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wretchedadjective

 us   /ˈretʃ·ɪd/
unhappy or ​extremelysad: He ​looked so ​ill and wretched as he ​spoke that he made me ​feel wretched myself.
Something ​described as wretched is very ​bad or of ​poorquality: Workers ​lived in wretched, ​overcrowdedshacks.
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wretchedadjective

uk   /ˈretʃ.ɪd/  us   /ˈretʃ.ɪd/
wretchedness
noun [U] uk   /ˈretʃ.ɪd.nəs/  us   /ˈretʃ.ɪd.nəs/
(Definition of wretched from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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