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ADJECTIVE (5)

1. of very poor quality or condition;
- Example: "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"
- Example: "woeful treatment of the accused"
- Example: "woeful errors of judgment"
[syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]

2. characterized by physical misery;
- Example: "a wet miserable weekend"
- Example: "spent a wretched night on the floor"
[syn: miserable, wretched]

3. very unhappy; full of misery;
- Example: "he felt depressed and miserable"
- Example: "a message of hope for suffering humanity"
- Example: "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
[syn: miserable, suffering, wretched]

4. morally reprehensible;
- Example: "would do something as despicable as murder"
- Example: "ugly crimes"
- Example: "the vile development of slavery appalled them"
- Example: "a slimy little liar"
[syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched]

5. deserving or inciting pity;
- Example: "a hapless victim"
- Example: "miserable victims of war"
- Example: "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
- Example: "piteous appeals for help"
- Example: "pitiable homeless children"
- Example: "a pitiful fate"
- Example: "Oh, you poor thing"
- Example: "his poor distorted limbs"
- Example: "a wretched life"
[syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. "To what wretched state reserved!" --Milton. [1913 Webster] O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind Than to the wretched mortals left behind. --Waller. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

wretched adj 1: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched] 2: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor" [syn: miserable, wretched] 3: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages" [syn: miserable, suffering, wretched] 4: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar" [syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched] 5: 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"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

207 Moby Thesaurus words for "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