Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unhappy state of mental or physical suffering.
  • n. A state of prolonged misfortune, privation, or anguish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery.
  • n. A wretched object; anything despicably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of a suffering wretch; a wretched or distressful state of being; great misery or affliction.
  • n. Wretched character or quality; distressing, reprehensible, or despicable nature; aggravated or aggravating badness of any kind.
  • n. That which is wretched or distressingly bad; wretched material, conduct, or the like; anything contemptible or despicable; wretched stuff.
  • n. =Syn.1. Affliction, Grief, Sorrow, etc. See affliction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry
  • n. a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
  • n. the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant

Etymologies

wretched +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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