BADLY

badly

1. [Adverb]: (`ill'' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill

2. [Adverb]: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

3. [Adverb]: without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"

4. [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"

5. [Adverb]: in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"

6. [Adverb]: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father''s death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"

7. [Adverb]: in a disadvantageous way; to someone''s disadvantage; "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"

8. [Adverb]: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"

9. [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"

10. [Adverb]: evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"

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