What is wretched?

  • (adj): Very unhappy; full of misery.
    Example: "Wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages"
    Synonyms: miserable, suffering
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wretched:

Deadman Wonderland - Characters - Main
... harmless, ordinary middle school boy until the Wretched Egg slaughters his entire class, yet spares him and infuses him with a shard of red crystal ... his innocence and avenge his friends by tracking down and confronting their murderer, the Wretched Egg, whom Ganta refers to as the "Red Man" ... Ganta learns that the crystal implanted into his chest by the Wretched Egg has turned him into a "Deadman" empowered with a Branch of Sin, which is later christened the Ganta Gun by Senji ...

More definitions of "wretched":

  • (adj): Characterized by physical misery.
    Example: "Spent a wretched night on the floor"
    Synonyms: miserable

Famous quotes containing the word wretched:

    We are on the side of religion as opposed to religions, and we are among those who believe in the wretched inadequacy of sermons and the sublimity of prayer.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    My first few weeks in America are always miserable, because the tastes I am cursed with are all of a kind that cannot be gratified here, & I am not enough in sympathy with our “gros public” to make up for the lack on the aesthetic side. One’s friends are delightful; but we are none of us Americans, we don’t think or feel as the Americans do, we are the wretched exotics produced in a European glass-house, the most déplacé & useless class on earth!
    Edith Wharton (1862–1937)

    So wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness from the peculiar state of his disposition; and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand causes for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient to amuse him.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)