[ UK /ɹˈɛt‍ʃɪdnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry
    he has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness
  2. a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  3. the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant
    the wretchedness for which these prisons became known
    the grey wretchedness of the rain
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How To Use wretchedness In A Sentence

  • Get some water heated," said I; and the wretchedness of our bedless bed and furnitureless room crossed my mind at the same time. Select Temperance Tracts
  • But hunger and wretchedness rise superior to fears in the long run.
  • A few pale figures were to be distinguished at the accustomed resort at the Tuileries; they wondered wherefore the islanders should approach their ill-fated city -- for in the excess of wretchedness, the sufferers always imagine, that their part of the calamity is the bitterest, as, when enduring intense pain, we would exchange the particular torture we writhe under, for any other which should visit a different part of the frame. III.4
  • He does deserve some good luck after so much wretchedness.
  • the grey wretchedness of the rain
  • The sweat of my fear stung the cut on my head, my eyes burned with rage and unshed tears, and a wretchedness of shame at my own stupid ignorance. Brush of Darkness
  • What I ended up not liking, actually detesting with a burning passion, was the sheer wretchedness of the text in the piece and the excessive self-consciousness in which they made reference to the painterly/artistic process.
  • He nodded repeatedly as if carried away by wretchedness and frustration.
  • But, he failed to mention that, with that knowledge comes misery and wretchedness, pain and suffering.
  • I never write 'valetudinarian' at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents; I wouldn't do it for fifteen. Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.
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