wretch´ed|ness

wretch´ed|ness
wretch|ed «REHCH ihd», adjective.
1. very unfortunate or unhappy.
2. very unsatisfactory; miserable: »

a wretched hut.

SYNONYM(S): pitiful, shabby.
3. very bad: »

a wretched traitor.

SYNONYM(S): despicable, base, mean.
wretch´ed|ly, adverb.
wretch´ed|ness, noun.
Synonym Study 1 Wretched, miserable mean very unhappy or deeply disturbed. Wretched suggests a state of unhappiness and extreme lowness of spirits marked by discouragement and hopelessness, as caused by sorrow, sickness, or worry: »

He was wretched when he failed the examination again.

Miserable suggests a state of severe suffering or distress of mind, caused especially by conditions or circumstances such as poverty, humiliation, or misfortune: »

After the loss of their savings and their home they felt too miserable to see their old friends.


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