バートランド・ラッセル英単語・熟語 w026

★ wretched (adj.)【みじめな,哀れな;ひどくみすぼらしい;あさましい,卑劣な;実に不愉快な】

* wretch (n):哀れな人,惨めな人;恥知らず

If he is of a philosophic disposition, he concludes that human life is essentially wretched, since the man who has all he wants is still unhappy. He forgets that to be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.

It is commonly supposed that all parents, except a few unnatural wretches, love their children. In theory, perhaps, they do, but in practice the love too often shows itself only in slaps and cross reproofs.
* reproof (n):叱責

He was in bed with a bad cold and feeling pretty wretched.
 出典:『新版完全征服 データベース5500 合格 英単語・熟語』p.305]

What wretched weather!
[  出典:Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, new ed.]

You look wretched -- What's wrong?
[  出典:Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, 8th ed.]