One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
See wretchedas submodifier ‘a wretchedly poor country’
- ‘Commiserating with grieving relatives, I always told them that I felt wretchedly responsible for what had happened and apologised in person where I could.’
- ‘I watched them wretchedly age, season after season, and no matter how bad my mood, I could always worsen it by glancing at them.’
- ‘Michele's village is obviously and wretchedly poor.’
- ‘But it stressed that, despite the improvement, the amount fell wretchedly short of what was needed - and warned that some countries had been so crippled by the pandemic that they risked instability.’
- ‘I felt wretchedly horrible and I really did believe it was partly my fault Will was here in the hospital and he was paralysed.’
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