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wick·ed / ˈwikid/ • adj. (-ed·er, -ed·est ) evil or morally wrong: a wicked and unscrupulous politician. ∎  intended to or capable of harming someone or something: he should be punished for his wicked driving. ∎ inf. extremely unpleasant: despite the sun, the wind outside was wicked. ∎  playfully mischievous: Ben has a wicked sense of humor. ∎ inf. excellent; wonderful: Sophie makes wicked cakes. ∎ inf. very; extremely: he runs wicked fast. DERIVATIVES: wick·ed·ly adv.wick·ed·ness n.

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wicked no rest (or peace) for the wicked no rest or tranquillity for the speaker, incessant activity, responsibility, or work; originally with reference to Isaiah 48:22 and 57:21.

See also wicked stepmother at step-.

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wicked XIII. f. (dial.) wick, adj. use of OE. wiċċa wizard, the fem. of which is wiċċe WITCH. For the unusual formation cf. WRETCHED.

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