too bad


used to show that one is sorry or feels bad about something
It's too bad that John and Mary are getting divorced.
used in an ironic way to show that one is not sorry or does not feel bad about something
"But I need your help!" "(That's just) Too bad."

Examples of too bad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s too bad, because humans have an intuitive understanding of dog gestures, and this extends even to people who aren’t dog owners. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Apr. 2021 But what if the performance is so committed and expertly executed that the villain is too bad? Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2024 Sheryl: There is no timeframe that is too bad or too late. Jenna Ryu, SELF, 21 Mar. 2024 He is gone now, never having seen a Springsteen show, which is too bad, and lends a bittersweet air to my feelings about the album. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2024 My only job was just to trust Øystein and hope to not do too bad. John Hopewell, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 But if anyone doesn’t like the way the Dodgers spent their money – too bad, Betts said. Bill Plunkett, Orange County Register, 7 Feb. 2024 On the sports side of things, the memorabilia doesn’t do too bad, either; that market has turned into a booming billion-dollar business. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2024 But there is a real argument that — barring, perhaps, this November’s election — President Joe Biden hasn’t done too bad himself. John Fund, National Review, 25 Feb. 2024

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“Too bad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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