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    wretched - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wretched

    Definition
    (adj) of very poor quality or condition
    Example Sentence
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by physical misery
    Synonyms : miserable
    Example Sentence
    • a wet miserable weekend
    • spent a wretched night on the floor
    Definition
    (adj) very unhappy; full of misery
    Synonyms : miserable , suffering
    Example Sentence
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
    Definition
    (adj) morally reprehensible
    Synonyms : despicable , slimy , ugly , unworthy , vile , worthless
    Example Sentence
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar
    Definition
    (adj) deserving or inciting pity
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wretched

wretched - people in a wrecked ship are wretched.... physical misery!

sounds like rich- wrich can be remembered as its opposite i.e POOR

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