adjective wick·ed \ˈwi-kəd\

: morally bad

: having or showing slightly bad thoughts in a way that is funny or not serious

: very bad or unpleasant

Full Definition of WICKED

:  morally very bad :  evil
a :  fierce, vicious <a wicked dog>
b :  disposed to or marked by mischief :  roguish <does wicked impersonations>
a :  disgustingly unpleasant :  vile <a wicked odor>
b :  causing or likely to cause harm, distress, or trouble <a wicked storm>
:  going beyond reasonable or predictable limits :  of exceptional quality or degree <throws a wicked fastball>
wick·ed·ly adverb

Examples of WICKED

  1. a wicked act of cruelty
  2. She played the part of the wicked stepmother in the play.
  3. She wore a wicked grin after her victory.
  4. She's known for having a wicked sense of humor.
  5. She had a wicked case of food poisoning.
  6. A wicked odor was coming from the closet.
  7. He throws a wicked fastball.

Origin of WICKED

Middle English, alteration of wicke wicked, perhaps from Old English wicca
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to WICKED

black, dark, evil, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, bad, wrong
decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous

Rhymes with WICKED



: very or extremely

Full Definition of WICKED

:  very, extremely <wicked fast>

Examples of WICKED

  1. His car goes wicked fast.
  2. All his friends thought he was wicked cool.
  3. The tickets were wicked expensive.

First Known Use of WICKED

WICKEDLY Defined for Kids


adjective wick·ed \ˈwi-kəd\

Definition of WICKED for Kids

:  bad in behavior, moral state, or effect :  evil <“… you're a wicked girl to stand in the way of your sister's good fortune.” — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>
:  dangerous 2 <a wicked storm>
:  of exceptional quality or degree <He threw some wicked pitches.>
wick·ed·ly adverb
wick·ed·ness noun


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