1 unhappy or miserable.
2 of bad quality or no merit; contemptible.
3 unsatisfactory or displeasing.
Phrases and idioms:
1 be unwell.
2 be much embarrassed.
wretchedly adv. wretchedness n.
Etymology: ME, irreg. f. WRETCH + -ED(1): cf. WICKED
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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