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ˈrɛtʃ ɪdwretched

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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"

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wretched in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wretched in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of wretched in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    A wretched soul, bruised with adversity, We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; But were we burdened with like weight of pain, As much or more we should ourselves complain.

  3. Samuel Hoffenstein:

    When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.

  4. Marvin Cooley:

    We must pity the poor wretched, timid soul who is too faint-hearted to resist his oppressors. He sings the song of the dammed: “I can’t fight back; I have too much to lose; I own too much property; I have worked too hard to get what I have; They will put me out of business if I resist; I might go to jail; I have my family to think about.” Such poor miserable creatures have misplaced values and are hiding their cowardice behind pretended family responsibility -- blindly refusing to see that the most glorious legacy that one can bequeath to posterity is liberty; and that the only true security is liberty.

  5. Lucius Accius Telephus:

    Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.)

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