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English adjective: bad

1. bad having undesirable or negative qualities


SamplesA bad report card.
His sloppy appearance made a bad impression.
A bad little boy.
Clothes in bad shape.
A bad cut.
Bad luck.
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.


Similarabominable, 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 alsodisobedient, evil, unfavorable, unfavourable, worse, worst


Attributequality


Antonymsgood

2. bad very intense


SamplesA bad headache.
In a big rage.
Had a big (or bad) shock.
A bad earthquake.
A bad storm.


Synonymsbig


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

3. bad feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')


SamplesMy throat feels bad.
She felt bad all over.
He was feeling tough after a restless night.


Synonymstough


Similaruncomfortable


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymscomfortable, comfy

4. bad (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition


SamplesBad meat.
A refrigerator full of spoilt food.


Synonymsspoiled, spoilt


Similarstale


Antonymsfresh

5. bad feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone


SamplesFelt regretful over his vanished youth.
Regretful over mistakes she had made.
He felt bad about breaking the vase.


Synonymsregretful, sorry


See alsopenitent, repentant


Antonymsunregretful, unregretting

6. bad not capable of being collected


SamplesA bad (or uncollectible) debt.


Synonymsuncollectible


Similarinvalid


Antonymsvalid

7. bad below average in quality or performance


SamplesA bad chess player.
A bad recital.


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

8. bad nonstandard


SamplesSo-called bad grammar.


Similarnonstandard


Domain categorylinguistics


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsreceived, standard

9. bad not financially safe or secure


SamplesA bad investment.
High risk investments.
Anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky.
Speculative business enterprises.


Synonymshigh-risk, risky, speculative


Similarunsound


Antonymssound

10. bad physically unsound or diseased


SamplesHas a bad back.
A bad heart.
Bad teeth.
An unsound limb.
Unsound teeth.


Synonymsunfit, unsound


Similarunhealthy


Antonymshealthy

11. bad capable of harming


SamplesBad air.
Smoking is bad for you.


Similarharmful


Antonymsharmless

12. bad characterized by wickedness or immorality


SamplesLed a very bad life.


Similarevil


Antonymsgood

13. bad reproduced fraudulently


SamplesLike a bad penny....
A forged twenty dollar bill.


Synonymsforged


Similarcounterfeit, imitative


Antonymsecht, genuine

14. bad not working properly


SamplesA bad telephone connection.
A defective appliance.


Synonymsdefective


Similarmalfunctioning, nonfunctional


Antonymsfunctioning


English noun: bad

1. bad (attribute) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency


SamplesTake the bad with the good.


Synonymsbadness


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)evil, inadvisability, liability, undesirability, unsoundness, unworthiness, worse


Antonymsgoodness, good


English adverb: bad

1. bad with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')


SamplesThe injury hurt badly.
The buildings were badly shaken.
It hurts bad.
We need water bad.


Synonymsbadly

2. bad very much; strongly


SamplesI 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.


Synonymsbadly









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