Adjective Definition

bad

1.Definition: (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

"Bad meat"

Related Adjective(s):spoiled, spoilt


2.Definition: below average in quality or performance

"A bad chess player", "A bad recital"


3.Definition: capable of harming

"Bad air", "Smoking is bad for you"


4.Definition: characterized by wickedness or immorality

"Led a very bad life"


5.Definition: feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

"He felt bad about breaking the vase"

Related Adjective(s):regretful, sorry


6.Definition: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

"My throat feels bad", "She felt bad all over"

Related Adjective(s):tough


7.Definition: 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 bad light for reading", "The movie was a bad choice"


8.Definition: nonstandard

"So-called bad grammar"


9.Definition: not capable of being collected

"A bad (or uncollectible) debt"

Related Adjective(s):uncollectible


10.Definition: not financially safe or secure

"A bad investment"

Related Adjective(s):risky, speculative


11.Definition: not working properly

"A bad telephone connection"

Related Adjective(s):defective


12.Definition: physically unsound or diseased

"Has a bad back", "A bad heart", "Bad teeth"

Related Adjective(s):unfit, unsound


13.Definition: reproduced fraudulently

"Like a bad penny..."

Related Adjective(s):forged


14.Definition: very intense

"A bad headache", "Had a big (or bad) shock", "A bad earthquake", "A bad storm"

Related Adjective(s):big




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