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bad

bad

pronunciation:
baed
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
inflections: worse, worst
definition 1: not giving what is desired or required.
I thought that movie was really bad, but my brother liked it.That picture was taken with a bad camera.
antonyms:
good, swell
similar words:
atrocious, awful, base, defective, deficient, dreadful, imperfect, inadequate, inferior, lousy, mean, poor, rotten, sorry, terrible, useless, worthless, wretched
definition 2: not good; naughty.
Please don't be bad while the guests are here.
synonyms:
disobedient, mischievous, naughty, wicked
antonyms:
good, well-behaved
similar words:
spoiled
definition 3: in pain or poor health.
Max stayed home from school because he felt bad.
synonyms:
ill, sick, unhealthy, unwell
antonyms:
healthy, well
similar words:
feeble, infirm, queasy, sickly, under the weather, weak
definition 4: terrible or serious.
This is bad weather.
synonyms:
severe, terrible
similar words:
acute, atrocious, dire, extreme, grave, nasty, serious, wicked
definition 5: sorry; guilty.
He felt bad about his cheating.
synonyms:
sorry
similar words:
apologetic, guilty, lousy, sad
definition 6: not positive.
It is hard to like a person who has a bad attitude.He got a very bad grade on that test.
antonyms:
good
similar words:
atrocious, disapproving, skeptical
definition 7: not healthy; harmful.
Sugar is bad for your teeth.
synonyms:
damaging, detrimental, harmful, unhealthy
antonyms:
beneficial
similar words:
atrocious, destructive, nasty
definition 8: wicked; evil.
He has done some mean things, but he is not a bad person.
synonyms:
evil, wicked, wrong
antonyms:
good
similar words:
atrocious, base, black, corrupt, criminal, foul, ill, immoral, malicious, mean, nasty
definition 9: rotten; spoiled.
The meat went bad.
synonyms:
decayed, decomposed, rotten, spoiled
antonyms:
fresh
similar words:
atrocious, musty, rank, sour, stale
 
part of speech: noun
definition: that which is wrong or evil.
There is more good than bad in him.
derivation: badness (n.)