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Definition 1: morally reprehensible - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wretched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • would do something as despicable as murder
  • ugly crimes
  • the vile development of slavery appalled them
  • a slimy little liar

Synonyms for wretched in the sense of this definition

(wretched is similar to ...) morally bad or wrong

"evil purposes" "an evil influence" "evil deeds"

Definition 2: of very poor quality or condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wretched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
  • woeful treatment of the accused
  • woeful errors of judgment

Synonyms for wretched in the sense of this definition

(wretched is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

Definition 3: characterized by physical misery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wretched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wet miserable weekend
  • spent a wretched night on the floor

Synonyms for wretched in the sense of this definition

(wretched is similar to ...) providing or experiencing physical discomfort

"an uncomfortable chair" "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

Definition 4: deserving or inciting pity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wretched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a 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

Synonyms for wretched in the sense of this definition

(wretched is similar to ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

Definition 5: very unhappy; full of misery - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wretched or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he felt depressed and miserable
  • a message of hope for suffering humanity
  • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Synonyms for wretched in the sense of this definition

(wretched is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

"unhappy over her departure" "unhappy with her raise" "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence" "had an unhappy time at school" "the unhappy (or sad) news" "he looks so sad"

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