bad

I. adjective (worse; worst) Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. a. failing to reach an acceptable standard ; poor <
a bad repair job
>
b. unfavorable <
make a bad impression
>
c. not fresh ; spoiled <
bad fish
>
d. not sound ; dilapidated <
the house was in bad condition
>
2. a. morally objectionable ; evil <
bad men
>
b. mischievous, disobedient <
a bad dog
>
3. inadequate or unsuited to a purpose <
a bad plan
>
<
bad lighting
>
4. disagreeable, unpleasant <
bad news
>
5. a. injurious, harmful <
a bad influence
>
b. serious, severe <
in bad trouble
>
<
a bad cough
>
6. incorrect, faulty <
bad grammar
>
7. a. suffering pain or distress <
felt generally bad
>
b. unhealthy, diseased <
bad teeth
>
8. sorrowful, sorry <
feels bad about forgetting to call
>
9. a. invalid, void <
a bad check
>
b. not able to be collected <
a bad debt
>
10. badder baddest slang a. good, great b. tough, meanbadness noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. something that is bad 2. an evil or unhappy state III. adverb Date: 1681 badly <
not doing so bad
>
<
doesn't want it bad enough
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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