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wretched

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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)

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5 feeling unhappiness
  • She was wretched for weeks after her friend moved away.
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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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