wretch - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/retʃ/
singularwretch
pluralwretches
  1. 1
    someone who is in a difficult situation and who you feel sorry for

    The poor wretch lay crying by the side of the road.

  2. 2
    humorous someone who you do not like or who annoys you

    I don’t know why you married that wretch.