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Badly vs. Goodly

Difference Between Badly and Goodly

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Badly

In a bad manner.
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Goodly

Quite large; considerable
A goodly sum.
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Badly

Very much; greatly. See Usage Note at bad1.
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Goodly

Of pleasing appearance; comely
"a goodly apple rotten at the heart" (Shakespeare).
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Badly

In a bad manner.
Things are going badly for her: she did badly in her exams owing to a badly designed studying schedule.
Don't think badly of me, give me the benefit of the doubt.
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Goodly

(dated) Good; pleasing in appearance; attractive; comely; graceful; pleasant; desirable.
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Badly

Very much; to a great degree.
I want it so badly.
Look at these split ends! You badly need a haircut!
Everything went badly wrong.
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Goodly

Quite large; considerable; sufficient; adequate; more than enough.
A goodly sum of money
Walking at a goodly pace
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Badly

(Northern England) Ill, unwell.
He's never badly.
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Goodly

(obsolete) In a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
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Badly

In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.
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Goodly

Well; excellently.
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Badly

To a severe or serious degree;
Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
Badly injured
A severely impaired heart
Is gravely ill
Was seriously ill
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Goodly

Excellently.
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Badly

(`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well;
He was ill prepared
It ill befits a man to betray old friends
The car runs badly
He performed badly on the exam
The team played poorly
Ill-fitting clothes
An ill-conceived plan
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Goodly

Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
We have many goodly days to see.
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Badly

Evilly or wickedly;
Treated his parents badly
To steal is to act badly
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Goodly

Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.
The goodliest man of men since born.
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Badly

In a disobedient or naughty way;
He behaved badly in school
He mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister
Behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room
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Goodly

Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.
Goodly and great he sails behind his link.
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Badly

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
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Goodly

Large in amount or extent or degree;
It cost a considerable amount
A goodly amount
Received a hefty bonus
A respectable sum
A tidy sum of money
A sizable fortune
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Badly

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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Badly

Without skill or in a displeasing manner;
She writes badly
I think he paints very badly
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Badly

In a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage;
The venture turned out badly for the investors
Angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them
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Badly

Unfavorably or with disapproval;
Tried not to speak ill of the dead
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern
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Badly

With unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display;
They took their defeat badly
Took her father's death badly
Conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake
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