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  Definition of bad
  1. that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
  2. feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough'' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad''); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
  3. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
  4. not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
  5. reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
  6. 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
  7. characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
  8. 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"
  9. capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
  10. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
  11. very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
  12. 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"
  13. nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"
  14. below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
  15. not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
  16. 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"
  17. with great intensity (`bad'' is a nonstandard variant for `badly''); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"
Similar Words: badness, tough, spoiled, spoilt, defective, forged, immoral, sorry, unfit, unsound, big, insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative, uncollectible, badly

 

See Also: disobedient, evil, wicked, unfavorable, unfavourable, worse, worst

 

Hyponyms: unworthiness, undesirability, worse, evil, liability, inadvisability

 

Pertainyms: big

 

Attributes: quality

 

Anagrams: dab

 

Language Translations:
Breton: drouk and fall   Catalan: mal  
Chinese: and   Croatian: loš and ružan and zao  
Danish: dårlig and ond   Dutch: onaangenaam and ongepast and slecht  
Esperanto: malbona   Finnish: huono and huonotapainen and ikävä and paha and viallinen  
French: mauvais   German: böse and schlecht  
Greek: κακός   Hungarian: kellemetlen and rossz  
Indonesian: buruk and jahat   Interlingua: mal  
Italian: brutto and cattivo and sbagliato   Japanese: 悪い  
Kurdish: bed   Latvian: nepiemērots and slikts and ļauns  
Malay: buruk and jahat and rosak   Norwegian: dårlig  
Novial: mal   Polish: uszkodzony and zły  
Portuguese: mal and mau and ruim   Russian: плохой  
Slovene: slab   Spanish: malo  
Swedish: dålig and olämplig and ond and opassande and trasig   Tagalog: mali and masama and sira  
 
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