Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WRETCHEDLY

The Earthmen were pitifully few, only thirty of them, and wretchedly armed.

It was all wretchedly unconstitutional—of this there is no doubt.

These last must be wretchedly unwholesome in the brief rainy season.

The tears swam to her eyes and wretchedly and yet thankfully she wept.

The service was wretchedly conducted; hardly any music, and not a flower to speak of.

And as I stood there wretchedly a timid little hand touched my arm.

I am grieved to find that you are so wretchedly low-spirited.

For a moment that thought made me utterly and wretchedly homesick.

I was wretchedly nervous when they did come and brave a face-to-face meeting.

On asking how I had slept, and when I said wretchedly, she demanded an explanation.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, wrecched, an irregular formation from wrecche "wretch" (see wretch). Cf. also wicked.

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