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
If everyone gets cut by 10 percent then everyone grumbles but you meet less resistance than if you say this precise department is badly run or superfluous and needs to close.
In attempting to justify Mr. Frascatore’s indefensible conduct by reference to the risks and rigors of police work, Mr. Lynch badly disserves himself and the many honorable officers he is sworn to represent, nothing about Mr. Frascatore’s terrifying interaction with James Blake bore any resemblance to due process of law.
Jaimito makes me happy, but Pichirilo (her other llama) gives me problems because he is badly behaved.
I think it's going to be a very lucky year for all of us who care about monkeys, apes, primates and animals in general but particularly the primates, and I hope that it will be a year where we can really draw attention to the wonderful monkeys and apes of China and the rest of Asia because they badly need our help, we really need to step up conservation. And what better time to do it than the Year of the Monkey.
The security problems caused by Daesh (IS) and others are creating a major challenge for the new investments in the Middle East and if those investments are not made today we will not see that badly needed production growth around the 2020s.
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Translations for badly
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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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