bad bad  /ˈbæd/


  1. (n) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
  2. (adj) having undesirable or negative qualities
  3. (adj) very intense
  4. (adj) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
  5. (adj) (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
  6. (adj) feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
  7. (adj) not capable of being collected
  8. (adj) below average in quality or performance
  9. (adj) nonstandard
  10. (adj) not financially safe or secure
  11. (adj) physically unsound or diseased
  12. (adj) capable of harming
  13. (adj) characterized by wickedness or immorality
  14. (adj) reproduced fraudulently
  15. (adj) not working properly
  16. (adv) with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
  17. (adv) very much; strongly



  1. Bad Astronomy is the work of Phil Plait, a good astronomer who used to work on the Hubble Space Telescope, a device which started off bad but ended up good.
  2. The maxim holds true: too much of anything is bad for you.
  3. The bad guys have more fun.


  1. 'Breaking Bad': Final 8 episodes move at 'breakneck speed,' Vince Gilligan says

    "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is being careful not to give away anything big about the last eight episodes of the series. But as he did recently with his thoughts on the "perfect ending," Gilligan continues to drop hints about what we'll see when "Breaking Bad" returns Aug. 11. Gilligan tells EW "there will be blood" in the final run, but for him the most intense moments won't ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Bad Axe City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed 2013-14 budget

    BAD AXE — The Bad Axe City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed 2013-14 budget at its meeting next week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Huron Daily Tribune

  3. Bad Company Make Late Night TV Debut

    Bad Company made their US late night television debut on Monday night when they performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
    on June 12, 2013     Source: antiMUSIC


  1. "These are separate individuals that are responsible for criminal acts," Stoltenberg said. "It is always bad to judge a whole group of people from what individuals are doing and that is independently of what group these people belong to."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jens Stoltenberg Source: Salon

  2. "Landis' credibility is like a carton of sour milk: once you take the first sip, you don't have to drink the rest to know it has all gone bad," Armstrong said in a statement.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Lance Armstrong Source: The Associated Press

  3. He said: "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jesse James Source: The Sun

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