Synonyms for (adjective) wretched

Synonyms: miserable, wretched

Definition: characterized by physical misery

Usage: a wet miserable weekend; spent a wretched night on the floor

Similar words: uncomfortable

Definition: providing or experiencing physical discomfort

Usage: an uncomfortable chair; an uncomfortable day in the hot sun


Synonyms: hapless, poor, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic

Definition: deserving or inciting pity

Usage: 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

Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned


Synonyms: despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, worthless, wretched, vile

Definition: morally reprehensible

Usage: would do something as despicable as murder; ugly crimes; the vile development of slavery appalled them; a slimy little liar

Similar words: evil

Definition: morally bad or wrong

Usage: evil purposes; an evil influence; evil deeds


Synonyms: wretched, miserable, suffering

Definition: very unhappy; full of misery

Usage: he felt depressed and miserable; a message of hope for suffering humanity; wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages

Similar words: unhappy

Definition: experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

Usage: unhappy over her departure; unhappy with her raise; after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence; had an unhappy time at school; the unhappy (or sad) news; he looks so sad


Synonyms: deplorable, execrable, woeful, wretched, miserable

Definition: of very poor quality or condition

Usage: deplorable housing conditions in the inner city; woeful treatment of the accused; woeful errors of judgment

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of low or inferior quality