Definition of wicked in English:

wicked

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪkɪd
 
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adjective (wickeder, wickedest)

  • 2Playfully mischievous: a wicked sense of humour
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    • In person, the foreboding man in the trench coat on the back cover of The Manhattan Hunt Club is a jovial, mischievous elf with a wicked sense of humor and a love of gossip.
    • Karen, as far I could make out, was a lovely girl, very kind, but with a cheeky, wicked sense of humour that matched the impish glint in her eye.
    • In fact, it's not a bad way to get to the highlights of the day's news because most Australian political cartoonists have the ability to get to the heart of an issue with a wicked sense of humour or irony.
    Synonyms

Phrases

no rest (or peace) for the wicked

humorous The speaker’s heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is due to their sinful life.
[with biblical allusion to Isa. 48:22, 57:21]
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  • But there's no rest for the wicked, as Anne will start almost immediately on the planning for next year's event.
  • There is no rest for the wicked in this job - I'm back on the road tomorrow.
  • My money, for what it's worth, would be on the wee guy - but it turns out there is no peace for the wicked down at Kingsholm.

Derivatives

wickedly

adverb
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  • But this is itself a grossly defamatory and wickedly unfair accusation.
  • The guests inside the bar point and cackle wickedly at his rejection.
  • The script is sharp, the performances wickedly knowing, and the art direction is brilliant.

Origin

Middle English: probably from Old English wicca 'witch' + -ed1.

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