1. morally bad in principle or practice;
2. having committed unrighteous acts;
- Example: "a sinful person"
[syn: sinful, unholy, wicked]
3. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;
- Example: "severe pain"
- Example: "a severe case of flu"
- Example: "a terrible cough"
- Example: "under wicked fire from the enemy's guns"
- Example: "a wicked cough"
[syn: severe, terrible, wicked]
4. naughtily or annoyingly playful;
- Example: "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"
- Example: "a wicked prank"
[syn: arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked]
5. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;
- Example: "a disgusting smell"
- Example: "distasteful language"
- Example: "a loathsome disease"
- Example: "the idea of eating meat is repellent to me"
- Example: "revolting food"
- Example: "a wicked stench"
[syn: disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yucky]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wicked \Wicked\ (w[i^]kt), a. Having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
200 Moby Thesaurus words for "wicked": Herculean, aberrant, abnormal, abominable, abstruse, adroit, antic, arduous, arrant, atrocious, au fait, bad, baleful, barbarous, base, bitchy, black, blamable, blameworthy, blue, broad, brutal, capable, chancy, children of darkness, clever, competent, complex, criminal, critical, cussed, damnable, dark, delicate, delinquent, demanding, despiteful, deviant, difficile, difficult, disgraceful, dregs of society, evil, evildoing, exacting, execrable, felonious, flagitious, flagrant, formidable, foul, godless, good, hairy, hard, hard-earned, hard-fought, hardly the thing, harmful, hateful, hazardous, heinous, ignominious, ill, illegal, immoral, impious, impish, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate, inauspicious, incorrect, indecorous, inexpedient, infamous, inferior, iniquitous, intricate, invalid, invidious, irreligious, jawbreaking, jeopardous, knavish, knotted, knotty, laborious, larkish, limbs of Satan, low, malefactory, malefic, maleficent, malevolent, malfeasant, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, mischievous, monstrous, nasty, naughty, nefarious, no picnic, not done, not easy, not the thing, noxious, off-base, off-color, operose, ornery, out-of-line, peccant, perilous, pesky, prankish, pranky, pretty, proper, purple, qualified, racy, rank, reprehensible, reprobate, rigorous, risky, roguish, rough, rugged, sacrilegious, salty, scandalous, set with thorns, severe, shady, shameful, shameless, sinful, sinister, sons of Belial, sons of men, spicy, spiny, spiteful, steep, strenuous, suggestive, terrible, the bad, the evil, the reprobate, the unrighteous, the wicked, thorny, ticklish, toilsome, tough, treacherous, tricky, troublous, ugly, un-Christly, unangelic, unchristian, uncivilized, unconscionable, undue, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unforgivable, ungodly, unhealthy, unholy, unkind, unlawful, unpardonable, unpleasant, unrighteous, unsaintly, unseemly, unskillful, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, untoward, unworthy, uphill, vexatious, vicious, vile, villainous, workmanlike, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongful