toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

wretched
used in The Age of Innocence

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
very bad
in various senses, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet."
  • She's 'poor Ellen' certainly, because she had the bad luck to make a wretched marriage; but I don't see that that's a reason for hiding her head as if she were the culprit."
    Chapter 5 (81% in)
  • "The doctors want my husband to feel that he is in his own home; otherwise he would be so wretched that the climate would not do him any good," she explained, winter after winter, to the sympathising Philadelphians and Baltimoreans; and Mr. Welland, beaming across a breakfast table miraculously supplied with the most varied delicacies, was presently saying to Archer: "You see, my dear fellow, we camp—we literally camp.
    Chapter 16 (25% in)

There are no more uses of "wretched" in The Age of Innocence.

Typical Usage  (best examples)