a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune;
"the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant;
"the wretchedness for which these prisons became known"
"the grey wretchedness of the rain"
the quality of being poor and inferior and sorry;
"he has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness"
- He has compiled a record second to none in its wretchedness.
- That might tempt more Indians to leave the wretchedness of the reserves.
- wretched 可怜的