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  • r  to a severe or serious degree
    fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated
    badly injured
  • r  (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    the car runs badly
    he performed badly on the exam
  • r  evilly or wickedly
    treated his parents badly
    to steal is to act badly
  • r  in a disobedient or naughty way
    he behaved badly in school
  • r  with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
    the injury hurt badly
    the buildings were badly shaken
  • 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
  • r  without skill or in a displeasing manner
    she writes badly
    I think he paints very badly
  • r  in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
    the venture turned out badly for the investors
  • r  unfavorably or with disapproval
    thought badly of him for his lack of concern
  • r  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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Kursk may have been so badly damaged that it will break apart while being raised, releasing radioactive materials.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 20, 2013 - FOX Business
  • 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Albany Times Union
  • 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…
    June 18, 2013 - NBC Sports: Beyond the Arc

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