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Overview of noun bad

The noun bad has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) bad, badness

(that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good")


Overview of adj bad

The adj bad has 14 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (51) bad

(having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

2. (3) bad, big

(very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm")

3. (3) bad, tough

(feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night")

4. (1) bad, spoiled, spoilt

((of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food")

5. regretful, sorry, bad

(feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase")

6. bad, uncollectible

(not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt")

7. bad

(below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital")

8. bad

(nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar")

9. bad, risky, high-risk, speculative

(not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises")

10. bad, unfit, unsound

(physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth")

11. bad

(capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you")

12. bad

(characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life")

13. bad, forged

(reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill")

14. bad, defective

(not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance")


Overview of adv bad

The adv bad has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) badly, bad

(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")

2. (1) badly, bad

(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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