1. Having undesirable or negative qualities (synset 301129296)
    "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
  2. Very intense (synset 301514159)
    "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
  3. Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (synset 300480301)
    "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
  4. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition (synset 301073039)
    "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
  5. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone (synset 301153978)
    "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
  6. Not capable of being collected (synset 302509881)
    "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
  7. Below average in quality or performance (synset 302354208)
    "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
  8. Nonstandard (synset 302306323)
    "so-called bad grammar"
  9. Not financially safe or secure (synset 302282286)
    "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
  10. Physically unsound or diseased (synset 301177766)
    "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
  11. Capable of harming (synset 301164319)
    "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
  12. Characterized by wickedness or immorality (synset 301135303)
    "led a very bad life"
  13. Reproduced fraudulently (synset 301120968)
    "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
  14. Not working properly (synset 301096265)
    "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
  1. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency (synset 105151326)
    "take the bad with the good"
  1. With great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly') (synset 400016920)
    "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"
  2. Very much;
    Strongly (synset 400016702)
    "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"

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