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Adjective: bad (worse,worst)  bad
  1. 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"
     
  2. Very intense
    "a bad headache"; "had a bad shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm";
    - big
     
  3. Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')
    "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over";
    - tough
     
  4. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    "bad meat";
    - spoiled, spoilt
     
  5. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    "he felt bad about breaking the vase";
    - regretful, sorry
     
  6. Not capable of being collected
    "a bad debt";
    - uncollectible
     
  7. Below average in quality or performance
    "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
     
  8. (linguistics) nonstandard
    "so-called bad grammar"
     
  9. Not financially safe or secure
    "a bad investment";
    - risky, high-risk, speculative
     
  10. Physically unsound or diseased
    "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth";
    - unfit, unsound
     
  11. Capable of harming
    "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
     
  12. Characterized by wickedness or immorality
    "led a very bad life"
     
  13. Reproduced fraudulently
    "like a bad penny...";
    - forged
     
  14. Not working properly
    "a bad telephone connection";
    - defective
Noun: bad  bad
  1. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    "take the bad with the good";
    - badness
Adverb: bad  bad
  1. With great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly')
    "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad";
    - badly
     
  2. Very much; strongly
    "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it";
    - badly

Sounds like: bade

Derived forms: bads, worst, worse

See also: abominable, atrocious, awful, corked, corky, counterfeit, crummy, deplorable, disobedient, distressing, dreadful, evil, fearful, frightful, hard, harmful, hopeless, horrible, horrid, icky, ill, imitative, incompetent, inferior, intense, invalid, lamentable, lousy, malfunctioning, mediocre, naughty, negative, no-good, nonfunctional, nonstandard, painful, penitent, pitiful, poor, pretty, quality, repentant, rotten, rubber, rubbish [Brit], sad, severe, sorry, stale, stinking, stinky, swingeing [Brit], terrible, tough, uncomfortable, uncool, unfavorable [US], unfavourable [Brit, Cdn], unhealthy, unskilled, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, worse, worst

Type of: quality

Antonym: good

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