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Etymology edit

From Middle English wyckedly, wykkedlyche, equivalent to wicked +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɪdli/
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  • Hyphenation: wick‧ed‧ly

Adverb edit

wickedly (comparative more wickedly, superlative most wickedly)

  1. In a wicked manner.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, translated by H.L. Brækstad, 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.
  2. (US, slang) very

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