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WICKEDNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wickedness mean? 

WICKEDNESS (noun)
  The noun WICKEDNESS has 5 senses:

1. morally objectionable behavior
2. absence of moral or spiritual values
3. the quality of being wicked
4. estrangement from god
5. the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

  Familiarity information: WICKEDNESS used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


WICKEDNESS (noun)


Sense 1wickedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally objectionable behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

evil; wickedness; immorality; iniquity

Hypernyms ("wickedness" is a kind of...):

evildoing; transgression (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wickedness"):

devilry; deviltry (wicked and cruel behavior)

foul play (unfair or treacherous behavior (especially involving violence))

irreverence; violation (a disrespectful act)

sexual immorality (the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions)


Sense 2wickedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Absence of moral or spiritual values

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

iniquity; dark; wickedness; darkness

Context example:

the powers of darkness

Hypernyms ("wickedness" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wickedness"):

foulness (disgusting wickedness and immorality)


Sense 3wickedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being wicked

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

nefariousness; vileness; ugliness; wickedness

Hypernyms ("wickedness" is a kind of...):

evil; evilness (the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wickedness"):

filthiness (moral corruption or pollution)

enormity (the quality of extreme wickedness)


Sense 4wickedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Estrangement from god

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sinfulness; sin; wickedness

Hypernyms ("wickedness" is a kind of...):

unrighteousness (failure to adhere to moral principles)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wickedness"):

mark of Cain (the mark that God set upon Cain now refers to a person's sinful nature)


Sense 5wickedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

loathsomeness; repulsiveness; vileness; sliminess; lousiness; wickedness

Context example:

the vileness of his language surprised us

Hypernyms ("wickedness" is a kind of...):

distastefulness; odiousness; offensiveness (the quality of being offensive)


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