Synonyms of wretched in English:

wretched


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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, godawful
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 informal flipping, blinking, blooming, blimming, bloody, bleeding, effing, naffing, chuffing
North American informal goddam
Australian, New Zealand informal plurry
British informal, dated bally, ruddy, deuced
vulgar slang fucking, frigging
British vulgar slang sodding
Irish vulgar slang fecking