English adverb: badly
|1.||badly to a severe or serious degree|
|Samples||Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated.|
A severely impaired heart.
Is gravely ill.
Was seriously ill.
|Synonyms||gravely, seriously, severely|
|2.||badly (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well|
|Samples||He was ill prepared.|
It ill befits a man to betray old friends.
The car runs badly.
He performed badly on the exam.
The team played poorly.
An ill-conceived plan.
|Domain usage||combining form|
|3.||badly evilly or wickedly|
|Samples||Treated his parents badly.|
To steal is to act badly.
|4.||badly in a disobedient or naughty way|
|Samples||He behaved badly in school.|
He mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister.
Behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room.
|5.||badly with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')|
|Samples||The injury hurt badly.|
The buildings were badly shaken.
It hurts bad.
We need water bad.
|6.||badly very much; strongly|
|Samples||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.
|7.||badly without skill or in a displeasing manner|
|Samples||She writes badly.|
I think he paints very badly.
|8.||badly in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage|
|Samples||The venture turned out badly for the investors.|
Angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them.
|9.||badly unfavorably or with disapproval|
|Samples||Tried not to speak ill of the dead.|
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern.
|10.||badly with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display|
|Samples||They took their defeat badly.|
Took her father's death badly.
Conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake.