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 As if that's what Lydia blames for June and Janine turning against Gilead, Lydia warns the handmaids that wicked men will try to lead them astray. Amanda Ostuni, EW.com, "The Handmaid's Tale recap: June and Janine pursue new purposes in Chicago," 12 May 2021 Deliciously wicked and with a wardrobe to die for (quite literally), Cruella was the ultimate baddie. Tish Weinstock, Vogue, "The Hidden Meanings Behind Emma Stone’s Wild Beauty Looks in Disney’s Cruella," 11 May 2021 Scroll a little further down to see that wicked Uncle Sam had not exactly been alone in taking this position: Support from the White House is not a guarantee that a waiver will be adopted. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "From a Shot in the Arm to a Shot in the Foot — Biden’s Vaccine Blunder," 8 May 2021 Maddon also cited Suzuki’s ability to block Ohtani’s wicked off-speed and breaking pitches, especially a splitter that often dives out of the zone and into the dirt. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Shohei Ohtani and Kurt Suzuki becoming an effective duo for the Angels," 1 May 2021 In pieces like p1eta™️, Chapin tries to reconcile the polarity that women vacillate between — Eve as wicked and full of knowledge, the Virgin Mary as pure and worthy. Brienne Walsh, Forbes, "In Sculptural Paintings, Elizabeth Chapin Unravels The Path To Original Sin," 26 Apr. 2021 Just like in Minari, Yuh-Jung Youn’s onscreen arrival immediately sent a jolt of wicked charisma and unpredictability into a monotonous landscape. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Best, Worst and Strangest Moments of the 2021 Oscars," 26 Apr. 2021 Chin Han’s character is the central villain — a wicked wizard from the desolate Outworld who seeks to overtake the Earthrealm with his army of warriors. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘Mortal Kombat’ star Chin Han, director Simon McQuoid share how movie stays true to the classic video game," 22 Apr. 2021 Newsome should join Denzel Ward and Troy Hill to give Cleveland a wicked nickel package. USA TODAY, "Cleveland Browns draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections," 30 Apr. 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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14 May 2021

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“Wicked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wicked. Accessed 14 May. 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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