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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  O  cruel!  Death!  to  those  you  are  more  kind  Than  to 
  the  wretched  mortals  left  behind.  --Waller. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}] 
  2:  characterized  by  physical  misery;  "a  wet  miserable  weekend"; 
  "spent  a  wretched  night  on  the  floor"  [syn:  {miserable}] 
  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}, 
  4:  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"; 
  "couldn't  rescue  the  poor  fellow";  "his  poor  distorted 
  limbs";  "a  wretched  life"  [syn:  {hapless},  {miserable},  {misfortunate}, 
  {pathetic},  {piteous},  {pitiable},  {pitiful},  {poor}] 

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