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Antonyms for BAD
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bad

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    Antonyms:
    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

    Synonyms:
    baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad, badnessadjective

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

    "take the bad with the good"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, redeeming(a), good enough, mild, peachy, valid, not bad(p), well behaved, fresh, swell, slap-up, well-behaved, echt, genuine, groovy, superior, goodish, bang-up, nifty, comfortable, solid, bully, harmless, hot, satisfactory, functioning, keen, superb, dandy, comfy, neat, great, standard, sound, received, healthy, smashing, cracking, corking, acceptable

    Synonyms:
    severity, mischievousness, severeness, naughtiness, bad, badness

  2. badadjective

    having undesirable or negative qualities

    "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, hot, superior, smashing, harmless, healthy, solid, redeeming(a), mild, echt, slap-up, bully, corking, goodish, groovy, bang-up, well behaved, swell, comfortable, nifty, valid, neat, peachy, acceptable, received, great, cracking, genuine, well-behaved, standard, sound, fresh, good enough, keen, not bad(p), dandy, functioning, comfy, satisfactory, superb

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, spoiled, big

  3. bad, bigadjective

    very intense

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

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, smashing, bang-up, well-behaved, solid, harmless, corking, not bad(p), good enough, redeeming(a), fresh, cracking, nifty, comfy, acceptable, bully, superb, superior, neat, hot, functioning, peachy, dandy, satisfactory, received, keen, sound, goodish, great, well behaved, valid, mild, healthy, echt, standard, groovy, genuine, swell, slap-up, comfortable

    Synonyms:
    bountiful, magnanimous, full-grown, speculative, prominent, big, vainglorious, cock-a-hoop, sorry, braggy, with child(p), giving, uncollectible, grownup, regretful, grown, large(p), enceinte, bounteous, tough, liberal, unfit, high-risk, self-aggrandizing, swelled, risky, bighearted, handsome, fully grown, braggart(a), large, expectant, heavy(a), unsound, spoilt, great(p), bragging(a), bad, freehanded, spoiled, heavy(p), forged, big(a), self-aggrandising, boastful, openhanded, adult, defective, gravid, big(p), crowing

  4. bad, toughadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, good enough, harmless, solid, hot, redeeming(a), groovy, received, smashing, well-behaved, superior, not bad(p), great, cracking, slap-up, functioning, bang-up, peachy, well behaved, sound, goodish, comfy, healthy, valid, standard, comfortable, satisfactory, superb, echt, neat, fresh, nifty, bully, keen, swell, dandy, genuine, acceptable, corking, mild

    Synonyms:
    knotty, big, regretful, spoiled, ruffianly, uncollectible, risky, speculative, bad, rugged, toughened, problematic, baffling, elusive, hard, forged, defective, sturdy, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, high-risk, problematical, unfit

  5. bad, spoiled, spoiltadjective

    (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition

    "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, comfortable, functioning, groovy, good enough, redeeming(a), sound, standard, echt, acceptable, great, superb, not bad(p), goodish, well behaved, mild, smashing, solid, neat, corking, harmless, keen, well-behaved, genuine, cracking, superior, slap-up, valid, dandy, peachy, comfy, swell, bully, satisfactory, fresh, healthy, hot, bang-up, received, nifty

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, blighted, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, bad, spoiled, big

  6. regretful, sorry, badadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, superior, mild, valid, dandy, goodish, received, hot, redeeming(a), solid, neat, genuine, good enough, healthy, harmless, standard, bang-up, smashing, echt, satisfactory, functioning, slap-up, acceptable, fresh, nifty, comfy, sound, groovy, well-behaved, corking, not bad(p), superb, comfortable, peachy, swell, well behaved, bully, keen, great, cracking

    Synonyms:
    speculative, deplorable, big, no-account, dismal, dark, disconsolate, uncollectible, no-count, good-for-nothing, regretful, blue, tough, no-good, unfit, high-risk, grim, sad, risky, good-for-naught, lamentable, unsound, spoilt, distressing, bad, spoiled, forged, sorry, pitiful, gloomy, drab, dingy, dreary, defective, drear, meritless

  7. bad, uncollectibleadjective

    not capable of being collected

    "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, sound, echt, standard, swell, peachy, well behaved, acceptable, groovy, hot, bang-up, good enough, mild, neat, received, cracking, genuine, superb, bully, redeeming(a), fresh, comfy, satisfactory, functioning, smashing, dandy, not bad(p), keen, nifty, well-behaved, solid, great, valid, comfortable, goodish, superior, harmless, healthy, slap-up, corking

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, bad, spoiled, big

  8. badadjective

    below average in quality or performance

    "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, well behaved, peachy, satisfactory, echt, well-behaved, healthy, not bad(p), solid, nifty, standard, neat, smashing, redeeming(a), corking, superior, groovy, genuine, keen, swell, hot, sound, slap-up, goodish, fresh, received, functioning, dandy, acceptable, valid, great, comfy, bang-up, mild, cracking, comfortable, harmless, bully, superb, good enough

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, spoiled, big

  9. badadjective

    nonstandard

    "so-called bad grammar"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, good enough, healthy, slap-up, well behaved, solid, dandy, cracking, valid, goodish, smashing, comfy, groovy, swell, superb, satisfactory, peachy, neat, standard, genuine, keen, hot, bang-up, acceptable, great, bully, redeeming(a), not bad(p), echt, sound, mild, comfortable, superior, nifty, received, fresh, functioning, harmless, well-behaved, corking

