What is another word for wretchedly?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɛt͡ʃɪdlɪ] (IPA)

The word "wretchedly" is often used to describe the state of someone or something that is in a pitiful or deplorable condition. There are many synonyms for this word that can be used to convey similar meanings, including miserably, pitifully, abysmally, deplorably, lamentably, and horribly. Other synonyms for "wretchedly" may include woefully, distressingly, pitilessly, or unpleasantly. These variations in meaning provide writers with the flexibility to choose the word that best fits the tone of their writing. In the end, it is up to the writer to decide which synonym to use based on the intended meaning and the context in which it will be used.

What are the hypernyms for Wretchedly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for wretchedly?

Wretchedly is an adverb that means in a miserable or unfortunate manner. Some antonyms of the term wretchedly are delightedly, joyfully, blissfully, contentedly, and happily. Delightedly is a term used to describe the manner in which someone is overjoyed or pleased. Joyfully is associated with a feeling of great happiness and is often connected with a sense of elation. Blissfully is a term that suggests an intense state of happiness or ecstasy. Contentedly means that someone has achieved a sense of satisfaction and is pleased with what they have achieved. All in all, these antonyms are opposite in meaning to the term wretchedly and suggest happiness instead of misery.

Usage examples for Wretchedly

Ned had other things to tell her, about the United States forts, troops, and ships of war, and she had stories to tell with excited vivacity that set forth sadly enough the wretchedly unsettled condition of her country, which she appeared to love so well, after all.
"Ahead of the Army"
W. O. Stoddard
The main thing is to arrange one's home diet on sound lines, and learn to enjoy the simple and wholesome foods, of which there is a great variety obtainable, and at prices possible to all but the wretchedly poor.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
"How horribly he had dwindled, how wretchedly small he had become!
"John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1"
William Powell Frith

Famous quotes with Wretchedly

  • The peasantsare wretchedly poor.Floggings are of daily occurrence, and the fatalism common to all backward peoples is widespread in Russia.
    Robert Hunter (author)
  • The US is the most wretchedly villainous state of all times. Anyone aware of global issues can easily imagine how vast the hatred for the United States - a corrupted, swollen, paralysing and suffocating political entity - must be across the Third World - and among the thinking minority of the West too.
    Pentti Linkola
  • Am I happy? There are moments when I am overwhelmed by a sense of my success and ease. I become aware that thousands of things which had formerly been forbidden fruit to me are at my command now. I distinctly recall that crushing sense of being debarred from everything, and then I feel as though the whole world were mine. One day I paused in front of an old East Side restaurant that I had often passed in my days of need and despair. The feeling of desolation and envy with which I used to peek in its windows came back to me. It gave me pangs of self-pity for my past and a thrilling sense of my present power. The prices that had once been prohibitive seemed so wretchedly low now. ... And yet in all such instances I feel a peculiar yearning for the very days when the doors of that restaurant were closed to me and when the Canal Street merchant was a magnate of commerce in my estimation. Somehow, encounters of this kind leave me dejected. The gloomiest past is dearer than the brightest present. In my case there seems to be a special reason for feeling this way. My sense of triumph is coupled with a brooding sense of emptiness and insignificance, of my lack of anything like a great, deep interest.
    Abraham Cahan

Related words: wretchedly cold, wretchedly useless, hideous, heinous, atrocious, vile, repulsive, loathsome, revolting, abominable

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