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bad 1

 (băd)
adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst)
1. Not achieving an adequate standard; poor: a bad concert.
2. Immoral or evil.
3. Vulgar or obscene: bad language.
4. Disobedient or naughty: bad children.
5. Disagreeable, unpleasant, or disturbing: a bad piece of news.
6. Unfavorable: bad reviews for the play.
7. Not fresh; rotten or spoiled: bad meat.
8. Injurious in effect; detrimental: bad habits.
9. Not working properly; defective: a bad telephone connection.
10. Full of or exhibiting faults or errors: bad grammar.
11. Having no validity; void: passed bad checks.
12. Being so far behind in repayment as to be considered a loss: bad loans.
13. Severe; intense: a bad cold.
14.
a. Being in poor health or in pain: I feel bad today.
b. Being in poor condition; diseased: bad lungs.
15. Sorry; regretful: She feels bad about how she treated you.
16. bad·der, bad·dest Slang Very good; great.
n.
Something that is below standard or expectations, as of ethics or decency: weighing the good against the bad.
adv. Usage Problem
Badly.
Idioms:
in bad Informal
In trouble or disfavor.
my bad Slang
Used to acknowledge that one is at fault.
not half/so bad Informal
Reasonably good.
that's too bad
1. Used to express sadness or sympathy.
2. Used in response to a protest or complaint to express insistence that the speaker's expectation be met.

[Middle English badde, perhaps from shortening of Old English bæddel, hermaphrodite, effeminate or homosexual male.]

bad′ness n.
Usage Note: Bad is often used as an adverb in sentences such as His tooth ached so bad he could not sleep. This usage is common in informal speech but is widely regarded as unacceptable in formal writing. In our 2009 survey, 72 percent of the Usage Panel rejected the sentence just quoted. · The use of badly with want and need was once considered incorrect, since in these cases it means "very much" rather than "in an inferior manner or condition" or "immorally." But this use is widespread, even in formal contexts, and is now considered standard. · The adverb badly is often used after verbs such as feel, as in I felt badly about the whole affair. This usage bears analogy to the use of other adverbs with feel, such as strongly in We feel strongly about this issue. Some people prefer to maintain a distinction between feel badly and feel bad, restricting the former to emotional distress and using the latter to cover physical ailments; however, this distinction is not universally observed, so feel badly should be used in a context that makes its meaning clear. · Badly is used in some regions to mean "unwell," as in He was looking badly after the accident. Poorly is also used in this way. · Note that badly is required following look when it modifies another word or phrase in the predicate, as in The motorcycle looked badly in need of repair.
Our Living Language Many people might have the impression that the slang usage of bad to mean its opposite, "excellent," is a recent innovation of African American Vernacular English. While the usage is of African American origin and parallels to it are found in language use throughout the Caribbean, the "good" use of bad has been recorded for over a century. The first known example dates from 1897. Even earlier, beginning in the 1850s, the word appears in the sense "formidable, very tough," as applied to persons. Whether or not the two usages are related, they both illustrate a favorite creative device of informal and slang language—using a word to mean the opposite of what it "really" means. This is by no means uncommon; people use words sarcastically to mean the opposite of their actual meanings on a daily basis. What is more unusual is for such a usage to be generally accepted within a larger community. Perhaps when the concepts are as basic as "good" and "bad" this general acceptance is made easier. A similar instance is the word uptight, which in the 1960s enjoyed usage in the sense "excellent" alongside its now-current, negative meaning of "tense."

bad 2

 (băd)
v. Archaic
A past tense of bid.

