1 not good; serious
be, look, sound

The weather got very bad later in the day.

extremely, fairly, very, etc.

John's in a pretty bad mood this morning.

appallingly (esp. BrE), incredibly, terribly, truly, unbelievably
embarrassingly, laughably (esp. BrE)

The service was laughably bad.

especially, particularly

He is particularly bad at remembering names.


Jim was a notoriously bad driver.


Things are bad enough without our own guns shelling us.


The problem is equally bad in many other countries.


Watching television is not inherently bad for children.


He's really bad at languages.


Smoking is very bad for you.

not half bad (= good)

I saw him yesterday, and he wasn't looking half bad.

2 not safe to eat
be, look, smell, taste

The sausages tasted bad.

go, turn

This meat has gone bad.

3 guilty/sorry
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

I feel bad enough without you constantly telling me how it was all my fault!


She felt pretty bad about leaving him.

Bad is used with these nouns: ↑accident, ↑acne, ↑acting, ↑advice, ↑allergy, ↑analogy, ↑ankle, ↑arm, ↑attack, ↑attitude, ↑back, ↑ball, ↑behaviour, ↑bet, ↑bout, ↑boy, ↑breakup, ↑breath, ↑business, ↑case, ↑cause, ↑character, ↑cheque, ↑chest, ↑chill, ↑choice, ↑cholesterol, ↑circulation, ↑cold, ↑concussion, ↑condition, ↑conductor, ↑conscience, ↑consequence, ↑cough, ↑cramp, ↑cut, ↑day, ↑deal, ↑debt, ↑decision, ↑deed, ↑diet, ↑dog, ↑dream, ↑driver, ↑driving, ↑economy, ↑egg, ↑end, ↑ending, ↑etiquette, ↑example, ↑excuse, ↑experience, ↑eyesight, ↑fairy, ↑faith, ↑fall, ↑father, ↑feeling, ↑film, ↑fit, ↑flu, ↑food, ↑fortune, ↑grade, ↑grammar, ↑guy, ↑habit, ↑haircut, ↑hand, ↑handwriting, ↑harvest, ↑headache, ↑health, ↑hearing, ↑heart, ↑hip, ↑housekeeping, ↑housing, ↑idea, ↑imitation, ↑impression, ↑incident, ↑influence, ↑injury, ↑insult, ↑intelligence, ↑intention, ↑investment, ↑job, ↑joke, ↑judge, ↑kind, ↑knee, ↑language, ↑leg, ↑liar, ↑light, ↑lighting, ↑link, ↑loan, ↑loser, ↑luck, ↑man, ↑management, ↑manner, ↑mark, ↑meat, ↑memory, ↑mistake, ↑moment, ↑mood, ↑mother, ↑move, ↑movie, ↑name, ↑neighbourhood, ↑nerve, ↑news, ↑night, ↑omen, ↑outcome, ↑parent, ↑patch, ↑people, ↑performance, ↑person, ↑play, ↑poetry, ↑point, ↑posture, ↑precedent, ↑presentation, ↑pronunciation, ↑publicity, ↑reaction, ↑reception, ↑recession, ↑record, ↑reference, ↑report, ↑reputation, ↑review, ↑risk, ↑road, ↑run, ↑science, ↑score, ↑seed, ↑sense, ↑service, ↑shape, ↑shot, ↑side effect, ↑sign, ↑smell, ↑soul, ↑spell, ↑squint, ↑stammer, ↑start, ↑state, ↑storm, ↑strain, ↑strategy, ↑stutter, ↑swear word, ↑tackle, ↑taste, ↑teacher, ↑temper, ↑thing, ↑thought, ↑throat, ↑time, ↑timing, ↑tooth, ↑traffic, ↑translation, ↑trouble, ↑weather, ↑winter, ↑word, ↑workmanship, ↑writing, ↑year

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