Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Adjective: wretched (wretcheder,wretchedest)  re-chid
  1. Of very poor quality or condition
    "wretched housing conditions in the inner city";
    - deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful
     
  2. Characterized by physical misery
    "spent a wretched night on the floor";
    - miserable
     
  3. Very unhappy; full of misery
    "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages";
    - miserable, suffering
     
  4. Morally reprehensible
    "would do something as wretched as murder";
    - despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless
     
  5. Deserving or inciting pity
    "a wretched life";
    - hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor

Derived forms: wretcheder, wretchedest

See also: evil, inferior, uncomfortable, unfortunate, unhappy

Encyclopedia: Wretched