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Definitions of bad

  1. not capable of being collected; " a bad ( or uncollectible) debt"
  2. that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; " take the bad with the good"
  3. very much; strongly; " I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"; " the cables had sagged badly"; " they were badly in need of help"; " he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
  4. with great intensity; " the injury hurt badly"; " the buildings were badly shaken"; (` bad' is a nonstandard variant for ` badly' as in" it hurts bad" or" we need water bad")
  5. feeling physical discomfort or pain; " my throat feels bad"; " she felt bad all over"; ( 'tough' is occasionally used colloquially for ` bad' as in" he was feeling tough after a restless night")
  6. ( of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; " bad meat"; " a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
  7. not working properly; " a bad telephone connection"; " a defective appliance"
  8. reproduced fraudulently; " like a bad penny..."; " a forged twenty dollar bill"
  9. having undesirable or negative qualities; " a bad report card"; " his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; " a bad little boy"; " clothes in bad shape"; " a bad cut"; " bad luck"; " the news was very bad"; " the reviews were bad"; " the pay is bad"; " it was a bad light for reading"; " the movie was a bad choice"
  10. characterized by wickedness or immorality; " led a very bad life"
  11. capable of harming; " bad habits"; " bad air"; " smoking is bad for you"
  12. very intense; " a bad headache"; " in a big rage"; " had a big ( or bad) shock"; " a bad earthquake"; " a bad storm"
  13. not financially safe or secure; " a bad investment"; " high risk investments"; " anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; " speculative business enterprises"
  14. keenly sorry or regretful; " felt bad about letting the team down"; " was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; " felt bad about breaking the vase"
  15. physically unsound or diseased; " has a bad back"; " a bad heart"; " bad teeth"; " an unsound limb"; " unsound teeth"
  16. feeling physical discomfort or pain (` tough' is occasionally used colloquially for ` bad'); " my throat feels bad"; " she felt bad all over"; " he was feeling tough after a restless night"
  17. nonstandard; " so- called bad grammar"
  18. below average in quality or performance; " a bad chess player"; " a bad recital"
  19. with great intensity (` bad' is a nonstandard variant for ` badly'); " the injury hurt badly"; " the buildings were badly shaken"; " it hurts bad"; " we need water bad"
  20. Bade.
  21. Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad news.
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  23. Worse.
  24. Evil; morally wicked; vicious; corrupting; hurtful; offensive; defective; legally worthless; severe; unfortunate; ill; sick.
  25. Worst.
  26. Badly.
  27. Badness.
  28. Ill or evil: wicked: hurtful:- comp. WORSE; superl. WORST.
  29. Not good; evil; wicked; hurtful.
  30. Opposite to good; vicious; wicked; deficient; incorrect; worthless; unfortunate; disagreeable.
  31. That which is bad; those who are bad.
  32. A bad state or condition.
  33. Opposite of good; ill; evil; hurtful; wicked; immoral; unfortunate; unhappy.
  34. Ill; evil; hurtful; opposite of good.
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Antonyms for bad

