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wretched

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Adjective
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wretch=ed
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2 in 2 verses (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

wretcheda. 
  •  Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
    "O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind
    Than to the wretched mortals left behind.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.  Sir P. Sidney.  [1913 Webster]
    "Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

wretched, adj. (wretcheder, wretchedest)
1 unhappy or miserable.
2 of bad quality or no merit; contemptible.
3 unsatisfactory or displeasing.

Idiom
feel wretched
1 be unwell.
2 be much embarrassed.
Derivative
wretchedly adv. wretchedness n.
Etymology
ME, irreg. f. WRETCH + -ED(1): cf. WICKED

THESAURUS

wretched

abject, abominable, adverse, affecting, afflicted, afflictive, antagonistic, arrant, atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beggarly, beneath contempt, bitter, blameworthy, bleak, brutal, cheap, cheerless, cheesy, comfortless, common, conflicting, contemptible, contrary, counter, counteractive, crummy, crushed, cut up, debased, deep-troubled, degraded, deplorable, depraved, depressing, depressive, desolate, despairing, despicable, despondent, detestable, detrimental, difficult, dire, dirty, discomforting, disconsolate, discontented, disgusting, dismal, dismaying, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreadful, dreary, egregious, enormous, execrable, fetid, filthy, flagrant, forlorn, foul, fulsome, gaudy, gimcracky, grave, grievous, grim, gross, hard, harmful, hateful, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartsick, heinous, hopeless, horrible, horrid, hostile, humorless, ignoble, in bad humor, in opposition, indolent, infamous, infestive, inimical, joyless, lamentable, little, loathsome, lousy, low, low-down, lumpen, mangy, mean, measly, melancholy, meretricious, mirthless, miserable, monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty, nefarious, noisome, not easy, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive, opposed, opposing, opposite, out of humor, out of sorts, outrageous, painful, paltry, pathetic, petty, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pleasureless, poignant, poky, poor, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, reptilian, repulsive, rigorous, rotten, rubbishy, rueful, ruthful, sad, saddening, scabby, scandalous, schlock, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, servile, shabby, shameful, sharp, shocking, shoddy, sinister, slumlike, slummy, small, sordid, sore, sorrowful, sorry, sorryish, squalid, stressful, stricken, suicidal, terrible, too bad, touching, trashy, troublesome, troublous, trumpery, trying, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, uncheerful, uncheery, unclean, uncomfortable, unfavorable, unhappy, unjoyful, unmentionable, unmirthful, unsmiling, untoward, valueless, vile, villainous, woebegone, woeful, worst, worthless

ROGET THESAURUS

wretched

Unimportance

N unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality, triviality, levity, frivolity, paltriness, poverty, smallness, vanity, matter of indifference, no object, nothing, nothing to signify, nothing worth speaking of, nothing particular, nothing to boast of, nothing to speak of, small matter, no great matter, trifling matter, mere joke, mere nothing, hardly anything, scarcely anything, nonentity, small beer, cipher, no great shakes, peu de chose, child's play, kinderspiel, toy, plaything, popgun, paper pellet, gimcrack, gewgaw, bauble, trinket, bagatelle, Rickshaw, knickknack, whim-wham, trifle, trifles light as air, yankee notions, trumpery, trash, rubbish, stuff, fatras, frippery, leather or prunello, chaff, drug, froth bubble smoke, cobweb, weed, refuse, scum, joke, jest, snap of the fingers, fudge, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end, pack of nonsense, mere farce, straw, pin, fig, button, rush, bulrush, feather, halfpenny, farthing, brass farthing, doit, peppercorn, jot, rap, pinch of snuff, old son, cent, mill, picayune, pistareen, red cent, minutiae, details, minor details, small fry, dust in the balance, feather in the scale, drop in the ocean, flea-bite, molehill, nine days' wonder, ridiculus mus, flash in the pan, much ado about nothing, unimportant, of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance, immaterial, unessential, nonessential, indifferent, subordinate, mediocre, passable, fair, respectable, tolerable, commonplace, uneventful, mere, common, ordinary, inconsiderable, so-so, insignificant, inappreciable, trifling, trivial, slight, slender, light, flimsy, frothy, idle, puerile, airy, shallow, weak, powerless, frivolous, petty, niggling, piddling, peddling, fribble, inane, ridiculous, farcical, finical, finikin, fiddle-faddle, fingle-fangle, namby-pamby, wishy-washy, milk and water, poor, paltry, pitiful, contemptible, sorry, mean, meager, shabby, miserable, wretched, vile, scrubby, scrannel, weedy, niggardly, scurvy, putid, beggarly, worthless, twopennyhalfpenny, cheap, trashy, catchpenny, gimcrack, trumpery, one- horse, not worth the pains, not worth while, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, not worth a thought, not worth a curse, not worth a straw, beneath notice, unworthy of notice, beneath regard, unworthy of regard, beneath consideration, unworthy of consideration, de lana caprina, vain, slightly, rather, somewhat, pretty well, tolerably, for aught one cares, Int, no matter!, pish!, tush!, tut!, pshaw!, pugh!, pooh, pooh-pooh!, fudge!, bosh!, humbug!, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end!, fiddlededee!, never mind!, n'importe!, what signifies it, what boots it, what of it, what of that, what matter, what's the odds, a fig for', stuff!, nonsense!, stuff and nonsense, magno conatu magnas nugas, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, it matters not, it does not signify, it is of no consequence, it is of no importance, elephantus non capit murem, tempete dans un verre d'eau.