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, spoiled, big

  10. bad, risky, high-risk, speculativeadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, keen, comfortable, mild, redeeming(a), fresh, swell, neat, not bad(p), genuine, goodish, echt, peachy, corking, hot, satisfactory, healthy, solid, well behaved, nifty, valid, superb, functioning, acceptable, superior, sound, slap-up, great, standard, bully, bang-up, groovy, comfy, dandy, harmless, good enough, well-behaved, smashing, cracking, received

    Synonyms:
    big, spoiled, uncollectible, risky, questioning, bad, speculative, regretful, hazardous, forged, defective, inquisitive, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, wondering(a), high-risk, unfit, wild, notional

  11. bad, unfit, unsoundadjective

    physically unsound or diseased

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

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, great, not bad(p), smashing, corking, functioning, groovy, mild, swell, comfortable, well-behaved, received, acceptable, peachy, superb, goodish, comfy, good enough, bully, fresh, bang-up, dandy, satisfactory, harmless, solid, genuine, valid, standard, well behaved, cracking, sound, hot, keen, slap-up, neat, superior, echt, nifty, healthy, redeeming(a)

    Synonyms:
    big, spoiled, uncollectible, risky, bad, speculative, regretful, fallacious, forged, defective, mentally ill, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, unstable, high-risk, unfit

  12. badadjective

    capable of harming

    "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, sound, hot, solid, echt, mild, smashing, neat, slap-up, dandy, valid, redeeming(a), fresh, harmless, swell, peachy, comfortable, well behaved, genuine, keen, good enough, healthy, comfy, nifty, cracking, functioning, bully, standard, corking, superior, great, not bad(p), satisfactory, well-behaved, received, groovy, goodish, acceptable, bang-up, superb

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, spoiled, big

  13. badadjective

    characterized by wickedness or immorality

    "led a very bad life"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, acceptable, cracking, peachy, sound, harmless, received, valid, mild, groovy, corking, solid, swell, neat, standard, functioning, hot, dandy, comfy, keen, comfortable, superb, slap-up, bang-up, superior, fresh, bully, echt, good enough, smashing, healthy, not bad(p), well-behaved, satisfactory, nifty, goodish, well behaved, redeeming(a), genuine, great

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, spoiled, big

  14. bad, forgedadjective

    reproduced fraudulently

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

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, standard, great, cracking, well behaved, sound, dandy, echt, not bad(p), bully, hot, swell, healthy, smashing, slap-up, good enough, bang-up, valid, superior, acceptable, goodish, peachy, genuine, received, neat, satisfactory, well-behaved, nifty, corking, fresh, keen, redeeming(a), mild, comfortable, functioning, harmless, solid, groovy, superb, comfy

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, bad, spoiled, big

  15. bad, defectiveadverb

    not working properly

    "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good, well-behaved, sound, acceptable, groovy, bully, comfortable, nifty, bang-up, comfy, not bad(p), functioning, standard, valid, healthy, cracking, received, hot, dandy, well behaved, peachy, goodish, neat, harmless, solid, great, genuine, smashing, keen, superb, superior, corking, redeeming(a), echt, swell, satisfactory, mild, good enough, fresh, slap-up

    Synonyms:
    spoilt, tough, speculative, unsound, sorry, uncollectible, regretful, bad, forged, unfit, risky, defective, high-risk, faulty, spoiled, big

  16. badly, badadverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, comfortable, goodish, well-behaved, bully, smashing, nifty, peachy, groovy, received, echt, neat, great, standard, redeeming(a), comfy, solid, functioning, well behaved, genuine, healthy, superb, corking, satisfactory, sound, bang-up, mild, slap-up, valid, hot, acceptable, superior, not bad(p), fresh, swell, harmless, dandy, keen, good enough, cracking

    Synonyms:
    mischievously, badly, poorly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, ill, gravely, naughtily, seriously

  17. badly, badadverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness, genuine, groovy, standard, dandy, nifty, comfortable, comfy, healthy, harmless, corking, cracking, goodish, well-behaved, acceptable, echt, received, good enough, slap-up, keen, bang-up, solid, not bad(p), smashing, satisfactory, fresh, neat, functioning, peachy, mild, great, well behaved, valid, superior, bully, redeeming(a), swell, hot, sound, superb

    Synonyms:
    mischievously, badly, poorly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, ill, gravely, naughtily, seriously

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BAD

    Synonyms:
    BCL2-associated agonist of cell death, bcl2 antagonist of cell death2 BCL2L8, bcl2-L-82 BBC2, BCL2-antagonist of cell death protein, Bcl-2-binding component 6, BCL2-binding component 6, Bcl-2-like protein 8, BCL2-binding protein, Bcl-XL/Bcl-2-associated death promoter, BBC6, BCL-X/BCL-2 binding protein, Bcl2-L-8

Editors Contribution

  1. great

    because great is a nice word

    this is such a great day opposite (this is such a bad day)

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  
  2. lute

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  

How to use BAD in a sentence?

  1. Alan Gottlieb:

    But to make it really work, the policy needs to be publicized, so that bad actors know they are more at risk by trying to hurt our children at these facilities.

  2. Alberto Contador:

    It was a bad day, for some reason I could not breathe, my legs could not spin like I wanted them to.

  3. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador:

    He invested here in Rosarito and also in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, and because of Mexico's corrupt governments he had to leave, that's why he got a bad impression of our country.

  4. Andrei Lankov:

    North Korea citizens decision to officially report the drought in North Korea citizens internal media is remarkable, it's a signal to both domestic and foreign audience that probably something will go bad later this year. So they will probably apply for foreign aid.

  5. Julia Gierasimow:

    I don't know if they remember me from week to week ... but they are very friendly, as bad as their dementia may be, they still give you a hug.

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