not bad


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.not bad - very goodnot bad - very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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"
Translations
ليْسَ سيِّئا
je to docela dobréujde to
ikke dårligikke værst
ekki sem verstur
celkom ujde
hiç te fena sayılmazoldukça iyi

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.
References in classic literature ?
They are not bad boys; they don't wish to be cruel.
An ax will be useful, a hunting spear not bad, but a three-pronged fork will be best of all: a Frenchman is no heavier than a sheaf of rye.
His eyebrows were very black, and moved readily, and this gave him a look of some temper, not bad, you would say, but quick and high.
That is not bad philosophy thou art talking, Sancho," said the canon; "but for all that there is a good deal to be said on this matter of counties.
Most disquieting reflection of all, was it not bad form to think about good form?
The concept is not bad and there is no defect in design, but sudden surge of traffic in the middle of the stretch brings a bad name to the entire project," the bench added.
Not bad for someone who got to the course without his putter in his bag and dealt with an hour delay due to a frost advisory.