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wretched

wretch·ed

wretched

 
 
pronunciation:
re chihd
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: miserable, unhappy, or unfortunate.
He felt wretched after failing the exam the second time.
synonyms:
forlorn, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy
antonyms:
blessed, cheerful, fortunate, well
similar words:
broken-hearted, careworn, dejected, deplorable, depressed, desolate, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, down, downhearted, hapless, heartbroken, heartsick, lousy, low, poor, woebegone, woeful
definition 2: characterized by or causing misery and suffering.
We were appalled at their wretched living conditions.I'll never go back to that wretched factory!
synonyms:
miserable, sorry
antonyms:
delightful, luxurious
similar words:
abject, adverse, awful, bad, bitter, cheerless, deplorable, desolate, dismal, gloomy, poor, rotten, sordid, vile, woeful
definition 3: vile or contemptible.
That wretched scoundrel cheated me out of everything I had.
synonyms:
contemptible, deplorable, miserable, pitiable, sorry, vile
similar words:
base, despicable, detestable, ignoble, ignominious, lousy, low, lowdown, mean, no-good, rotten, shabby, sleazy, worthless
definition 4: poor, inferior, or worthless.
The painters did a wretched job on this house--look at the drips and streaks!
synonyms:
inferior, paltry, pitiful, poor, sorry, worthless
antonyms:
excellent, superb
similar words:
awful, base, deplorable, lousy, mean, miserable, pathetic, rotten, shabby, vile, woeful
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derivations: wretchedly (adv.), wretchedness (n.)
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