
emphasizes how unpleasant you think sth is
their wretched decision to go to war
Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable
Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting
worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin
hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked
Translations for wretched
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
very poor or miserable
They live in a wretched little house.
- بائِس، تَعيسArabic
- miserávelPortuguese (BR)
- άθλιος, δυστυχισμένοςGreek
- فلاکت بارFarsi
- jadan, bijedanCroatian
- lélegur, ömurlegurIcelandic
- skurdus, varganasLithuanian
- nožēlojams; trūcīgsLatvian
- elendig, ussel, jammerligNorwegian
- فلاکت بارPersian
- خواشيني، بې وزلى، غم زپلى، غم لړلى،خواشينوونكى، غمناك دكركې وړ: ټيټPashto
- bedrövlig, eländigSwedish
- sefil, perişanTurkish
- 骯臟的Chinese (Trad.)
- нещасний, жалюгіднийUkrainian
- بد نصیبUrdu
- khốn khổVietnamese
- 肮脏的Chinese (Simp.)
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