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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wicked mean? 

WICKED (adjective)
  The adjective WICKED has 5 senses:

1. morally bad in principle or practice
2. having committed unrighteous acts
3. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
4. naughtily or annoyingly playful
5. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

  Familiarity information: WICKED used as an adjective is common.

 Dictionary entry details 

WICKED (adjective)

Sense 1wicked [BACK TO TOP]


Morally bad in principle or practice


nefarious; villainous (extremely wicked)

irreclaimable; irredeemable; unredeemable; unreformable (insusceptible of reform)

iniquitous; sinful; ungodly (characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin)

heavy ((of an actor or role) being or playing the villain)

evil; vicious (having the nature of vice)

peccable; peccant (liable to sin)


unrighteous (not righteous)

impious (lacking piety or reverence for a god)

immoral (deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong)

evil (morally bad or wrong)

wrong (contrary to conscience or morality or law)


virtuous (morally excellent)

Sense 2wicked [BACK TO TOP]


Having committed unrighteous acts


sinful; wicked; unholy

Context example:

a sinful person


unrighteous (not righteous)

Sense 3wicked [BACK TO TOP]


Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality


severe; terrible; wicked

Context examples:

severe pain / a severe case of flu / a terrible cough / under wicked fire from the enemy's guns / a wicked cough


intense (in an extreme degree)

Sense 4wicked [BACK TO TOP]


Naughtily or annoyingly playful


impish; implike; mischievous; pixilated; prankish; puckish; wicked

Context examples:

teasing and worrying with impish laughter / a wicked prank


playful (full of fun and high spirits)

Sense 5wicked [BACK TO TOP]


Highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust


yucky; skanky; revolting; repelling; loathly; disgusting; disgustful; foul; loathsome; distasteful; repellent; repellant; wicked

Context examples:

a disgusting smell / distasteful language / a loathsome disease / the idea of eating meat is repellent to me / revolting food / a wicked stench


offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

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