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Synonyms for wretched
ˈrɛtʃ ɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched(adj)

    of very poor quality or condition

    "deplorable housing conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"

    Synonyms:
    paltry, deplorable, scummy, odious, reprehensible, damnable, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, woebegone, vile, low-down, despicable, miserable, low, criminal, vicious, worthless, detestable, sad, piteous, condemnable, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, abominable, poor, pathetic, sorry, pitiful, abject, woeful, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    happy, comfortable, superior, fortunate, good, comfy

  2. miserable, wretched(adj)

    characterized by physical misery

    "a wet miserable weekend"; "spent a wretched night on the floor"

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, vile, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, slimy, miserable, unworthy, deplorable, suffering, scurvy, scummy, worthless, ugly, woeful, measly, paltry, execrable, despicable, low

    Antonyms:
    comfortable, good, comfy, happy, superior, fortunate

  3. miserable, suffering, wretched(adj)

    very unhappy; full of misery

    "he felt depressed and miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity"; "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"

    Synonyms:
    low-down, pitiable, pathetic, piteous, abject, vile, misfortunate, poor, pitiful, hapless, slimy, miserable, unworthy, deplorable, suffering, scurvy, scummy, worthless, ugly, woeful, measly, paltry, execrable, despicable, low

    Antonyms:
    comfortable, good, superior, fortunate, comfy, happy

  4. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

    Synonyms:
    frightful, queasy, offensive, pitiable, pathetic, nauseating, piteous, vile, loathsome, misfortunate, suffering, miserable, pitiful, hapless, horrible, worthless, unworthy, nauseous, slimy, undeserving, horrifying, atrocious, deplorable, sickening, ugly, woeful, noisome, poor, execrable, despicable, slimed, surly

    Antonyms:
    comfy, fortunate, good, comfortable, superior, happy

  5. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)

    deserving or inciting pity

    "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, paltry, deplorable, scummy, woeful, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, vile, low-down, despicable, inadequate, low, miserable, worthless, sad, piteous, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, poor, pathetic, short, silly, sorry, pitiful, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    superior, comfy, happy, fortunate, good, comfortable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wretched

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorrowful, touching, woful

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wretched

    Synonyms:
    miserable, debased, humiliated, fallen, ruined, pitiable, mean, paltry, worthless, vile, despicable, contemptible, sorrowful, afflicted, melancholy, dejected

    Antonyms:
    flourishing, prosperous, happy, unfallen, admirable, noble, honorable, worthy, valuable, enviable, joyous, felicitous, elated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wretched(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unhappy (on account outward condition), MISERABLE, forlorn, comfortless, woebegone, afflicted, distressed

  2. wretched(a.)

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, afflictive, afflicting, deplorable

  3. wretched(a.)

    Synonyms:
    bad, poor, vile sorry, shabby, pitiful, worthless, paltry, contemptible, shocking

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wretched(a)

    Synonyms:
    miserable, unhappy, contemptible, abject, despicable, paltry

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How to use wretched in a sentence?

  1. George Lucas:

    Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  2. Interim Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas:

    The situation is wretched.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.

  4. Homer:

    Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.

  5. Homer:

    It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.


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