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wicked

[wik-id] /ˈwɪk ɪd/
adjective, wickeder, wickedest.
1.
evil or morally bad in principle or practice; sinful; iniquitous:
wicked people; wicked habits.
2.
mischievous or playfully malicious:
These wicked kittens upset everything.
3.
distressingly severe, as a storm, wound, or cold:
a wicked winter.
4.
unjustifiable; dreadful; beastly:
wicked prices; a wicked exam.
5.
having a bad disposition; ill-natured; mean:
a wicked horse.
6.
spiteful; malevolent; vicious:
a wicked tongue.
7.
extremely troublesome or dangerous:
wicked roads.
8.
unpleasant; foul:
a wicked odor.
9.
Slang. wonderful; great; masterful; deeply satisfying:
He blows a wicked trumpet.
adverb
10.
Slang. very; really; totally:
That shirt is wicked cool.
Origin
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English wikked, equivalent to wikke bad (representing adj. use of Old English wicca wizard; cf. witch) + -ed -ed3
Related forms
wickedly, adverb
quasi-wicked, adjective
quasi-wickedly, adverb
unwicked, adjective
unwickedly, adverb
Can be confused
wicca, wicked.
Synonyms
1. unrighteous, ungodly, godless, impious, profane, blasphemous; immoral, profligate, corrupt, depraved, dissolute; heinous; infamous, villainous. See bad1 .
Antonyms
1. good, virtuous.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasiwicked

wicked

/ˈwɪkɪd/
adjective
1.
  1. morally bad in principle or practice
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the wicked
2.
mischievous or roguish, esp in a playful way: a wicked grin
3.
causing injury or harm
4.
troublesome, unpleasant, or offensive
5.
(slang) very good
Derived Forms
wickedly, adverb
wickedness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from dialect wick, from Old English wicca sorcerer, wiccewitch1
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Word Origin and History for quasiwicked

wicked

adj.

late 13c., earlier wick (12c.), apparently an adjectival use of Old English wicca "wizard" (see wicca). For evolution, cf. wretched from wretch. Slang ironic sense of "wonderful" first attested 1920, in F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Slang definitions & phrases for quasiwicked

wicked

adjective
  1. Impressive; prodigious; mean: He can shake a wicked spatula/ Look at the wicked bat he swings!
  2. Excellent; wonderful; bad, great (1920+)
Related Terms

shake a wicked calf


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