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Definition of: bad

(bad) adjective worse, worst
1. Not good in any manner or degree; not up to standard; unsatisfactory; inferior; poor: a bad meal; They played a bad game and lost.
2. Disagreeable; unpleasant: bad weather; bad manners.
3. Inadequate; deficient: bad wiring.
4. Lacking skill or proficiency: a bad musician.
5. Rotten; decaying: bad apples.
6. Immoral; corrupt; wicked.
7. Mischievous; naughty; ill-behaved: a bad child.
8. Incorrect; erroneous: bad grammar.
9. Injurious; harmful: a bad habit.
10. Severe: a bad sprain.
11. Sick; in poor health.
12. Injured or diseased; not sound: a bad knee; a bad heart.
13. Sorry; concerned: to feel bad about it.
14. Inexpedient; wrong; improper; inauspicious: He spoke at a bad time and regretted it later.
15. Invalid; illegal: a bad check.
16. In finance, outstanding and not collectable: a bad debt.
—in bad
1. In difficulty.
2. In disfavor.
—not bad
Rather good: also not half bad, not so bad.

1. That which is bad.
2. Those who are bad, taken collectively.
3. A bad state or condition; bad luck; wickedness.
—to go to the bad
Colloq. To degenerate; become bad.
adverb Colloq. Badly.
[ME bad, baddle, ? <OE bœddel effeminate man]
Synonyms (adj.): abominable, baleful, baneful, base, corrupt, corrupting, decayed, decaying, deceitful, deceptive, defective, deleterious, depraved, detrimental, dishonest, evil, false, foul, fraudulent, hurtful, ill, immoral, imperfect, incompetent, inferior, injurious, mean, mischievous, naughty, noxious, pernicious, poor, putrid, rascally, rotten, sad, saddening, scurvy, serious, severe, shabby, sinful, sorrowful, sorry, unfair, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, unprincipled, untrue, untrustworthy, unwelcome, unwholesome, unworthy, vile, villainous, wicked, worthless, wretched.
See HARD, IMMORAL, PERNICIOUS. Antonyms: see synonyms for GOOD.

Definition of: bad

Obsolete past tense of BID.

Most often used phrases:

bad faith
bad idea
bad weather
bad thing
bad luck
bad boy
bad news
big bad
bad things
good and bad
bad guys
bad guy
bad taste
bad behavior
bad religion

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