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wick·ed (wĭkĭd)
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adj. wick·ed·er, wick·ed·est
1. Evil or immoral: "this wicked man Hitler, the repository and embodiment of many forms of soul-destroying hatred" (Winston S. Churchill).
2. Playfully malicious or mischievous: a wicked prank; a critic's wicked wit.
3. Severe and distressing: a wicked cough; a wicked gash; wicked driving conditions.
4. Highly offensive; obnoxious: a wicked stench.
5. Slang Strikingly good, effective, or skillful: a wicked curve ball; a wicked imitation.
adv.
Slang
Used as an intensive: "a ... body suit, which she describes as wicked comfortable" (Nathan Cobb).

[Middle English, alteration of wicke, ultimately from Old English wicca, sorcerer; see WITCH.]

wicked·ly adv.
wicked·ness n.

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