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English adjective: wretched

1. wretched of very poor quality or condition


SamplesDeplorable housing conditions in the inner city.
Woeful treatment of the accused.
Woeful errors of judgment.


Synonymsdeplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

2. wretched characterized by physical misery


SamplesA wet miserable weekend.
Spent a wretched night on the floor.


Synonymsmiserable


Similaruncomfortable


Antonymscomfortable, comfy

3. wretched very unhappy; full of misery


SamplesHe felt depressed and miserable.
A message of hope for suffering humanity.
Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages.


Synonymsmiserable, suffering


Similarunhappy


Antonymshappy

4. wretched morally reprehensible


SamplesWould do something as despicable as murder.
Ugly crimes.
The vile development of slavery appalled them.
A slimy little liar.


Synonymsdespicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, worthless


Similarevil


Antonymsgood

5. wretched deserving or inciting pity


SamplesA hapless victim.
Miserable victims of war.
The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
Piteous appeals for help.
Pitiable homeless children.
A pitiful fate.
Oh, you poor thing.
His poor distorted limbs.
A wretched life.


Synonymshapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor


Similarunfortunate


Antonymsfortunate









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