mischievous or playfully malicious: These wicked kittens upset everything.
distressingly severe, as a storm, wound, or cold: a wicked winter.
passing reasonable bounds; intolerably bad: wicked prices;a wicked exam.
extremely troublesome or dangerous: wicked roads.
Slang. wonderful; great; masterful; deeply satisfying: He blows a wicked trumpet.
Slang. very; really; totally: That shirt is wicked cool.
- wick·ed·ly, adverb
- qua·si-wick·ed, adjective
- qua·si-wick·ed·ly, adverb
- un·wick·ed, adjective
- un·wick·ed·ly, adverb
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How to use wicked in a sentence
There are wicked reminders, for instance, of her acid humor.Joan Didion’s ‘Let Me Tell You What I Mean’ shows a writer ahead of her time | Charles Arrowsmith | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Revisiting historical debates about the Fairness Doctrine can help us think through these wicked problems.The Fairness Doctrine won’t solve our problems — but it can foster needed debate | Victor Pickard | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
The player then traverses a gorgeously-rendered landscape and solves a series of wicked little puzzles in a heart-wrenching reunification quest.
In fact, if you go back even further, a pollster named Elmo Roper found that 47 percent of Americans found sexual relations for young people before marriage to be “wicked” back in 1939.
Both tell the stories of doomed criminals trying to make their way in a wicked world.The Best Single-Player Video Games to Play Right Now | Matthew Gault | March 9, 2020 | Time
He once experimented with dressing as “Hilda the wicked Witch” as a way to expand his business to Halloween.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus | Ben Jacobs | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“wicked William,” as he was known, made short work of her fortune.
MacDonald saw a lot that day, including gold candlesticks, the Kingdom of Heaven, and lots of violent judgment for the wicked.The Rapture: The Theological Idea That Inspired ‘The Leftovers’ | Matthew Paul Turner | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The film lets her unspoiled beauty speak the so-called “wicked” truth: for Ellen, abortion was the best choice.Why Deny the Obvious: Hollywood’s Backward Stance on Abortion | Teo Bugbee | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The original trailer even opens with her confession and defense of the abortion: “Sometimes the truth is wicked.”Why Deny the Obvious: Hollywood’s Backward Stance on Abortion | Teo Bugbee | June 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
O wicked presumption, whence camest thou to cover the earth with thy malice, and deceitfulness?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
No sooner was the ceremony over than the wicked count ordered her to present herself at the castle.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
I ushered you into this wicked world, young man, and a nice use you seem to have made of your time.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for wicked
morally bad in principle or practice
(as collective noun; preceded by the): the wicked
mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful way: a wicked grin
causing injury or harm
troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive
slang very good
- wickedly, adverb
- wickedness, noun
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