- bad as a noun:
- 1 as an adjective:
- 14 as a adverb:
- 2 bid as a noun:
- 4 as a verb:
That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency:
— Take the bad with the good.
Having undesirable or negative qualities.
— A bad headache.
— Had a big (or bad) shock.
— A bad earthquake.
— A bad storm.
Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'):
— My throat feels bad.
— She felt bad all over.
of foodstuffs Not in an edible or usable condition:
— Bad meat.
Polish: popsuty, zepsuty
Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone:
— He felt bad about breaking the vase.
Not capable of being collected:
— A bad (or uncollectible) debt.
Below average in quality or performance.
Physically unsound or diseased:
— Has a bad back.
— A bad heart.
— Bad teeth.
Capable of harming.
Characterized by wickedness or immorality.
— Like a bad penny....
Not working properly:
— A bad telephone connection.
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.
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.
Moby thesaurus: OK, abhorrent, abominable, abomination, ace-high, ailing, alarming, amiss, apocalyptic, arrant, atrocious, atrocity, bad for, bad-smelling, badly, baleful, bane, baneful, bang-up, barfy ... show more.
An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
An attempt to get something:
— He made a bid to gain attention.
A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.
bridge The number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.
Propose a payment.
— Bid farewell.
Ask for or request earnestly:
— The prophet bid all people to become good persons.
Dutch: bezweren, smeken
Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.
Make a serious effort to attain something.
Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.
Moby thesaurus: adjuration, advance, appeal, approach, ask, asking price, assay, attempt, bargain, bargain price, beat down, beseechment, bid for, bid in, bid price, bid up, biddance, bidding, call, call on ... show more.
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