wickedly bad

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Hello everyone,

One of the chapters (dedicated to ecological problems) in the book Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman begins as follows:

We are wickedly bad at dealing with the implications of compound math.Jeremy Grantham, investor

Does "wickedly bad" simply mean very bad?

Thank you.
  • dojibear

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    English - Northeast US
    Yes, it just means "very". It is stronger than "very", but has the same meaning.

    In the Massachusetts dialect of American English, "wicked" and "wickedly" are intensifiers like "very".
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