that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
"take the bad with the good"
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"
"a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
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"
bad, spoiled, spoilt(adj)
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
"bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
regretful, sorry, bad(adj)
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"
not capable of being collected
"a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
below average in quality or performance
"a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
"so-called bad grammar"
bad, risky, high-risk, speculative(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"
bad, unfit, unsound(adj)
physically unsound or diseased
"has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
capable of harming
"bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
characterized by wickedness or immorality
"led a very bad life"
"like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
not working properly
"a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
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"
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"
To shell (a walnut).
Origin: Probably identical to bad, etymology 1, above, especially in the sense "bold, daring".
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bad, adj. ill or evil: wicked: hurtful: incorrect, faulty: unfavourable: painful:—comp. Worse; superl. Worst.—adj. Bad′dish, somewhat bad: not very good.—adv. Bad′ly.—ns. Bad′ness.—Bad blood, angry feeling; Bad coin, false coin; Bad debts, debts that cannot be recovered; Bad shot, a wrong guess.—To go bad, to decay; To go to the bad, to go to ruin; To the bad, to a bad condition: in deficit.—With bad grace, unwillingly. [Ety. very obscure. The M. E. badde is referred by Zupitza to A.S. bæddel, a hermaphrodite, bædling, an effeminate fellow.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[IBM: acronym, “Broken As Designed”] Said of a program that is bogus because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugginess. See working as designed.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BAD' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #765
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'BAD' in Written Corpus Frequency: #325
Rank popularity for the word 'BAD' in Adjectives Frequency: #31
The numerical value of BAD in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BAD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Some of them have been really bad, i had n’t thought them through. The topknot was n’t too bad but the cornbraids were a bad decision.
Here's to you ,as good as you are, And here's to me, as bad as I am But as good as you are, and as bad as I am, I am as good as you are, as bad as I am.
From China's perspective, to determine whether this is a good thing or bad thing we have to look at whether the market has healthy competition, is this good money replacing bad money or bad money replacing good money?
I think it's that bad of a deal, it's a bad deal for us, it's a bad deal for Israel, it's a bad deal for the region, it's not just the starting gun, it will accelerate the nuclear arms race, and it is empowering Iran to do what they're going to do.
Yesterday's events was bad guys on bad guys. When our officers arrived, those bad guys turned their guns on our officers, some of those( charged) may have been witnesses, many of those are going to be individuals involved in the shooting, and criminal charges may be applicable for that.
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Translations for BAD
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- pis, xarab, bəd, yaman, bərbadAzerbaijani
- яман, насарBashkir
- дрэнны, кепскі, злыBelarusian
- зъл, лош, грешка, неподходящ, неприятенBulgarian
- drouk, fallBreton
- mal, dolentCatalan, Valencian
- špatný, nepříjemný, vadný, podlý, zlýCzech
- зълъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- dårlig, slem, slet, ond, ubehageligDanish
- schlecht, unangenehm, böse, schlimmGerman
- κακός, άσχημοςGreek
- grava, malbona, nefunkcia, malbonodoraEsperanto
- ناکارامد, گستاخ, ناشایست, بدبو, ناجور, بدPersian
- moka, paha, viallinen, huonotapainen, ikävä, kova, ilkeä, kielteinen, huono, ankara, pahanhajuinen, rikkinäinen, sopimaton, kelvotonFinnish
- mal, faute, fonceur, gaffe, mauvaise, mauvais, urgent, défectueux, fonceuse, méchantFrench
- dona, droch-, olcIrish
- olc, dona, drochScottish Gaelic
- גרוע, מרושעת, רַע, גרועה, רשע, מרושעHebrew
- ख़राब, बुराHindi
- rossz, kellemetlenHungarian
- վատ, չարArmenian
- buruk, jelek, jahatIndonesian
- vondur, slæmur, illurIcelandic
- cattivo, brutto, difettoso, sbagliatoItalian
- nebaş, بهد, خهراپ, bed, xirabKurdish
- жаман, начарKyrgyz
- slikts, nepiemērots, ļauns, nelabsLatvian
- वाईट, खराबMarathi
- rosak, buruk, busuk, jahatMalay
- kwaad, verkeerd, slecht, ongemanierd, ongepast, naar, onaangenaamDutch
- dårlig, i, stykker, gal, ubehagelig, ondNorwegian
- doo yáʼátʼéeh daNavajo, Navaho
- złe, uszkodzony, nieświeży, zły, zła, wadliwy, kiepskiPolish
- بد, بدلاریPashto, Pushto
- enguiçado, errado, mau, quebrado, ruim, feio, malvado, desagradável, estragadoPortuguese
- плохой, скверный, дурной, злой, нехороший, подлый, неподходящий, неприятный, поганыйRussian
- zao, непристојан, loš, slab, gadan, zločest, ružan, zlo, nepristojan, cлaб, zla, ружан, лошSerbo-Croatian
- නරකSinhala, Sinhalese
- slàb, zèlSlovene
- i keq, e keqeAlbanian
- awon, goréngSundanese
- opassande, dålig, ful, ond, trasig, olämplig, sönderSwedish
- ఇష్టములేని, చెడి పోయిన, తగని, క్రూరమైన, చెడ్డ, అత్యవసరము, నచ్చని, తెగింపు, పొరపాటు, పొసగనిTelugu
- bet, şum, pis, erbet, ýamanTurkmen
- mali, bastos, sira, masamaTagalog
- злий, кепський, поганийUkrainian
- برا, خرابUrdu
- 醜, xấu, dởVietnamese
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