Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BAD

Pronunciation:  bad

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
  2. [adv]  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"
  3. [adv]  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")
  4. [adj]  feeling physical discomfort or pain; "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad' as in"he was feeling tough after a restless night")
  5. [adj]  (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
  6. [adj]  not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
  7. [adj]  reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
  8. [adj]  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"
  9. [adj]  characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
  10. [adj]  keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"
  11. [adj]  capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
  12. [adj]  physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
  13. [adj]  very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
  14. [adj]  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"
  15. [adj]  (linguistics; informal) "so-called bad grammar"
  16. [adj]  below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
  17. [adj]  not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

BAD is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: abominable, atrocious, awful, badly, badness, big, corked, corky, counterfeit, crappy, defective, deplorable, distressing, dreadful, fearful, forged, frightful, hard, harmful, high-risk, hopeless, horrid, icky, ill, imitative, immoral, incompetent, inferior, insecure, intense, invalid, lamentable, lousy, malfunctioning, mediocre, mischievous, naughty, negative, no-good, nonfunctional, nonstandard, painful, pitiful, poor, pretty, risky, rotten, rubber, sad, severe, shitty, sorry, speculative, spoiled, spoilt, stale, stinking, stinky, swingeing, terrible, tough, uncollectible, uncomfortable, uncool, unfavorable, unfit, unhappy, unhealthy, unsatisfactory, unskilled, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable
 Antonyms: good, good, goodness
 See Also: disobedient, evil, evil, inadvisability, liability, quality, undesirability, unfavourable, unworthiness, wicked, worse, worse, worst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bad\ (b[a^]d), imp. of {Bid}.
    Bade. [Obs.] --Dryden.
  2. \Bad\ (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Worse}; superl. {Worst}. ]
    [Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling
    effeminate fellow.]
    Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious,
    hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or
    defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious;
    wicked; -- the opposite of {good}; as, a bad man; bad
    conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad
    Note: Sometimes used substantively.
                The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope.
    Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious;
         hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious;
Computing Dictionary

/B-A-D/ Broken As Designed, a play on "working as designed", from ibm. Failing because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugs.

[jargon file]

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abhorrent, abominable, abomination, ace-high, ailing, alarming, amiss, apocalyptic, arrant, atrocious, atrocity, bad for, badly, bad-smelling, baleful, bane, baneful, bang-up, barfy, base, befoulment, below par, black, blamable, blameworthy, blight, blue, bodeful, boding, bonzer, boss, brackish, bully, bum, but good, cankered, careless, carious, castrated, cloying, contaminated, cool, corking, corrupt, corruption, crackerjack, crappy, crestfallen, criminal, crippled, critical, critically ill, crying evil, damage, damaging, damnable, dandy, dangerous, dangersome, dark, decayed, decomposed, defective, deficient, defilement, dejected, deleterious, delicious, depressed, despaired of, despoliation, destruction, detriment, detrimental, dire, disabled, disagreeable, disconsolate, diseased, disgrace, disgraceful, disgusting, disordered, disorderly, dispirited, displeasing, disruptive, dissatisfactory, distasteful, distressing, done for, doomful, down, downhearted, dreary, ducky, dying, emasculated, error, evil, evilly, evil-starred, execrable, expiring, explosive, fab, facing death, faint, faintish, fateful, fecal, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, festering, fetid, fine and dandy, flagitious, flagrant, foreboding, foul, fraught with danger, froward, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky, fusty, futile, game, gamy, gangrened, gangrenous, gear, given up, gloomy, going, gone bad, graceless, graveolent, great, grievance, groovy, halt, halting, hamstrung, handicapped, harm, harmful, hateful, havoc, heavy, heinous, high, hobbling, hopeless, hot, hunky-dory, hurt, hurtful, icky, ill, ill-advised, ill-behaved, ill-boding, ill-considered, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-smelling, ill-starred, ill-suited, ill-timed, immoral, impolitic, improper, in articulo mortis, in danger, in extremis, inaccurate, inadequate, inadmissible, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incapable of life, incapacitated, incongruous, indecorous, indisposed, inept, inexpedient, infamous, infamy, infected, infection, infelicitous, inferior, iniquitous, iniquity, injurious, injury, inopportune, insalubrious, insanitary, insufferable, intolerable, invalid, jam-up, jeopardous, just dandy, keen, knavery, knavish, laid low, lame, limping, loathsome, lousy, low, lowering, maggoty, maimed, mal a propos, malapropos, malevolent, malodorous, marvy, mawkish, mean, menacing, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, misbehaving, mischief, mischievous, miserable, moldy, monstrous, morbid, morbific, moribund, mortally ill, mortified, moth-eaten, musty, nasty, naughty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, near death, neat, necrosed, necrotic, nefarious, nidorous, nifty, nobby, noisome, nonviable, not quite right, not respectable, noxious, null and void, objectionable, obliquity, obnoxious, odorous, of evil portent, off, off-base, off-color, offensive, OK, okay, olid, ominous, out of place, out of sight, out of sorts, out-of-line, outrage, overripe, parlous, pathogenic, pathological, paw, peachy, peachy-keen, peccancy, peccant, periculous, perilous, perverse, pestiferous, poison, poisoned, poisonous, polluted, pollution, poor, portending, portentous, punk, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, reprehensible, reprobacy, reprobate, repulsive, ripping, rocky, rotten, rotting, rough, rowdy, rowdyish, ruffianly, rum, scandal, scandalous, scrumptious, seedy, septic, serious, shame, shameful, sick, sick unto death, sickening, sickish, sin, sinful, sinister, sinking, slap-up, slipping, slipping away, slipshod, smashing, smellful, smelling, smelly, solid, somber, something else, sour, spavined, sphacelated, spiffing, spiffy, spoiled, stale, stenchy, sticky, stinking, strong, stuffy, stunning, sulfurous, suppurating, suppurative, swell, tainted, taken ill, terminal, thankless, the worst, threatening, tough, toxin, turned, ugly, ulcerated, ulcerous, unacceptable, unbefitting, unbehaving, under the weather, undesirable, uneasy, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unforgivable, unfortunate, ungracious, ungrateful, unhandsome, unhappy, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unkind, unlucky, unmeet, unpardonable, unpleasant, unprofitable, unpromising, unpropitious, unruly, unsanitary, unsatisfactory, unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, unwell, unwholesome, unwise, unworthy, venom, vexation, vicious, vile, villainous, villainy, void, vomity, weevily, wicked, wizard, woe, woebegone, worm-eaten, wretched, wrong, wrongly, yucky