what is difference between evilly and wickedly
From evil + -ly, replacing earlier evil (“evilly”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈiːvəli/, /ˈiːvli/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈivəli/, /ˈivli/
evilly (comparative more evilly, superlative most evilly)
- In an evil manner.
- Verbs to which “evilly” is often applied: speak, think, act, live, smile, grin.
- Lively, lively, vilely
From Middle English wyckedly, wykkedlyche, equivalent to wicked + -ly.
- IPA(key): /ˈwɪkɪdli/
- Hyphenation: wick‧ed‧ly
wickedly (comparative more wickedly, superlative most wickedly)
- In a wicked manner.
- (US, slang) very