Wretch meaning

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A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable.
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A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune.
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The definition of a wretch is a person who is mean or unpleasant, or a person who is pathetic, unfortunate or helpless.

An evil and greedy corporate leader who steals money from the poor is an example of a wretch.

A pitiful murder victim who has been subject to a terrible crime is an example of a wretch.

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A miserable, unfortunate, or unhappy person.
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A person who is despised or scorned.
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An unhappy, unfortunate, or miserable person.
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An unpleasant, annoying person.
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(archaic) An exile.
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Origin of wretch

  • Middle English wrecche from Old English wrecca exiles, wretch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English wreÄ‹Ä‹a (“outcast, exile"), from Proto-Germanic *wrakjô.

    From Wiktionary