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Wicked

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WICKED, a. The primary sense is to wind and turn, or to depart, to fall away.

1. Evil in principle or practice deviating from the divine law addicted to vice sinful immoral. This is a word of comprehensive signification, extending to every thing that is contrary to the moral law, and both to persons and actions. We say, a wicked man, a wicked deed, wicked ways, wicked lives, a wicked heart, wicked designs, wicked works.

No man was ever wicked without secret discontent.

2. A word of slight blame as the wicked urchin.
3. Cursed baneful pernicious as wicked words, words pernicious in their efforts.

This last signification may throw some light on the word witch.

The wicked, in Scripture, persons who live in sin transgressors of the divine law all who are unreconciled to God, unsanctified or impenitent.


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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Wicked'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/w/wicked.html.

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