Synonyms of wretched in English:

wretched


See definition of wretched

adjective

1‘I felt so wretched because I thought I might never see you again’

SYNONYMS

miserable, unhappy, sad, broken-hearted, heartbroken, grief-stricken, grieving, sorrowful, sorrowing, mourning, anguished, distressed, desolate, devastated, despairing, inconsolable, disconsolate, downcast, down, downhearted, dejected, crestfallen, cheerless, depressed, melancholy, morose, gloomy, glum, mournful, doleful, dismal, forlorn, woeful, woebegone, abject, low-spirited, long-faced

informal blue, down in the mouth, down in the dumps, choked, cut up

British informal gutted

literary dolorous

archaic chap-fallen

ANTONYMS

cheerful

2‘I feel wretched’

SYNONYMS

ill, unwell, poorly, sick, sickly, ailing, below par

British off colour

informal under the weather, out of sorts

vulgar slang crappy

ANTONYMS

well

3‘their living conditions are particularly wretched’

SYNONYMS

harsh, hard, grim, stark, difficult

poor, poverty-stricken, run down, down at heel, impoverished

pitiful, piteous, pathetic, tragic, miserable, bleak, cheerless, hopeless, sorry, sordid, shabby, seedy, dilapidated, shoddy, godforsaken

informal scummy, crummy

British informal grotty

ANTONYMS

comfortable, luxurious

4‘the wretched dweller in the shanty town doesn't choose to live there’

SYNONYMS

unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, down on one's luck, ill-starred, star-crossed, damned, blighted, hapless, poor, pitiable, distressed, downtrodden, oppressed, powerless, helpless

ANTONYMS

fortunate

5‘he's a wretched coward’

SYNONYMS

despicable, contemptible, beyond contempt, reprehensible, base, low, vile, mean, scurvy, abominable, loathsome, hateful, detestable, odious, disreputable, depraved, debased, infamous, villainous, ignoble, shameful, shabby, worthless

informal dirty, filthy, dirty rotten, rotten, low-down, no-good, lousy

British informal beastly

ANTONYMS

worthy, admirable

6‘they had several days of wretched weather’

SYNONYMS

terrible, awful, dire, dreadful, atrocious, unspeakable, dismal, bad, poor, lamentable, deplorable, unsatisfactory, substandard, low-quality, inferior

informal yucky, God-awful

British informal beastly, pants, a load of pants

ANTONYMS

excellent

7‘I keep telling you, I don't want the wretched money’

SYNONYMS

damn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, precious, confounded, rotten

British flipping, blinking, blooming, blimming, bloody, bleeding, effing, naffing, chuffing

North American goddam

NZ Australian plurry

British dated bally, ruddy, deuced

vulgar slang fucking, frigging

British vulgar slang sodding

Irish vulgar slang fecking