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Dictionary definition for: Bad

1. (n) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"

2. (r) 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"

3. (a) having undesirable or negative qualities; "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

4. (r) 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"

5. (s) very intense; "a bad headache" "in a big rage" "had a big (or bad) shock" "a bad earthquake" "a bad storm"

6. (s) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough" is occasionally used colloquially for "bad'') "my throat feels bad" "she felt bad all over" "he was feeling tough after a restless night"

7. (s) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat" "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

8. (s) not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

9. (s) below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player" "a bad recital"

10. (s) nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"

11. (s) not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment" "high risk investments" "anything that promises to pay too much can''t help being risky" "speculative business enterprises"

12. (s) physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back" "a bad heart" "bad teeth" "an unsound limb" "unsound teeth"

13. (s) capable of harming; "bad habits" "bad air" "smoking is bad for you"

14. (s) keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down" "was sorry that she had treated him so badly" "felt bad about breaking the vase"

15. (s) characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"

16. (s) reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..." "a forged twenty dollar bill"

17. (s) not working properly; "a bad telephone connection" "a defective appliance"

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