Definition of "bad" [bad]

  • Not achieving an adequate standard; poor: a bad concert. (adjective)
  • Evil; sinful. (adjective)
  • Vulgar or obscene: bad language. (adjective)
  • Informal Disobedient or naughty: bad children. (adjective)
  • Disagreeable, unpleasant, or disturbing: a bad piece of news. (adjective)
  • Not good; of poor quality; inadequate; inferior (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lacking skill or talent; incompetent (adjective)
  • Harmful (adjective)
  • Immoral; evil (adjective)
  • Naughty; mischievous; disobedient (adjective)
  • Rotten; decayed; spoiled (adjective)
  • Severe; intense (adjective)
  • Incorrect; wrong; faulty (adjective)
  • Ill or in pain (esp in the phrase feel bad) (adjective)
  • Regretful, sorry, or upset (esp in the phrase feel bad about) (adjective)
  • Unfavourable; distressing (adjective)
  • Offensive; unpleasant; disagreeable (adjective)
  • Not valid or sound; void (adjective)
  • Not recoverable (adjective)
  • Good; excellent (adjective)
  • Unfortunate or unpleasant events collectively (often in the phrase take the bad with the good) (noun)
  • An immoral or degenerate state (often in the phrase go to the bad) (noun)
  • The debit side of an account (noun)
  • Badly (adverb)

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Use "bad" in a sentence
  • "Michael Bay is the Lord of Actoin, hands down! rava cant wait for bad boys3..bad boys 2 is my fav movie ever"
  • "Public-choice says: the problem of bad motives is by virtue of the "symmetry assumption," mind you--not as a matter of evidence *so bad* that we need constitutional remedies, not merely the election of honest public servants."
  • "I very agree with you: if the writing is bad, *the writing is bad*, no matter who it's aimed at."