- The definition of wicked is someone or something who is cruel or acts in an evil way.
An example of wicked is the way you would describe a witch.
- morally bad or wrong; acting or done with evil intent; depraved
- vicious; cruel: the wicked king
- painful, unpleasant, etc.: a wicked blow on the head
- naughty in a playful way; mischievous
- ☆ Slang showing great skill: he plays a wicked game of golf
Origin: Middle English from wikke, evil, akin to Old English wicce, witch
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adjective wick·ed·er, wick·ed·est
- Evil by nature and in practice: “this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred” (Winston S. Churchill).
- Playfully malicious or mischievous: a wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit.
- Severe and distressing: a wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions.
- Highly offensive; obnoxious: a wicked stench.
- Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful: a wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation.
Origin: Middle English, alteration of wicke, ultimately from Old English wicca, sorcerer; see witch.
- wickˈed·ly adverb
- wickˈed·ness noun