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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wretched \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. [1913 Webster] O cruel! Death! to those you are more kind Than to the wretched mortals left behind. --Waller. [1913 Webster]