I came across this usage of "wicked" vs. "wickedly" when providing input to one of my knowledge group members.  I had initially thought that for the following sentence, you need to use wickedly instead of wicked.  Since sick is an adjective, we should use an adverb to modify an adjective.  I was right about that grammar rule but wrong about the word “wicked”.    

 

Wicked is normally used as an adjective; however, it can also be used as an adverb as a slang, meaning “extremely”, “really” or “totally”.

 

So for the following sentence, the meaning of the sentence will be completely different depending on which word you use.

 

 

This guy is wickedly sick.

= This guy is sinfully sick.

邪惡地病態

 

This guy is wicked sick.  (Slang)

= This guy is extremely sick.

極度地病態

 

He is wicked cool.

極度地酷

 

 

See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wicked

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