Definition of "wicked" []

  • Evil by nature and in practice: "this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred” ( Winston S. Churchill). (adjective)
  • Playfully malicious or mischievous: a wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit. (adjective)
  • Severe and distressing: a wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions. (adjective)
  • Highly offensive; obnoxious: a wicked stench. (adjective)
  • Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful: a wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation. (adjective)
  • Morally bad in principle or practice (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful way (adjective)
  • Causing injury or harm (adjective)
  • Troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive (adjective)
  • Very good (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "wicked" in a sentence
  • "Oh! she's a wicked woman, she is, a _wicked_ woman, a _very_ wicked woman; she's got some of my things because I'm behind-hand in my rent, and she says she won't give them up; but she _shall_."
  • "I couldn't see what Brian had ever done to deserve such a fate as his, and I began to feel wicked, _wicked_."
  • ""Now you tread on dangerous ground, wicked one -- _wicked_!"