Wretch

  • 1 Wretch — Wretch, n. [OE. wrecche, AS. wrecca, wr[ae]cca, an exile, a wretch, fr. wrecan to drive out, punish; properly, an exile, one driven out, akin to AS. wr[ae]c an exile, OS. wrekkio a stranger, OHG. reccheo an exile. See {Wreak}, v. t.] [1913… …

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  • 2 Wretch — Studioalbum von Kyuss Veröffentlichung 23. September 1991 Aufnahme 1989 1991 Label …

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  • 3 wretch — wretch; wretch·ed; wretch·ed·ly; wretch·ed·ness; wretch·less; wretch·less·ness; …

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  • 4 Wretch — Album par Kyuss Sortie 23 septembre 1991 Enregistrement Palm Springs, Californie Durée 46:36 Genre Rock alternatif, Stoner rock …

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  • 5 Wretch — Álbum de Kyuss Publicación 23 de septiembre de 1991 Género(s) Heavy metal Stoner metal Duración 46:36 Discográfica …

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  • 6 wretch — [retʃ] n [: Old English; Origin: wrecca person driven out ] 1.) someone that you feel sorry for ▪ He was a lonely, miserable wretch. 2.) someone you are annoyed with ▪ Stop pulling my hair, you wretch! …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 wretch — [ retʃ ] noun count 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. ) HUMOROUS someone you do not like or who annoys you: Why did you marry that wretch? a ) LITERARY… …

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  • 8 wretch´ed|ly — wretch|ed «REHCH ihd», adjective. 1. very unfortunate or unhappy. 2. very unsatisfactory; miserable: »a wretched hut. SYNONYM(S): pitiful, shabby. 3. very bad: »a wretched traitor. SYNONYM(S): despicable, base, mean …

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  • 9 wretch|ed — «REHCH ihd», adjective. 1. very unfortunate or unhappy. 2. very unsatisfactory; miserable: »a wretched hut. SYNONYM(S): pitiful, shabby. 3. very bad: »a wretched traitor. SYNONYM(S): despicable, base, mean …

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  • 10 wretch — (n.) O.E. wrecca wretch, stranger, exile, from P.Gmc. *wrakjan (Cf. O.S. wrekkio, O.H.G. reckeo a banished person, exile, Ger. recke renowned warrior, hero ), related to O.E. wreccan to drive out, punish (see WREAK (Cf. wreak)). Sense of vile,… …

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  • 11 wretch — ► NOUN 1) an unfortunate person. 2) informal a contemptible person. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 12 wretch — [rech] n. [ME wrecche < OE wrecca, an outcast, lit., one driven out < wrecan, to drive out, punish: see WREAK] 1. a miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune 2. a person who is despised or scorned …

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  • 13 wretch —    This word is now rather old fashioned, but it came easily to speakers in former times who wished to abuse someone. It was in regular use from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century, with the meaning of ‘vile person’, and was either insulting …

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  • 14 Wretch 32 — Chartplatzierungen (vorläufig) Vorlage:Infobox Chartplatzierungen/Wartung/vorläufige Chartplatzierung Erklärung der Daten Alben Black and White   …

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  • 15 Wretch — A Wretch is one who is despicable. Through time, the term has also taken on a much more sympathetic usage, meant to indicate an unfortunate individual deserving of pity rather than righteous scorn.The term is famously used in the Christian hymn… …

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  • 16 wretch — [[t]re̱tʃ[/t]] wretches 1) N COUNT You can refer to someone as a wretch when you feel sorry for them because they are unhappy or unfortunate. [LITERARY] Before the poor wretch had time to speak, he was shot. 2) N COUNT (disapproval) You can refer …

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  • 17 wretch — UK [retʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms wretch : singular wretch plural wretches 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) a) humorous someone who you do not… …

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  • 18 wretch — n. a poor wretch * * * [retʃ] a poor wretch …

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  • 19 wretch — noun (C) 1 someone that you feel sorry for: The poor wretch had really suffered. 2 often humorous someone you are annoyed with: You wretch! You ve soaked my dress! 3 literary an evil person …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 wretch — Synonyms and related words: Bowery bum, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, blackguard, blighter, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, cur, derelict, devil, dog, drifter, drunkard, good for naught, good for nothing, hobo, human wreck, knave, lowlife …

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