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Bad vs. Wicked

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Badadjective

Unfavorable; negative; not good.

‘You have bad credit.’; ‘The weather looks pretty bad right now.’; ‘Don't talk to him; he's in a bad mood.’;

Wickedadjective

Evil or mischievous by nature.

Badadjective

Not suitable or fitting.

‘Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly?’;

Wickedadjective

(slang) Excellent; awesome; masterful.

‘That was a wicked guitar solo, bro!’;

Badadjective

Not appropriate, of manners etc.

‘It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full.’;

Wickedadjective

Having a wick.

‘a two-wicked lamp’;

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Badadjective

Unhealthy; liable to cause health problems.

‘Lard is bad for you. Smoking is bad for you, too. Grapes are bad for dogs but not for humans.’;

Wickedadjective

Active; brisk.

Badadjective

Sickly, unhealthy, unwell.

‘Joe's in a bad way; he can't even get out of bed.’; ‘I went to the hospital to see how my grandfather was doing. Unfortunately, he's in a bad state.’; ‘I've had a bad back since the accident.’;

Wickedadjective

(Alternative form of) wick (Etymology 3 Adjective), as applying to inanimate objects only.

Badadjective

Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.

‘Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved.’;

Wickedadjective

Infested with maggots.

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Badadjective

Evil; wicked.

‘Be careful. There are bad people in the world.’;

Wickedadverb

Very, extremely.

‘The band we went to see the other night was wicked loud!’;

Badadjective

Faulty; not functional.

‘I had a bad headlight.’;

Wickednoun

People who are wicked.

Badadjective

(of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.

‘These apples have gone bad.’;

Wickedverb

simple past tense and past participle of wick

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Badadjective

(of breath) Malodorous; foul.

‘Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone.’;

Wickedadjective

Having a wick; - used chiefly in composition; as, a two-wicked lamp.

Badadjective

False; counterfeit; illegitimate.

‘They were caught trying to pass bad coinage.’;

Wickedadjective

Evil in principle or practice; deviating from morality; contrary to the moral or divine law; addicted to vice or sin; sinful; immoral; profligate; - said of persons and things; as, a wicked king; a wicked woman; a wicked deed; wicked designs.

‘Hence, then, and evil go with thee along,Thy offspring, to the place of evil, hell,Thou and thy wicked crew!’; ‘Never, never, wicked man was wise.’;

Badadjective

Unskilled; of limited ability; not good.

‘I'm pretty bad at speaking French.’; ‘He's a bad gardener; everything he tries to grow ends up dying.’;

Wickedadjective

Cursed; baneful; hurtful; bad; pernicious; dangerous.

‘This were a wicked way, but whoso had a guide.’;

Badadjective

Of poor physical appearance.

‘I look really bad whenever I get less than seven hours of sleep.’; ‘I don't look bad in this dress, do I?’;

Wickedadjective

Ludicrously or sportively mischievous; disposed to mischief; roguish.

‘Pen looked uncommonly wicked.’;

Badadjective

(informal) Bold and daring.

Wickedadjective

morally bad in principle or practice

Badadjective

(hip-hop slang) Good; superlative.

Wickedadjective

having committed unrighteous acts;

‘a sinful person’;

Badadjective

Severe, urgent.

‘He is in bad need of a haircut.’;

Wickedadjective

intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;

‘severe pain’; ‘a severe case of flu’; ‘a terrible cough’; ‘under wicked fire from the enemy's guns’; ‘a wicked cough’;

Badadjective

Overly promiscuous, licentious.

Wickedadjective

morally bad or wrong;

‘evil purposes’; ‘an evil influence’; ‘evil deeds’;

Badadjective

(slang) Fantastic.

‘You is SIC bad, man!’;

Wickedadjective

highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust;

‘a disgusting smell’; ‘distasteful language’; ‘a loathsome disease’; ‘the idea of eating meat is repellent to me’; ‘revolting food’; ‘a wicked stench’;

Badadverb

Badly.

‘I didn't do too bad in the last exam.’;

Badnoun

(slang) Error, mistake.

‘Sorry, my bad!’;

Badnoun

An item (or kind of item) of merchandise with negative value; an unwanted good.

Badverb

(archaic) lang=en. See bade.

Badverb

To shell (a walnut).

Bad

Bade.

Badadjective

Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; - the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.

‘The strong antipathy of good to bad.’;

Badnoun

that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency;

‘take the bad with the good’;

Badadjective

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’;

Badadjective

very intense;

‘a bad headache’; ‘in a big rage’; ‘had a big (or bad) shock’; ‘a bad earthquake’; ‘a bad storm’;

Badadjective

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’;

Badadjective

(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition;

‘bad meat’; ‘a refrigerator full of spoilt food’;

Badadjective

not capable of being collected;

‘a bad (or uncollectible) debt’;

Badadjective

below average in quality or performance;

‘a bad chess player’; ‘a bad recital’;

Badadjective

nonstandard;

‘so-called bad grammar’;

Badadjective

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’;

Badadjective

physically unsound or diseased;

‘has a bad back’; ‘a bad heart’; ‘bad teeth’; ‘an unsound limb’; ‘unsound teeth’;

Badadjective

capable of harming;

‘bad habits’; ‘bad air’; ‘smoking is bad for you’;

Badadjective

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’;

Badadjective

characterized by wickedness or immorality;

‘led a very bad life’;

Badadjective

reproduced fraudulently;

‘like a bad penny...’; ‘a forged twenty dollar bill’;

Badadjective

not working properly;

‘a bad telephone connection’; ‘a defective appliance’;

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’;

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’;

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