bad Definition

  • 1of poor quality or a low standard
  • 2unpleasant or unwelcome
  • 3immoral or wicked

Using bad: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bad" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The coffee tasted bad.

  • Example

    He had a bad cold last week.

  • Example

    It's a bad idea to go out alone at night.

  • Example

    She has a bad reputation in the industry.

bad Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with bad

  • to feel sympathy or pity for someone


    I feel bad for him, he lost his job and his girlfriend in the same week.

  • bad blood

    a feeling of ill will or animosity between two people or groups


    There's been bad blood between them ever since the argument.

  • a day when one's hair looks particularly unattractive or difficult to manage


    I can't go out today, it's a bad hair day.


Summary: bad in Brief

The word 'bad' [bæd] is an adjective that describes something of poor quality or low standard, unpleasant or unwelcome, or immoral or wicked. It can be used to describe anything from coffee to a person's reputation. Phrases like 'feel bad for someone' and 'bad blood' are common idiomatic expressions.

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