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Meaning of wretched

wretch•ed

Pronunciation: (rech'id), [key]
— -er, -est.
  1. very unfortunate in condition or circumstances; miserable; pitiable.
  2. characterized by or attended with misery and sorrow.
  3. despicable, contemptible, or mean: a wretched miser.
  4. poor, sorry, or pitiful; worthless: a wretched job of sewing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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