Synonyms for bad
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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.
baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, mischievous, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 9 votes
that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
"take the bad with the good"
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
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"
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
"a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
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), freehanded, spoiled, heavy(p), forged, big(a), self-aggrandising, boastful, openhanded, adult, defective, gravid, big(p), crowing
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
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"
knotty, big, regretful, spoiled, ruffianly, uncollectible, risky, speculative, rugged, toughened, problematic, baffling, elusive, hard, forged, defective, sturdy, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, high-risk, problematical, unfit
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
bad, spoiled, spoiltadjective
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
"bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
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
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"
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, spoiled, forged, sorry, pitiful, gloomy, drab, dingy, dreary, defective, drear, meritless
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
not capable of being collected
"a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
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
below average in quality or performance
"a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
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
"so-called bad grammar"
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
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"
big, spoiled, uncollectible, risky, questioning, speculative, regretful, hazardous, forged, defective, inquisitive, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, wondering(a), high-risk, unfit, wild, notional
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
bad, unfit, unsoundadjective
physically unsound or diseased
"has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
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)
capable of harming
"bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
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
characterized by wickedness or immorality
"led a very bad life"
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
"like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
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
not working properly
"a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
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
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"
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
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"
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
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evil, wicked, immoral, iniquitous, arrant, corrupt, depraved, sinful, base, demoralized, sinister, licentious, unprincipled, abandoned, graceless, vicious, incorrigible, unscrupulous, miscreant, reprobate, disreputable, rascal, scoundrel, profligate, knavish, naughty, malevolent, malicious, unrighteous, degrading, dissolute, libertine, hardened, wanton, injurious, prejudicial, pernicious, detrimental, baneful, unwholesome, baleful, deleterious, mischievous, noisome, malign, malignant, noxious, unpropitious, disadvantageous, offensive, serious, grave, severe, mortal, defective, imperfect, incompetent, inferior, untoward, depressing, unwelcome, adverse, grievous, unfavorable, inauspicious, infertile, inarable, barren, unproductive, worthless, hard, heavy, serious, irreparable, egregious, nefarious, felonious, infamous, villainous, heinous, flagrant, atrocious, flagitious
List of paraphrases for "bad":
wrong, poor, evil, poorly, badly, ill, uncollectible, negative, mala, incorrect, improper, naughty, terrible, ugly, nasty, adverse, inclement, lousy, hurt, wicked, faulty, adb, villain, malo, serious, harmful, non-performing, awful, dirty, unfavourable, mal, unhealthy, horrible, uncollectable, defective, schlechter, detrimental
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
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From China's perspective, to determine whether this is a good thing or bad thing we have to look at whether the market has healthy competition, is this good money replacing bad money or bad money replacing good money?
Trent I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone's *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you're not sure whether or not you like yet. You're not sure where he's coming from. Okay You're a bad man. You're a bad man. You're a bad man, bad man.
Some of them have been really bad, i had n’t thought them through. The topknot was n’t too bad but the cornbraids were a bad decision.
I think it's that bad of a deal, it's a bad deal for us, it's a bad deal for Israel, it's a bad deal for the region, it's not just the starting gun, it will accelerate the nuclear arms race, and it is empowering Iran to do what they're going to do.
Good and bad are not of different kinds but only vary in degree; both vary in quantity not in quality. There is nothing called quality but only a variation in quantity; a quality is an effect of varying quantities. This way a good becomes bad at a limiting point that is known to us; but a bad already became bad at a limit that is not known to us!
Translations for bad
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- pis, xarab, bəd, yaman, bərbadAzerbaijani
- яман, насарBashkir
- дрэнны, кепскі, злыBelarusian
- зъл, лош, грешка, неподходящ, неприятенBulgarian
- drouk, fallBreton
- mal, dolentCatalan, Valencian
- špatný, nepříjemný, vadný, podlý, zlýCzech
- зълъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- dårlig, slem, slet, ond, ubehageligDanish
- schlecht, unangenehm, böse, schlimmGerman
- κακός, άσχημοςGreek
- grava, malbona, nefunkcia, malbonodoraEsperanto
- ناکارامد, گستاخ, ناشایست, بدبو, ناجور, بدPersian
- moka, paha, viallinen, huonotapainen, ikävä, kova, ilkeä, kielteinen, huono, ankara, pahanhajuinen, rikkinäinen, sopimaton, kelvotonFinnish
- mal, faute, fonceur, gaffe, mauvaise, mauvais, urgent, défectueux, fonceuse, méchantFrench
- dona, droch-, olcIrish
- olc, dona, drochScottish Gaelic
- גרוע, מרושעת, רַע, גרועה, רשע, מרושעHebrew
- ख़राब, बुराHindi
- rossz, kellemetlenHungarian
- վատ, չարArmenian
- buruk, jelek, jahatIndonesian
- vondur, slæmur, illurIcelandic
- cattivo, brutto, difettoso, sbagliatoItalian
- nebaş, بهد, خهراپ, bed, xirabKurdish
- жаман, начарKyrgyz
- slikts, nepiemērots, ļauns, nelabsLatvian
- वाईट, खराबMarathi
- rosak, buruk, busuk, jahatMalay
- kwaad, verkeerd, slecht, ongemanierd, ongepast, naar, onaangenaamDutch
- dårlig, i, stykker, gal, ubehagelig, ondNorwegian
- doo yáʼátʼéeh daNavajo, Navaho
- złe, uszkodzony, nieświeży, zły, zła, wadliwy, kiepskiPolish
- بد, بدلاریPashto, Pushto
- enguiçado, errado, mau, quebrado, ruim, feio, malvado, desagradável, estragadoPortuguese
- плохой, скверный, дурной, злой, нехороший, подлый, неподходящий, неприятный, поганыйRussian
- zao, непристојан, loš, slab, gadan, zločest, ružan, zlo, nepristojan, cлaб, zla, ружан, лошSerbo-Croatian
- නරකSinhala, Sinhalese
- slàb, zèlSlovene
- i keq, e keqeAlbanian
- awon, goréngSundanese
- opassande, dålig, ful, ond, trasig, olämplig, sönderSwedish
- ఇష్టములేని, చెడి పోయిన, తగని, క్రూరమైన, చెడ్డ, అత్యవసరము, నచ్చని, తెగింపు, పొరపాటు, పొసగనిTelugu
- bet, şum, pis, erbet, ýamanTurkmen
- mali, bastos, sira, masamaTagalog
- злий, кепський, поганийUkrainian
- برا, خرابUrdu
- 醜, xấu, dởVietnamese
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