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adjective,wick·ed·er, wick·ed·est.
  1. evil or morally bad in principle or practice; sinful; iniquitous: wicked people;wicked habits.

  2. mischievous or playfully malicious: These wicked kittens upset everything.

  1. distressingly severe, as a storm, wound, or cold: a wicked winter.

  2. passing reasonable bounds; intolerably bad: wicked prices;a wicked exam.

  3. having a bad disposition; ill-natured; mean: a wicked horse.

  4. spiteful; malevolent; vicious: a wicked tongue.

  5. extremely troublesome or dangerous: wicked roads.

  6. unpleasant; foul: a wicked odor.

  7. Slang. wonderful; great; masterful; deeply satisfying: He blows a wicked trumpet.

  1. Slang. very; really; totally: That shirt is wicked cool.

Origin of wicked

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English wikked, equivalent to wikke “bad” (representing adjective use of Old English wicca “wizard”; cf. witch) + -ed -ed3

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Other words from wicked

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for wicked


/ (ˈwɪkɪd) /

    • morally bad in principle or practice

    • (as collective noun; preceded by the): the wicked

  1. mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful way: a wicked grin

  1. causing injury or harm

  2. troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive

  3. slang very good

Origin of wicked

C13: from dialect wick, from Old English wicca sorcerer, wicce witch 1

Derived forms of wicked

  • wickedly, adverb
  • wickedness, noun

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