wretch·ed / ˈrechid/ • adj. (-ed·er, -ed·est) (of a person) in a very unhappy or unfortunate state: I felt so wretched because I thought I might never see you again. ∎ of poor quality; very bad: the wretched conditions of the slums. ∎ used to express anger or annoyance: she disliked the wretched man intensely.DERIVATIVES: wretch·ed·ly adv. a wretchedly poor country.wretch·ed·ness n.
wretch / rech/ • n. an unfortunate or unhappy person: can the poor wretch's corpse tell us anything? ∎ inf. a despicable or contemptible person: ungrateful wretches.