from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Evil by nature and in practice: "this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred” ( Winston S. Churchill).
- adj. Playfully malicious or mischievous: a wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit.
- adj. Severe and distressing: a wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions.
- adj. Highly offensive; obnoxious: a wicked stench.
- adj. Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful: a wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation.
- adv. Slang Used as an intensive: "a ... body suit, which she describes as wicked comfortable” ( Nathan Cobb).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Evil or mischievous by nature.
- adj. Excellent; awesome; masterful; deeply satisfying.
- adv. Very, extremely.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of wick.
- adj. Having a wick.
- adj. Infested with maggots.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition.
- adj. Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things
- adj. Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.
- adj. Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Evil in principle or practice; deviating from the divine or the moral law; addicted to vice; depraved; vicious; sinful; immoral; bad; wrong; iniquitous: a word of comprehensive signification, including everything that is contrary to the moral law, and applied both to persons and to their acts: as, a wicked man; a wicked deed; wicked ways; wicked lives; a wicked heart; wicked designs; wicked works.
- Vile; baneful; pernicious; noxious.
- Troublesome; difficult; hard; painful; unfavorable; disagreeable.
- Mischievous; prone or disposed to mischief, often good-natured mischief; roguish: as, a wicked urchin.
- Synonyms Illegal, Immoral, etc. (see criminal), Heinous, Infamous, etc. (see atrocious), unrighteous, profane, ungodly, godless, impious, unprincipled, vile, abandoned, prolligate.
- n. A wicked person; one who is or those who are wicked.
- Quick; active.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. morally bad in principle or practice
- adj. having committed unrighteous acts
- adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
- adj. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
- adj. naughtily or annoyingly playful
Middle English, alteration of wicke, ultimately from Old English wicca, sorcerer; see witch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1225-75 Middle English wikked, wikke, an alteration of wicke, adjectival use of Old English wicca ("wizard, sorcerer") (Wiktionary)
See wick (Wiktionary)