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

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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. David Satcher:

    After [the CDC] got beat up so badly in the mid-1990s, they're rightfully afraid to do anything. They're afraid to say the words 'guns' or 'firearms'.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Justice Roberts gave us Obamacare. Might as well be called Robertscare, that is a rough thing and I know Ted feels badly about it.

  3. Himanta Biswa Sharma:

    If rhino poaching cannot be controlled this year, we may have to fare badly in the state elections next year.

  4. Nikki Haley:

    President Trump has not always chosen the right words, president Trump was wrong with President Trump words in Charlottesville, and I told President Trump so at the time. President Trump was badly wrong with President Trump words yesterday. And it wasn't just President Trump words. President Trump actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Right after I got elected, my wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident, and my two sons were badly injured. And I just had been elected, not sworn in. And I lost my faith for a while. I came back, and then later, when my son Beau came home from Iraq and -- with a terminal disease, and a year later, year-and-a-half later, losing him was like losing part of my soul. But the fact is that I learned that the way you deal with it -- is you deal with it by finding purpose, purpose in what you do. And that's why I hope -- I hope he's proud of me today.

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