Definition and Meanings for bad

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Bad is ranked 51,617 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of bad

imperfect, adjective, comparative, superlative

Etymology of bad

probably fr. as. b hermaphrodite; cf. b effeminate fellow

Meaning of bad


as imperfect

  • bade.

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.
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