Wretch Definition

rĕch
wretches
noun
wretches
A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune.
Webster's New World
A person who is despised or scorned.
Webster's New World
A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable.
American Heritage
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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(archaic) An exile.

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Other Word Forms of Wretch

Noun

Singular:
wretch
Plural:
wretches

Origin of Wretch

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English wrecche from Old English wrecca exiles, wretch

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

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