Definition of wretched adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    wretched

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈrɛtʃəd//
     
     
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  1. 1 (of a person) feeling sick or unhappy You look wretched—what's wrong? I felt wretched about the way things had turned out.
  2. 2 (formal) extremely bad or unpleasant synonym awful She had a wretched time at school. The animals are kept in the most wretched conditions.
  3. 3 (formal) making you feel sorry for someone or something synonym pitiful She finally agreed to have the wretched animal put down.
  4. 4[only before noun] (informal) used to show that you think that someone or something is extremely annoying Is it that wretched woman again?
 
adverb “I'm so sorry,” she said wretchedly.
wretchedness
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wretched