English adjective: bad
|1.||bad having undesirable or negative qualities|
|Samples||A bad report card.|
His sloppy appearance made a bad impression.
A bad little boy.
Clothes in bad shape.
A bad cut.
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.
|Similar||abominable, atrocious, awful, corked, corky, crappy, deplorable, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, hard, hopeless, horrid, icky, ill, incompetent, lamentable, lousy, mediocre, naughty, negative, no-good, painful, pitiful, poor, pretty, rotten, rubber, sad, severe, shitty, sorry, stinking, stinky, swingeing, terrible, tough, uncool, unfavorable, unfavourable, unskilled, unspeakable, unsuitable|
|See also||disobedient, evil, unfavorable, unfavourable, worse, worst|
|2.||bad very intense|
|Samples||A bad headache.|
In a big rage.
Had a big (or bad) shock.
A bad earthquake.
A bad storm.
|3.||bad feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')|
|Samples||My throat feels bad.|
She felt bad all over.
He was feeling tough after a restless night.
|4.||bad (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition|
A refrigerator full of spoilt food.
|5.||bad feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone|
|Samples||Felt regretful over his vanished youth.|
Regretful over mistakes she had made.
He felt bad about breaking the vase.
|See also||penitent, repentant|
|6.||bad not capable of being collected|
|Samples||A bad (or uncollectible) debt.|
|7.||bad below average in quality or performance|
|Samples||A bad chess player.|
A bad recital.
|Samples||So-called bad grammar.|
|9.||bad not financially safe or secure|
|Samples||A bad investment.|
High risk investments.
Anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky.
Speculative business enterprises.
|Synonyms||high-risk, risky, speculative|
|10.||bad physically unsound or diseased|
|Samples||Has a bad back.|
A bad heart.
An unsound limb.
|11.||bad capable of harming|
Smoking is bad for you.
|12.||bad characterized by wickedness or immorality|
|Samples||Led a very bad life.|
|13.||bad reproduced fraudulently|
|Samples||Like a bad penny....|
A forged twenty dollar bill.
|14.||bad not working properly|
|Samples||A bad telephone connection.|
A defective appliance.
English noun: bad
|1.||bad (attribute) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency|
|Samples||Take the bad with the good.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||evil, inadvisability, liability, undesirability, unsoundness, unworthiness, worse|
English adverb: bad
|1.||bad 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.
|2.||bad 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.