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  1. the quality or state of being wicked. wick. wicked.
  2. wicked wick wicked conduct or practices.
  3. a wicked wick wicked act or thing.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wickedness1

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; wicked, -ness
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Example Sentences

God is so angry at the ensuing wickedness that he sends the flood to wipe almost everyone out.

Trying to climb this mountain of wickedness is like trying to climb a glass wall with your bare hands.

The discussion poses an argument: In the book of Ezekiel, God is determined to wipe out a city, which is full of wickedness.

For yet a little and a very little while, and my indignation shall cease, and my wrath shall be upon their wickedness.

At the time of his birth, the rulers of the country were very unpopular because of their wickedness and oppression of the people.

Thy own wickedness shall reprove thee, and thy apostasy shall rebuke thee.

For if I had power to train a son of mine to righteousness, and I trained him to wickedness, should I not sin against my son?

What is the meaning that my beloved hath wrought much wickedness in my house?


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