What is another word for wickedly?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪkɪdlɪ] (IPA)

Wickedly is a powerful adverb used to describe an action or behavior that is morally wrong, evil or sinful. However, there are many synonyms for wickedly that you can use to add variety to your writing and convey a more precise meaning. Some synonyms for wickedly include maliciously, diabolically, malevolently, nefariously, unscrupulously, sinfully, immorally, and depravedly. These words provide a more vivid and nuanced description of the action in question, whether it's a wicked smile or a wicked deed. By incorporating these different synonyms into your writing, you can enhance your style and create a more compelling narrative.

What are the hypernyms for Wickedly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for wickedly?

Antonyms for the word "wickedly" may include expressions such as "decently," "honorably," "virtuously," "righteously," "morally," "humbly," "gently," "kindly," "charitably," " kindly," or "compassionately." All these words represent the opposite of being wicked or immoral. When referring to someone who conducts themselves in a righteous and ethical manner, the term "wickedly" is deemed inappropriate. Therefore, choosing the right words and antonyms is crucial when communicating in a professional, respectful, and diplomatic way. Using opposite words such as virtuous, honest, and kind helps to set a positive tone for any conversation.

Usage examples for Wickedly

She wondered a trifle wickedly if they had not been surprised to see Constance blossom out in such brave attire.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
You would have, no doubt, a well-developed case of pride and vanity, retorted Marjorie, wickedly.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
Hetty may have done wickedly, but she is not a wicked person, as you might have discovered had you let Universal Charity alone and practised it in particular, for once, by going to visit her.
"Hetty Wesley"
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Famous quotes with Wickedly

  • The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure.
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
  • All the time spent idly, is spent wickedly, and is unfaithfulness to our masters.
    Jupiter Hammon
  • For Scripture is the school of the Holy Spirit, in which, as nothing is omitted that is both necessary and useful to know, so nothing is taught but what is expedient to know. Therefore we must guard against depriving believers of anything disclosed about predestination in Scripture, lest we seem either wickedly to defraud them of the blessing of their God or to accuse and scoff at the Holy Spirit for having published what it is in any way profitable to suppress.
    John Calvin
  • There are wickedly clever who never say or do anything good first for anyone but once found something well said by someone, they alter a few words from his thoughts and often show the same quote with own photo onto it to take others credit in own favour.
    Anuj Somany
  • So then how have irony, irreverence, and rebellion come to be not liberating but enfeebling in the culture today’s avant-garde tried to write about? One clue’s to be found in the fact that irony is still around, bigger than ever after 30 long years as the dominant mode of hip expression. It’s not a rhetorical mode that wears well. As [Lewis] Hyde. . .puts it, "Irony has only emergency use. Carried over time, it is the voice of the trapped who have come to enjoy the cage." This is because irony, entertaining as it is, serves an almost exclusively negative function. It’s critical and destructive, a ground-clearing. Surely this is the way our postmodern fathers saw it. But irony’s singularly unuseful when it comes to constructing anything to replace the hypocrisies it debunks. This is why Hyde seems right about persistent irony being tiresome. It is unmeaty. Even gifted ironists work best in sound bites. I find gifted ironists sort of wickedly funny to listen to at parties, but I always walk away feeling like I’ve had several radical surgical procedures. And as for actually driving cross-country with a gifted ironist, or sitting through a 300-page novel full of nothing by trendy sardonic exhaustion, one ends up feeling not only empty but somehow. . .oppressed.
    David Foster Wallace

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