Associations to the word «Bad»


BAD, adjective. Not good; unfavorable; negative.
BAD, adjective. Not suitable or fitting.
BAD, adjective. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc.
BAD, adjective. Unhealthy.
BAD, adjective. Tricky; stressful; unpleasant.
BAD, adjective. Evil; wicked.
BAD, adjective. Faulty; not functional.
BAD, adjective. (of food) Spoiled, rotten, overripe.
BAD, adjective. (of breath) Malodorous, foul.
BAD, adjective. (informal) Bold and daring.
BAD, adjective. (of a need or want) Severe, urgent.
BAD, adverb. (now) (colloquial) Badly.
BAD, noun. (slang) error, mistake
BAD, noun. (countable) (uncountable) (economics) An item (or kind of item) of merchandise with negative value; an unwanted good.
BAD, adjective. (Should we move([1]) this sense?) (slang) Fantastic.
BAD, verb. (archaic) Alternative past tense of bid. See bade.
BAD, verb. (British) (dialect) (transitive) To shell (a walnut).
BAD ACTOR, noun. (idiom) (law) Individual or entity with the prior criminal conviction, or who has been sanctioned by the court or regulator.
BAD ACTOR, noun. (idiom) Ill-intentioned, mean, ill-tempered person.
BAD ACTOR, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see bad,‎ actor.
BAD ACTORS, noun. Plural of bad actor
BAD APPLE, noun. (idiomatic) A person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.
BAD APPLES, noun. Plural of bad apple
BAD BANK, noun. (banking) (economics) A bank created to specialize in the ownership of defaulted loans and their collection.
BAD BANKS, noun. Plural of bad bank
BAD BEAT, noun. (poker) The losing of a hand after being the mathematical favorite to win at the start of the hand.
BAD BEATS, noun. Plural of bad beat
BAD BISHOP, noun. (chess) A bishop that is blocked by the player's own pawns.
BAD BISHOPS, noun. Plural of bad bishop
BAD BLOOD, noun. (idiomatic) Feelings of hostility or ill will.
BAD BLOOD, noun. (idiomatic) A serious feud or long-standing grudge.
BAD BLOOD, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) An inherited immoral or disturbed nature.
BAD BOOKS, noun. (dated) (figurative) (used with a possessive) Disfavor.
BAD BOY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see bad,‎ boy.
BAD BOY, noun. A man whose rebellious nature makes him attractive to women.
BAD BOY, noun. (Discuss([/2016/?action=edit&section=new&preloadtitle=%5B%5BBad+boy%5D%5D +]) this sense) (slang) A male criminal.
BAD BOY, noun. (figuratively) (slang) An undesirable task.
BAD BOY, noun. (slang) A powerful or impressive product or item.
BAD BOYS, noun. Plural of bad boy
BAD BREATH, noun. Unpleasant-smelling breath
BAD CESS, noun. (British) (Irish) Bad luck.
BAD CHECK, noun. A check/cheque written against a bank account with insufficient funds to pay the bearer the amount of the check.
BAD CHECKS, noun. Plural of bad check
BAD COMPANIES, noun. Plural of bad company
BAD COMPANY, noun. (idiomatic) wrong crowd
BAD DEBT, noun. (business) (accounting) A debt which cannot be recovered from the debtor, either because the debtor doesn't have the money to pay or because the debtor cannot be found and/or forced to pay.
BAD DEBTS, noun. Plural of bad debt
BAD EGG, noun. (idiomatic) Someone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue
BAD EGGS, noun. Plural of bad egg
BAD ENDING, noun. (video games) An ending that occurs when the player finishes the video game but is not completely successful for some reason, as opposed to a good ending.
BAD ENDINGS, noun. Plural of bad ending
BAD EYE, noun. A stare that is supposed to be harmful; the evil eye
BAD EYE, noun. A threatening glance
BAD EYE, noun. A disapproving regard
BAD FAITH, noun. (legal) A malicious motive by a party in a lawsuit. This has an effect on the ability to maintain causes of action and obtain legal remedies.
BAD FAITH, noun. (legal) Intent to deceive or mislead another to gain some advantage; dishonesty or fraud in a transaction (such as knowingly misrepresenting the quality of something that is being bought or sold).
BAD FAITH, noun. (philosophy) The existentialist concept of denying one's total freedom of will.
BAD FORM, noun. (idiomatic) Behaviour which is contrary to social expectations, which is inappropriate or rude.
BAD GIRL, noun. (slang) A female criminal.
BAD GIRL, noun. The female version of a bad boy. A woman whose rebellious nature makes her attractive to men.
BAD GIRLS, noun. Plural of bad girl
BAD GUY, noun. (informal) a villain
BAD GUYS, noun. Plural of bad guy
BAD HAIR DAY, noun. (literally) A day when one's hair seems unmanageable.
BAD HAIR DAY, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A day when several things seems to be unmanageable or go wrong.
BAD HAIR DAYS, noun. Plural of bad hair day
BAD HAT, noun. Naughty maker of mischief
BAD HATS, noun. Plural of bad hat
BAD HOP, noun. (baseball) A ball that bounces in front of an infielder in an unexpected way, often as a result of imperfections in the field or the spin on the ball.
BAD HOPS, noun. Plural of bad hop
BAD HUMOR, noun. US spelling of bad humour
BAD HUMOUR, noun. Irritability or surliness
BAD HUMOUR, noun. A state of irritability or surliness
BAD INFLUENCE, noun. Something or someone that teaches others to do wrong or to make them have bad thoughts about someone or encourages wrong actions and thoughts by example
BAD INFLUENCES, noun. Plural of bad influence
BAD IRON, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) bad luck.
BAD JOKE, noun. (idiomatic) A situation that is badly planned, or illogical.
BAD LANGUAGE, noun. Profanity.
BAD LIGHT, noun. (cricket) A weather condition where the light is so poor that the umpires feel that to continue playing would be dangerous.
BAD LIGHT, noun. (figurative) An unfavourable presentation.
BAD LOT, noun. A bad person.
BAD LOTS, noun. Plural of bad lot
BAD LUCK, noun. (uncountable) Misfortune.
BAD MANNERS, noun. The treatment of other people in an impolite or discourteous way, or incorrect behaviour in public.
BAD MEDICINE, noun. (figuratively) Any advice or treatment that has no value or exacerbates the problem.
BAD MIND, noun. (Caribbean) malicious intent; animosity
BAD NAME, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see bad,‎ name.
BAD NAME, noun. Lack of reverence or esteem. Poor reputation.
BAD NAMES, noun. Plural of bad name
BAD NEWS, noun. News of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events.
BAD NEWS, noun. (idiomatic) An irritating, troublesome or harmful person, situation or thing.
BAD OFF, adjective. In unfortunate circumstances, especially having financial difficulty.
BAD PENNIES, noun. Plural of bad penny
BAD PENNY, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see bad,‎ penny: A counterfeit or damaged penny.
BAD PENNY, noun. (idiomatic) A person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.
BAD RAP, noun. (idiomatic) An undeservedly poor reputation.
BAD RAPS, noun. Plural of bad rap
BAD SEED, noun. A genetic source of bad behavior or other results.
BAD SEEDS, noun. Plural of bad seed
BAD TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH, noun. (idiomatic) A feeling something is morally despicable as to cause nausea.
BAD TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH, noun. (idiomatic) A feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.
BAD TASTE IN ONE'S MOUTH, noun. (idiomatic) A feeling of disappointment and frustration.
BAD THING, noun. An action that yields undesirable results to its subject.
BAD TO THE BONE, adjective. (idiomatic) Completely bad and evil; pure evil.
BAD TRIP, noun. (slang) (drug use) A psychedelic crisis, the undesirable dysphoric psychological effects during narcotic drug use, most often fear, paranoia, and especially horrifying hallucinations
BAD TRIPS, noun. Plural of bad trip
BAD WORD, noun. (idiomatic) A vulgar word.
BAD WORDS, noun. Plural of bad word

Dictionary definition

BAD, noun. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good".
BAD, adverb. 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".
BAD, adverb. 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, adjective. 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".
BAD, adjective. Very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm".
BAD, adjective. Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night".
BAD, adjective. (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food".
BAD, adjective. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase".
BAD, adjective. Not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt".
BAD, adjective. Below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital".
BAD, adjective. Nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar".
BAD, adjective. Not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises".
BAD, adjective. Physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth".
BAD, adjective. Capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you".
BAD, adjective. Characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life".
BAD, adjective. Reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill".
BAD, adjective. Not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy