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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪkəd; ˈwɪkɪd/

Translation of wicked in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (evil) [person] malvado, perverso, malo, maligno; [thought] malo; [lie] infame, vil that was a wicked thing to do eso fue una maldad the wicked fairy el hada mala 1.2 (vicious) [blow] malintencionado a wicked-looking knife un cuchillo siniestro a wicked temper un carácter terrible or [colloquial/familiar] de todos los diablos
    Example sentences
    • To fend them off, he transforms himself into Paperboy, an African American superhero who punishes with paper objects and wicked paper cuts.
    • He smiled pleasantly and held up a black-gloved hand to show a short, wicked knife with a taped handle and curving blue blade.
    1.3 (mischievous) [grin/laugh] travieso, pícaro come here, you wicked little boy! ¡ven aquí, pilluelo! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4 (scandalous) [colloquial/familiar] [price/waste] escandaloso it's wicked what they charge! ¡es escandaloso or es un escándalo or es una vergüenza lo que cobran!
    Example sentences
    • When they do appear it is often in highly stereotypical guises - evil hags, wicked stepmothers or outrageous prostitutes.
    • They began as innocent children and were gradually rendered wicked and evil and absolutely corrupt by the treatment they received at the hands of those they most trusted!
    • ‘Blacker than night were the eyes of Makiko, wicked and evil while casting her spell,’ sang Powell.
  • 2 (very good) [colloquial/familiar] sensacional [colloquial/familiar], fabuloso, padrísimo (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • ‘It's as wick as you or me,’ he said; and Mary remembered that Martha had told her that ‘wick’ meant ‘alive’ or ‘lively.’
    • ‘The girls are wick,’ Grace paused to say. ‘The girls are very, very wick. Don’t you wish you were as wick as we are?’
    Example sentences
    • Wicked weather passing through Staten Island is responsible this evening for scattered power outages.
    • A wicked wind blew through the town, snapping shutters still open, throwing leaves into faces, pushing to the ground folks hurrying home in the falling darkness.
    Example sentences
    • The first time had been fast and wicked and wonderful.
    • Whatever the case may be, anything that beeps and buzzes when it moves, and talks like an omniscient Speak & Spell, is automatically wicked boss cool.
    • I thought it was a wicked cool quote but I never understood it.

plural noun/nombre plural

  • (there's) no peace o rest for the wicked no hay paz or descanso para los malvados

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