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Synonyms for badly
ˈbæd li

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  1. badly, severely, gravely, seriously(adverb)

    to a severe or serious degree

    "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"

    Synonyms:
    mischievously, poorly, severely, bad, disadvantageously, sternly, ill, gravely, staidly, hard, naughtily, soberly, in earnest, seriously, earnestly

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  2. ill, badly, poorly(adverb)

    (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

    "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"

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

    Antonyms:
    advantageously, well

  3. badly(adverb)

    evilly or wickedly

    "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  4. badly, mischievously, naughtily(adverb)

    in a disobedient or naughty way

    "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  5. badly, bad(adverb)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  6. badly, bad(adverb)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  7. badly(adverb)

    without skill or in a displeasing manner

    "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"

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

    Antonyms:
    advantageously, well

  8. badly, disadvantageously(adverb)

    in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage

    "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"

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

    Antonyms:
    advantageously, well

  9. ill, badly(adverb)

    unfavorably or with disapproval

    "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  10. badly(adverb)

    with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display

    "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. badly(adv)

    Synonyms:
    poorly, unskillfully, wretchedly, grievously, imperfectly, very much, greatly

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#596hard
#841bad
#1673wrong
#3009evil
#4320ill
#4587seriously
#5093hurt
#9700badly
#10329poorly
#11616severely
#15684desperately
#16206incorrectly
#22060urgently
#37675sorely
#38786earnestly
#40402gravely
#42596miserably
#56650sternly
#116572soberly
#154702mischievously

How to use badly in a sentence?

  1. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Our concern is to not come out badly from this, but on the contrary to turn this into peace and contribute to the peace in the region.

  2. Eric Schweitzer:

    The 'Made in Germany' seal of quality does not seem to have been badly damaged even in China.

  3. Rich Hall, "Sniglets":

    Lactomangulation, n.: Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk carton so badly that one has to resort to using the "illegal" side.

  4. Emma Thompson:

    That scene where my character is standing by the bed crying is so well-known because it’s something everyone’s been through, i had my heart very badly broken by Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh [ Branagh ]. So, I knew what it was like to find the necklace that was n’t meant for me.

  5. Margaret Cho:

    Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.


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