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Meaning of "wretched" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WRETCHED

wretched  [ˈrɛtʃɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WRETCHED

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

WHAT DOES WRETCHED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of wretched in the English dictionary

The first definition of wretched in the dictionary is in poor or pitiful circumstances. Other definition of wretched is characterized by or causing misery. Wretched is also despicable; base.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WRETCHED

wrecking bar
wrecking crane
wreckmaster
Wrekin
wren
wrench
wrencher
wrenchingly
wrest
wrest pin
wrest plank
wrester
wrestle
wrestler
wrestling
wrestling hold
wrestling match
wretch
wretchedly
wretchedness

WORDS THAT END LIKE WRETCHED

attached
blotched
botched
etched
far-fetched
hand-stitched
high-pitched
low-pitched
mismatched
notched
outstretched
overstretched
patched
pitched
stretched
thatched
unmatched
unpatched
unscratched
unstitched
well-matched

Synonyms and antonyms of wretched in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WRETCHED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «wretched» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of wretched

Translation of «wretched» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WRETCHED

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

Translator English - Chinese

猥琐
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

horrible
570 millions of speakers

English

wretched
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मनहूस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ردئ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ужасно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

miserável
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হতভাগ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

misérable
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Celaka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

elend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悲惨な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

형편 없음
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wretched
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không may
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேடுகெட்ட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुर्बल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

berbat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infelice
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nędzny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

жахливо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mizerabil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άθλιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ongelukkige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

usel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elendig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wretched

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WRETCHED»

The term «wretched» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.722 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WRETCHED» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «wretched» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «wretched» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WRETCHED»

Discover the use of wretched in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wretched and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Wretched of the Earth
Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and ...
Frantz Fanon, 2007
2
The Wretched Stone
A strange glowing stone picked up on a sea voyage captivates a ship's crew and has a terrible transforming effect on them.
‎1991
3
Wretched Kush: Ethnic Identities and Boundries in Egypt's ...
Professor Smith uses the tools of anthropology to examine the ancient Egyptian construction of ethnic identities with its stark contrast between civilized Egyptians and barbaric foreigners - those who made up the 'Wretched Kush' of the ...
Stuart Tyson Smith, 2004
4
Wretched Sisters: Examining Gender and Capital Punishment
Wretched Sisters offers an analysis of the legal and popular cultural circumstances that determine why a small number of women are sentenced to death, and provides an empathetic account of how these eleven came to be subjected to the ...
Mary Welek Atwell, 2007
5
Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future
In Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future, Jude P. Dougherty offers an intriguing reexamination of this crisis in contemporary times.
Jude P. Dougherty, 2009
6
The Wretched of Muirwood
The Wretched of Muirwood, the opening novel in the Muirwood Trilogy, is the tale of the orphan Lia — who is part of a pariah caste known only as the “wretched,” a people unloved, unwanted, and destined to a life of servitude.
Jeff Wheeler, 2013
7
This Wretched Splendour
A full-length stageplay in two acts.
Rebecca Wilby, 2010
8
Wretched Earth
INTEGRITY LOST After the Megacull, the weak died off, so that a century later, the living have descended from only the toughest stock.
James Axler, 2014
9
Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of ...
This collection of moving, deeply insightful and sometimes shocking cautionary tales created from actual court cases shed light on the modern day horrors of child custody disputes.
Joseph Helmreich, Paul Marcus, 2008
10
Wretched Land
The historical novel describes passionate love, intense suffering and miraculous survival of one Ukrainian family who lived in a Ukrainian village through the hardships of World War I, Socialist Revolution, Russian Civil war, World War II, ...
Mila Komarnisky, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WRETCHED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wretched is used in the context of the following news items.
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Steven Moffat slams Tory BBC plans as 'wretched'
Steven Moffat slams Tory BBC plans as 'wretched' ... was “a beacon of quality” and described the recent green paper on its future as “wretched” and “wrong”. «BreakingNews.ie, Jul 15»
2
Sheffield man jailed for 'totally wretched' sex assault on woman, 71
A Sheffield sex attacker has been jailed for 12 years for a 'totally wretched' assault on a 71-year-old woman. Martin Holmes, aged 52, burst into a house in ... «The Star, Jul 15»
3
wretched gospel of Pope Francis
“Nobody is suggesting a return to the Stone Age,” Pope Francis reassures us halfway through his encyclical. Thank goodness for that, since the average ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
4
'The sea does not care': the wretched history of migrant voyages
Thousands of migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of a better life. From the horrors of slavery to the coffin ships of the Irish Famine, ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
5
The NFLing of America; cue the wretched excess
It is just that the NFL does wretched excess better than the others, turning one football game — the Super Bowl — into an artificial holiday, a scheme once the ... «Chicago Tribune, Apr 15»
6
Political scientist recalls wretched Iranian prison

"I tell them, 'You have to ask anything you want,'" says University of Hawaii doctoral student and lecturer Reza Mohajerinejad. "I want them ... «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Mar 15»

7
Chan and girlfriend shared faith and a devotion to help the wretched
Andrew Chan and his girlfriend Febyanti Herewila shared faith and a devotion to helping the wretched and luckless, and over the past year this blossomed into a ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Mar 15»
8
Letting the air out of America's season of wretched excess
Beer, Benjamin Franklin supposedly said but almost certainly didn't, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Without cannonballing into deep ... «Washington Post, Jan 15»
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What sort of pitiful, wretched heaven are you believing in, really? Categories: Culture, not too broadly, God more or less, Notes & Errata, Organized religion, ... «SFGate, Jan 15»
10
Review: 'Concerning Violence' Visualizes Frantz Fanon's 'Wretched
In recent days there have been uncomfortable but absolutely necessary conversations about race in this country, sparked by incidents of police violence against ... «Indie Wire, Dec 14»

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