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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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Wicked ★★ 1998 (R)

Fourteen-year-old Ellie (Stiles) has a big Electra complex—she's desperate to get Daddy Ben's (Moses) attention (he's too busy boffing their au pair) and get rid of Mom Karen (Field). Then Karen is murdered and Detective Boland (Parks) first suspects their sleazy neighbor, Lawson (Muldoon), with whom Karen had been carrying on. But Inger, Ellie's younger sister, notices that things aren't, well, normal between her sibling and their pop. But the twists aren't done yet. 87m/C VHS, DVD . Julia Stiles, William R. Moses, Chelsea Field, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Parks, Vanessa Zima; D: Michael Steinberg; W: Eric Weiss; C: Bernd Heinl; M: Eric Martinez.

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