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1. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] to a severe or serious degree.

Synonyms

  • severely
  • seriously

Antonyms

  • harmless
  • amicable
  • favorable

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Badly

  • stradley
  • spradley
  • gladly
  • bradley
  • shadley
  • sadly
  • radley
  • padley
  • madly
  • ladley
  • hadley
  • chadli
  • badley
  • adley

Example sentences of the word badly


1. Adverb
Lampshades can be costly so making repairs is often a good choice if the shade is not badly damaged.

Quotes containing the word badly


1. My two big date deal breakers are someone with no sense of humor and someone who chews badly. I will never be with someone who never laughs or someone who chews disgustingly, so if either of those things are detected on a date - it's a total deal breaker.
- Elizabeth Gillies

2. You stand with the least likely to succeed until success is succeeded by something more valuable: kinship. You stand with the belligerent, the surly and the badly behaved until bad behavior is recognized for the language it is: the vocabulary of the deeply wounded and of those whose burdens are more than they can bear.
- Greg Boyle

3. Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

2. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well.

Synonyms

  • ill

Antonyms

  • healthy
  • fit

Etymology

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

3. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] in a disobedient or naughty way.

Synonyms

  • mischievously

Antonyms

  • advisability
  • goodness

Etymology

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

4. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage.

Antonyms

  • advantageously

Etymology

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

5. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] very much; strongly.

Antonyms

  • best

Etymology

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

6. badly

adverb. ['ˈbædli'] unfavorably or with disapproval.

Antonyms

  • propitious

Etymology

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

7. badly

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

Antonyms

  • worthiness

Etymology

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