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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. 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
  3. Serious or severe
    "a bad headache"; "had a bad shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm";
    - big
  4. Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')
    "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over";
    - tough
  5. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    "bad meat";
    - spoiled, spoilt
  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: worst, worse, bads

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

Type of: quality

Antonym: good, unregretful

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