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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 ?
And it looks like the paradox does not arise for ideal preferentism: it might be that if I were to undergo cognitive psychotherapy, I would not desire to be badly off.
If we are that badly off, then bring back Darren Campbell who is only 38 and who I always felt was a much better sprinter - despite him being a Manchester United fan (albeit an unusual one in that he actually comes from Moss Side).
James and AJ Smith are two good scrum-halfs - it's probably our strongest position - so we're not too badly off.
Many people's idea of being badly off nowadays is to not have enough money to top-up their mobile phone or buy the latest computer game.
LIVERPOOL OR EVERTON "WITH Skrtel, Carragher, Agger, Wilson and Kyrgiakos on the books, Liverpool aren't too badly off for central defenders.
ichael Vaughan's men went badly off the rails after beating the Aussies for the first time in 18 years.
Port Talbot had that little extra quality, but we were badly off the pace first half and that was our downfall.
That is why we are nowhere near as badly off as we could have been.
Yet their springtime surge up the table almost came badly off the rails against the Quins.
His opposite number Rahul Dravid feared India's run chase was veering badly off course - before Raina and Dhoni came to the rescue.
1) The Irving Johnson, a 70-foot-tall brigantine operated by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, lists badly off Silver Strand Beach on Monday near Channel Islands Harbor.
The Dane, partnered by Darren Clarke, was badly off form as the pair lost four and three to Tiger Woods and Davis Love III in the foursomes.
It has been great to meet other sufferers, especially when you realise you are not as badly off as some people.
The authors find that opposition to racial preferences is decidedly not part of a larger conservative opposition to all programs aimed at racial and economic inequality: In fact, there is strong support, they find, for "policies to assist the badly off, both black and white, provided that political leaders base their appeal on moral principles that reach beyond race.
eddie Creighton's bottomweight had been second reserve for the mile race at Lingfield but would have been badly off at the weights there and this looks a better proposition, albeit a much less lucrative one.