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badly

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adverb bad·ly \ˈbad-lē\

Simple Definition of badly

  • : in a bad manner

  • : very much : to a great degree

  • : severely or seriously

Full Definition of badly

  1. 1 :  in a bad manner <played badly>

  2. 2 :  to a great or intense degree <want something badly>

Examples of badly

  1. He played badly but I played even worse.

  2. The failure reflects badly on the administration.

  3. She wanted the job badly.

  4. I'm badly in need of a vacation.

  5. His fingers were badly frozen.



14th Century

First Known Use of badly

14th century

Rhymes with badly



BADLY Defined for Kids

badly

play
adverb bad·ly \ˈbad-lē\

Definition of badly

worse \ˈwərs\worst \ˈwərst\

  1. 1 :  in a bad manner <He behaved badly.>

  2. 2 :  very much <I badly wanted to win.>





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