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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wretchedness \Wretch"ed*ness\, n. 1. The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. A wretched object; anything despicably. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Eat worms and such wretchedness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]