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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a deplorably unfortunate or unhappy person.

  2. a person of despicable or base character.

Origin of wretch:

bef. 900; ME wrecche, OE wrecca miserable person, exile, c. OS wrekkio, OHG reccheo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wretch(noun)

    performs some wicked deed

  2. poor devil, wretch(noun)

    someone you feel sorry for


  1. wretch(Noun)

    An unhappy, unfortunate, or miserable person.

  2. wretch(Noun)

    An unpleasant, annoying person.

  3. wretch(Noun)

    An exile.

  4. Origin: From wrecca.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wretch(verb)

    a miserable person; one profoundly unhappy

  2. Wretch(verb)

    one sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch


  1. Wretch

    Wretch is the first full-length album by American heavy metal band Kyuss. It was released in September 1991, on Dali Records. Previously billed as Sons of Kyuss, the band shortened their name prior to the release of this album. The album is notable for its distinctive sound, though this is not necessarily a positive; its production has been criticized and the album has been described as a poor representation of the band's sound.

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a miserable, unhappy creature

The poor wretch!

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