Wretched

Definition of 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.
O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind
Than to the wretched mortals left behind.
- Waller.
2.Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
3.Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices.
- Capgrave.

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