Awesome vs. Wicked

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  • Awesome (adjective)

    Causing inspiring wonder or excitement. from 1590–1600.

    "The waterfall in the middle of the rainforest was an awesome sight."

    "The tsunami was awesome in its destructive power."

  • Awesome (adjective)

    Excellent, exciting, remarkable.

    "That was awesome!"

    "Awesome, dude!"

  • Awesome (noun)

    : the awesome.

    "pure awesome; made of awesome"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Evil or mischievous by nature.


  • Wicked (adjective)

    Excellent; awesome; masterful.

    "evil|awesome|bad|cool|dope|excellent|far out|groovy|hot|rad|Thesaurus:excellent"

    "That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Having a wick.

    "a two-wicked lamp"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Active; brisk.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    (Alternative form of) wick (Etymology 3 Adjective), as applying to inanimate objects only.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Infested with maggots.

  • Wicked (adverb)

    Very, extremely.


    "The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!"

  • Wicked (noun)

    People who are wicked.

  • Wicked (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of wick

Oxford Dictionary
  • Awesome (adjective)

    Causing awe; appalling; awful; as, an awesome sight.

  • Awesome (adjective)

    Expressive of awe or terror.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Having a wick; - used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    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.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.

  • Wicked (adjective)

    Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.

Webster Dictionary
  • Awesome (adjective)

    inspiring awe or admiration or wonder;

    "New York is an amazing city"

    "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"

    "the awesome complexity of the universe"

    "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"

    "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    morally bad in principle or practice

  • Wicked (adjective)

    having committed unrighteous acts;

    "a sinful person"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    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"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    morally bad or wrong;

    "evil purposes"

    "an evil influence"

    "evil deeds"

  • Wicked (adjective)

    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"

Princeton's WordNet

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