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Definitions of wretched

  1.   characterized by physical misery; " a wet miserable weekend"; " spent a wretched night on the floor"
  2.   Very miserable; sunk into deep affliction or distress, either from want, anxiety or grief; calamitous; very afflicting; worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; despicable, vile or contemptible.
  3.   of very poor quality or condition; " deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; " woeful treatment of the accused"; " woeful errors of judgment"
  4.   deserving or inciting pity; " a hapless victim"; " miserable victims of war"; " the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; " piteous appeals for help"; " pitiable homeless children"; " a pitiful fate"; " couldn't rescue the poor fellow"; " his poor distorted limbs"; " a wretched life"
  5.   Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
  6.   Very miserable; unhappy; sunk in deep misery or woe; worthless; of miserable quality or character.
  7.   Miserable; unhappy; mean; despicable.
  8.   very unhappy; full of misery; " he felt depressed and miserable"; " a message of hope for suffering humanity"; " wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
  9.   Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
  10.   Wretchedly.
  11.   Very miserable; unhappy; sunk in deep distress; very poor, mean, or worthless; contemptible.
  12.   Very miserable: worthless.
  13.   Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
  14.   Wretchedness.

Antonyms for wretched

delish, fabulous, gladsome, fairish, lucky, beneficent, appetizing, august, creditable, worthy, easygoing, palatable, hype, outstanding, inimitable, sacred, ideal, genial, commendable, heartened, premium, toothy, satisfactory, exultant, corking, heavenly, polished, matchless, succulent, endearing, slick, brag, euphoric, Sprightful, handsome, standard, big, prime, sufficient, jocular, glad, helpful, so-so, Indefectible, satisfied, blithesome, luscious, copacetic, dynamite, praiseworthy, merry, better, peachy, virtuous, admirable, dainty, A1, average, special, radical, five-star, high-minded, animated, gallant, splendid, tasty, darling, quintessential, bang up, nifty, topflight, encouraging, chuffed, banner, brave, adorable, gangbusters, definitive, sunny, joyous, all-right, picture-perfect, neat, cavalier, insouciant, upbeat, blithe, intoxicated, promising, proper, jolly, friendly, keen, festive, delightful, prosperous, reverend, jim-dandy, rhapsodic, PHAT, suitable, hopeful, divine, famous, unexampled, a-ok, wonderful, excellent, thankful, upright, unmatched, fantastic, hot, smiling, beaming, notable, unrivaled, model, comfortable, springy, grand, vivacious, boon, energetic, delectable, respectable, sweet, grateful, incomparable, sufferable, alright, quality, content, cheery, pleasant, picture book, cheerful, Delightsome, congenial, propitious, gone, sterling, perky, awesome, greathearted, honorable, encouraged, lovesome, venerable, lively, disarming, lordly, blue-chip, gleeful, bouncing, just, frontline, supportable, lighthearted, incorruptible, superlative, jubilant, only, heartening, roseate, well-to-do, elevated, archetypal, chivalrous, ambrosial, decent, presentable, revered, peerless, fine, refined, grinning, happy-go-lucky, moral, textbook, hallowed, mouthwatering, fantabulous, uninspiring, pretty, reputable, mirthful, O.K., lush, Jake, mean, unconcerned, right-minded, rapt, commanding, terrific, dandy, dear, prize, top-shelf, bumper, absolute, overjoyed, first-rate, cool, elegant, noteworthy, out of sight, likely, happy, paradigmatic, great, nice, sprightly, superior, heady, sustainable, excited, flavorsome, scrupulous, contented, exalted, minimal, straight, middling, marvelous, nonpareil, par excellence, ethical, numero uno, principled, unequaled, careless, unsurpassable, vital, delicious, blissful, noticeable, refreshing, cracking, top of the line, lofty, mediocre, jocose, primo, blue-ribbon, enjoyable, jaunty, sanguine, rapturous, dulcet, cheering, FOUR STAR, toothsome, comforting, stellar, snug, commodious, favored, tip-top, flavorful, seemly, guiltless, at rest, gratifying, first class, exceptional, lovable, enraptured, down, superb, heartwarming, bright, tasteful, unerring, top, prizewinning, frisky, golden, unexceptional, blessed, seamless, classic, topping, applaudable, lightsome, stand up, gilt-edged, spirited, mighty, passable, fair, venerated, tolerable, boss, rose-colored, good, sensational, peppy, successful, high, beautiful, devil-may-care, magnanimous, ecstatic, chipper, Tickled, ducky, lovely, buoyant, exemplary, unimpressive, capital, precious, handcrafted, perfect, acceptable, top-notch, dignified, unparalleled, delighted, borderline, agreeable, Buoyed, right, useful, high-grade, bonny, sublime, jovial, noble, honest, optimistic, satisfying, pleasing, swell, winsome, flawless, meritorious, elated, glorious, carefree, savory, bearable, joyful, exhilarated, fancy, adequate, righteous, thrilled, unsurpassed, uncorrupted, groovy, zippy, gladdened, auspicious, comfy, serviceable, laughing, peachy keen, fab, winning, laudable, wizard, irreproachable, endurable, pleased, natural, fortunate, classical, scrumptious, pleasurable, jocund, first-string, entranced, exuberant, blameless, boffo, rosy, well-off, hunky-dory, letter-perfect, choice, faultless, giddy, welcome, sunshiny, unblemished, felicitous, crackerjack, estimable, yummy, number one, convenient, supernal, cordial, Enrapt, bully, at ease, redoubtable, dreamy, gratified.

