- 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 wickedest
And will not he who has been shown to be the wickedest, be also the most miserable?The Republic
The dishonour lay at its door of being the wickedest city in the world.The Christian
The wickedest, cruelest man in the bunch––and the best shot.Whispering Smith
Frank H. Spearman
"Hush, Fly Clifford; you're the wickedest girl to talk," said Dotty.Prudy Keeping House
And the lightest desire can be sin, as well as the wickedest deed.The White Lady of Hazelwood
Emily Sarah Holt
- 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 wickedest
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