badly, severely, gravely, seriouslyadverb
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, poorlyadverb
(`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, naughtilyadverb
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
We have been badly affected like any other company, when you are talking about 20 billion dollars worth of projects, what is 161 million? One-hundred-and-sixty-one million dollars is my six weeks' need.
I was not playing badly at the beginning at all but he was playing unbelievable (tennis), no mistakes, a lot of winners, taking the ball early. It was a very difficult first set. It was one of the first sets that I am happier with.
At the moment, Chinese trade bans are targeting pain points that hurt relatively small export sectors, such as wine, beef and other areas, those industries may suffer badly or even be forced to restructure. This is more a problem of exerting political pressure than broad economic pressure.
The president miscalculated in making this about Elizabeth Warren, that backfired badly. It only served to raise awareness of the issue and drive people away from his position, it never makes sense to make these kinds of issues personal.
I saw my husband when they put me on a stretcher to take me to hospital, i saw he was very badly wounded. He had a broken arm, like me. He had many wounds on his back, his waist, his whole spine, his legs.
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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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