Definitions for: Bad


[n] that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
[adv] 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"
[adv] with great intensity; "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly' as in"it hurts bad" or"we need water bad")
[adj] feeling physical discomfort or pain; "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad' as in"he was feeling tough after a restless night")
[adj] (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
[adj] not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
[adj] reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
[adj] 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"
[adj] characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
[adj] 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"
[adj] capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
[adj] physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
[adj] very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
[adj] 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"
[adj] (linguistics; informal) "so-called bad grammar"
[adj] below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
[adj] not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bad (b[a^]d), imp. of Bid.
Bade. [Obs.] --Dryden.


Bad (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. Worse; superl. Worst. ]
[Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling
effeminate fellow.]
Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious,
hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or
defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious;
wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad
conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad
news.

Note: Sometimes used substantively.

The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope.

Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious;
hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious;
imperfect.

Synonyms: abominable, atrocious, awful, badly, badness, big, corked, corky, counterfeit, crappy, defective, deplorable, distressing, dreadful, fearful, forged, frightful, hard, harmful, high-risk, hopeless, horrid, icky, ill, imitative, immoral, incompetent, inferior, insecure, intense, invalid, lamentable, lousy, malfunctioning, mediocre, mischievous, naughty, negative, no-good, nonfunctional, nonstandard, painful, pitiful, poor, pretty, risky, rotten, rubber, sad, severe, shitty, sorry, speculative, spoiled, spoilt, stale, stinking, stinky, swingeing, terrible, tough, uncollectible, uncomfortable, uncool, unfavorable, unfit, unhappy, unhealthy, unsatisfactory, unskilled, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable

Antonyms: good, good, goodness

See Also: disobedient, evil, evil, inadvisability, liability, quality, undesirability, unfavourable, unworthiness, wicked, worse, worse, worst

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