badly badly  /ˈbæd li/


  1. (adv) to a severe or serious degree
  2. (adv) (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  3. (adv) evilly or wickedly
  4. (adv) in a disobedient or naughty way
  5. (adv) with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
  6. (adv) very much; strongly
  7. (adv) without skill or in a displeasing manner
  8. (adv) in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
  9. (adv) unfavorably or with disapproval
  10. (adv) with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display


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  1. He then had dozens of meetings with other lawmakers, emphasizing how badly the region needed the money but never publicly blasting Congress for moving too slowly.
  2. We've been borrowing, borrowing, borrowing living off and believing in the wealth effect, first in stocks, which ended badly, then in real estate, which has ended even worse.
  3. The Kursk may have been so badly damaged that it will break apart while being raised, releasing radioactive materials.


  1. Global Markets Take Hit from China Data, Fed Plan

    Asian markets buckled badly on Thursday after the Federal Reserve heralded an eventual end to free money and China turned the screw on credit even as factory activity in the world's second largest economy hit a nine-month low.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX Business

  2. Teaching teachers — badly

    Teaching teachers — badly Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:13 am, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 The nation's teacher preparation programs are failing miserably and future educators leave college unprepared for an actual classroom, according to a report released Tuesday. Too many schools ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

  3. So how badly is Greg Whittington injured? (UPDATED)

    How badly is Greg Whittington injured? That’s the biggest question facing Georgetown heading into the summer, because at this point, we know that Whittington is dealing with some kind of a knee injury. Late Monday night, Casual Hoya reported that Whittington was hobbling around on crutches. Gary Parrish of and Jeff Goodman of…
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc


  1. Mr. Lester, who is godfather to Jackson's three children, told the News of the World: "It was a gift to him, no money was paid, it was something I was honoured to do - he wanted children so badly."
    on Aug 9, 2009 By: Michael Jackson Source: Hindu

  2. "It is pretty clear the system failed, and it failed badly," Mr. Obama said. "For that, there is enough responsibility to go around."
    on May 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Globe and Mail

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