Quotes of wretched

  1. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them. – Augusto Roa Bastos
  2. I hate this wretched willow soul of mine, patiently enduring, plaited or twisted by other hands. – Karin Boye
  3. Christ: I dislike him very much. Still, I can stand him. What I cannot stand is the wretched band of people whose profession is to hoodwink us about him. – Samuel Butler
  4. Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark. – Empedocles
  5. Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. – Adolf Hitler
  6. Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven. – Samuel Hopkins
  7. In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live. – Fanny Kemble
  8. This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven. – Thomas Moore
  9. The beautiful heroine might be thinking, How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's shoulder? Such is not the always the case, but quite often it is. – Ivor Novello
  10. The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched A tree does not know itself to be wretched – Blaise Pascal
  11. Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt. – Titus Maccius Plautus

Usage examples for wretched

  1. “ I was never more wretched than I am now. ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. It's merely- those wretched coal claims. ” – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  3. “ " No," said Brian, firmly, " I will never repeat what that wretched woman told me. ” – The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
  4. Oh, what a miserable wretched girl I am! ” – The Time of Roses by L. T. Meade
  5. And he looked more wretched – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  6. “ I never was so wretched in all my life before; I've cried myself to sleep every night. ” – A Peep Behind the Scenes by Mrs. O. F. Walton
  7. But now it made him wretched – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  8. “ O what a wretched place it was! ” – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  9. “ To hope the wretched boy had married 'a good girl'! ” – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  10. “ I may be on my way to him here, hidden in this wretched little town. ” – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  11. He had also had a bad dream and had felt wretched but now he was all right again, quite all right. ” – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  12. You must know how wretched I am, monsieur." ” – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  13. “ Is this wretched thing to keep us apart! ” – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  14. “ I think that a man must be very wretched who has no one to look after his house." ” – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  15. “ I have tried to keep all this to myself, but I have become so wretched that I must speak. ” – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  16. This wretched little hut's no house at all. ” – Snowdrop and Other Tales by Jacob Grimm Wilhelm Grimm
  17. On entering the city the French found it deserted by all but the very lowest and most wretched of its vast population. ” – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  18. Really, I must go to the hotel, I am a little faint after that wretched run. ” – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. What could the wretched man want with her? ” – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  20. “ " I killed him," the wretched man went on, " for the money that he had. ” – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner