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Definition of "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)

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.

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."