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bad

bad

pronunciation:
baed
part of speech: adjective
inflections: worse, worst
definition 1: not pleasing, or not giving what is required.
I thought it was a bad movie.The tires on this car are very bad.
similar words:
awful, defective, mean, poor, rotten, sorry, terrible, useless
definition 2: not good in the way one behaves.
The children were bad when the teacher went out of the room.
synonyms:
naughty
similar words:
spoiled
definition 3: not positive.
She got a bad grade on her test.
antonyms:
good
similar words:
disapproving
definition 4: not healthy; harmful.
Sugar is bad for your teeth.
synonyms:
damaging, harmful
similar words:
nasty
definition 5: rotten; spoiled.
Don't eat the bad meat.
synonyms:
decayed, rotten, spoiled
similar words:
sour, stale
derivation: badness (n.)