adjective, wretch·ed·er, wretch·ed·est.
Origin of wretched
Examples from the Web for wretched
First on the to-do list, the profiling exercises to help the Western masses understand the nature of the wretched beast.
The wretched of the earth rarely make headlines, whether on land or sea.
This teacher says that the wretched Soviet regime will vanish and life will return to normal.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a few minutes of this wretched nonsense, Tyrone Lewis sidles up to me and throws a hand on my shoulder.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prabhakaran had come to personify the movement, and his end, so wretched, became the emblem of Tamil defeat and Sinhalese triumph.
The wretched remnant of the colony was overjoyed at this decision.The Birth of the Nation|Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
The stare of the wretched creature deepened into a fierce and maddened glare.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
Some of the wretched men who were dragged before him he threatened with hanging unless they gave him most or all that they owned.Give Me Liberty|Thomas J. Wertenbaker
But during the wretched hours one glance at the Colonel's face gave him courage to suffer and be—still!A Little Dusky Hero|Harriot T, Comstock
So all these wretched creatures were hanged at Chelmsford, and the informants plumed themselves greatly on their evidence.Witch Stories|E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton