Adverb: badly bad-lee
- To a severe or serious degree
"fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured";
- severely, gravely, seriously, critically
- In a poor or unsatisfactory manner; not well
"the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam";
- ill, poorly
- Evilly or wickedly
"treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
- In a disobedient or naughty way
"he behaved badly in school";
- mischievously, naughtily
- With great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly')
"the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken";
- 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";
- Without skill or in a displeasing manner
"she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
- In a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
"the venture turned out badly for the investors";
- Unfavourably or with disapproval
"thought badly of him for his lack of concern";
- With unusual distress, resentment, regret or emotional display
"they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"