wretchedness

  • 1Wretchedness — 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] …

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  • 2wretchedness — index disrepute, distress (anguish), pessimism, prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3wretchedness — 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: ↑ …

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  • 4wretchedness — 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,… …

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  • 5wretchedness — 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… …

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  • 6wretchedness — noun see wretched …

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  • 7wretchedness — See wretchedly. * * * …

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  • 8wretchedness — 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,… …

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  • 9wretchedness — wretch·ed·ness || retʃɪdnɪs n. misery, woefulness, poverty; contemptibleness, meanness …

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  • 10wretchedness — n. Unhappiness, distress, misery, affliction. See woe …

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  • 11wretchedness — wretch·ed·ness …

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  • 12wretchedness — See: wretched …

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  • 13wretched — [[t]re̱tʃɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED You describe someone as wretched when you feel sorry for them because they are in an unpleasant situation or have suffered unpleasant experiences. [FORMAL] You have built up a huge property empire by buying from… …

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  • 14Charity and Charities — • In its widest and highest sense, charity includes love of God as well as love of man Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Charity and Charities     Charity and Charities …

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  • 15misery — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wretchedness, poverty; distress, anguish. See pain. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Pain] Syn. distress, suffering, agony; see pain 2 . 2. [Dejection] Syn. worry, despair, desolation; see depression 2 , grief… …

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  • 16pain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Suffering Noun 1. pain, suffering, sufferance; hurt, cut; discomfort, painfulness; discomfort, malaise; nightmare; anguish, agony, misery, excruciation, torment, torture, rack; Weltschmerz; distress,… …

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  • 17squalor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. dirt, filth, decay, uncleanness, misery, poverty. See disorder. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. ugliness, disorder, uncleanness, misery, wretchedness; see also filth , poverty 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 18woe — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trouble, tribulation; sorrow, grief; unhappiness, misery. See pain, dejection. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sorrow, pain, misery; see distress 1 , grief 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. sorrow… …

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  • 19miserableness — noun a state of ill being due to affliction or misfortune the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable • Syn: ↑misery, ↑wretchedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑miserable, ↑wretched (for: ↑ …

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  • 20Miseries — Misery Mi ser*y, n.; pl. {Miseries}. [OE. miserie, L. miseria, fr. miser wretched: cf. F. mis[ e]re, OF. also, miserie.] [1913 Webster] 1. Great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind; wretchedness; distress; woe. Chaucer. [1913 Webster]… …

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