decorous, high, merchantable, choice, ideal, kindhearted, unsurpassable, uncorrupted, Officinal, top, corking, adequate, sublime, borderline, bouncing, famous, happy, average, lofty, stunning, sunny, euphoric, Hurtless, sacred, uncontaminated, unrivaled, peerless, sensational, ethical, complying, biddable, humane, rosy, conscionable, enraptured, elevated, hot, endorsed, copacetic, bumper, undefiled, excited, able-bodied, finished, excellent, exemplary, nice, considerate, delectable, insouciant, tip-top, nonpareil, likely, dutiful, capital, well-favored, gone, incorruptible, topflight, charming, innocuous, prim, wonderful, fabulous, well, fancy, bonny, fine, tolerably, jocose, venerable, cordial, genial, lighthearted, only, noble, pure, not bad, solid, prime, redeeming, sanguine, all-right, unexampled, salable, passable, pristine, classical, first-string, amorous, genuine, legitimate, anodyne, mild, healing, palatable, nice nelly, boon, scrupulous, proper, ecstatic, mending, humanitarian, unerring, untouched, entranced, lusty, grinning, received, hallowed, beneficent, dreamy, reputable, polite, elated, Allowed, nonpoisonous, classic, decent, impeccable, benefic, altruistic, cavalier, salubrious, dynamite, entire, unblemished, middlingly, adequately, stand up, chaste, rehabilitated, noninfectious, buoyant, happy-go-lucky, prize, gilt-edged, healthy, high-minded, so-so, good-looking, exhilarated, O.K., Promoted, functioning, harmless, supported, benevolent, grateful, correct, therapeutic, nonlethal, cracking, magnanimous, Buoyed, number one, amenable, sightly, immaculate, useful, good enough, good-hearted, white, acceptable, intact, respected, legit, licit, law-abiding, endurable, serviceably, smashing, squeaky-clean, life-giving, great, unspoiled, slap-up, amiable, joyful, devil-may-care, jocund, first class, gorgeous, clean, comely, gratifying, archetypal, beauteous, carefree, pleasing, beneficial, accurate, gladdened, hearty, energetic, mean, honest, nonfatal, orderly, conditioned, cheerful, satisfactory, flawless, joyous, respectable, lively, comfy, upstanding, good-natured, letter-perfect, unimpaired, permitted, spotless, fantabulous, healthful, sharp, par excellence, Recuperating, handcrafted, sound, recovering, laughing, pleasant, binding, gratified, ravishing, mannerly, peppy, governable, thoughtful, a-ok, lovesome, medicinal, wholesome, suitable, victorian, attractive, reverend, delightful, nifty, kind, affable, sufficient, lily-white, philanthropic, Indefectible, salutary, lightsome, creditably, serviceable, quick, flourishing, upbeat, radical, facilitative, jaunty, compassionate, delighted, alright, dandy, benignant, glad, just, sympathetic, perfect, friendly, remedial, blooming, meritorious, beaming, benign, palliative, groovy, frontline, undecomposed, valid, hype, seemly, delicate, numero uno, frisky, esteemed, textbook, jubilant, upright, unregretful, terrific, ducky, venerated, animated, invigorating, PHAT, bearable, marvelous, creditable, swell, superlative, affectionate, hale, first-rate, whole, marketable, prudish, A1, flush, unmatched, merry, pretty, heartened, inimitable, satisfying, favorable, superior, sufficiently, bully, tractable, comfortable, faultless, prizewinning, satisfied, discreet, acquiescent, heavenly, incomparable, irreproachable, blue-ribbon, hardy, unpolluted, goodly, good, grand, exuberant, splendid, jolly, superb, top-notch, nonvenomous, sweet, straight, divine, blue-chip, obliging, obedient, Jake, legal, conscientious, true, top-shelf, blithe, completed, tenderhearted, standard, working, polished, tough, better, neat, fair, innocent, careless, agreeable, warmhearted, picture book, sustainable, fab, noncorrosive, thriving, slick, encouraged, mediocre, middling, revered, vivacious, congenial, exceptional, paradigmatic, quality, strong, grown up, gladsome, delicious, cherubic, sterling, authorized, hopeful, refined, kindly, mature, pleasurable, sprightly, optimistic, drop-dead, undamaged, inoffensive, unsurpassed, tasteful, blameless, spirited, straitlaced, supportable, high-grade, boss, gleeful, hunky-dory, rejuvenating, adult, five-star, echt, well-conditioned, moral, commendable, approved, wizard, improved, FOUR STAR, docile, robust, compliant, unequaled, conducive, curative, acute, mirthful, brave, conformable, licensed, cured, worthy, honorable, decently, overjoyed, virtuous, courteous, special, cute, top of the line, helpful, content, pleased, zippy, respectably, unconcerned, goodish, acceptably, puritanical, principled, minimal, jim-dandy, lawful, Sprightful, tender, primo, restorative, goodness, nontoxic, peachy, crackerjack, quintessential, unparalleled, keen, complete, nicely, guiltless, brag, supernal, Convalescing, fairish, bang up, picture-perfect, sanctioned, topping, out of sight, blithesome, rapturous, seamless, rugged, perceptive, absolute, springy, loving, thrilled, chipper, warm, unmalicious, profitable, aesthetic, deserving, peachy keen, banner, propitious, Abetted, lovely, elegant, unobjectionable, fetching, jocular, taking, passably, nondestructive, fit, boffo, down, modest, bluenosed, blissful, righteous, untainted, secure, advantageous, satisfactorily, complaisant, unexceptional, permissible, handsome, rhapsodic, gracious, stalwart, smiling, gangbusters, well behaved, awesome, jovial, fresh, definitive, premium, stellar, vital, model, cheery, tolerable, exultant, beautiful, felicitous, right-minded, submissive, perky, sufferable, nonpolluting, easygoing, safe, preserved, angelic, Behaved, cool, fantastic, right, matchless, Behaving, welcome.

Quotes of bad

  1. But by showing us live coverage of every bad thing happening everywhere in the world, cable news makes life seem like it's just an endless string of disasters- when, for most people in most places today, life is fairly good. – Gregg Easterbrook
  2. If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad – Hans Eysenck
  3. I'm bad and I'm going to hell, and I don't care. I'd rather be in hell than anywhere where you are. – William Faulkner
  4. A good movie is three good scenes and no bad scenes. – Howard Hawks
  5. I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. – Ernest Hemingway
  6. It's great to see that celebrities can be just like us- that they too have their highs and lows, that they don't always wake up looking their best, that they have bad habits and annoying traits. – Shirley Jones
  7. Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. – Ann Landers
  8. My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band- one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen. – Jonny Lang
  9. To understand me, you have to meet me and be around me. And then only if I'm in a good mood- don't meet me in a bad mood. – Avril Lavigne
  10. In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold. – John Leonard
  11. Good courage in a bad affair is half of the evil overcome. – Titus Maccius Plautus
  12. I've been getting some bad publicity- but you got to expect that. – Elvis Presley
  13. We do not know what is really good or bad fortune. – Jean Jacques Rousseau
  14. We grow with years more fragile in body, but morally stouter, and can throw off the chill of a bad conscience almost at once. – Logan Pearsall Smith
  15. We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm. – Marianne Williamson

Usage examples for bad

  1. The thing's bad enough to bear as it is. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. The man who does wrong things is bad and the man who does right things is good. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  3. Bad as it is, it's better than some other things that I know of. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  4. Oh, dear, that will be very bad – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. Could it be that he was in truth so bad as that? – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  6. I was what you would call a very bad boy. – Lifted Masks Stories by Susan Glaspell
  7. No, not so bad as that yet. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  8. You said business was bad as business? – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  9. " Indeed, Dora," exclaimed Amy; " you don't know anything about me; and you will find out some day how bad I am." – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  10. Other men can go, but I want to keep you- it's bad enough to give- Daddy-. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  11. But this is none so bad – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  12. My, it isn't at all bad – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. " He is bad enough. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  14. He was not so bad – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  15. But they were bad enough. – Five Minutes' Stories by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  16. It's not so bad as all that yet. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. Oh, I want to go home so bad – The Little Colonel by Annie Fellows Johnston
  18. That he is very bad Denton. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  19. They had had a bad night. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. Don't you think the asylum's so bad – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train

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