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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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Complete with a rip-off of Paul Newman's Cool Hand Luke car wash scene, Bad Teacher might have ended up with just two stars had it rambled on any longer.
But remember a cartridge case rupturing is a sign headspace is bad, which can be caused by a bad bolt.
However, counter to the way implemented by many taxpayers, the repeal of the reserve method does not require them to rely on the write-off entry recorded for financial accounting purposes; Congress intended to allow a deduction for partially worthless business bad debts in the year in which ascertained worthless, provided they are charged off by the taxpayer.
It is clear from the existing research that what may initially seem to be a straightforward process of delivering bad news is actually saturated with strong emotions for both the deliverer and the recipient of the bad news.
The bad news is the flames were put out by the drool dripping out of his mouth just thinking of the flag burning amendment he had in his back pocket.
"We faced a hard enough challenge just getting this particular bad bucho to recognize his bias for inaction.
Of course, internal company policies on the handling of claims also go a long way toward thwarting bad faith claims.
Prime Minister Koizumi started his leadership with a promise to clean up the bad loans, but little has happened in the months since he took office.
LaFrance's independent variable was the memory of bad hair.
Under Internal Revenue Code section 166(d), a nonbusiness bad debt deduction is treated as a short-term capital loss, the value of which depends on the lender's investment and tax situation.
Though in the art world the term "bad girl" may be shorthand for a position that challenges the assumptions of identity politics and the piety of antiporn feminism, the slogan has specific meanings in contemporary culture that make lumping together the work of over 50 women (and a few token males) under the rubric "bad girls" highly problematic.
The classic example of bad faith termination occurs when the broker's authority is terminated in the midst of negotiations which are approaching success.
Besides having strong financial credentials, the primary dealers are expected to facilitate the Federal Reserve's open market operations, to make markets to a wide variety of customers in the full range of government securities in good times and bad, and to be consistent and meaningful participants in the Treasury auctions for new securities.
2 : not favorable <a bad report> <bad times>
166(d) provides that noncorporate taxpayers can claim short-term capital losses for nonbusiness bad debts.