wicked

adjective
wick·​ed | \ˈwi-kəd \

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 final settling of accounts when God's wrath is unleashed upon the wicked and the righteous are rewarded. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "So what is this sexual harassment 'reckoning' everyone is talking about?," 17 Jan. 2018 Biggest Smokescreen: Cassie Guess who really doesn't want to be asked about that wicked cellphone fight with Diddy? The Fug Girls, Cosmopolitan, "The Fug Girls: 18 Best and Worst Dressed Celebs at the 2016 VMAs," 29 Aug. 2016 Last year, the president called Kim -- with his abysmal human rights record -- wicked and depraved. Major Garrett, CBS News, "Trump leaves Singapore claiming success after historic meeting with Kim Jong Un," 12 June 2018 And third, Mr Trump paints those who stand in his way not as opponents, but as wicked or corrupt or traitors. The Economist, "The Republican Party is organised around one man," 19 Apr. 2018 Now an actor and talk-show host by profession, Kaelin is brilliant at bantering: quick, funny and wicked but never the slightest bit mean or dismissive. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "A close encounter with Kato Kaelin at New Orleans Comic Con 2018," 6 Jan. 2018 The sardonic feminist brilliantly blends burlesque with rap and wicked social commentary. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "7 shows not to miss at Jazz Fest 2018, Saturday (May 5)," 5 May 2018 If that doesn’t sound like a breakthrough Charlotte wouldn’t use to its most wicked, company-saving ends, nothing does. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Was Maeve Mind Controlling Her Daughter On Westworld?," 11 June 2018 Which is consistently a large majority, thanks to his even temperament and an excessively wicked curveball with a major league spin rate of 3200 rpm. Ron Higgins, NOLA.com, "Little Big Man: LSU pitcher Ma'Khail Hilliard cuts batters down to size," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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The first known use of wicked was in the 13th century

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wicked

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wicked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: morally bad

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

: very bad or unpleasant

wicked

adverb

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

: very or extremely

wicked

adjective
wick·​ed | \ˈwi-kəd \
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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