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synonyms for wretch

  • rascal
  • beggar
  • blackguard
  • brute
  • bum
  • caitiff
  • dog
  • ingrate
  • knave
  • liar
  • libertine
  • lowlife
  • miscreant
  • outcast
  • pariah
  • pauper
  • poltroon
  • rake
  • rapscallion
  • renegade
  • reprobate
  • rogue
  • scalawag
  • scamp
  • scapegrace
  • scoundrel
  • scullion
  • scum
  • snake
  • vagabond
  • varlet
  • villain
  • worm
  • bezonian
  • cullion
  • looser
  • pilgarlic
  • ronion
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How to use wretch in a sentence

Many of us ink-stained wretches would give anything to have his writing chops.
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After the wretch had stabbed her in three places, he went to make his escape out at a window; but she cried out, My dear!
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It was evident that the dread of another period of prison life was strong upon the trembling wretch.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
If only the poor wretch next door knew what was in store for him!
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There was a long stretch of wood country, where the wretch's most inhuman deeds had been located.
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You don't think I am going to suffer Maude's children to be domineered over by a wretch of a step-mother—perhaps poisoned.
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And he cannot help it, or make it right for me, if I am such a horrid wretch that I can't keep grave thoughts in my head.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
From thence he commanded the sacrilegious wretch to be thrown down into the ashes, all men thrusting him forward unto death.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The meanest wretch here in the West, if he has a quarrel, avenges himself openly and at once.
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That sacrilegious wretch, who carries on his shield the portrait of Malborgiane, his mistress!
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WORDS RELATED TO WRETCH

  • black sheep
  • blackguard
  • bum
  • cad
  • coward
  • dog
  • good-for-nothing
  • heel
  • hound
  • ne'er-do-well
  • rat
  • riffraff
  • scoundrel
  • scum
  • skunk
  • snake
  • stinker
  • toad
  • villain
  • worm
  • wretch
  • yellow dog
  • bad egg
  • black sheep
  • con
  • convict
  • culprit
  • delinquent
  • evildoer
  • felon
  • hellhound
  • hoodlum
  • jailbird
  • lawbreaker
  • outcast
  • outlaw
  • prisoner
  • rapscallion
  • rascal
  • rogue
  • rowdy
  • ruffian
  • scamp
  • scoundrel
  • sinner
  • thug
  • transgressor
  • varlet
  • villain
  • wretch
  • wrongdoer
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