What does badly mean?

Definitions for badlyˈbæd li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word badly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. badly, severely, gravely, seriously(adverb)

    to a severe or serious degree

    "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"

  2. ill, badly, poorly(adverb)

    (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

    "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"

  3. badly(adverb)

    evilly or wickedly

    "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"

  4. badly, mischievously, naughtily(adverb)

    in a disobedient or naughty way

    "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"

  5. badly, bad(adverb)

    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"

  6. badly, bad(adverb)

    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"

  7. badly(adverb)

    without skill or in a displeasing manner

    "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"

  8. badly, disadvantageously(adverb)

    in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage

    "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"

  9. ill, badly(adverb)

    unfavorably or with disapproval

    "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

  10. badly(adverb)

    with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display

    "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"

Wiktionary

  1. badly(Adverb)

    In a bad manner.

  2. badly(Adverb)

    Very much; to a great degree.

    I want it so badly.

  3. badly(Adjective)

    ill, unwell

    He's never badly. (He's never ill.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Badly(adverb)

    in a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2412

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2381

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Adverbs Frequency: #192

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of badly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of badly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Huxley:

    There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.

  2. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto:

    Whoever insults or speaks badly of Mexico doesn't know the country, whoever speaks badly of Mexicans doesn't know Mexicans.

  3. John Kenneth Galbraith:

    You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.

  4. Khaterah Parwani:

    They do not feel they are part of society, they did badly in school, they do badly in their daily lives. They find an identity in the gangs.

  5. Rusty Hardin:

    They looked bad in the earlier things with Ray Rice, They handled things badly publicly and now they just decided to make Adrian the scapegoat for all their past failings.

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