Definitions for wretchedness

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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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserableness(noun)

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

  2. wretchedness(noun)

    the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant

    "the wretchedness for which these prisons became known"; "the grey wretchedness of the rain"

  3. wretchedness(noun)

    the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry

    "he has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness"


  1. wretchedness(Noun)

    An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.

  2. wretchedness(Noun)

    A state of prolonged misfortune, privation or anguish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wretchedness(noun)

    the quality or state of being wretched; utter misery

  2. Wretchedness(noun)

    a wretched object; anything despicably

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