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

Maybe in this version, the shadowy forces on the other side of Pacific Rim’s other-dimensional Breach have started sending through kaiju with wicked city-destroying dance moves. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "We have a lot of wild theories about the Dance Dance Revolution movie," 5 Oct. 2018 But inside, there are walls coated in graffiti, three separate spaces, and a wicked sound system. Carrie Hutchinson, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Venues & Places for Live Music in Melbourne," 10 Sep. 2018 But his wicked uncle, Scar, covets the kingdom for himself. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Surprise! Disney drops first trailer for “live-action” film The Lion King," 23 Nov. 2018 But if fans’ suspicions do come true one thing is sure: there really is no rest for the wicked. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, ""Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Season 2 Could Premiere on Valentine's Day According to a New Fan Theory," 30 Oct. 2018 But beyond the flowery wallpapers with matching lampshades, dog portraiture, needlepoint and traditional European antiques was a quirky man with a wicked sense of humor. The Editors, ELLE Decor, "Remembering Mario Buatta: Designers, Colleagues, and Clients Share Their Memories of the "Prince of Chintz"," 16 Oct. 2018 Trick, a matte black, takes things to a scary-good level with a hint of subtle orange and green sparkle, while Treat, a metallic copper, comes in hot like pumpkin spice’s wicked stepsister. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Sugarpill Is Launching Two Sparkly Lipsticks for Halloween, Called Trick and Treat," 25 Sep. 2018 All of this adds up to a wicked, dangerous, and expensive problem that won’t go away on its own. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "What is going on with California’s horrific fires?," 13 Nov. 2018 If dark magic consumes rare creatures, are the people who use it all innately wicked? Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "The Dragon Prince is influenced by Avatar: The Last Airbender in the best ways," 7 Sep. 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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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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