Definitions for Wicked
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morally bad in principle or practice
sinful, unholy, wickedadjective
having committed unrighteous acts
"a sinful person"
severe, terrible, wickedadjective
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"
arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wickedadjective
naughtily or annoyingly playful
"teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
disgusting, disgustful, distasteful, foul, loathly, loathsome, repellent, repellant, repelling, revolting, skanky, wicked, yuckyadjective
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"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: Of this common word the etymology is very obscure: wicca , is an enchanter; wæccan , is to oppress; wirian , to curse; wiccd , is crooked: all these however Stephen Skinner rejects for vitiatus, Latin. Perhaps it is a compound of wic , vile, bad, and head, malum caput.
The dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought. Job.
And as the better spirit, when she doth bear
A scorn of death, doth shew she cannot die;
So when the wicked soul death’s face doth fear,
Ev’n then she proves her own eternity. Davies.
He of their wicked ways shall them admonish. John Milton.
But since thy veins paternal virtue fires,
Go and succeed! the rivals aims despise;
For never, never wicked man was wise. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
That same wicked bastard of Venus, that blind rascally boy, that abuses every one’s eyes because his own are out, let him be judge how deep I am in love. William Shakespeare.
The wicked weed which there the fox did lay,
From underneath his head he took away. Hubberd.
As wicked dew as e’er my mother brush’d,
With raven’s feather from unwholsome fen,
Drop on you both. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Wicked is the first single from rapper Ice Cubes third studio album The Predator. The additional vocals were performed by Don Jagwarr. The song's music video was directed by Marcus Raboy and features Anthony Kiedis and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is Ice Cube's first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #55.
Wicked is an adjective that is often used to describe something or someone who is morally wrong, evil, vicious, or malicious. It can also refer to something that is extremely unpleasant, difficult, or harmful. In some regions, it is also used informally to mean excellent or wonderful.
having a wick; -- used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp
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
cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous
ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish
Wicked is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba and Glinda, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. Produced by Universal Pictures in coalition with Marc Platt and David Stone, the Joe Mantello–directed and Wayne Cilento–choreographed original production of Wicked premiered on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in October 2003, after completing pre-Broadway SHN tryouts at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in May 2003. Its original stars included Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards whilst its cast album received a Grammy Award. It has since celebrated its ninth anniversary on October 30, 2012, and played for 3,886 performances, making Wicked the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wik′ed, adj. evil in principle or practice: deviating from morality: sinful: ungodly: mischievous: (prov.) active, brisk.—n. (B.) a wicked person, (pl.) wicked persons collectively.—adv. Wick′edly.—n. Wick′edness.—Wicked Bible, an edition printed in 1632 in which the word 'not' was omitted in Exodus xx. 14.—The wicked one, the devil. [Orig. a pa.p. with the sense 'rendered evil' from wikken, to make evil, wikke, bad; A.S. wicca, wizard.]
Cool. or Very A modifier used primarily in the Northeastern parts of the US(western MA) and in the UK. Often equated with the word "hella", wicked differs in that it may reference its original definition as well as its current one. "Kick it cause I get wicked" or "it was wicked hot"-- Ice Cube (Wicked)
Song lyrics by wicked -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by wicked on the Lyrics.com website.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Wicked' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3157
Rank popularity for the word 'Wicked' in Adjectives Frequency: #973
The numerical value of Wicked in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Wicked in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.
He expanded the pedal part of the steel. The mechanical evolution of the instrument that led to a new style of playing that was much more expressive and unpredictable, he had this sly, wicked grin that was so great, and if you played something he liked he would look at you and give you that little grin that was the nicest seal of approval ever.
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.
It's the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting Lesbianism, homosexuality. It's wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic.
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- podlý, hustýCzech
- super, toll, böse, genialGerman
- bacán, asombroso, malvado, muySpanish
- pirun, pahanilkinen, häijy, paha, ilkeä, siisti, vähänFinnish
- trop, méchant, mortel, méchante, génial, chanmé, super, sensassFrench
- glûpskWestern Frisian
- meallta, olcScottish Gaelic
- malvagio, malvagiaItalian
- 腕白, 素敵, 意地悪い, 邪悪, 凄い, 素晴らしいJapanese
- malus, impiusLatin
- podły, nikczemnyPolish
- da hora, mau, legal, bárbaro, malvado, muito louco, máPortuguese
- rău, hain, răutăciosRomanian
- крутой, злобный, озорной, потрясающий, классный, злой, клёвыйRussian
- ond, syndig, fet, fett, elak, grym, grymtSwedish
- lanetli, uğursuzTurkish
- độc ácVietnamese
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