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English[]

Most common English words: led « low « American « #521: bad » forward » remember » fair

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /bæd/
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    Rhymes: -æd

Etymology 1[]

From Middle English badde "wicked, evil, morally depraved", originally "inferior, defective". Akin to Old English bæddel (hermaphrodite), bædling (effeminate man)

Adjective[]

Bad (comparative worse, superlative worst)

Positive
Bad

Comparative
worse

Superlative
worst

  1. Not good; unfavorable; negative.
    You have bad credit.
  2. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc.
    It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full.
  3. Not suitable or fitting.
  4. tricky; stressful; unpleasant
    Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved.
  5. evil, wicked
    Be careful. There are bad people in the world.
  6. faulty; not functional
    I had a bad headlight.
  7. Of food, spoilt, rotten, overripe.
  8. Of breath, malodorous, foul.
  9. bold and daring
  10. Severe, urgent (of a need or want).
    He is in bad need of a haircut.
Synonyms[]
  • (not good): unfavorable, negative
  • (non-appropriate, in manners, etc.):
  • (not suitable or fitting):
  • (tricky; stressful; unpleasant):
  • (evil, wicked): wicked, evil, vile, vicious
  • (not functional): faulty
  • (of food): rotten
  • (of breath): malodorous, foul
  • (bold, daring):
  • (of a need or want): severe, urgent, dire
  • See also Wikisaurus:bad
Antonyms[]
  • good
  • right
  • worthy
  • competent
  • benevolent
  • true
  • honest
  • just
  • sincere
  • beneficial
  • advantageous
  • profitable
  • virtuous
  • reputable
  • upright
  • propitious
  • choice
  • excellent
  • exceptional
  • first-class
  • first-rate
  • premium
  • prime
  • superior
  • adequate
  • sufficient
See also[]
  • astray
  • base
  • bum
  • contemptible
  • defective
  • despicable
  • dirty
  • unspeakable
  • useless
  • valueless
  • villainous
  • worthless
Derived terms[]

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  • bad actor
  • bad apple
  • bad beat
  • bad blood
  • bad boy
  • bad breath
  • bad check
  • bad debt
  • baddie
  • bad egg
  • bad ending
  • bad eye
  • bad fairy
  • bad faith
  • bad for you
  • bad guy
  • bad hair day
  • bad hat
  • bad iron
  • bad joke

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  • bad language
  • bad light
  • bad lot
  • bad luck
  • bad man
  • bad-mannered
  • bad manners
  • bad medicine
  • bad money
  • bad-mouth
  • badness
  • bad news
  • bad off
  • bad penny
  • bad-tempered
  • Bad Thing
  • bad to the bone
  • go bad
  • not bad
  • too bad

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Translations[]
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Adverb[]

Bad (comparative worse, superlative worst)

Positive
Bad

Comparative
worse

Superlative
worst

  1. (now colloquial) Badly.
    I didn't do too bad in the last exam.
Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Bad

Plural
-

Bad (-)

  1. (slang) error, mistake
    Sorry, my bad!
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

From better

Adjective[]

Bad (comparative badder, superlative baddest)

Positive
Bad

Comparative
badder

Superlative
baddest

  1. (nonstandard, slang): fantastic
    You is Template:SIC bad, man!

Etymology 3[]

unknown

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Bad

Third person singular
bad

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to Bad (third-person singular simple present bad, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)

  1. (British, dialect, transitive) To shell (a walnut).
    • 1876, The Gloucester Journal, Oct. 7, 1876, reported in William John Thomas, Doran (John), Henry Frederick Turle, Joseph Knight, Vernon Horace Rendall, Florence Hayllar, Notes and Queries, page 346
      A curious specimen of Gloucestershire dialect c»me out in an assault case heard by the Gloucester court magistrates on Saturday. One of the witnesses, speaking of what a girl was doing at the time the assault took place, said she was ' badding ' walnuts in a pigstye. The word is peculiarly provincial : to ' bad ' walnuts is to strip away the husk. The walnut, too, is often called » 'bannut,' and hence the old Gloucestershire phrase, ' Come an' bad the bannuts.'

Anagrams[]

  • ABD,
  • ADB
  • BDA
  • dab, DAB
  • dba, DBA, D.B.A.

Danish[]

Etymology 1[]

From Old Norse bað.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /bad/, [bað]

Noun[]

Bad n. (singular definite Badet, plural indefinite Bade)

  1. bath, shower, swim
  2. bathroom
Inflection[]

Etymology 2[]

See bede (to pray, request).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /baːd/, [baðˀ]

Verb[]

Bad

  1. Past of bede.

Etymology 3[]

See bade (to bathe, bath).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /baːd/, [bæðˀ]

Verb[]

Bad

  1. Imperative of bade.

Dutch[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Bad n. (plural baden, diminutive badje, diminutive plural badjes)

  1. bath

Derived terms[]

  • badderen
  • badkuip

Verb[]

Bad

  1. The singular past indicative of bidden.

Norwegian[]

Noun[]

Bad

  1. bath

Inflection[]


Old English[]

Pronunciation[]

Verb[]

bād

  1. First- and third-person singular preterite of bīdan.

Scottish Gaelic[]

Noun[]

Bad m. (genitive baid, plural badan)

  1. place, spot
  2. tuft, bunch
  3. flock, group
  4. thicket, clump (of trees)

Derived terms[]

  • reul-bhad

Swedish[]

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Template:Sv-noun-n-zero Bad n.

  1. bath, the act of bathing
  2. a place, especially indoors, with swimming pools

Verb[]

Bad

  1. Template:Sv-verb-form-past

Volapük[]

Noun[]

Bad

  1. evil, badness

Declension[]

Template:Vo-noun

See also[]

  • badik
  • badiko

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