bad

(bæd)
adj, worse or worst badder or baddest
1. not good; of poor quality; inadequate; inferior: bad workmanship; bad soil; bad light for reading.
2. (often foll by at) lacking skill or talent; incompetent: a bad painter; bad at sports.
3. (often foll by for) harmful: bad air; smoking is bad for you.
4. immoral; evil: a bad life.
5. naughty; mischievous; disobedient: a bad child.
6. rotten; decayed; spoiled: a bad egg.
7. severe; intense: a bad headache.
8. incorrect; wrong; faulty: bad pronunciation.
9. ill or in pain (esp in the phrase feel bad)
10. regretful, sorry, or upset (esp in the phrase feel bad about)
11. unfavourable; distressing: bad news; a bad business.
12. offensive; unpleasant; disagreeable: bad language; bad temper.
13. (Banking & Finance) not valid or sound; void: a bad cheque.
14. (Banking & Finance) not recoverable: a bad debt.
15. slang good; excellent
16. go bad to putrefy; spoil
17. go from bad to worse to deteriorate even more
18. in a bad way informal
a. seriously ill, through sickness or injury
b. in trouble of any kind
19. in someone's bad books See book21
20. make the best of a bad job to manage as well as possible in unfavourable circumstances
21. not bad not so bad informal passable; fair; fairly good
22. not half bad informal very good
23. too bad informal (often used dismissively) regrettable
n
24. unfortunate or unpleasant events collectively (often in the phrase take the bad with the good)
25. an immoral or degenerate state (often in the phrase go to the bad)
26. (Accounting & Book-keeping) the debit side of an account: £200 to the bad.
27. my bad informal US and Canadian my fault or mistake
adv
not standard badly: to want something bad.
[C13: probably from bæd-, as the first element of Old English bǣddel hermaphrodite, bǣdling sodomite]
ˈbaddish adj
ˈbadness n

bad

(bæd)
vb
a variant of bade

bad1

(bæd)

adj. worse, worst; (Slang) bad•der, bad•dest for 36; adj.
1. not good in any manner or degree.
2. having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible.
3. of inferior quality; inadequate; defective; deficient.
4. disobedient or naughty.
5. inaccurate or faulty: a bad guess.
6. invalid or false: bad judgment.
7. injurious or harmful: Too much sugar is bad for your teeth.
8. suffering from sickness, pain, or injury.
9. diseased, decayed, or physically weakened: a bad heart.
10. tainted, spoiled, or rotten.
11. having a detrimental effect, result, or tendency; unfavorable.
12. disagreeable; unpleasant: a bad night.
13. easily provoked to anger; irascible: a bad temper.
14. severe: a bad flood.
15. regretful or upset: He felt bad about leaving.
16. disreputable or dishonorable: a bad name.
17. displaying a lack of skill or competence.
18. unfortunate or unfavorable: bad news.
19. inclement, as weather.
20. disagreeable or offensive to the senses: a bad odor.
21. lacking aesthetic sensitivity: bad taste.
22. not in keeping with a standard of behavior; coarse: bad manners.
23.
a. vulgar, obscene, or blasphemous: a bad word.
b. not observing rules or customs of grammar, usage, spelling, etc.: bad English.
24. marred by defects; blemished: bad skin.
25. not profitable or worth the price paid: The land was a bad buy.
26. (of a debt) deemed uncollectible and treated as a loss.
27. counterfeit; not genuine.
28. Slang. outstandingly excellent; first-rate: He is one bad drummer.
n.
29. that which is bad: You have to take the bad with the good.
30. a bad condition, character, or quality.
adv.
31. badly: She wanted it bad enough to steal it.
Idioms:
1. bad or badly off, poor; destitute.
2. in bad, Informal.
a. in trouble or distress.
b. in disfavor.
3. my bad, Slang. my fault! my mistake!
4. not (half, so, or too) bad, somewhat good; tolerable.
5. too bad, unfortunate or disappointing.
[1250–1300; Middle English badde]
bad′ness, n.
usage: The adjective bad meaning “unpleasant, unattractive, spoiled, etc.,” is the usual form to follow such copulative verbs as sound, smell, look, and taste: After the rainstorm the water tasted bad. The locker room smells bad. After the copulative verb feel, the adjective badly in reference to physical or emotional states is also used and is standard, although bad is more common in formal writing. bad as an adverb appears mainly in informal contexts. See also badly, good.

bad2

(bæd)

v. Archaic.
a pt. of bid.

bad

badly
1. 'bad'

Something that is bad is unpleasant, harmful, or undesirable.

I have some very bad news.
Sugar is bad for your teeth.

The comparative and superlative forms of bad are worse and worst.

Her grades are getting worse and worse.
This is the worst day of my life.
2. 'badly'

Don't use 'bad' as an adverb. Don't say, for example, 'They did bad in the elections'. You say 'They did badly in the elections'.

I cut myself badly.
The room was so badly lit I couldn't see what I was doing.

When badly is used like this, its comparative and superlative forms are worse and worst.

We played worse than in our previous match.
The south of England was the worst affected area.

Badly has another different meaning. If you need or want something badly, you need or want it very much.

I want this job so badly.
We badly need the money.
I am badly in need of advice.

For this meaning of badly, don't use the comparative and superlative forms 'worse' and 'worst'. Instead you use the forms more badly and most badly.

She wanted to see him more badly than ever.
Basketball is the sport that most badly needs new players.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bad - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decencybad - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
unworthiness - the quality or state of lacking merit or value
undesirability - the quality possessed by something that should be avoided
worse - something inferior in quality or condition or effect; "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"
evil - that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
unsoundness - not mentally or physically healthy; "no one can be a poet without a certain unsoundness of mind"
liability - the quality of being something that holds you back
inadvisability - the quality of being ill-advised
goodness, good - that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
Adj.1.bad - having undesirable or negative qualitiesbad - 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"
worst - (superlative of `bad') most wanting in quality or value or condition; "the worst player on the team"; "the worst weather of the year"
worse - (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability; "this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"
good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
2.bad - very intensebad - very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
3.bad - feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')bad - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
uncomfortable - providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun"
4.bad - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable conditionbad - (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"
5.bad - feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undonebad - 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"
penitent, repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
6.bad - not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
7.bad - below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
8.bad - nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
nonstandard - not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community; "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap
9.bad - not financially safe or securebad - 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"
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
10.bad - physically unsound or diseasedbad - physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
11.bad - capable of harmingbad - capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
12.bad - characterized by wickedness or immoralitybad - characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
13.bad - reproduced fraudulentlybad - reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
14.bad - not working properlybad - not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
malfunctioning, nonfunctional - not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve"
Adv.1.bad - with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')bad - 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"
2.bad - 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
2. severe, serious, terrible, acute, extreme, intense, painful, distressing, fierce, harsh The pain is often so bad she wants to scream.
3. poor, unwise, unsound Of course politicians will sometimes make bad decisions.
4. unfavourable, troubling, distressing, unfortunate, grim, discouraging, unpleasant, gloomy, adverse The closure of the project is bad news for her staff.
5. inferior, poor, inadequate, pathetic, faulty, duff (Brit. informal), unsatisfactory, mediocre, defective, second-class, deficient, imperfect, second-rate, shoddy, low-grade, erroneous, substandard, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), two-bit (U.S. & Canad. slang), crappy (slang), end-of-the-pier (Brit. informal), poxy (slang), dime-a-dozen (informal), piss-poor (slang), bush-league (Austral. & N.Z. informal), tinhorn (U.S. slang), half-pie (N.Z. informal), strictly for the birds (informal) Many old people in Britain are living in bad housing.
inferior fair, adequate, satisfactory
6. incompetent, poor, useless, crap (slang), incapable, unfit, inexpert He was a bad driver.
7. severe, hard, tough, harsh, grim, unpleasant Being unable to hear doesn't seem as bad as being unable to see.
9. naughty, defiant, perverse, wayward, mischievous, wicked, unruly, impish, undisciplined, roguish, disobedient You are a bad boy for repeating what I told you.
naughty good, obedient, well-behaved, docile, biddable
10. foul, irritable, grotty She is in a bit of a bad mood because she's just given up smoking.
11. guilty, sorry, ashamed, apologetic, rueful, sheepish, contrite, remorseful, regretful, shamefaced, conscience-stricken You don't have to feel bad about relaxing.
12. injured (informal), damaged, diseased, hurt, sick, weak, disabled, ailing, lame, unhealthy, dicky (Brit. informal) He has a bad back so we have a hard bed.
13. rotten, off, rank, sour, rancid, mouldy, fetid, putrid They bought so much beef that some went bad.
15. null and void, false, fake, bogus, worthless, dud, counterfeit, null, not binding, fallacious She wrote another bad cheque.
not bad (Informal) O.K. or okay, fine, middling, average, fair, all right, acceptable, moderate, adequate, respectable, satisfactory, so-so, tolerable, passable, fair to middling (informal) These are not bad for cheap shoes.
too bad
16. a shame, a crime (informal), a pity, a sin, a crying shame, a bummer (slang), a sad thing It is too bad that she had to leave so soon.
17. hard luck, tough luck, hard cheese `But I haven't finished yet.' `Too bad.'
Quotations
"When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad I'm better" [Mae West I'm No Angel]

