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Synonyms for bad

poor

too bad: a shame

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  • a shame
  • a crime
  • a pity
  • a sin
  • a crying shame
  • a bummer
  • a sad thing

too bad: hard luck

Synonyms for bad

below a standard of quality

misbehaving, often in a troublesome way

bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

impaired because of decay

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whatever is destructive or harmful

Synonyms for bad

that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

having undesirable or negative qualities

very intense

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feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')

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(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

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feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

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not capable of being collected

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below average in quality or performance

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nonstandard

not financially safe or secure

physically unsound or diseased

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capable of harming

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characterized by wickedness or immorality

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reproduced fraudulently

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not working properly

with great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly')

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very much

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References in periodicals archive ?
I am not badly off, but that is because I live with myself and don't have any dependants.
After the initial satisfaction of discovering that you're not alone, listening to others going on about how badly off they are just becomes tedious.
We revealed how servants were so badly off that many had to claim Government benefits.
The Champion Stakes hero cramped badly off the last bend, but still managed to hold Newtown Shannon by a length to extend the remarkable winning sequence.
Manchester United have won the league but many people believed Edwin van der Sar was having a dodgy time for a month or so recently, so we're not that badly off.
But, for too many children, things can go badly off course in the middle.
There's no doubt in my mind that it was the Champions League and injuries that caused our season to go so badly off the rails.
Although badly off at the weights with the three principals, an off-day for any of those would leave the door open for one of the other runners to nick a minor place, and in Coorbawn Vic and Bringewood Fox we have two runners who have shown their best form over 3m-plus in testing ground.
They have introduced cheaper tariffs and support for badly off customers.
I don't believe we are not too badly off in the forwards department," said Ferguson.
The Everton boss desperately needs to boost his firepower with top scorer Tim Cahill away for the rest of the month at the Asia Cup and his strikers badly off colour.
Broadway Sizzler, a beaten odds-on favourite, was yesterday reported badly off colour.
There is no child in this country as badly off as one in Malawi.
Then after Onuora wriggled clear the ball fell kindly to Walters whose effort was badly off target.
The survey by the Policy Studies Institute and Institute for Public Policy Research backed up by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that uninsured households were disproportionately likely to be badly off.