Synonyms of bad in English:
1 bad workmanship
substandard, poor, inferior, second-rate, second-class, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable, not up to scratch, not up to par, deficient, imperfect, defective, faulty, shoddy, amateurish, careless, negligent;
dreadful, awful, terrible, abominable, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, hopeless, worthless, laughable, lamentable, miserable, sorry, third-rate, diabolical, execrable;
incompetent, inept, inexpert, ineffectual
informal crummy, rotten, pathetic, useless, woeful, bum, lousy, ropy, appalling, abysmal, pitiful, God-awful, dire, poxy, not up to snuff, the pits
British informal duff, chronic, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
[Antonyms] good, excellent, skilled
3 she had heard about him and his dissolute, bad life the bad guys
wicked, sinful, immoral, evil, morally wrong, corrupt, base, black-hearted, reprobate, depraved, degenerate, dissolute, amoral;
4 Tilda! You bad girl!
naughty, badly behaved, disobedient, wayward, wilful, self-willed, defiant, unruly, insubordinate, undisciplined, unmanageable, uncontrollable, ungovernable, unbiddable, disruptive, rebellious, refractory, recalcitrant;
Scottish informal gallus
[Antonyms] well behaved
9 if you still feel bad, stay in bed See ill
- 1not bad
- the bean casserole wasn't bad[Antonyms] outstandingall right, quite good, good, adequate, acceptable, good enough, reasonable, fair, decent, average, tolerable, passable, middling, moderate, sufficiently good, fineinformal OK, so-so, fair-to-middlingNorth American & Australian/New Zealand informal jake
cacophony, cacographyrelated prefix, as in
dyspepsia, dysfunctionalrelated prefix, as in
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