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1. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] having undesirable or negative qualities.

Synonyms

  • atrocious
  • unfavourable
  • corked
  • sad
  • horrid
  • incompetent
  • evil
  • icky
  • fearful
  • negative
  • painful
  • distressing
  • awful
  • hopeless
  • dreadful
  • terrible
  • rotten
  • rubber
  • lousy
  • severe
  • worse
  • frightful
  • hard
  • unspeakable
  • corky
  • no-good
  • unfavorable
  • crappy
  • mediocre
  • swingeing
  • tough
  • quality
  • pitiful
  • naughty
  • lamentable
  • unskilled
  • deplorable
  • worst
  • stinking
  • disobedient
  • ill
  • shitty
  • uncool
  • pretty
  • abominable
  • unsuitable
  • sorry
  • poor

Antonyms

  • obedient
  • good
  • best
  • better

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Bad

  • sociedad
  • shahrzad
  • ciudad
  • mossad
  • mirad
  • hlad
  • arvad
  • vlad
  • scad
  • riyadh
  • riyad
  • plaid
  • grad
  • gladd
  • glad
  • flad
  • clad
  • brad
  • thad
  • tadd
  • tad
  • shadd
  • shad
  • schad
  • sad
  • radde
  • rad
  • pad
  • nad
  • madd

How do you pronounce bad?

Pronounce bad as bæd.

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Sentences with bad


1. Adjective
It's no secret that eating too much steak and bacon is bad for your health.

Quotes about bad


1. The story so far:In the beginning the Universe was created.This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

2. The world is bad but not without hope. It is only hopeless when you look at it from an ideal viewpoint.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

3. A humorist is a person who feels bad, but who feels good about it.
- Don Herold

2. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] very intense.

Synonyms

  • big

Antonyms

  • virtuous
  • morality

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] feeling physical discomfort or pain (tough' is occasionally used colloquially forbad').

Synonyms

  • uncomfortable

Antonyms

  • fragrant
  • unalarming

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. bad

noun. ['ˈbæd'] that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency.

Synonyms

  • undesirability
  • quality
  • unworthiness
  • worse
  • inadvisability
  • evil
  • badness
  • unsoundness

Antonyms

  • worthiness
  • desirability
  • advisability
  • goodness
  • asset
  • soundness

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition.

Synonyms

  • spoilt
  • stale

Antonyms

  • uncritical
  • amicable
  • complimentary

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. bad

adverb. ['ˈbæd'] very much; strongly.

Antonyms

  • bold

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. bad

adverb. ['ˈbæd'] with great intensity (bad' is a nonstandard variant forbadly').

Antonyms

  • supportive

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] characterized by wickedness or immorality.

Antonyms

  • efficient

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] below average in quality or performance.

Antonyms

  • courage

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. bad

adjective. ['ˈbæd'] reproduced fraudulently.

Synonyms

  • forged
  • counterfeit

Antonyms

  • joyful
  • inoffensive
  • qualified

Etymology

  • bad (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • bæd (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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