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Definition of Wretched

Wretched

  1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
  2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
  3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.

Wretched Quotations

I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer's it's the best form of Alzheimer's to have.
Terry Pratchett

Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
Plautus

He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
Plato

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
William S. Burroughs

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci
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Wretched Translations

wretched in Dutch is belabberd, ellendig, miserabel
wretched in German is elend
wretched in Hungarian is boldogtalan, nyamvadt
wretched in Latin is miserabilis, miser
wretched in Spanish is infeliz
wretched in Swedish is usel, olycklig, miserabel
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