What does badly mean?

Definitions for badly
ˈbæd libad·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word badly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. badlyadverb

    evilly or wickedly

    "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"

  4. 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"

  5. badly, badadverb

    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"

  6. badly, badadverb

    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"

  7. badlyadverb

    without skill or in a displeasing manner

    "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"

  8. badly, disadvantageouslyadverb

    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"

  9. ill, badlyadverb

    unfavorably or with disapproval

    "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

  10. badlyadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. badlyadverb

    In a bad manner.

  2. badlyadverb

    Very much; to a great degree.

    I want it so badly.

  3. badlyadjective

    ill, unwell

    He's never badly. (He's never ill.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Badlyadverb

    in a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2412

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2381

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'badly' in Adverbs Frequency: #192

How to pronounce badly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of badly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of badly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of badly in a Sentence

  1. Aliko Dangote:

    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.

  2. Rafa Nadal:

    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.

  3. Hans Hendrischke:

    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.

  4. Chris Kofinis:

    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.

  5. Susana Calderon:

    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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