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See also Bad, bád, and bað

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English badde.

Adjective

bad (comparative worse, superlative worst)

Positive
bad

Comparative
worse

Superlative
worst

  1. Not good; unfavorable; negative.
  2. Seemingly non-appropriate, in manners, etc.
    It is bad manners to talk with your mouth full.
  3. Not suitable or fitting.
  4. tricky; stressful; unpleasant
    Divorce is usually a bad experience for everybody involved.
  5. evil, wicked
    Be careful. There are bad people in the world.
  6. faulty; not functional
    I had a bad headlight.
  7. Of food, spoilt, rotten, overripe.
  8. Of breath, malodorous, foul.
  9. bold and daring
  10. Severe, urgent (of a need or want).
    He is in bad need of a haircut.
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Translations
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Adverb

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Positive
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Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Badly.
    I didn't do too bad in the last exam.

Noun

Singular
bad

Plural
-

bad (-)
  1. (slang) error, mistake
    Sorry, my bad!
Translations

Etymology 2

From better

Adjective

bad (comparative badder, superlative baddest)

Positive
bad

Comparative
badder

Superlative
baddest

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1): fantastic
    You is [sic] bad, man!

Etymology 3

unknown

Verb

Infinitive
to bad

Third person singular
bad

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to bad (third-person singular simple present bad, present participle d, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. (UK, dialectal, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) To shell (a walnut).
    • 1876, The Gloucester Journal, Oct. 7, 1876, reported in William John Thomas, Doran (John), Henry Frederick Turle, Joseph Knight, Vernon Horace Rendall, Florence Hayllar, Notes and Queries, page 346
      A curious specimen of Gloucestershire dialect c»me out in an assault case heard by the Gloucester court magistrates on Saturday. One of the witnesses, speaking of what a girl was doing at the time the assault took place, said she was ' badding ' walnuts in a pigstye. The word is peculiarly provincial : to ' bad ' walnuts is to strip away the husk. The walnut, too, is often called » 'bannut,' and hence the old Gloucestershire phrase, ' Come an' bad the bannuts.'

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Danish

Noun

bad n. (definite singular badet, indefinite plural bad, definite plural badene)

  1. bath

Verb

bad

  1. Past tense of bede.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

bad n. (plural baden, diminutive badje)

  1. bath

Derived terms

Verb

bad

  1. Past tense singular of bidden.

Norwegian

Noun

bad

  1. bath

Inflection



Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /bɑːd/

Verb

bād

  1. First- and third-person singular preterite of of bīdan.

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

Inflection for bad Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bad badet bad baden
Genitive bads badets bads badens

bad n.

  1. bath, the act of bathing
  2. a place, especially indoors, with swimming pools

Verb

bad

  1. Past tense of be.

Volapük

Case Singular Plural
Nominative bad bads
Accusative badi badis
Genitive bada badas
Dative bade bades

Noun

bad

  1. evil, badness

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