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Definitions of bad:
  • noun:   that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    Example: "Take the bad with the good"
  • adjective:   very intense
    Example: "A bad headache"
  • adjective:   not financially safe or secure
    Example: "A bad investment"
  • adjective:   nonstandard
    Example: "So-called bad grammar"
  • adjective:   below average in quality or performance
    Example: "A bad chess player"
  • adjective:   not capable of being collected
    Example: "A bad (or uncollectible) debt"
  • adjective:   feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
    Example: "My throat feels bad"
  • adjective:   (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    Example: "Bad meat"
  • adjective:   not working properly
    Example: "A bad telephone connection"
  • adjective:   reproduced fraudulently
    Example: "Like a bad penny..."
  • adjective:   having undesirable or negative qualities
    Example: "A bad report card"
  • adjective:   characterized by wickedness or immorality
    Example: "Led a very bad life"
  • adjective:   keenly sorry or regretful
    Example: "Felt bad about letting the team down"
  • adjective:   capable of harming
    Example: "Bad habits"
  • adjective:   physically unsound or diseased
    Example: "Has a bad back"
  • adverb:   very much; strongly
    Example: "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"
  • adverb:   with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
    Example: "The injury hurt badly"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #17894)

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