Wicked Wick"ed (w[i^]k"[e^]d), a. [OE. wicked, fr. wicke wicked; probably originally the same word as wicche wizard, witch. See {Witch}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Hence, then, and evil go with thee along, Thy offspring, to the place of evil, hell, Thou and thy wicked crew! --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Never, never, wicked man was wise. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous. [Obs.] ``Wicked dew.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This were a wicked way, but whoso had a guide. --P. Plowman. [1913 Webster]

3. Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Pen looked uncommonly wicked. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Iniquitous; sinful; criminal; guilty; immoral; unjust; unrighteous; unholy; irreligious; ungodly; profane; vicious; pernicious; atrocious; nefarious; heinous; flagrant; flagitious; abandoned. See {Iniquitous}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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