- evil or morally bad in principle or practice; sinful; iniquitous: wicked people; wicked habits.
- mischievous or playfully malicious: These wicked kittens upset everything.
- distressingly severe, as a storm, wound, or cold: a wicked winter.
- unjustifiable; dreadful; beastly: wicked prices; a wicked exam.
- having a bad disposition; ill-natured; mean: a wicked horse.
- spiteful; malevolent; vicious: a wicked tongue.
- extremely troublesome or dangerous: wicked roads.
- unpleasant; foul: a wicked odor.
- Slang. wonderful; great; masterful; deeply satisfying: He blows a wicked trumpet.
- Slang. very; really; totally: That shirt is wicked cool.
Origin of wicked
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1. unrighteous, ungodly, godless, impious, profane, blasphemous; immoral, profligate, corrupt, depraved, dissolute; heinous; infamous, villainous.
1. See bad1.
1. good, virtuous.
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Examples from the Web for wickeder
On my conscience, it will push you hard to find a wickeder baste nor yourself.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
The fiercer they are the more she loves them, and the wickeder they are the more they love her.A Padre in France
George A. Birmingham
Them contrasts make me miserabler than ever, an' I'm likely to get wickeder too.The Border Watch
Joseph A. Altsheler
All the same, I think you are wickeder than me, Augusta, said Nan.Girls of the True Blue
L. T. Meade
I can tell you a wickeder one than any you've discovered for yourself.Madame de Mauves
- morally bad in principle or practice
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the wicked
- mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful waya wicked grin
- causing injury or harm
- troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive
- slang very good
C13: from dialect wick, from Old English wicca sorcerer, wicce witch 1
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Word Origin and History for wickeder
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