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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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
How to say bad in sign language?
The numerical value of bad in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of bad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- 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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