Synonyms and Antonyms of BAD

falling short of a standard <a bad first attempt at making meat loaf resulted in a soggy, inedible mess>
Phrases below (or under) par, from hunger
not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable <stealing is just plain bad>
Related Words base, contemptible, despicable, dirty, disreputable, evil-minded, ignoble, ill, infernal, low, mean, snide, sordid; atrocious, cruel, infamous, nasty; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, objectionable, obscene, offensive, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, loose, low-minded, perverted, reprobate, scrofulous, sick, unhealthy; cursed (also curst), cussed, defiling, noxious, pernicious, pestilential, ugly, ungodly, unwholesome; banned, barred, condemned, discouraged, forbidden, illegal, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed, unauthorized, unclean; disallowed; execrable, lousy, miserable, wretched; errant, erring, fallen, unprincipled, unscrupulous; improper, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly, vulgar; dishonest, dishonorable
feeling unhappiness <hearing about the world's miseries always makes him feel bad>
having a fault <a bad video connection that is causing some picture loss>
having no legal or binding force <all known claims on the property were dismissed by the court as bad>
Near Antonyms legal; working
Antonyms binding, good, valid


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