Wickedness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪkɪdnəs|  American pronunciation of the word wickedness
Brit.  |ˈwɪkɪdnəs|  British pronunciation of the word wickedness

noun

- morally objectionable behavior (syn: evil, immorality, iniquity)
- absence of moral or spiritual values (syn: dark, darkness)
- the quality of being wicked (syn: nefariousness, ugliness, vileness)
- estrangement from god (syn: sin, sinfulness)
- the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions (syn: loathsomeness, lousiness, repulsiveness, sliminess, vileness)

Examples

...a couple of live wires who got into all kinds of wickedness during their vacation in Las Vegas...

...the movie featured a villain of unadulterated wickedness...

I don't know what wickedness in me made me steal like that.

The priest urged the people to repent of their wickedness.

...struggling to live a life of purity while surrounded by wickedness...

I often expostulate on the pointlessness of life or the wickedness of people.

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