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!" Milton.
O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind
Than to the wretched mortals left behind.
2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable;
as, a wretched poem; a wretched cabin.
3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable;
wicked. [Obs.] "Wretched ungratefulness." Sir P.
Nero reigned after this Claudius, of all men
wretchedest, ready to all manner [of] vices.