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bad

adjective

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1 falling short of a standard
  • a bad first attempt at making meat loaf resulted in a soggy, inedible mess

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2 not conforming to a high moral standard; morally unacceptable
  • stealing is just plain bad

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5 feeling unhappiness
  • hearing about the world's miseries always makes him feel bad

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6 having a fault
  • a bad video connection that is causing some picture loss

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11 having no legal or binding force
  • all known claims on the property were dismissed by the court as bad

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bad

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bad (Entry 2 of 3)

bad

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of bad (Entry 3 of 3)

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The first known use of bad was in the 13th century

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“Bad.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bad. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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