Wretched

  • 1 Wretched — Wretch ed, a. 1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting. To what wretched state reserved! Milton. [1913 Webster] O cruel! Death! to those you… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 wretched — [rechid] adj. [ME wrecched < wrecche < OE wræcc, wretched < wrecan: see WRETCH] 1. deeply distressed or unhappy; miserable; unfortunate 2. characterized by or causing distress or misery; dismal [wretched slums] 3. poor in quality; very… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 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.DiscographyEPs*… …

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  • 4 wretched — ► ADJECTIVE (wretcheder, wretchedest) 1) in a very unhappy or unfortunate state; miserable. 2) of poor quality; very bad. 3) used to express anger or annoyance: she disliked the wretched man intensely. DERIVATIVES wretchedly adverb wretchedness …

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  • 5 wretched — index deplorable, derelict (abandoned), disconsolate, heinous, lamentable, lugubrious, obnoxious, paltr …

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  • 6 wretched — (adj.) c.1200, wrecched, an irregular formation from wrecche wretch (see WRETCH (Cf. wretch)). Cf. also WICKED (Cf. wicked) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 wretched — [adj] terrible, very bad abject, afflicted, base, bummed, calamitous, cheap, contemptible, dejected, deplorable, depressed, despicable, disconsolate, distressed, dolorous, down, down and out*, downcast, faulty, flimsy, forlorn, gloomy, hapless,… …

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  • 8 wretched — [[t]re̱tʃɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You describe someone as wretched when you feel sorry for them because they are in an unpleasant situation or have suffered unpleasant experiences. [FORMAL] You have built up a huge property empire by buying from… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 wretched — adjective 1) I felt so wretched without you Syn: miserable, unhappy, sad, heartbroken, grief stricken, sorrowful, sorry for oneself, distressed, desolate, devastated, despairing, disconsolate, downcast, dejected, crestfallen, cheerless …

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  • 10 wretched — wretch|ed [ˈretʃıd] adj [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: wretch] 1.) someone who is wretched is very unhappy or ill, and you feel sorry for them ▪ the poor, wretched girl 2.) if you feel wretched, you feel guilty and unhappy because of something bad… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 wretched — wretchedly, adv. wretchedness, n. /rech id/, adj., wretcheder, wretchedest. 1. very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable. 2. characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow. 3. despicable, contemptible, or mean: a… …

    Universalium

  • 12 wretched — adjective Etymology: Middle English, irregular from wretch Date: 12th century 1. deeply afflicted, dejected, or distressed in body or mind 2. extremely or deplorably bad or distressing < was in wretched health > < a wretched accident > 3. a.… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 wretched — adj. wretched of (that was wretched of him) * * * [ retʃɪd] wretched of (that was wretched of him) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 wretched — wretch|ed [ retʃəd ] adjective 1. ) FORMAL very unpleasant, or in very bad condition: The whole family lived in one wretched room. 2. ) FORMAL very unhappy or sick: She felt wretched at the thought of what might happen. 3. ) INFORMAL used for… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 wretched — UK [ˈretʃɪd] / US [ˈretʃəd] adjective 1) informal used for emphasizing how much someone or something annoys you I looked everywhere and eventually found the wretched letter. The wretched man never answered her questions. 2) very unpleasant, or in …

    English dictionary

  • 16 wretched — adjective 1 very unhappy or ill: I lay in bed feeling thoroughly wretched. 2 (only before noun) making you feel annoyed or angry: What does the wretched woman want this time? 3 literary extremely bad or of very poor quality: wretched living… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 wretched — adjective a) Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting. Jan Hollar authored many wretched poems. b) Worthless; paltry; very poor or …

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  • 18 wretched — adjective 1) I felt so wretched without you Syn: miserable, unhappy, sad, heartbroken, grief stricken, distressed, desolate, devastated, disconsolate, downcast, dejected, depressed, melancholy, forlorn 2) wretched l …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 wretched — wretch•ed [[t]ˈrɛtʃ ɪd[/t]] 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[/ex] 4) pitiful or worthless;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 wretched — /ˈrɛtʃəd / (say rechuhd) adjective 1. very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable. 2. characterised by or attended with misery. 3. despicable, contemptible, or mean. 4. poor, sorry, or pitiful; worthless: a wretched… …

    Australian English dictionary