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.’;
‘He's worse-mannered than she is.’;
Not suitable or fitting.
‘Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly?’;
Not appropriate, of manners etc.
‘It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full.’;
More severely or seriously.
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.’;
Used to start a sentence describing something that is worse.
‘Her leg is infected. Still worse, she's developing a fever.’;
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.’;
Bad, ill, evil, or corrupt, in a greater degree; more bad or evil; less good; specifically, in poorer health; more sick; - used both in a physical and moral sense.
‘Or worse, if men worse can devise.’; ‘[She] was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.’; ‘Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.’; ‘There are men who seem to believe they are not bad while another can be found worse.’; ‘"But I love him." "Love him? Worse and worse."’;
Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.
‘Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved.’;
Loss; disadvantage; defeat.
‘Be careful. There are bad people in the world.’;
That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise.
Faulty; not functional.
‘I had a bad headlight.’;
In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.
‘Now will we deal worse with thee than with them.’;
(of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.
‘These apples have gone bad.’;
To make worse; to put disadvantage; to discomfit; to worst. See Worst, v.
‘Weapons more violent, when next we meet,May serve to better us and worse our foes.’;
(of breath) Malodorous; foul.
‘Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone.’;
something inferior in quality or condition or effect;
‘for better or for worse’; ‘accused of cheating and lying and worse’;
False; counterfeit; illegitimate.
‘They were caught trying to pass bad coinage.’;
(comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability;
‘this road is worse than the first one we took’; ‘the road is in worse shape than it was’; ‘she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying’;
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.’;
changed for the worse in health or fitness;
‘I feel worse today’; ‘her cold is worse’;
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?’;
(comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner;
‘he did worse on the second exam’;
(informal) Bold and daring.
(hip-hop slang) Good; superlative.
‘He is in bad need of a haircut.’;
Overly promiscuous, licentious.
‘You is SIC bad, man!’;
‘I didn't do too bad in the last exam.’;
(slang) Error, mistake.
‘Sorry, my bad!’;
An item (or kind of item) of merchandise with negative value; an unwanted good.
(archaic) lang=en. See bade.
To shell (a walnut).
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.’;
that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency;
‘take the bad with the good’;
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’;
‘a bad headache’; ‘in a big rage’; ‘had a big (or bad) shock’; ‘a bad earthquake’; ‘a bad storm’;
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’;
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition;
‘bad meat’; ‘a refrigerator full of spoilt food’;
not capable of being collected;
‘a bad (or uncollectible) debt’;
below average in quality or performance;
‘a bad chess player’; ‘a bad recital’;
‘so-called bad grammar’;
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’;
physically unsound or diseased;
‘has a bad back’; ‘a bad heart’; ‘bad teeth’; ‘an unsound limb’; ‘unsound teeth’;
capable of harming;
‘bad habits’; ‘bad air’; ‘smoking is bad for you’;
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’;
characterized by wickedness or immorality;
‘led a very bad life’;
‘like a bad penny...’; ‘a forged twenty dollar bill’;
not working properly;
‘a bad telephone connection’; ‘a defective appliance’;
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’;
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’;