Definition of "wickedness" []

  • Morally bad in principle or practice (adjective)
  • (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)
  • The state of being wicked; evil disposition; immorality. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • A wicked or sinful thing or act; morally bad or objectionable behaviour. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wickedness" in a sentence
  • "Shakespeare, whose mind was more intent upon notions than words, had in his thoughts the pulchritude of virtue, and the deformity of wickedness; and though he had mentioned _wickedness_, made the correlative answer to _deformity_."
  • "If we are to suppose that man might have been created or developed with none of those extremes of character which now often result in what we call wickedness, vice, or crime, there would certainly have been a greater monotony in human nature, which would, perhaps, have led to less beneficial results than the variety which actually exists may lead to."
  • "Some of these good folk, for example, play the piano more sedulously than that instrument, in my opinion, deserves; yet are mightily indignant, in talk with me, at what they call the wickedness of teaching multitudes of poor children to play upon pianos provided by the rates."