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 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 But changing from catch-and-release does not require adopting the wicked family separation policy. NBC News, "Trump on defense over separating immigrant families," 18 June 2018 The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Rails of Terror combines all the best elements of Halloween: creepy clowns, axe murders, wicked witches, even skeletons dressed as scarecrows. Megan Stein, Country Living, "This Haunted Halloween Train Ride Is the Best Way to Scare Yourself Silly," 23 Oct. 2018 Jenny Vrentas is a wicked combination of writing chops, reporting chops, the creativity to think of good ideas and the brain to see them through. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Mellinger Minutes: Herrera's gone, what's next for Royals and worrisome about Chiefs," 19 June 2018 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

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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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