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Definition

[n] that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
[adv] very much; strongly; "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"
[adv] with great intensity; "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly' as in"it hurts bad" or"we need water bad")
[adj] feeling physical discomfort or pain; "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad' as in"he was feeling tough after a restless night")
[adj] (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
[adj] not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
[adj] reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
[adj] having undesirable or negative qualities; "a 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"
[adj] characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
[adj] keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"
[adj] capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
[adj] physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
[adj] very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
[adj] not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
[adj] (linguistics; informal) "so-called bad grammar"
[adj] below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
[adj] not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

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Antonyms

good, good, goodness