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Synonyms for badly
ˈbæd libad·ly

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  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. badlyadverb

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

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

How to use badly in a sentence?

  1. Martin Rees:

    We don't know much about aliens, but we know about humans, if you look at history, contact between humans and less intelligent organisms have often been disastrous from their point of view, and encounters between civilizations with advanced versus primitive technologies have gone badly for the less advanced. A civilization reading one of our messages could be billions of years ahead of us. If so, they will be vastly more powerful, and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria.

  2. Briton Jason Palmer:

    I was battling with my short play into the greens with two hands, I just could n’t get the feel right. I dreaded missing the greens and it was affecting me badly, i made the switch while on the Alps Tour in 2010, just really to try something different. As soon as I did I went on a great run of form and I’ve stuck with it. It’s freed me up and I enjoy my short game again.

  3. Janet Yellen:

    I think I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take, as I mentioned there have been unanticipated and large shocks to the economy that have boosted energy and food prices and um, supply bottlenecks that have affected our economy badly that I didn’t, at the time, understand.

  4. Matthew Fraling:

    We certainly do not want to speak badly of the deceased but Mr. Gray created a high degree of risk.

  5. Hugo Vickers:

    In this particular series, every member of the royal family, in my view, comes out of it badly, except the Princess of Wales, it's totally one sided, it's totally against Prince Charles.


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