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"
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"
evilly or wickedly
"treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
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"
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"
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"
without skill or in a displeasing manner
"she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
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"
unfavorably or with disapproval
"tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
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"
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How to use badly in a sentence?
I fell on the road and was bleeding badly, policemen picked me up and took me to a hospital.
Is it solid data ? Is it badly carried out ? everyone is trying to process the new information.
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.
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.
If the crisis is badly managed and it's viewed as having been insufficient to help people, you could end up with social unrest.
Translations for badly
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- بشكل سيئArabic
- malament, malCatalan, Valencian
- schlecht, dringendGerman
- mal, malamenteSpanish
- huonosti, pahastiFinnish
- mal, mauvaisementFrench
- ду́рно, плохо, нехорошо, нехорошо́, пло́хоRussian
- kötü, acilTurkish
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