too bad

idiom

Definition of too bad

1 used to show that one is sorry or feels bad about something It's too bad that John and Mary are getting divorced.
2 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."

Comments on too bad

What made you want to look up too bad? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a temporary encampment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!