Synonyms / Related
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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