bad

adjective
1. Below a standard of quality:
Idioms: below par, not up to scratch.
2. Morally objectionable:
3. Misbehaving, often in a troublesome way:
4. Not pleasant or agreeable:
Informal: icky.
Slang: yucky.
5. Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune:
6. Impaired because of decay:
noun
Whatever is destructive or harmful:
Translations
سَيِّءغَيْر سارّغَيْر صِحّي، مَريضفاسِدُ، مُذرٍلا يُمْكِن دَفْعُـه
dolentmalmala
špatnýzlývadnýzávažnýzkažený
dårligslemondskadeligfordærvet
malbona
pahahuonohuonotapainenikäväilkeä
lošlošalošeružanružna
kellemetlenrosszrosszat tesz
mal
burukjahatjelek
vondurvondur, slæmur, lélegurlasinnskaîlegurskemmdur, úldinn
悪い
나쁜안 좋은
beviltiškasblogaiblogumaseiti vis blogynkenksmingas
sliktsļaunsnepatīkamsnepiemērotsnevesels
złynieświeżanieświeżenieświeżyuszkodzona
nevymožiteľný
slabslabaslabosmolatežak
cлaбoлошeнепристојно
dåligfulolämpligondopassande
เลว
kötüödenmeyenrahatsıztehlikeliüzücü
tồixấu

bad

[bæd]
A. ADJ (worse (compar) (worst (superl)))
1. (= disagreeable) → malo
I've had a bad day at workhe tenido un mal día en el trabajo
to taste badsaber mal, no saber bueno
she looked as if she had a bad smell under her noseparecía como si algo le oliera mal
to go from bad to worseir de mal en peor
see also mood 2 A
see also temper A1
see also time A7
2. (= poor, inferior) → malo
her English is badhabla inglés mal
his handwriting is badtiene mala letra
business is badel negocio va mal
to be bad at sthser malo para algo
I was bad at sportsera muy malo para los deportes, los deportes se me daban mal
he was a bad driverera un mal conductor
that's not a bad ideaésa no es una mala idea
I'm a bad liarno sé mentir
bad light stopped playse suspendió el partido debido a la falta de luz
it would make me look bad in the pressdaría una mala imagen de mí en la prensa
he wasn't bad-lookingno estaba mal
bad managementmala administración
this wine's not bad at alleste vino no está nada mal
too bad it's too bad you couldn't get ticketses una pena or una lástima que no hayas podido conseguir entradas
"that was my drink!" - "too bad!"-¡ésa era mi bebida! -¡qué le vamos a hacer!
if you don't like it, (that's) too bad!si no te gusta, ¡peor para ti!
the firm has had a bad yearla empresa ha tenido un mal año
3. (= serious, severe) [accident, mistake] → grave; [headache] → fuerte
she's got a bad coldestá muy resfriada, tiene un resfriado fuerte
the traffic was bad todayhoy había mucho tráfico
4. (= unfavourable) → malo
the plane was diverted due to bad weatherel avión fue desviado debido al mal tiempo
you've come at a bad timevienes en un mal momento
things are looking bad for the governmentlas cosas se están poniendo feas para el gobierno
it'll look bad if we don't goquedará mal que no vayamos
see also book A1
5. (= harmful) → malo
he was a bad influenceera una mala influencia
to be bad for sth/sb smoking is bad for you or for your healthfumar es malo or perjudicial para la salud, fumar perjudica la salud
soap is bad for the skinel jabón no es bueno para la piel
6. (= wicked) [person, behaviour] → malo
you bad boy!¡qué niño más malo eres!
they're a bad lotno son buena gente
he said a bad wordha dicho una palabrota
it's too bad of you!¿no te da vergüenza?
it's really too bad of him!¡realmente no tiene vergüenza!
see also language A5
7.
to feel bad about sth (= sorry) I feel bad about hurting his feelingsme sabe mal haber herido sus sentimientos; (= guilty) are you trying to make me feel bad?¿estás intentando hacer que me sienta culpable?
don't feel bad (about it), it's not your faultno te preocupes, no es culpa tuya
8. (= ailing) I feel badme siento mal
he has a bad backestá mal de la espalda
to be in a bad way the economy is in a bad wayla economía va mal
he looked in a bad waytenía mal aspecto
9. (= rotten) [food] → podrido; [milk] → cortado; [tooth] → picado
to go badpasarse, estropearse
see also blood
10. (Fin) [cheque] → sin fondos
a bad debtuna deuda incobrable or de pago dudoso
B. Nlo malo
parents can have a powerful influence for good or badlos padres pueden tener mucha influencia para lo bueno y para lo malo
there's good and bad in this newsesta noticia tiene su lado bueno y su lado malo
there is both good and bad in every human beinghay una parte buena y una parte mala en cada ser humano
to take the bad with the goodaceptar tanto lo bueno como lo malo
C. ADV he's hurt badestá malherido
she took it badse lo tomó a mal
if you want it that bad you can pay for it yourselfsi tanto lo quieres, comprátelo tú
to need sth real badnecesitar algo desesperadamente
the way she looks at him, you can tell she's got it badpor la forma en que lo mira, se nota que está colada por él
to be in bad with sb he's in bad with the lawtiene problemas con la ley
BAD

"Malo" shortened to "mal"
 Malo must be shortened to mal before a masculine singular noun:
He was in a bad mood Estaba de mal humor
Position of "malo"
 Mal/Mala precedes the noun in general comments. Here, there is no comparison, implied or explicit, with something better:
I'm afraid I have some bad news for you Me temo que traigo malas noticias para usted I've had a bad day today Hoy he tenido un mal día
 Malo/Mala follows the noun when there is an implicit or explicit comparison with something good:
...his only bad day in the race... ...su único día malo en la carrera...
Ser/Estar malo
 Use malo with ser to describe inherent qualities and characteristics:
Smoking is bad for your health Fumar es malo para la salud This is a very bad film Esta película es malísima
 Use malo with estar to describe unpleasant food or else to mean "unwell":
The food was really bad La comida estaba malísima He's been unwell lately Ha estado malo últimamente
Estar mal
 Use estar with the adverb mal to give a general comment on a situation that seems bad or wrong:
Cheating in your exams is really bad Está muy mal que copies en los exámenes In the space of an hour I've signed fifty books. Not bad En una hora he firmado cincuenta libros. No está mal I managed to come second, which wasn't bad He conseguido acabar segundo, lo que no estuvo mal

bad

[ˈbæd] adj
(of poor quality) [film, book] → mauvais(e); [actor, driver] → mauvais(e); [mother, father] → mauvais(e); [idea, decision] → mauvais(e); [weather, health, conditions] → mauvais(e)
a bad film → un mauvais film
the bad weather → le mauvais temps
The weather is really bad in winter
BUT Il fait vraiment mauvais en hiver.
to be bad at sth → être mauvais(e) en qch
I'm really bad at maths → Je suis vraiment mauvais en maths.
to be bad at doing sth → ne pas savoir faire qch
not bad [effort, painting, appearance] → pas mal
That's not bad at all → Ce n'est pas mal du tout.; [food, drink] → pas mauvais(e)
"What's the food like?" - "Not bad." → "Comment est la nourriture?" - "Pas mauvaise."
The wine wasn't bad → Le vin n'était pas mauvais.
to go from bad to worse → aller de mal en pis
(= wrong or unacceptable) [person, behaviour] → mauvais(e); [child] → vilain(e); [habit] → mauvais(e)
a bad man → un homme mauvais
a bad person → quelqu'un de mauvais
I was selling drugs, but I didn't think I was a bad person → Je vendais de la drogue mais je ne pensais pas être quelqu'un de mauvais.
you bad boy! → vilain!
the bad boy of sth → l'enfant terrible de qch
bad language → grossièretés fpl
to use bad language → dire des grossièretés
to feel bad about sth (= guilty) → s'en vouloir de qch
I feel bad about it (guilty)je m'en veux; (sad)ça m'attriste, ça me rend triste
I feel bad about the redundancies → Ça m'attriste, tous ces licenciements., Ça me rend triste, tous ces licenciements.
to feel bad about doing sth (= guilty) → s'en vouloir d'avoir fait qch
I think she was feeling bad about being so bitchy to me yesterday → Je pense qu'elle s'en voulait d'avoir été aussi vache avec moi hier.
You don't have to feel bad about relaxing
BUT Tu ne devrais pas avoir mauvaise conscience quand tu te détends.
to feel bad (that) ... (= guilty)
I feel bad that I've upset him → Je m'en veux de l'avoir contrarié.
I feel bad she's in jail → Ça me donne mauvaise conscience qu'elle soit en prison.
to act in bad faith → être de mauvaise foi
The Foreign Office had been negotiating in bad faith → Le ministère des affaires étrangères avait été de mauvaise foi dans ses négociations.
The allegations were made in bad faith, in the knowledge that they were untrue → Les déclarations avaient été faites de mauvaise foi; elles avaient été faites tout en sachant qu'elles étaient fausses.
(= unpleasant, negative) [news] → mauvais(e); [mood] → mauvais(e); [dream] → mauvais(e); [publicity, reputation] → mauvais(e)
to have a bad temper → avoir mauvais caractère
He has a very bad temper → Il a mauvais caractère.
to be in a bad temper → être de mauvaise humeur
to be in a bad mood → être de mauvaise humeur
to be having a bad time of it → traverser une mauvaise passe
to have a bad day → avoir une mauvaise journée
to be in a bad way, to be in bad shape [person, company, economy] → être en piteux état
too bad! → tant pis!
never a bad word to say
He never has a bad word to say about anyone → Il n'est pas médisant.
He never has a bad word to say about you → Il ne dit jamais de mal de toi.
(= serious, severe) [accident, injury] → grave; [fracture] → vilain(e); [mistake] → grave
a bad accident → un accident grave
a bad headache
I've got a bad headache → J'ai très mal à la tête.
a bad pain
How bad is the pain? → Tu as très mal?
The pain was so bad he could hardly stand → La douleur était telle qu'il pouvait à peine se tenir debout.
(= injured, painful) to have a bad back → avoir mal au dos
The bed was good for his bad back → Le lit était bon pour son mal de dos.
to have a bad leg → avoir mal à la jambe
I've got a bad leg → J'ai mal à la jambe.
his bad leg → sa jambe malade
to have a bad chest → être fragile des poumons
to have a bad heart → avoir le cœur fragile
(= injurious) to be bad for you (for one's health)être mauvais(e) pour la santé, nuire à la santé
Smoking is bad for you → Le tabac est mauvais pour la santé., Le tabac nuit à la santé.
to be bad for sth → être mauvais pour qch
Sugar is bad for your teeth → Le sucre est mauvais pour les dents.
(= rotten) [meat, food] → gâté(e)
to go bad [meat, food] → se gâter; [milk] → tournerbad apple n (= person) → brebis f galeusebad blood nanimosité f
there is bad blood between them → il y a de l'animosité entre euxbad cheque (British) bad check (US) nchèque m en bois
to write a bad cheque → faire un chèque en boisbad debt ncréance f irrécouvrablebad dream ncauchemar m

bad

:
bad-ass (US sl)
nknallharter Typ (inf)
adj attitudeknallhart (inf); a bad kidein knallharter Bursche (inf)
bad blood
nböses Blut; there is bad between themsie haben ein gestörtes Verhältnis
bad cheque, (US) bad check
n (containing a mistake) → ungültiger Scheck; (not covered by funds) → ungedeckter Scheck

bad

1
adj comp <worse>, superl <worst>
schlecht; smellübel; habitschlecht, übel; insurance riskhoch; wordunanständig, schlimm; (= immoral, wicked)böse; (= naughty, misbehaved)unartig, ungezogen; dogböse; it was a bad thing to dodas hättest du nicht tun sollen; it was bad of you to treat her like thatdas war gemein von dir, sie so zu behandeln; he went through a bad timeer hat eine schlimme Zeit durchgemacht; I’ve had a really bad dayich hatte einen furchtbaren Tag; you bad boy!du ungezogener Junge!, du Lümmel! (also iro); he’s been a bad boyer war unartig or böse; I didn’t mean that word in a bad senseich habe mir bei dem Wort nichts Böses gedacht; it’s a bad businessdas ist eine üble Sache; it’s not so bad/not bad at alles ist nicht/gar nicht so schlecht; things are going from bad to worsees wird immer schlimmer; to go badschlecht werden, verderben; he’s gone bad (US) → er ist auf die schiefe Bahn geraten; to be bad for somebody/somethingschlecht or nicht gut für jdn/etw sein; he’s bad at Frencher ist schlecht in Französisch; he’s bad at sportsim Sport ist er schlecht or nicht gut, er ist unsportlich; I’m very bad at telling liesich kann schlecht or nicht gut lügen; he speaks very bad English, his English is very bader spricht sehr schlecht(es) Englisch; to be bad to somebodyjdn schlecht behandeln; there’s nothing bad about living togetheres ist doch nichts dabei, wenn man zusammenlebt; this is a bad town for violencein dieser Stadt ist es wirklich schlimm mit der Gewalttätigkeit; bad light stopped playdas Spiel wurde aufgrund des schlechten Lichts abgebrochen; it would not be a bad thingdas wäre nicht schlecht or keine schlechte Idee; that’s not a bad idea!das ist keine schlechte Idee!; (that’s) too bad! (indignant) → so was!; (= bad luck!)Pech!; it’s too bad of youdas ist wirklich nicht nett von dir; too bad you couldn’t make it(es ist) wirklich schade, dass Sie nicht kommen konnten; to have a bad hair day (inf)Probleme mit der Frisur haben; (fig)total durch den Wind sein (inf); to be in bad with somebody (US) → bei jdm schlecht angeschrieben sein
(= serious) wound, sprainschlimm; accident, mistake, coldschlimm, schwer; headachestark; he’s got it bad (inf)ihn hats schwer erwischt (inf); to have it bad for somebody (inf)in jdn schwer or unheimlich verknallt sein (inf)
(= unfavourable) time, dayungünstig, schlecht; Thursday’s bad, can you make it Friday?Donnerstag ist ungünstig or schlecht, gehts nicht Freitag?
(= in poor health, sick) stomachkrank; leg, knee, handschlimm; tooth (generally) → schlecht; (now) → schlimm; he/the economy is in a bad way (Brit) → es geht ihm schlecht/es steht schlecht um die or mit der Wirtschaft; I’ve got a bad head (Brit) → ich habe einen dicken Kopf (inf); to feel badsich nicht wohlfühlen; I feel badmir geht es nicht gut, mir ist nicht gut; to be taken bad (Brit) to take a bad turn (inf)plötzlich krank werden; how is he? — he’s not so badwie geht es ihm? — nicht schlecht; I didn’t know she was so badich wusste nicht, dass es ihr so schlecht geht or dass sie so schlimm dran ist (inf)
(= regretful) I feel really bad about not having told himes tut mir wirklich leid or ich habe ein schlechtes Gewissen, dass ich ihm das nicht gesagt habe; don’t feel bad about itmachen Sie sich (dat)keine Gedanken or Sorgen (darüber)
debtuneinbringlich; voting slip, coinungültig; (= damaged) copies etcbeschädigt
(Comput) data formatungültig; (= corrupted)fehlerhaft
n no pl
to take the good with the bad(auch) die schlechten Seiten in Kauf nehmen; there is good and bad in everything/everybodyalles/jeder hat seine guten und schlechten Seiten
he’s gone to the bad (Brit) → er ist auf die schiefe Bahn geraten

bad

[bæd] adj (worse (comp) (worst (superl)))
a. (gen) → cattivo/a; (child) → cattivello/a; (habit, news, weather) → brutto/a, cattivo/a; (workmanship, film) → scadente, brutto/a; (mistake, illness, cut) → brutto/a, grave
bad language → parolacce fpl
you bad boy! → (brutto) cattivo!
he's bad at keeping appointments → non sa rispettare un impegno
smoking is bad for you → il fumo fa male alla salute
not bad (quite good) → non male (less enthusiastic) → così così
how are you feeling? - not bad → come si sente? - non c'è male
not bad, eh? → mica male, eh?
that wouldn't be a bad thing → non sarebbe una cattiva idea
that's too bad (sympathetic) → che peccato
that's just too bad (unsympathetic) → tanto peggio per te (or lei )
it's too bad of you → è poco carino da parte tua
business is bad → gli affari vanno male
from bad to worse → di male in peggio
to have a bad time of it → passarsela male
to be in a bad way (in difficulties) → essere nei guai (ill) → stare molto male
bad faith → malafede f
b. (rotten, food) → guasto/a, andato/a a male; (smell) → cattivo/a; (tooth) → cariato/a, guasto/a
to go bad → andare a male
c. to have a bad back/stomachavere dei problemi alla schiena/allo stomaco
his bad leg → la sua gamba malata
to feel bad (sick) → sentirsi male
I feel bad about it (guilty) → mi sento un po' in colpa
there's no need for you to feel bad about it → non è il caso di prendersela

