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bad meaning

EN[bæd] [bæːd] [bɛd] [bɛt] [-æd]
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  • Bad or BAD may refer to:

    Definition of bad in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. SLA error, mistake.
      1. Sorry, my bad!
  • VerbSGbadsPRbaddingPT, PPbadded
    1. (archaic) Alternative past tense of bid. See bade.
      1. (Britain, dialect) VT To shell (a walnut).
      2. AdjectiveCOMworseCOMbadderSUPworstSUPbaddest
        1. Not good; unfavorable; negative.
          1. He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.
        2. Not suitable or fitting.
          1. Do you think it is a bad idea to confront him directly? ‎
        3. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc.
          1. “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't stand is to have them togs called a livery. […]”
        4. Unhealthy.
          1. Lard is bad for you. Smoking is bad for you, too. Grapes are bad for dogs but not for humans.
        5. Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.
          1. Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved. ‎
        6. Evil; wicked.
          1. Be careful. There are bad people in the world. ‎
        7. Faulty; not functional.
          1. I had a bad headlight. ‎
        8. (of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.
          1. These apples have gone bad. ‎
        9. (of breath) Malodorous, foul.
          1. Bad breath is not pleasant for anyone. ‎
        10. INF Bold and daring.
          1. (of a need or want) Severe, urgent.
            1. He is in bad need of a haircut. ‎
          2. (Should we move(+) this sense?) SLA Fantastic.
            1. You is [sic] bad, man!
        11. AdverbCOMworseCOMbadderSUPworstSUPbaddest
          1. (now colloquial) Badly.
            1. I didn't do too bad in the last exam.
        12. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • After hours of trying, he eventually gave it up as a bad job.
            • In its ongoing efforts to nail the bad guys, the US Department of Homeland Security is investing heavily in the sniff test: "odourprint".
            • If you see a bad habit begin to develop, try to nip it in the bud so that it does not become ingrained. Issues are easier to sort out the earlier they are addressed.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • He was arrested for fomenting a riot; after all, it's bad enough being in a riot but starting one is much worse.
            • This is only the tip of the iceberg. Our problems can become much worse.
            • If you're stuck in traffic, try not to make a mountain out of a molehill worrying about it too much. It could be much worse.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Adjectives by inflection type
              • Irregular adjectives
                • Suppletive adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Verb forms
                      • Transitive verbs
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                    4. fr badge
                    5. en badness
                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of bad for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "bad" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives by inflection type. It's also an adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form and a transitive verb.
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