badly definition

  • adverb:
    • In a poor way.
    • quite definitely; considerably. See Usage Note at bad1.
    • In a bad fashion.
    • truly; to an excellent level.
    • In a bad way; defectively; maybe not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; regrettably; grievously; in order to trigger damage; disagreeably; seriously.
    • definitely; highly
    • (`ill' is oftentimes used as a combining type) in an undesirable or improper or unsatisfactory way; maybe not really
    • in a disobedient or naughty method
    • evilly or wickedly
    • unfavorably or with disapproval
    • to a severe or really serious degree
    • with great power (`bad' is a nonstandard variation for `badly')
    • without ability or in a displeasing fashion
    • in a disadvantageous means; to another person's drawback
    • with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
  • adjective:
    • ill, unwell
  • others:
    • In a poor manner.

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