Definition of BAD

noun : BAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good" ;

Adjective : BAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm" ;

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food" ;

  • 5. (

    ) feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase" ;

  • 7. (

    ) below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital" ;

  • 8. (

    ) nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth" ;

  • 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..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill" ;

  • 14. (

    ) not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance" ;

Adverb : BAD

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

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