[bæd] (comparative worse [wɜːs] ; superlative worst [wɜːst] ) adj I
1) not nice or enjoyable
The weather was really bad – it rained all week.[/ex]
I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.[/ex]
2) causing major problems, harm, or damage
a bad accident/mistake/case of flu[/ex]
I tried to help, but I just made things worse.[/ex]
Too much salt can be bad for your heart.[/ex]
3) showing a lack of quality or skill
one of this year's worst films[/ex]
a bad driver/teacher[/ex]
I'm really bad at remembering people's names.[/ex]
4) not suitable or convenient
I can come back later if this is a bad time for you.[/ex]
5) painful or injured
a bad back/leg/stomach[/ex]
6) cruel, evil, or morally wrong
7) no longer fresh or good to eat or drink
It will go bad if you don't put it in the refrigerator.[/ex]
feel bad (about) — to feel guilty or unhappy about something[/ex]
Tim felt bad about leaving without saying goodbye.[/ex]
not badinformal fairly good, or better than you expected[/ex]
Those pictures aren't bad for a beginner.[/ex]
too badspoken 1) used for showing that you are sorry or sympathetic about something[/ex]
That's too bad about your sister losing her job.[/ex]

— 2) used for showing that you are not sympathetic at all, or that you do not really care what someone else thinks

If you don't like the truth, that's just too bad.[/ex]
Words that you can use instead of bad Bad is a very general word. Here are some words with more specific meanings that sound more natural and appropriate in particular situations. meal/film/weather/behaviour/book appalling, atrocious, awful, terrible person horrible, nasty, unpleasant, wicked illness/injury/problem major, serious, severe performance/piece of work/teacher/singer not much good (informal), poor, terrible, useless (informal) something that causes harm or bad effects damaging, dangerous, harmful, poisonous, toxic, unhealthy II
spoken bad [bæd]
badly. Many people think that this use is incorrect.

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

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