I think you are almost [wicked] to talk so

Irelia20150604

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The quotation comes from Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre (Chap. 34) | Genius

Quotation: “Jane, I excuse you for the present: two months’ grace I allow you for the full enjoyment of your new position, and for pleasing yourself with this late-found charm of relationship; but then, I hope you will begin to look beyond Moor House and Morton, and sisterly society, and the selfish calm and sensual comfort of civilized affluence. I hope your energies will then once more trouble you with their strength.”

I looked at him with surprise. “St. John,” I said, “I think you are almost wicked to talk so.”
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Hi everyone! I don’t quite understand the word “wicked” here. Does it mean “playfully mischievous”?
 
  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    The quote continues with Jane saying "I looked at him with surprise. “St. John,” I said, “I think you are almost wicked to talk so. I am disposed to be as content as a queen, and you try to stir me up to restlessness! To what end?”" Jane is annoyed: she is not being playful.

    wicked = behaving in a very bad manner; intentionally cruel or spiteful.
     
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