badly

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adverb bad·ly \ˈbad-lē\

Definition of badly

  1. 1 :  in a bad manner played badly

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

badly off for

British

British

  1. :  strongly in need of (something or someone) It may seem pie in the sky in the current financial climate, but few could argue that for a city of its size and prestige, Edinburgh is badly off for large-scale sports facilities. — The Evening News (Edinburgh)

not badly

  1. :  fairly or acceptably well The economy is doing not badly and looks even better than it really is. — Tom Teepen

think badly of

  1. :  to have an unfavorable or low opinion of (someone or something) “You shouldn't think badly of the town because of this,” said Brogan. “It is a good town.” — Neil Gaiman

Examples of badly in a Sentence

  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



BADLY Defined for English Language Learners

badly

play
adverb

Definition of badly for English Language Learners

  • : in a bad manner

  • : very much : to a great degree

  • : severely or seriously


BADLY Defined for Kids

badly

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adverb bad·ly \ˈbad-lē\

Definition of badly for Students

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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