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Synonyms for badly
ˈbæd libad·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. badly, severely, gravely, seriouslyadverb

    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, poorlyadverb

    (`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. badlyadverb

    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, naughtilyadverb

    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, 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  6. 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"

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

    Antonyms:
    well, advantageously

  7. badlyadverb

    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, disadvantageouslyadverb

    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, badlyadverb

    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. badlyadverb

    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. badlyadverb

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4587seriously
#5093hurt
#9700badly
#10329poorly
#11616severely
#15684desperately
#16206incorrectly
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#37675sorely
#38786earnestly
#40402gravely
#42596miserably
#56650sternly
#116572soberly
#154702mischievously

How to use badly in a sentence?

  1. Chandappa Holleppa:

    I fell on the road and was bleeding badly, policemen picked me up and took me to a hospital.

  2. Jeffrey Flier:

    Is it solid data ? Is it badly carried out ? everyone is trying to process the new information.

  3. Sergei Strigo:

    It's difficult to have a bullish view on the Russian economy, we just have to be content with the fact it has performed better than people expected, it's a high yielding market and as long as things don't go badly wrong you are compensated for risks.

  4. Mike Rogers:

    If you treat this as a law enforcement issue that you're going to deal with, we are going to lose and we're going to lose badly.

  5. Gita Gopinath:

    If the crisis is badly managed and it's viewed as having been insufficient to help people, you could end up with social unrest.

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