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.
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 *wrakjÃ´.