wretched

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, depressed, melancholy, morose, gloomy, mournful, doleful, dismal, forlorn, woebegone; informal blue; literary dolorous
Ant:
cheerful
2)

I feel wretched

Syn:
ill, unwell, poorly, sick, below par; informal under the weather, out of sorts
Ant:
well
3)

their living conditions are wretched

Syn:
harsh, hard, grim, stark, difficult; poor, impoverished; pitiful, pathetic, miserable, cheerless, sordid, shabby, seedy, unhealthy, insalubrious, dilapidated; informal scummy
Ant:
comfortable, luxurious
4)

the wretched dweller in the chantey town

Syn:
unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, ill-starred, blighted, hapless, poor, pitiable, downtrodden, oppressed; literary star-crossed
Ant:
cheerful, well, comfortable, fortunate, excellent
5)

he's a wretched coward

Syn:
despicable, contemptible, reprehensible, base, vile, loathsome, hateful, detestable, odious, ignoble, shameful, shabby, worthless; informal dirty, rotten, lowdown, lousy
Ant:
fortunate
6)

wretched weather

Syn:
terrible, awful, dire, atrocious, dreadful, bad, poor, lamentable, deplorable; informal godawful
Ant:
excellent
7)

I don't want the wretched money

Syn:
informal damn, damned, blessed, cursed, flaming, confounded, rotten, blasted, bloody

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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*… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

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

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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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