Definition of Bad


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


  • not working properly
    "a bad telephone connection"
    "a defective appliance"
  • reproduced fraudulently
    "like a bad penny..."
    "a forged twenty dollar bill"
  • characterized by wickedness or immorality
    "led a very bad life"
  • capable of harming
    "bad air"
    "smoking is bad for you"
  • physically unsound or diseased
    "has a bad back"
    "a bad heart"
    "bad teeth"
    "an unsound limb"
    "unsound teeth"
  • 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"
    - high risk
  • nonstandard
    "so-called bad grammar"
  • below average in quality or performance
    "a bad chess player"
    "a bad recital"
  • not capable of being collected
    "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
  • 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"
  • (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    "bad meat"
    "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
  • 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"
  • very intense
    "a bad headache"
    "in a big rage"
    "had a big (or bad) shock"
    "a bad earthquake"
    "a bad storm"
  • 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"


  • very much
    "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"
  • 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble bad

6 unscramble word found using the letters bad.

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