What does the word wretched mean?

Usage examples for wretched

  1. Forgive me, and let us both forget this wretched summer." – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  2. I think that a man must be very wretched who has no one to look after his house." – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. But Harry looked white and wretched. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr