[ wik-id-nis ]
/ ˈwɪk ɪd nɪs /


the quality or state of being wicked.
wicked conduct or practices.
a wicked act or thing.

Nearby words

  1. wichita,
  2. wichita falls,
  3. wick,
  4. wicked,
  5. wickedly,
  6. wicker,
  7. wickerwork,
  8. wicket,
  9. wicket maiden,
  10. wicketkeeper

Origin of wickedness

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at wicked, -ness

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Word Origin and History for wickedness



c.1300, from wicked + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper