HyperDic: badly

English > 10 senses of the word badly:
ADVERBallbadly, severely, gravely, seriouslyto a severe or serious degree
allbadly, ill, poorly('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner
allbadlyevilly or wickedly
allbadly, mischievously, naughtilyin a disobedient or naughty way
allbadly, badwith great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly')
allbadly, badvery much
allbadlywithout skill or in a displeasing manner
allbadly, disadvantageouslyin a disadvantageous way
allbadly, illunfavorably or with disapproval
allbadlywith unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
badly > pronunciation
Soundsbae'dliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 1
MeaningTo a severe or serious degree.
Examples
  • "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"
  • "badly injured"
Synonymsseverely, gravely, seriously
Spanishgravemente, severamente
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 2
Meaning('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well.
Examples
  • "the car runs badly"
  • "he performed badly on the exam"
Synonymsill, poorly
Oppositewell, good(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory / satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well')
Usage ofcombining formA bound form used only in compounds
Spanishdesafortunadamente, desdichadamente, desgraciadamente, lamentablemente, lastimeramente, lastimosamente, mal, miserablemente, patéticamente, pobremente
Catalanmalament, mal
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 3
Meaningevilly or wickedly.
Examples
  • "treated his parents badly"
  • "to steal is to act badly"
Spanishmalamente, mal, malvadamente
Adjectivesbadcharacterized by wickedness or immorality
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 4
MeaningIn a disobedient or naughty way.
Example"he behaved badly in school"
Synonymsmischievously, naughtily
Spanishcon malicia, maliciosamente, malvadamente, traviesamente
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 5
MeaningWith great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly').
Examples
  • "the injury hurt badly"
  • "the buildings were badly shaken"
Synonymbad
Spanishgrandemente, malamente, mal
Catalanmal
Adjectivesbadvery intense
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 6
Meaningvery much; strongly.
Examples
  • "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"
  • "the cables had sagged badly"
  • "they were badly in need of help"
Synonymbad
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 7
MeaningWithout skill or in a displeasing manner.
Examples
  • "she writes badly"
  • "I think he paints very badly"
OppositewellWith skill or in a pleasing manner
Spanishmal
Catalanmal
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 8
MeaningIn a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage.
Example"the venture turned out badly for the investors"
Synonymdisadvantageously
Oppositewell, advantageouslyIn a manner affording benefit or advantage
Spanishdesaventajadamente, malamente, mal
Catalandesavantatjosament
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 9
Meaningunfavorably or with disapproval.
Example "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
Synonymill
Oppositewellfavorably
Spanishmal
Adjectivesbadhaving undesirable or negative qualities
English > badly: 10 senses > adverb 10
MeaningWith unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display.
Examples
  • "they took their defeat badly"
  • "took her father's death badly"
  • "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"
OppositewellWithout unusual distress or resentment

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