Textual thesaurus for "bad"

(adj) tough

feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

my throat feels bad; she felt bad all over; he was feeling tough after a restless night

(adj) spoiled, spoilt

(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

bad meat; a refrigerator full of spoilt food

(adj) defective

not working properly

a bad telephone connection; a defective appliance

(adj) forged

reproduced fraudulently

like a bad penny...; a forged twenty dollar bill

(adj) regretful, sorry

feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone

felt regretful over his vanished youth; regretful over mistakes she had made; he felt bad about breaking the vase

(adj) unsound, unfit

physically unsound or diseased

has a bad back; a bad heart; bad teeth; an unsound limb; unsound teeth

(adj) big

very intense

a bad headache; in a big rage; had a big (or bad) shock; a bad earthquake; a bad storm

(adj) high-risk, risky, speculative

not financially safe or secure

a bad investment; high risk investments; anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky; speculative business enterprises

(adj) uncollectible

not capable of being collected

a bad (or uncollectible) debt

(adv) badly

very much; strongly

I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it; the cables had sagged badly; they were badly in need of help; he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it

(adv) badly

with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')

the injury hurt badly; the buildings were badly shaken; it hurts bad; we need water bad

(noun) badness

that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

take the bad with the good