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 This is a wicked combination that requires training in conversational skills. Tim Hagen, Forbes, "Why Conversation Coaching Skills Are A Must," 1 Mar. 2021 Instead, Rosamund Pike surprised with a win for her smart, wicked turn as an unapologetic con artist who takes conservatorship of the elderly in J Blakeson’s pitch black comedy which just premiered on Netflix last weekend. Danielle Turchiano, chicagotribune.com, "Golden Globes: The 8 biggest snubs and surprises," 1 Mar. 2021 What neither men know is that the deceased comes with some baggage, including … something wicked that had attached itself to him decades ago after a tragedy. David Fear, Rolling Stone, "‘The Vigil’: The Dybbuk Stops Here," 25 Feb. 2021 Although Toklas is presented as modest and self-effacing, Stein’s wicked wit is never far from the surface, one of the reasons this book would make her name. Selina Hastings, WSJ, "Five Best: Lives of Literary Lesbians," 19 Feb. 2021 Not that the trip isn’t a wicked, dark blast regardless. Tim Grierson, Vulture, "The 25 Best Movies About Gambling," 5 Feb. 2021 While his country suffers, the Russian president allegedly builds (and then rebuilds, because the first attempt is botched) a $1.3 billion residential complex on an estate Navalny describes with wicked humor as 39 times the size of Monaco. Mark Lamster, Dallas News, "What Dallas McMansions and a Russian palace alleged to be Vladimir Putin’s have in common," 5 Feb. 2021 And while cheesecake comes first in the name, Laika’s espresso game is strong, drawing on Italian beans from Lavazza for a wicked double espresso. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "5 great new coffee shops for a San Antonio wake-up call: Cultura, Laika Cheesecake & Espresso, Revolución Coffee + Juice, Tandem and Toro Coffee," 28 Jan. 2021 But a new load from Federal utilizing a 100-grain Swift A-Frame bullet should be wicked. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "5 Hunting Cartridges You Can Find in an Ammo Shortage," 29 Dec. 2020

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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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3 Mar 2021

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“Wicked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicked. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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