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wretched

adjective     /ˈretʃ.ɪd/
C2 unhappy , unpleasant , or of low quality : a wretched childhood The house was in a wretched state .Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for badFeeling sad and unhappy used to express anger : My wretched car's broken down again.Expressions of anger C2 very ill or very unhappy : I think I must be coming down with flu - I've been feeling wretched all day .Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)Feeling sad and unhappy wretchedness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sadness and regret
(Definition of wretched adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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