wicked

adjective
wick·​ed | \ ˈwi-kəd How to pronounce wicked (audio) \

Definition of wicked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : morally very bad : evil
2a : fierce, vicious a wicked dog
b : disposed to or marked by mischief : roguish does wicked impersonations
3a : disgustingly unpleasant : vile a wicked odor
b : causing or likely to cause harm, distress, or trouble a wicked storm
4 : going beyond reasonable or predictable limits : of exceptional quality or degree throws a wicked fastball

wicked

adverb

Definition of wicked (Entry 2 of 2)

: very, extremely wicked fast

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Other Words from wicked

Adjective

wickedly adverb

Examples of wicked in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Adverb

His car goes wicked fast. All his friends thought he was wicked cool. The tickets were wicked expensive.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

The Cardinal’s schedule is wicked to start the season. oregonlive.com, "Oregon opponent early scouting report: Stanford," 11 July 2019 The roaring synth hook is totally wicked, like an elephant possessed. Kat Bein, Billboard, "New Music Friday: Six of This Week's Best Tracks From Wave Racer, Booka Shade & More," 28 June 2019 Efraimson will test herself Sunday in the Pre Classic in a wicked women’s 1,500. oregonlive.com, "Cravon Gillespie takes on the sport’s big names in the Prefontaine Classic: Oregon track & field rundown," 25 June 2019 Bad women show their badness by talking, which is unwomanly and hence wicked. Constance Grady, Vox, "The slippery genius of the Cinderella story," 5 June 2019 In the centuries to come, her name would become synonymous with a wicked woman (Revelation 2:20). National Geographic, "How a pagan queen became a notorious villain in the Bible," 15 Mar. 2019 The wicked character’s grin is enough to strike terror in anyone’s heart. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Shahadi Wright Joseph Opens Up About a Possible "Us" Sequel, Impressing Her Parents, and Perfecting an Evil Doppelganger," 1 Apr. 2019 Consumers are still wicked confident about our economy. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Consumer confidence dips in Mass. Is the party over?," 31 May 2018 Moscow gets wicked cold and the BREM-1 can tow airliners that slide off slick runways. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Moscow Airport Buys Tank Recovery Vehicle for Airport Emergencies," 9 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of wicked

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wicked

Adjective

Middle English, alteration of wicke wicked, perhaps from Old English wicca

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wicked

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wicked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: morally bad
informal : having or showing slightly bad thoughts in a way that is funny or not serious
informal : very bad or unpleasant

wicked

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of wicked (Entry 2 of 2)

US, informal : very or extremely

wicked

adjective
wick·​ed | \ ˈwi-kəd How to pronounce wicked (audio) \
wickeder; wickedest

Kids Definition of wicked

1 : 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
2 : dangerous sense 2 a wicked storm
3 : of exceptional quality or degree He threw some wicked pitches.

Other Words from wicked

wickedly adverb
wickedness noun

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