Student Thesaurus

One entry found for wretched.
Entry Word: wretched
Function: adjective
Text: 1 extremely unsatisfactory <this paper is simply wretched--you'll have to rewrite it>
Synonyms atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, punk, rotten, terrible
Related Words bad, deficient, inferior, off, poor, substandard, unsatisfactory, wanting; contemptible, miserable, shameful; defective, faulty, flawed; low-grade, mediocre, reprehensible, second-rate; bum, useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking; abominable, odious, vile
Near Antonyms choice, excellent, exceptional, first-class, first-rate, premium, prime, superior; adequate, sufficient; acceptable, satisfactory
Antonyms great, marvelous (or marvellous), wonderful
2 arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust <a wretched lie> -- see CONTEMPTIBLE 1
3 causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer <lived alone in a wretched room in a run-down hotel> -- see GLOOMY 1
4 falling short of a standard <a wretched attempt at writing an original song> -- see BAD 1
5 feeling unhappiness <she was wretched for weeks after breaking up with her boyfriend> -- see SAD 1
6 not following or in accordance with standards of honor and decency <his wretched treatment of women earned him a bad reputation> -- see IGNOBLE 2
7 of low quality <wretched goods that aren't even worth half of what the store is charging for them> -- see CHEAP 2
8 deserving of one's pity <those wretched souls who cannot even afford a decent roof over their heads> -- see PATHETIC 1