adjective, wretch·ed·er, wretch·ed·est.
Origin of wretched
Examples from the Web for wretchedness
Nine months on, could the desire to put an end to the wretchedness of war plot a path out of Syria's four-year conflict?Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wretchedness of the life in Susiya, as in other Palestinians villages in the south Hebron Hills, is a human rights calamity.
In the subsequent chapters the narrator is pulled, inexorably, to new depths of disillusionment and wretchedness.American Nightmare: Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ at 60|Nathaniel Rich|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The working classes of Thatcherite Britain were in dire need of a spokesperson to celebrate their wretchedness.
Entering the village, we saw a spectacle of wretchedness and misery seldom surpassed even on the banks of the Nile.Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, 7th ed. Vol. 2 of 2|John Lloyd Stephens
Poverty, oppression and wretchedness was the lot of the many.Mizora: A Prophecy|Mary E. Bradley
Since she had been under this roof she had grown ashamed of the squalor and starvation and wretchedness of her past existence.The Waters of Edera|Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
He is seeking to change the sense of wretchedness into the sense of sin!My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
Are you a self-satisfied rich man who wants to enjoy our wretchedness, to get rid of his tedium, and to torment us still more?What To Do?|Count Lyof N. Tolstoi