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1 extremely unsatisfactory

  • this report is simply wretched—you'll have to rewrite it
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4 falling short of a standard

  • a wretched attempt at writing an original song
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below par (or under), from hunger

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5 feeling unhappiness

  • she was wretched for weeks after breaking up with her boyfriend
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8 deserving of one's pity

  • those wretched souls who cannot even afford a decent roof over their heads
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9 deserving pitying scorn (as for inadequacy)

  • the pampered socialite complained that the only room available was in a wretched little motel by the highway
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