Badness

N badness, hurtfulness, virulence, evil doer, bane, plague spot, evil star, ill wind, hoodoo, Jonah, snake in the grass, skeleton in the closet, amari aliquid, thorn in the side, malignity, malevolence, tender mercies, ill-treatment, annoyance, molestation, abuse, oppression, persecution, outrage, misusage, injury, knockout drops, badness, peccancy, abomination, painfulness, pestilence, guilt, depravity, hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful, injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, malignant, nocuous, noisome, prejudicial, disserviceable, disadvantageous, wide-wasting, unlucky, sinister, obnoxious, untoward, disastrous, oppressive, burdensome, onerous, malign, corrupting &c (corrupt), virulent, venomous, envenomed, corrosive, poisonous, deadly, destructive, inauspicious, bad, ill, arrant, as bad as bad can be, dreadful, horrid, horrible, dire, rank, peccant, foul, fulsome, rotten, rotten at the core, vile, base, villainous, mean, injured, deteriorated, unsatisfactory, exceptionable indifferent, below par, illcontrived, ill-conditioned, wretched, sad, grievous, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, woeful, evil, wrong, depraved, shocking, reprehensible, hateful, hateful as a toad, abominable, detestable, execrable, cursed, accursed, confounded, damned, damnable, infernal, diabolic, unadvisable, unprofitable, incompetent, irremediable, badly, wrong, ill, to one's cost, where the shoe pinches, bad is the best: the worst come to the worst, herba mala presto cresco, wrongs unredressed or insults unavenged.

Pain

N mental suffering, pain, dolor, suffering, sufferance, ache, smart, passion, displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, discomposure, disquiet, malaise, inquietude, uneasiness, vexation of spirit, taking, discontent, dejection, weariness, anhedonia, annoyance, irritation, worry, infliction, visitation, plague, bore, bother, botheration, stew, vexation, mortification, chagrin, esclandre, mauvais quart d'heur, care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, trial, ordeal, fiery ordeal, shock, blow, cark, dole, fret, burden, load, concern, grief, sorrow, distress, affliction, woe, bitterness, heartache, carking cares, heavy heart, aching heart, bleeding heart, broken heart, heavy affliction, gnawing grief, unhappiness, infelicity, misery, tribulation, wretchedness, desolation, despair, extremity, prostration, depth of misery, nightmare, ephialtes, incubus, pang, anguish, agony, torture, torment, purgatory, hell upon earth, iron age, reign of terror, slough of despond, peck of troubles, ills that flesh is heir to, miseries of human life, unkindest cut of all, sufferer, victim, prey, martyr, object of compassion, wretch, shorn lamb, in pain, in a state of pain, full of pain, suffering, pained, afflicted, worried, displeased, aching, griped, sore, on the rack, in limbo, between hawk and buzzard, uncomfortable, uneasy, ill at ease, in a taking, in a way, disturbed, discontented, out of humor, weary, heavy laden, stricken, crushed, a prey to, victimized, ill-used, unfortunate, to be pitied, doomed, devoted, accursed, undone, lost, stranded, fey, unhappy, infelicitous, poor, wretched, miserable, woe-begone, cheerless, careworn, concerned, sorry, sorrowing, sorrowful, cut up, chagrined, horrified, horror-stricken, in grief, plunged in grief, a prey to grief, in tears, steeped to the lips in misery, heart-stricken, heart-broken, heart-scalded, broken-hearted, in despair, the iron entered into our soul, haeret lateri lethalis arundo, one's heart bleeding, down, thou climbing sorrow, mirth cannot move a soul in agony, nessun maggior dolere che ricordarsi del tempo fel, sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier th, the Niobe of Nations.


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