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See definition of wicked on Dictionary.com
  • adj.corrupt, bad
  • adj.destructive, troublesome
  • adj.expert

synonyms for wicked

  • devilish
  • evil
  • impish
  • mischievous
  • nasty
  • naughty
  • vicious
  • villainous
  • wayward
  • abandoned
  • abominable
  • amoral
  • arch
  • atrocious
  • bad news
  • base
  • contemptible
  • debased
  • degenerate
  • depraved
  • dissolute
  • egregious
  • fiendish
  • flagitious
  • foul
  • gross
  • guilty
  • heartless
  • heinous
  • immoral
  • impious
  • incorrigible
  • indecent
  • iniquitous
  • irreligious
  • low-down
  • mean
  • nefarious
  • profane
  • reprobate
  • rotten
  • scandalous
  • shameful
  • shameless
  • sinful
  • unethical
  • unprincipled
  • unrighteous
  • vile
  • worthless
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antonyms for wicked

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  • behaved
  • clean
  • decent
  • friendly
  • good
  • kind
  • moral
  • nice
  • obedient
  • pleasant
  • aiding
  • amateur
  • assisting
  • helpful
  • useful
  • worthwhile
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Wicked implies willful and determined doing of what is very wrong: a wicked plan. Evil applies to that which violates or leads to the violation of moral law: evil practices. Ill now appears mainly in certain fixed expressions, with a milder implication than that in evil: ill will; ill-natured. Bad is the broadest and simplest term: a bad man; bad habits. 

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How to use wicked in a sentence

There are wicked reminders, for instance, of her acid humor.
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Revisiting historical debates about the Fairness Doctrine can help us think through these wicked problems.
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The player then traverses a gorgeously-rendered landscape and solves a series of wicked little puzzles in a heart-wrenching reunification quest.
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In fact, if you go back even further, a pollster named Elmo Roper found that 47 percent of Americans found sexual relations for young people before marriage to be “wicked” back in 1939.
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Both tell the stories of doomed criminals trying to make their way in a wicked world.
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It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.
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The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.
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O wicked presumption, whence camest thou to cover the earth with thy malice, and deceitfulness?
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No sooner was the ceremony over than the wicked count ordered her to present herself at the castle.
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I ushered you into this wicked world, young man, and a nice use you seem to have made of your time.
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WORDS RELATED TO WICKED

  • corrupt
  • depraved
  • dissolute
  • immoral
  • incontinent
  • incorrigible
  • licentious
  • profligate
  • shameless
  • sinful
  • uncontrolled
  • unprincipled
  • unrestrained
  • wanton
  • wicked
  • wild
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.