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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misery, wretchedness, miserablenessnoun

    a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune

    "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"

  2. wretchednessnoun

    the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant

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

  3. wretchednessnoun

    the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry

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

Wiktionary

  1. wretchednessnoun

    An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.

  2. wretchednessnoun

    A state of prolonged misfortune, privation or anguish.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wretchednessnoun

    the quality or state of being wretched; utter misery

  2. Wretchednessnoun

    a wretched object; anything despicably

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wretchedness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wretchedness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wretchedness in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

  2. Logan Pearsall Smith:

    It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abase
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    • C. summon
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