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  • n  that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    take the bad with the good
  • a  having undesirable or negative qualities
    a bad report card
    his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    a bad little boy
    clothes in bad shape
    a bad cut
    bad luck
    the news was very bad
    the reviews were bad
    the pay is bad
    it was a bad light for reading
    the movie was a bad choice
  • s  very intense
    a bad headache
    had a big (or bad) shock
    a bad earthquake
    a bad storm
  • s  feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
    my throat feels bad
    she felt bad all over
  • s  (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
    bad meat
  • a  feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • s  not capable of being collected
    a bad (or uncollectible) debt
  • s  below average in quality or performance
    a bad chess player
    a bad recital
  • s  nonstandard
    so-called bad grammar
  • s  not financially safe or secure
    a bad investment
  • s  physically unsound or diseased
    has a bad back
    a bad heart
    bad teeth
  • s  capable of harming
    bad air
    smoking is bad for you
  • s  characterized by wickedness or immorality
    led a very bad life
  • s  reproduced fraudulently
    like a bad penny...
  • s  not working properly
    a bad telephone connection
  • r  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
  • r  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

  • 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.
  • The maxim holds true: too much of anything is bad for you.
  • The bad guys have more fun.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - Huron Daily Tribune
  • 'Breaking Bad': Creator Vince Gilligan spills on the final eight episodes
    When "Breaking Bad" left off last summer, tenacious DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) was hot on the trail ? and, er, toilet ? of meth maker Walter White (Bryan Cranston). And when the revered drama returns with the second half of season 5 (beginning Aug. 11 on AMC), what should we brace for? Among other things, maybe a bit of self-reflection from the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who ...
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
  • 'Breaking Bad' creator on last episodes
    When "Breaking Bad" left off last summer, tenacious DEA agent Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) was hot on the trail — and, er, toilet — of meth maker Walter White (Bryan Cranston). And when the revered drama returns with the second half of season 5 (beginning Aug. 11 on AMC), what should we brace for? Among other things, maybe a bit of self-reflection from the cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who ...
    June 13, 2013 - CNN
Quotes

  • Jens Stoltenberg in Salon
    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."
  • Lance Armstrong in The Associated Press
    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.
  • Jesse James in The Sun
    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."

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