1. [Adjective]: having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a

2. [Noun]: that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"

3. [Adverb]: 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"

4. [Adverb]: with great intensity (`bad'' is a nonstandard variant for `badly''); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"

5. below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"

6. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

7. reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"

8. characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"

9. capable of harming; "bad habits"; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"

10. very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"

11. nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"

12. not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

13. feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough'' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad''); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"

14. not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

15. keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"

16. physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"

17. not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can''t help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"

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