adjective, wretch·ed·er, wretch·ed·est.
Origin of wretched
SYNONYMS FOR wretched
Related formswretch·ed·ly, adverbwretch·ed·ness, nounun·wretch·ed, adjective
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