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Definitions of bad

  1. that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; " take the bad with the good"
  2. 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")
  3. 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")
  4. not working properly; " a bad telephone connection"; " a defective appliance"
  5. reproduced fraudulently; " like a bad penny..."; " a forged twenty dollar bill"
  6. 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"
  7. characterized by wickedness or immorality; " led a very bad life"
  8. capable of harming; " bad habits"; " bad air"; " smoking is bad for you"
  9. very intense; " a bad headache"; " in a big rage"; " had a big ( or bad) shock"; " a bad earthquake"; " a bad storm"
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. nonstandard; " so- called bad grammar"
  14. below average in quality or performance; " a bad chess player"; " a bad recital"
  15. 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"
  16. Bade.
  17. 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.
  18. Worse.
  19. Evil; morally wicked; vicious; corrupting; hurtful; offensive; defective; legally worthless; severe; unfortunate; ill; sick.
  20. Worst.
  21. Badly.
  22. Badness.
  23. Ill or evil: wicked: hurtful:- comp. WORSE; superl. WORST.
  24. Not good; evil; wicked; hurtful.
  25. Opposite to good; vicious; wicked; deficient; incorrect; worthless; unfortunate; disagreeable.
  26. That which is bad; those who are bad.
  27. A bad state or condition.
  28. Opposite of good; ill; evil; hurtful; wicked; immoral; unfortunate; unhappy.
  29. Ill; evil; hurtful; opposite of good.
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Usage examples for bad

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