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Definitions of badly:
  • adverb:   with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
    Example: "They took their defeat badly"
  • adverb:   in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
    Example: "The venture turned out badly for the investors"
  • adverb:   without skill or in a displeasing manner
    Example: "She writes badly"
  • adverb:   to a severe or serious degree
    Example: "Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"
  • 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"
  • adverb:   in a disobedient or naughty way
    Example: "He behaved badly in school"
  • adverb:   evilly or wickedly
    Example: "Treated his parents badly"
  • adverb:   (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    Example: "The car runs badly"
  • adverb:   unfavorably or with disapproval
    Example: "Thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

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