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Wretched meaning

wretched - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
  2. 2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
  3. 3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.

wretched - examples of usage

  1. He was happy, though wretched because he could not see her. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. " A cold coming on does make one feel wretched," she replied. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Their homes, poor and wretched as they often are, mean more to them than any law you can set on paper. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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