noun see wretched

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  • Wretchedness — Wretch ed*ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. A wretched object; anything despicably. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Eat worms and such wretchedness. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wretchedness — index disrepute, distress (anguish), pessimism, prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wretchedness — noun 1. a state of ill being due to affliction or misfortune (Freq. 1) the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable • Syn: ↑misery, ↑miserableness • Derivationally related forms: ↑miserable (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wretchedness — noun a) An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering. She saw only that he was quiet and unobtrusive, and she liked him for it. He did not disturb the wretchedness of her mind by ill timed conversation. b) A state of prolonged misfortune,… …   Wiktionary

  • wretchedness — wretched ► ADJECTIVE (wretcheder, wretchedest) 1) in a very unhappy or unfortunate state; miserable. 2) of poor quality; very bad. 3) used to express anger or annoyance: she disliked the wretched man intensely. DERIVATIVES wretchedly adverb… …   English terms dictionary

  • wretchedness — See wretchedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • wretchedness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. misery, poverty, despondency, unhappiness, distress, grief, trouble, affliction, abjection, woe, sadness, disillusionment, depression, melancholia, dejection, discomfort, discontent, tribulation, torment, desperation,… …   English dictionary for students

  • wretchedness — wretch·ed·ness || retʃɪdnɪs n. misery, woefulness, poverty; contemptibleness, meanness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wretchedness — n. Unhappiness, distress, misery, affliction. See woe …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wretchedness — wretch·ed·ness …   English syllables

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