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wretch

noun [C] (BAD PERSON)    /retʃ/ informal or humorous
someone who is unpleasant or annoying : Who's trampled on my flowers ? I bet it was those two little wretches who live next door . You wretch! You promised you'd give me a lift .Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men
(Definition of wretch noun (BAD PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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