bad

(bӕd) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not good; not efficient. He is a bad driver; His eyesight is bad; They are bad at tennis (= they play tennis badly).
2. wicked; immoral. a bad man; He has done some bad things.
3. unpleasant. bad news.
4. rotten. This meat is bad.
5. causing harm or injury. Smoking is bad for your health.
6. (of a part of the body) painful, or in a weak state. She has a bad heart; I have a bad head (= headache) today.
7. unwell. I am feeling quite bad today.
8. serious or severe. a bad accident; a bad mistake.
9. (of a debt) not likely to be paid. The firm loses money every year from bad debts.
ˈbadlycomparative worse: superlative worst - adverb
1. not well, efficiently or satisfactorily. He plays tennis very badly.
2. to a serious or severe extent. He badly needs a haircut; The dress is badly stained.
ˈbadness noun
badly off
not having much especially money. We can't go on holiday – we are too badly off.
feel bad (about something)
to feel upset or ashamed about something. I feel bad about forgetting to telephone you.
go from bad to worse
to get into an even worse condition etc than before. Things are going from bad to worse for the firm – not only are we losing money but there's going to be a strike as well.
not bad
quite good. `Is she a good swimmer?' `She's not bad.'
too bad
unfortunate. It's too bad that he has left.

bad

رَدِيء, سَيِّء špatný, zlobivý dårlig, slem schlecht κακός malo huono, paha mauvais loš cattivo 悪い 나쁜, 안 좋은 slecht dårlig, slem zły mau плохой dålig เลว kötü tồi, xấu 劣质的, 坏的

bad

a. malo-a mal, nocivo-a, [harmful] dañino-a;
from ___ to worsede mal en peor;
it is ___ for your healthes dañino a la salud;
___ breathmal aliento;
___ lookingmal parecido;
___ moodmal humor;
___ taste in the mouthmal sabor en la boca;
slang___ tripmala experiencia con una droga;
to look ___tener mal aspecto, tener mala cara;
adv. mal, malamente;
to need ___necesitar con urgencia;
v.
to feel ______ sentirse mal;
adv. mal.

bad

adj (comp worse; super worst) malo* , nocivo (form), dañino; Salt is bad for you..La sal es mala para Ud …bad for your health nocivo or malo para su salud… a bad cold..un resfriado fuerte
* malo become mal before masculine nouns: un mal cáncer (a bad cancer)
References in classic literature ?
It's bad enough to be a girl, anyway, when I like boy's games and work and manners
That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
The minute supper was over, Otto took me into the kitchen to whisper to me about a pony down in the barn that had been bought for me at a sale; he had been riding him to find out whether he had any bad tricks, but he was a `perfect gentleman,' and his name was Dude.
Thus, taxpayers may accelerate the deduction for some portion of the bad-debt reserve if entries to the allowance account are accompanied by contemporaneous documentation indicating that the allowance is intended to reflect the partial worthlessness of specifically identifiable business bad debts occurring within the tax year.
The bad news is that diagnosis is based on the sliding Gary Busey scale.
Many bad faith suits arise when an insurance company denies or delays payment of a claim made by its insured.
Ever wake up, steal a glance at yourself in the mirror, and get the queasy feeling you're in for a Bad Hair Day?
Conventionally speaking, good girls are madonnas and bad girls are whores, sluts, lesbians, or any number of other aggressive radical types who transgress traditional codas of feminine behavior.
4 million for reasonable addi* tions to bad debt reserves during those years.
The classic example of bad faith termination occurs when the broker's authority is terminated in the midst of negotiations which are approaching success.
If this is the case, the guarantor taxpayer cannot claim a bad debt loss until reasonable collection efforts against the borrower have failed.