Bad

All possible synonyms of the word Bad as well as its hypernyms, hyponyms, antonyms, derivations, entailments, meronyms, pertainyms, domain members, similar words, verb groups, and so on...

Bad, defective

Definition

  • not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

Synonyms

  • bad
  • defective

Similar to

  • malfunctioning, nonfunctional: not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"

Bad, forged

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad
  • forged

Similar to

  • counterfeit, imitative: not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

Bad

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad

Similar to

  • evil: morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

Bad

Definition

  • capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"

Synonyms

  • bad

Similar to

  • harmful: causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

Bad, unfit, unsound

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad
  • unfit
  • unsound

Similar to

  • unhealthy: not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

Bad, risky, high-risk, speculative

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • bad
  • risky
  • high-risk
  • speculative

Similar to

  • unsound: not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"

Bad

Definition

  • nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"

Synonyms

  • bad

Similar to

  • nonstandard: not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community; "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap

Topic domains

  • linguistics: the scientific study of language

Usage domains

  • colloquialism: a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Bad

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad

Similar to

  • inferior: of low or inferior quality

Bad, uncollectible

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad
  • uncollectible

Similar to

  • invalid: having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"

Regretful, sorry, bad

Definition

  • feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"

Synonyms

  • regretful
  • sorry
  • bad

Also see

  • penitent, repentant: feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

Bad, spoiled, spoilt

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad
  • spoiled
  • spoilt

Similar to

  • stale: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

Bad, tough

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • bad
  • tough

Similar to

  • uncomfortable: providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"

Usage domains

  • colloquialism: a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Bad, big

Definition

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

Synonyms

  • bad
  • big

Similar to

  • intense: possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"

Bad

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"

Synonyms

  • bad

Also see

  • disobedient: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
  • evil: morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
  • unfavorable, unfavourable: not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
  • worse: (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability; "this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
  • worst: (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"

Attributes

  • quality: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

Similar to

  • atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable: exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"
  • corked, corky: (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin; "a corked port"
  • deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  • fearful, frightful: extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
  • hard, tough: unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
  • hopeless: (informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic"
  • horrid: exceedingly bad; "when she was bad she was horrid"
  • icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky: very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"
  • ill: distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
  • incompetent, unskilled: not doing a good job; "incompetent at chess"
  • mediocre: poor to middling in quality; "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists"
  • naughty: badly behaved; "a naughty boy"
  • negative: having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life"
  • poor: unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"; "expectations were poor"
  • pretty: (used ironically) unexpectedly bad; "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish"
  • rubber, no-good: returned for lack of funds; "a rubber check"; "a no-good check"
  • severe: very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
  • swingeing: severe; punishingly bad; "swingeing taxation"; "swingeing damages awarded by the judge"
  • uncool: (spoken slang) unfashionable and boring
  • unfavorable, unfavourable: not favorable; "made an unfavorable impression"; "unfavorable reviews"
  • unsuitable: not conducive to good moral development; "the movie is unsuitable for children"

Badly, bad

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • badly
  • bad

Badly, bad

Definition

  • 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"

Synonyms

  • badly
  • bad

Bad, badness

Definition

  • that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"

Synonyms

  • bad
  • badness

Hypernyms

  • quality: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare

Hyponyms

  • unworthiness: the quality or state of lacking merit or value
  • undesirability: the quality possessed by something that should be avoided
  • worse: something inferior in quality or condition or effect; "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"
  • evil: that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
  • unsoundness: not mentally or physically healthy; "no one can be a poet without a certain unsoundness of mind"
  • liability: the quality of being something that holds you back
  • inadvisability: the quality of being ill-advised

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