Wretched – In an unhappy or unfortunate state
She retched and her head (wretched) felt terrible. She was in a very unhappy state.
Examples of wretched in a sentence
Despite Steve's wretched childhood, he grew up to be a kind and happy man.
The poor wretched fox was not only riddled with mange, it had several ticks as well.
The animals at the zoo are kept in the wretched conditions.