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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of badly in a Sentence
I feel very badly let down by Thomas Cook and find it difficult to comprehend the difference in attitude of the cabin crew on our way to Zakynthos compared to the way I was treated on the return flight home.On our outbound flight the cabin crew were so understanding and could not have done more for me, i hope lessons can be learned from my experience and that they will review their cabin crewtraining.
I'm sorry that a few words dragged out of the general context, badly interpreted, have offended the sensibility of my Arab and Muslim friends, an artificial controversy has blown up based on nothing and fed by irresponsible comments from the opposition.
You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance.
I would let the senators take their course. Let the senators do it. They're doing a very good job. They've given tremendous amounts of time. They've already postponed a major hearing. And, really, they're hurting somebody's life very badly.
Islamabad has secured badly needed cash that few states were willing to provide.
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Translations for badly
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- بشكل سيئArabic
- malament, malCatalan, Valencian
- dringend, schlechtGerman
- malamente, malSpanish
- huonosti, pahastiFinnish
- mauvaisement, malFrench
- пло́хо, нехорошо, ду́рно, плохо, нехорошо́Russian
- acil, kötüTurkish
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