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Meaning of BADLY

Pronunciation:  'badlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
  2. [adv]  with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"
  3. [adv]  unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
  4. [adv]  in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"
  5. [adv]  without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
  6. [adv]  to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
  7. [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"
  8. [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")
  9. [adv]  in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"
  10. [adv]  evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
 

BADLY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bad, disadvantageously, gravely, ill, mischievously, naughtily, poorly, seriously, severely
 
 Antonyms: advantageously, good, well
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bad"ly\, adv.
In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly;
unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably;
seriously.

Note: Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very
      greatly, with words signifying to want or need.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: afield, amiss, astray, atrociously, awfully, awry, carelessly, critically, cruelly, damagingly, dangerously, defectively, deficiently, distressfully, dreadfully, emotionally, erroneously, faultily, gravely, greatly, grievously, hard, hardly, harshly, horribly, improperly, inaccurately, inadequately, inartistically, incorrectly, ineptly, insufficiently, mischievously, painfully, poorly, roughly, seriously, severely, shamefully, shoddily, unacceptably, unfavorably, unfortunately, unkindly, unluckily, unsatisfactorily, unspeakably, unsuccessfully, very much, viciously, vigorously, villainously, wickedly, wretchedly, wrong
 

 

 

 

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