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 Shupe has a knack for devising wicked scenarios, and The Heiress Hunt doesn’t disappoint with its steamy game of sardines and gazebo trysts. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: March 2021 romance novels embrace learning to love yourself," 1 Apr. 2021 Beating the Utes requires force and focus and finesse, a mix of strong mentality and wicked physicality. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Utah football is flawed at its core. But it can change — and it should.," 1 Apr. 2021 His slider’s late movement is wicked and something to behold. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, "Rangers roundtable: Measures for success, top internal prospects, trade assets and more ahead of the 2021 season," 30 Mar. 2021 Although Cleary never shied away from issues such as unemployment and divorce, she will be remembered for her sly, intelligent wit, which managed to be wicked and kind at the same time. Elisabeth Egan, New York Times, "Beverly Cleary Wrote About Real Life, and Her Readers Loved Her for It," 26 Mar. 2021 One of his first film credits is as Bobo in an American Playhouse production of A Raisin in the Sun, a sly little performance, one of his rare chances to be wicked. Nate Jones, Vulture, "The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working Today," 21 Nov. 2020 Prominent among them is an addition from the ninth century A.D. – a story about the four sons or children - the wise, the wicked, the simple and the one who does not know what to ask. Samuel L. Boyd, The Conversation, "This Passover, as in the past, will be a time to recognize tragedies and offer hope for the future," 24 Mar. 2021 As the town becomes overrun with monsters, the boys join forces to save Sonny’s mom and foil Slappy’s wicked plan. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘My Fair Lady’; ‘Marry Poppins’," 19 Mar. 2021 This is a wicked combination that requires training in conversational skills. Tim Hagen, Forbes, "Why Conversation Coaching Skills Are A Must," 1 Mar. 2021

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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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8 Apr 2021

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“Wicked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicked. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for wicked

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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