Learner's definition of WRETCHED
[more wretched; most wretched]
1 : very unhappy, ill, etc.
The slums were filled with poor, wretched children.
I don't know what's wrong with her, but she looks wretched.
2 : very bad or unpleasant
families living in wretched poverty
the wretched conditions of the refugee camp
How did we get into this wretched state of affairs?
3 : very poor in quality or ability