Definitions for bad

Definitions for (noun) bad

Main entry: bad, badness

Definition: that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

Usage: take the bad with the good

Definitions for (adj) bad

Main entry: tough, bad

Definition: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

Usage: my throat feels bad; she felt bad all over; he was feeling tough after a restless night

Main entry: bad, spoiled, spoilt

Definition: (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

Usage: bad meat; a refrigerator full of spoilt food

Main entry: defective, bad

Definition: not working properly

Usage: a bad telephone connection; a defective appliance

Main entry: forged, bad

Definition: reproduced fraudulently

Usage: like a bad penny...; a forged twenty dollar bill

Main entry: bad

Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities

Usage: 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

Main entry: bad

Definition: characterized by wickedness or immorality

Usage: led a very bad life

Main entry: regretful, bad, sorry

Definition: feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

Usage: felt regretful over his vanished youth; regretful over mistakes she had made; he felt bad about breaking the vase

Main entry: bad

Definition: capable of harming

Usage: bad air; smoking is bad for you

Main entry: bad, unsound, unfit

Definition: physically unsound or diseased

Usage: has a bad back; a bad heart; bad teeth; an unsound limb; unsound teeth

Main entry: bad, big

Definition: very intense

Usage: a bad headache; in a big rage; had a big (or bad) shock; a bad earthquake; a bad storm

Main entry: high-risk, risky, speculative, bad

Definition: not financially safe or secure

Usage: a bad investment; high risk investments; anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky; speculative business enterprises

Main entry: bad

Definition: nonstandard

Usage: so-called bad grammar

Main entry: bad

Definition: below average in quality or performance

Usage: a bad chess player; a bad recital

Main entry: bad, uncollectible

Definition: not capable of being collected

Usage: a bad (or uncollectible) debt

Definitions for (adv) bad

Main entry: bad, badly

Definition: very much; strongly

Usage: 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

Main entry: bad, badly

Definition: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')

Usage: the injury hurt badly; the buildings were badly shaken; it hurts bad; we need water bad

Visual thesaurus for bad