Wicked a. Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.
1. Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; -- said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.
Hence, then, and evil go with thee along,
Thy offspring, to the place of evil, hell,
Thou and thy wicked crew! --Milton.
Never, never, wicked man was wise. --Pope.
2. Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous. [Obs.] “Wicked dew.”
This were a wicked way, but whoso had a guide. --P. Plowman.
3. Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish. [Colloq.]
Pen looked uncommonly wicked. --Thackeray.
Syn: -- Iniquitous; sinful; criminal; guilty; immoral; unjust; unrighteous; unholy; irreligious; ungodly; profane; vicious; pernicious; atrocious; nefarious; heinous; flagrant; flagitious; abandoned. See Iniquitous.
adj 1: morally bad in principle or practice [ant: virtuous]
2: having committed unrighteous acts; "a sinful person" [syn: sinful,
3: intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or
quality; "severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"; "a
terrible cough"; "under wicked fire from the enemy's
guns"; "a wicked cough" [syn: severe, terrible]
4: morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence";
"evil deeds" [syn: evil] [ant: good]
5: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust; "a
disgusting smell"; "distasteful language"; "a loathsome
disease"; "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me";
"revolting food"; "a wicked stench" [syn: disgusting, disgustful,
distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent,
repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, yucky]