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The Collaborative Dictionary

Wretchedness \Wretch"ed*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]
A wretched object; anything despicably. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Eat worms and such wretchedness. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

wretchedness n : a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable" [syn: misery]



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