Definition of Bad

1. Noun. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency. "Take the bad with the good"

Exact synonyms: Badness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Unworthiness, Undesirability, Worse, Evil, Unsoundness, Liability, Inadvisability
Antonyms: Good, Goodness



2. Adjective. Having undesirable or negative qualities. "The movie was a bad choice"

3. Adverb. With great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly'). "We need water bad"
Exact synonyms: Badly

4. Adjective. Very intense. "A bad storm"
Exact synonyms: Big
Similar to: Intense
Derivative terms: Badness

5. Adverb. Very much; strongly. "He wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
Exact synonyms: Badly

6. Adjective. Feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad'). "He was feeling tough after a restless night"
Exact synonyms: Tough
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Uncomfortable
Derivative terms: Badness

7. Adjective. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition. "A refrigerator full of spoilt food"
Exact synonyms: Spoiled, Spoilt
Similar to: Stale

8. Adjective. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone. "He felt bad about breaking the vase"
Exact synonyms: Regretful, Sorry
Also: Penitent, Repentant
Antonyms: Unregretful

9. Adjective. Not capable of being collected. "A bad (or uncollectible) debt"
Exact synonyms: Uncollectible
Similar to: Invalid

10. Adjective. Below average in quality or performance. "A bad recital"
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Badness

11. Adjective. Nonstandard. "So-called bad grammar"
Category relationships: Linguistics
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Nonstandard

12. Adjective. Not financially safe or secure. "Speculative business enterprises"
Exact synonyms: High-risk, Risky, Speculative
Similar to: Unsound
Derivative terms: Risk, Riskiness, Speculate, Speculativeness

13. Adjective. Physically unsound or diseased. "Unsound teeth"
Exact synonyms: Unfit, Unsound
Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Unfitness, Unsoundness

14. Adjective. Capable of harming. "Smoking is bad for you"
Similar to: Harmful

15. Adjective. Characterized by wickedness or immorality. "Led a very bad life"
Similar to: Evil
Derivative terms: Badness

16. Adjective. Reproduced fraudulently. "A forged twenty dollar bill"
Exact synonyms: Forged
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative

17. Adjective. Not working properly. "A defective appliance"
Exact synonyms: Defective
Similar to: Malfunctioning, Nonfunctional
Derivative terms: Defectiveness

Definition of Bad

1. imp. Bade.

2. a. 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.

Definition of Bad

1. Adjective. Not good; unfavorable; negative. ¹

2. Adjective. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc. ¹

3. Adjective. Not suitable or fitting. ¹

4. Adjective. Tricky; stressful; unpleasant. ¹

5. Adjective. Evil; wicked. ¹

6. Adjective. Faulty; not functional. ¹

7. Adjective. (context: of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe. ¹

8. Adjective. (context: of breath) Malodorous, foul. ¹

9. Adjective. (informal) Bold and daring. ¹

10. Adjective. (of a need or want) Severe, urgent. ¹

11. Adverb. (context: now colloquial) Badly. ¹

12. Noun. (slang) error, mistake ¹

13. Adjective. (rfm-sense) (slang) Fantastic. ¹

14. Verb. (archaic) (form of Alternative past tense bid). See (bade '''bade'''). ¹

15. Verb. (British dialect transitive) To shell (a walnut). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bad

1. very good [adj BADDER, BADDEST] / not good in any way [adj WORSE, WORST] / something that is bad [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bad

1. 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 health; bad crop; bad news. Sometimes used substantively. "The strong antipathy of good to bad." (Pope) Synonym: Pernicious, deleterious, noxious, baneful, injurious, hurtful, evil, vile, wretched, corrupt, wicked, vicious, imperfect. Origin: Probably fr. AS. Baeddel hermaphrodite; cf. Baedling effeminate fellow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bad

bacteroidosis
bacteroids
bacteræmia
bactoprenol
bacula
baculiform
baculine
baculite
baculites
baculoviral
baculoviridae
baculovirus
baculoviruses
baculum
baculums
bad (current term)
bad-ass
bad-assness
bad-boy
bad-faith
bad-lad split
bad-mannered
bad-minded
bad-mouth
bad-mouthed
bad-mouthing
bad-mouths
bad-talk
bad-tempered
bad apple

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