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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wretch /ˈrɛʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wretch n.
 1. A miserable person; one profoundly unhappy.  “The wretch that lies in woe.”
 Hovered thy spirit o'er thy sorrowing son,
 Wretch even then, life's journey just begun?   --Cowper.
 2. One sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch.
 Note:Wretch is sometimes used by way of slight or ironical pity or contempt, and sometimes to express tenderness; as we say, poor thing. “Poor wretch was never frighted so.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: performs some wicked deed
      2: someone you feel sorry for [syn: poor devil]