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Adjective bad has 14 senses
- 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"
Antonyms: 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
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- bad, uncollectible - not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
Antonym: valid (indirect, via invalid)
- bad - below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
Antonym: superior (indirect, via inferior)
- bad - nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"
Antonyms: standard, received (indirect, via nonstandard)
- 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)
- 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)
- bad - capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
Antonym: harmless (indirect, via harmful)
- 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)
- bad, immoral - characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
Antonym: good (indirect, via evil)
- bad, forged - reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)
- bad, defective - not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
Antonym: functioning (indirect, via malfunctioning)
Adverbial bad has 2 senses
- 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"
- 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
- 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
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