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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 ?
Thus, taxpayers may accelerate the deduction for some portion of the bad-debt reserve if entries to the allowance account are accompanied by contemporaneous documentation indicating that the allowance is intended to reflect the partial worthlessness of specifically identifiable business bad debts occurring within the tax year.
The bad news is apparently she really believes the crap in her new book and there's plenty more where that came from.
Despite good internal controls and training, most of America's largest insurance companies eventually face bad faith allegations.
A recent round of Japanese official explanations of the task was framed in a three-year, seven-year plan, with half the currently assessed bad debts resolved in the first three years, and the rest later.
In LaFrance's experiment, the dependent variable was a change in attitude--whether the person felt less smart, less sociable, and embarrassed as a result of his or her own perception of having bad hair.
preachers, we can all lament straight-white-male dominance and other oppressive European inventions, but it's hard to swallow the claim either that being bad is politically correct or that political correctness is a major component of being bad.
In bankruptcy proceedings, just as in nonbankruptcy proceedings, the burden of proving a deduction for bad debts is on the taxpayer.
Courts, however, will differ in their willingness to accept inferences of bad faith.
Although the primary driver of bad debt expense is the uninsured population, the growth of Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDH) could have a significant impact in future years.
Even in family situations, if the parties' actions show that there was an actual intent to repay the loan and failure to do so was due to the eventual distressed financial condition of the borrower, a nonbusiness bad debt can be claimed; see Bowman, TC Memo 1995-259.
Mitro claimed that, since she had already provided statements under oath prior to the institution of her lawsuit against Allstate, Allstate's requests for additional sworn statements after the lawsuit commenced were in bad faith.
To spread the good news about combating bad doggy breath, the national launch of Denta-Delicious will be supported by promotional coupon offers; public relations outreach via print, television and radio interviews; and online activity.
If, at the time of worthlessness, it is "proximate" to the conduct of the trade or business, the debt will qualify as a business bad debt under Regs.
Using only his street smarts and the environment to stay alive, he must save the very city he loathes and its citizens whom he detests, and, in the end, escape what has become a very Bad Day in L.
A business bad debt is a loss from a debt created or acquired in connection with a taxpayer's trade or business.