From Middle English wyckedly, wykkedlyche, equivalent to wicked + -ly.
- IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɪdli/
- Hyphenation: wick‧ed‧ly
wickedly (comparative more wickedly, superlative most wickedly)
- In a wicked manner.
1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 280:
[T]he sedate monk's hood lifted its head still higher and looked gloomily and wickedly down on it, while it nodded and kept time to the cuckoo's song, as if it were counting how many days it had to live.
- (US, slang) very