[ adjective ] having undesirable or negative qualities
"a bad report card" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Yet are not we of the mid twentieth century , who rightly do not believe there is any such `` thing '' as the devil , just as bad off as they - only in a different way ?(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
A good formulation will keep the clothes clean and white after many washings ; whereas , with a poor formulation , the clothes exhibit a build-up of `` tattle-tale_grey '' and dirty spots - sometimes with bad results even after the first wash .(Brand Blanshard, "The Emotive Theory," Robert...)
If it could be shown that judgments of good and bad were not judgments at_all , that they asserted nothing true or false , but merely expressed emotions like `` Hurrah '' or `` Fiddlesticks '' , then these wayward judgments would cease from troubling and weary heads could be at_rest .
There is perhaps no value_statement on which people would more universally agree than the statement that intense pain is bad .
As we think_of the long and excruciating pain it must have suffered , we are very likely to say : `` It was a bad thing that the little animal should suffer so '' .
[ noun ] that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
: "take the bad with the good"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
The basic premise of all mystery_stories is that the distinction between good and bad coincides with the distinction between legal and illegal .(William C. Smith, "Why Fear Ideas?"...)
Man , we are told , is endowed with reason and is capable of distinguishing good from bad .
[ adverb ] 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"
Used in print(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
And you know you will always wonder all_of your life whether it was because you wanted him so bad that you did n't get him , and you can feel nearly sorry enough to cry when you think_of that other guy , the chump who begged you to marry him , the one with the plastered hair and the car he could n't afford and the too shiny shoes .
[ adverb ] with great intensity
"the injury hurt badly" "the buildings were badly shaken" (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly' as in "it hurts bad" or "we need water bad")
[ adjective ] capable of harming
"bad habits" "bad air" "smoking is bad for you"
[ adjective ] below average in quality or performance
"a bad chess player" "a bad recital"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 17894