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bad - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bad

Definition
(noun) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
Synonyms : badness
Example Sentence
  • take the bad with the good

Definition
(adj) having undesirable or negative qualities
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) very intense
Synonyms : big
Example Sentence
  • a bad headache
  • in a big rage
  • had a big (or bad) shock
  • a bad earthquake
  • a bad storm

Definition
(adj) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
Synonyms : tough
Example Sentence
  • my throat feels bad
  • she felt bad all over
  • he was feeling tough after a restless night

Definition
(adj) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
Synonyms : spoiled , spoilt
Example Sentence
  • bad meat
  • a refrigerator full of spoilt food

Definition
(adj) feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
Synonyms : regretful , sorry
Example Sentence
  • felt regretful over his vanished youth
  • regretful over mistakes she had made
  • he felt bad about breaking the vase

Definition
(adj) not capable of being collected
Synonyms : uncollectible
Example Sentence
  • a bad (or uncollectible) debt

Definition
(adj) below average in quality or performance
Example Sentence
  • a bad chess player
  • a bad recital

Definition
(adj) nonstandard
Example Sentence
  • so-called bad grammar

Definition
(adj) not financially safe or secure
Synonyms : high-risk , risky , speculative
Example Sentence
  • a bad investment
  • high risk investments
  • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
  • speculative business enterprises

Definition
(adj) physically unsound or diseased
Synonyms : unfit , unsound
Example Sentence
  • has a bad back
  • a bad heart
  • bad teeth
  • an unsound limb
  • unsound teeth

Definition
(adj) capable of harming
Example Sentence
  • bad air
  • smoking is bad for you

Definition
(adj) characterized by wickedness or immorality
Example Sentence
  • led a very bad life

Definition
(adj) reproduced fraudulently
Synonyms : forged
Example Sentence
  • like a bad penny...
  • a forged twenty dollar bill

Definition
(adj) not working properly
Synonyms : defective
Example Sentence
  • a bad telephone connection
  • a defective appliance

Definition
(adv) with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
Synonyms : badly
Example Sentence
  • the injury hurt badly
  • the buildings were badly shaken
  • it hurts bad
  • we need water bad

Definition
(adv) very much; strongly
Synonyms : badly
Example Sentence
  • 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

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