Definition of wicked adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɪkɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪkɪd//
    (wickeder, wickedest) You can also use more wicked and most wicked.
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  1. 1morally bad synonym evil a wicked deed stories about a wicked witch
  2. 2(informal) slightly bad but in a way that is amusing and/or attractive synonym mischievous a wicked grin Jane has a wicked sense of humour.
  3. 3dangerous, harmful or powerful He has a wicked punch. a wicked-looking knife
  4. 4(slang) very good This song's wicked. More Like This Adjectives ending in –ed pronounced /-ɪd/ aged, beloved, crooked, dogged, learned, naked, ragged, rugged, sacred, wickedSee worksheet.
  5. Word OriginMiddle English: probably from Old English wicca ‘witch’ + -ed.Extra examples It’s really wicked to leave old people without any help. She smiled a faintly wicked smile. ‘OK, we can all go to the beach now.’ ‘Wicked!’ ‘What do you think of her?’ ‘She’s wicked!’ Jo just bought a wicked new computer game. She despised herself for being selfish, even wicked. That was a wicked thing to do! The wicked witch casts a spell on the princess.
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