wickeder

wicked

[wik-id]
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:
1225–75; Middle English wikked, equivalent to wikke bad (representing adj. use of Old English wicca wizard; cf. witch) + -ed -ed3

wickedly, adverb
quasi-wicked, adjective
quasi-wickedly, adverb
unwicked, adjective
unwickedly, adverb

wicca, wicked.


1. unrighteous, ungodly, godless, impious, profane, blasphemous; immoral, profligate, corrupt, depraved, dissolute; heinous; infamous, villainous. See bad1.


1. good, virtuous.
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wicked (ˈwɪkɪd)
 
adj
1.  a.  morally bad in principle or practice
 b.  (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
 
[C13: from dialect wick, from Old English wicca sorcerer, wiccewitch1]
 
'wickedly
 
adv
 
'wickedness
 
n

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wicked
c.1275, earlier wick (12c.), apparently an adj. use of O.E. 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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