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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wretch·ed /ˈrɛʧəd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wretch·ed, a.
 1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.  “To what wretched state reserved!”
 O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind
 Than to the wretched mortals left behind.   --Waller.
 2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable; as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
 3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.  [Obs.] Wretched ungratefulness.”
    Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices.   --Capgrave.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing
             conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of
             the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable,
              execrable, miserable, woeful]
      2: characterized by physical misery; "a wet miserable weekend";
         "spent a wretched night on the floor" [syn: miserable]
      3: very unhappy; full of misery; "he felt depressed and
         miserable"; "a message of hope for suffering humanity";
         "wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages" [syn: miserable,
      4: deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable
         victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as
         extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals
         for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate";
         "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a
         wretched life" [syn: hapless, miserable, misfortunate,
          pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor]