wretch|ed

wretch|ed
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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  • wretch — [retʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: wrecca person driven out ] 1.) someone that you feel sorry for ▪ He was a lonely, miserable wretch. 2.) someone you are annoyed with ▪ Stop pulling my hair, you wretch! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • wretch´ed|ly — 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • wretch — (n.) O.E. wrecca wretch, stranger, exile, from P.Gmc. *wrakjan (Cf. O.S. wrekkio, O.H.G. reckeo a banished person, exile, Ger. recke renowned warrior, hero ), related to O.E. wreccan to drive out, punish (see WREAK (Cf. wreak)). Sense of vile,… …   Etymology dictionary

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