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Meaning of "wrackful" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRACKFUL

wrackful  [ˈrækfʊl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRACKFUL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wrackful is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WRACKFUL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wrackful in the English dictionary

The first definition of wrackful in the dictionary is ruinous, harmful, causing damage. Other definition of wrackful is resentful, full of anger. Wrackful is also miserable or wretched.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WRACKFUL


bookful
ˈbʊkfʊl
cheekful
ˈtʃiːkfʊl
dislikeful
dɪsˈlaɪkfʊl
forkful
ˈfɔːkfʊl
friskful
ˈfrɪskfʊl
lockful
ˈlɒkfʊl
pokeful
ˈpəʊkfʊl
rackful
ˈrækfʊl
rebukeful
rɪˈbjuːkfʊl
riskful
ˈrɪskfʊl
sackful
ˈsækfʊl
stickful
ˈstɪkfʊl
tankful
ˈtæŋkfʊl
thankful
ˈθæŋkfʊl
truckful
ˈtrʌkfʊl
trunkful
ˈtrʌŋkfʊl
unthankful
ʌnˈθæŋkfʊl
wakeful
ˈweɪkfʊl
wreakful
ˈriːkfʊl
wreckful
ˈrɛkfʊl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRACKFUL

wrack
WRAF
wraith
wraithlike
Wran
wrang
Wrangel Island
Wrangell
Wrangell Mountains
wrangle
wrangler
wranglership
wranglesome
wrangling
WRANS
wrap
wrap party
wrap up
wrap-up
wraparound

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRACKFUL

awful
beautiful
careful
colorful
delightful
faithful
grateful
handful
harmful
helpful
hopeful
meaningful
painful
peaceful
playful
powerful
prankful
successful
useful
wonderful

Synonyms and antonyms of wrackful in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wrackful» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRACKFUL

Find out the translation of wrackful to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wrackful from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wrackful» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

wrackful
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wrackful
570 millions of speakers

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wrackful
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wrackful
380 millions of speakers
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wrackful
280 millions of speakers

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wrackful
278 millions of speakers

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wrackful
270 millions of speakers

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wrackful
260 millions of speakers

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wrackful
220 millions of speakers

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Wrackful
190 millions of speakers

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wrackful
180 millions of speakers

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wrackful
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

wrackful
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wrackful
85 millions of speakers
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wrackful
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wrackful
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दयनीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

wrackful
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wrackful
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wrackful
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

wrackful
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wrackful
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

wrackful
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wrackful
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

wrackful
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

wrackful
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wrackful

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRACKFUL»

The term «wrackful» is normally little used and occupies the 122.707 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRACKFUL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wrackful

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRACKFUL»

Discover the use of wrackful in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wrackful and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sonnets and Other Poems
5 O, how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt' ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays? O fearful meditation! Where, alack, 10 Shall Time's best jewel ...
William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate, Eric Rasmussen, 2009
2
Interpreting Law and Literature: A Hermeneutic Reader
Next, we have an apostrophe of a thing that is so powerful that it is to brass, stone , and steel as they are to flowers and honey breath; that powerful thing is time's rage, the "wrackful siege of batt'ring days." All of this is intended to give a sense ...
Sanford Levinson, Steven Mailloux, 1988
3
The Heart of His Mystery: Shakespeare and the Catholic Faith ...
... hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? O how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays?
Waterfield John Waterfield, John Waterfield, 2009
4
Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of his ...
... Flavius, 'a tap not turned off'), OED Wasteful a.5b; wrackful 'destructive': the wrackfull siedge (Son 65.6), OED Wrackful a3.2 [1578]; wrathful 'angry': Lest your displeasure should enlarge it selfe To wrathfull tearmes: (TC 5.2.36–7, Ulysses),  ...
Norman Blake, 2004
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The Sonnets
4 O how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt' ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? 8 O fearful meditation! Where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel ...
William Shakespeare, G. Blakemore Evans, 2006
6
The Whole Journey: Shakespeare's Power of Development
We need to consider, not a special case like Sonnet 73, but the much more common case where there is great richness of metaphor but no metaphorical consistency: O how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of ...
Cesar Lombardi Barber, Richard Paul Wheeler, 1986
7
Romanticism and the Forms of Ruin: Wordsworth, Coleridge, ...
Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt' ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? Here the images of permanence in the first line—which ...
Murray Professor of English Literature Emeritus Thomas McFarland, Thomas McFarland, 2014
8
Shakespeare's Sonnets
... o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower? Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days, When rocks impregnable are not  ...
Kenneth Muir, 2013
9
The reader and Shakespeare's young man sonnets
"Hold" suggests that the human holds his breath; but "hold out" introduces the idea of his (and the season's) being besieged, an image clarified in "wrackful siege" and "battering days". The image of breath as a wall being battered gives way to ...
Gerald Hammond, 1981
10
The cultivated mind
Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of batt' ring days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? Oh fearful meditation! Where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel ...
Edward Hodnett, 1963

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRACKFUL»

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Summer movie preview: From X-Men to Jersey Boys, 24 films …
'O! how shall summer's honey breath hold out, against the wrackful siege of battering days?” wrote William Shakespeare, which really says it all when it comes to ... «The Globe and Mail, May 14»
2
Confessions of a Shakespeare addict
So I took over, and recited the rest: O how shall summer's honey breath hold out/Against the wrackful siege of batt'ring days/When rocks impregnable are not so ... «The Hindu, Apr 14»

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