adjective, wick·ed·er, wick·ed·est.
Origin of wicked
Examples from the Web for wickedly
Kate Christensen is famous for her wickedly drawn characters, but this time her setting, Brooklyn, almost steals the show.Novelist Kate Christensen's Winning Novels About Losers|Jane Ciabattari|June 15, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The Informationby Martin Amis As wickedly funny a satire of the writer's life as anything I've ever encountered.
In the end, Lebowitz's performance—and it is a performance—is a wickedly enjoyable torrent of great lines.Public Speaking: Martin Scorsese's Fran Lebowitz Doc|Ronald K. Fried|November 20, 2010|DAILY BEAST
According to The New York Times, Berendt's "writing is elegant and wickedly funny, and his eye for telling details is superb."
This is a wickedly clever kung-fu move for the new Obama-ready marketplace: Monroe becomes Thoreau.
You've been foolishly lamenting the world left behind: wickedly too.Gwen Wynn|Mayne Reid
They are most wickedly sane, which is why their designs fill me with apprehension.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
The celebrated Dr. Parr, of Norwich, has—wickedly, shall we say?Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
"'Thy modesty's a candle to thy merit,'" quotes she, wickedly, in a low tone.Rossmoyne|Unknown
Why did you wickedly and viciously send the Rain of Stones to crack and break our houses?Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz|L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for wickedly
- morally bad in principle or practice
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the wicked
Word Origin for wicked
Word Origin and History for wickedly
late 13c., earlier wick (12c.), apparently an adjectival use of Old English wicca "wizard" (see wicca). For evolution, cf. wretched from wretch. Slang ironic sense of "wonderful" first attested 1920, in F. Scott Fitzgerald.