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"
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"
evilly or wickedly
"treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
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"
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"
without skill or in a displeasing manner
"she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
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"
unfavorably or with disapproval
"tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
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"
In a bad manner.
Very much; to a great degree.
I want it so badly.
He's never badly. (He's never ill.)
in a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously
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Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2412
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2381
Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Adverbs Frequency: #192
The numerical value of badly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of badly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- malament, malCatalan, Valencian
- dringend, schlechtGerman
- malamente, malSpanish
- huonosti, pahastiFinnish
- mauvaisement, malFrench
- пло́хо, нехорошо, ду́рно, плохо, нехорошо́Russian
- acil, kötüTurkish
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