Wretchedness

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Wretchedness Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    wretchedness n : a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable" [syn: misery]
Wretchedness Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Wretchedness \Wretch"ed*ness\, n.
  1. The quality or state of being wretched; utter misery. --Sir W. Raleigh.
  2. A wretched object; anything despicably. [Obs.] Eat worms and such wretchedness. --Chaucer.
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    * It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. - Logan Pearsall Smith


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