evilly vs wickedly what difference

what is difference between evilly and wickedly

English

Etymology

From evil +‎ -ly, replacing earlier evil (evilly).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈiːvəli/, /ˈiːvli/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈivəli/, /ˈivli/

Adverb

evilly (comparative more evilly, superlative most evilly)

  1. In an evil manner.

Usage notes

  • Verbs to which “evilly” is often applied: speak, think, act, live, smile, grin.

Anagrams

  • Lively, lively, vilely


English

Etymology

From Middle English wyckedly, wykkedlyche, equivalent to wicked +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɪdli/
  • Hyphenation: wick‧ed‧ly

Adverb

wickedly (comparative more wickedly, superlative most wickedly)

  1. In a wicked manner.
  2. (US, slang) very

Translations


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