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Adjective bad has 14 senses
  1. bad - 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 bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
    good, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing, good enough, goodish, redeeming, satisfactory, acceptable, solid, suitable, superb, well-behaved, well behaved, hot
  2. bad, big - very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
    Antonym: mild (indirect, via intense)
  3. bad, tough - 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"
    Antonyms: comfortable, comfy (indirect, via uncomfortable)
  4. bad, spoiled, spoilt - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
    Antonym: fresh (indirect, via stale)
  5. bad, uncollectible - not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
    Antonym: valid (indirect, via invalid)
  6. bad - below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
    superior (indirect, via inferior)
  7. bad - nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"
    standard, received (indirect, via nonstandard)
  8. bad, insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative - 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"
    Antonym: sound (indirect, via unsound)
  9. bad, unfit, unsound - physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
    Antonym: healthy (indirect, via unhealthy)
  10. bad - capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
    harmless (indirect, via harmful)
  11. bad, sorry - 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"
    Antonym: happy (indirect, via unhappy)
  12. bad, immoral - characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
    Antonym: good (indirect, via evil)
  13. bad, forged - reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
    Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)
  14. bad, defective - not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
    Antonym: functioning (indirect, via malfunctioning)
Adverbial bad has 2 senses
  1. badly, bad - 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"
  2. badly, 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"
Noun bad has 1 sense
  1. bad, badness - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
    --1 is a kind of quality
    Antonyms: good, goodness
    --1 has particulars:
     unworthiness; undesirability; worse; evil; liability; inadvisability
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