how to pronounce wretched


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wretched is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of wretched in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… up there i'm as i'm as wretched and as …”

meanings of wretched


  1. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable.
  2. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.
  3. Very miserable; feeling deep affliction or distress.
  4. Used to express dislike of or annoyance towards the mentioned thing.


  1. Misspelling of retched.

wretched frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wretched occurs in english on average 3.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wretched can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that wretched can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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