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wretched

adjective uk   /ˈretʃ.ɪd/ us  
C2 unhappy, unpleasant, or of low quality: a wretched childhood The house was in a wretched state. used to express anger: My wretched car's broken down again. C2 very ill or very unhappy: I think I must be coming down with flu - I've been feeling wretched all day.
wretchedness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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