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Feeling, deserving of, or characterized by, severe unhappiness or sadness
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“Her eyes had widened considerably upon taking in the sight of the wretched man.”
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“It was the ugliest and most wretched event that had happened in the nation over the last thousand years.”
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In harsh or grievous circumstances
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“Seebohm had done more than anyone to expose the wretched living conditions of the poor in his 1901 treatise on the slums of York.”
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Marked by misfortune
“Apparently, he has been complaining because of his wretched luck on the markets.”
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Low, or very bad, in condition or quality
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“The furniture of this wretched apartment consisted of a wooden table and a bedstead, over which was strewed a few trusses of straw.”
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Showing a lack of honor or decency
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“It made him pray and weep in the searing realization that he had lived a life of wretched wickedness.”
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Feeling sick or ill
“Daniel was feeling wretched after the space journey and his face looked haggard.”
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Used to express anger or annoyance
“I keep telling you, I don't want your wretched money.”
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Disturbing in nature due to references to death or dying
“The atmosphere it creates embodies the most morbid and wretched nature of the artist.”
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Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry
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Significant in the degree of hopelessness
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Causing a loss of self-respect
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