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Bad vs. Worse

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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.’;

Worseadverb

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‘He's worse-mannered than she is.’;

Badadjective

Not suitable or fitting.

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

Worseadverb

Less skillfully.

Badadjective

Not appropriate, of manners etc.

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

Worseadverb

More severely or seriously.

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.’;

Worseadverb

Used to start a sentence describing something that is worse.

‘Her leg is infected. Still worse, she's developing a fever.’;

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.’;

Worseadjective

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."’;

Badadjective

Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.

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

Worsenoun

Loss; disadvantage; defeat.

Badadjective

Evil; wicked.

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

Worsenoun

That which is worse; something less good; as, think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

Badadjective

Faulty; not functional.

‘I had a bad headlight.’;

Worseadverb

In a worse degree; in a manner more evil or bad.

‘Now will we deal worse with thee than with them.’;

Badadjective

(of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.

‘These apples have gone bad.’;

Worseverb

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.’;

Badadjective

(of breath) Malodorous; foul.

‘Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone.’;

Worsenoun

something inferior in quality or condition or effect;

‘for better or for worse’; ‘accused of cheating and lying and worse’;

Badadjective

False; counterfeit; illegitimate.

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

Worseadjective

(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’;

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.’;

Worseadjective

changed for the worse in health or fitness;

‘I feel worse today’; ‘her cold is worse’;

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?’;

Worseadverb

(comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner;

‘he did worse on the second exam’;

Badadjective

(informal) Bold and daring.

Badadjective

(hip-hop slang) Good; superlative.

Badadjective

Severe, urgent.

‘He is in bad need of a haircut.’;

Badadjective

Overly promiscuous, licentious.

Badadjective

(slang) Fantastic.

‘You is SIC bad, man!’;

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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