wickedness

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English wikkednesse, wikkednes, equivalent to wicked +‎ -ness.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɪdnəs/
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wickedness (countable and uncountable, plural wickednesses)

  1. The state of being wicked; evil disposition; immorality.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 227d.
      We speak of wickedness as something in the soul different from virtue.
  2. A wicked or sinful thing or act; morally bad or objectionable behaviour.

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