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1 bad

That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency:
— Take the bad with the good.

synonym: badness.

Roget 401: fetor; bad etc. adj.. smell, bad odor; stench, stink; foul odor, malodor; empyreuma; mustiness etc. adj.; ... show more


1 bad

Having undesirable or negative qualities.

Roget 653: dirty, filthy, grimy; unclean, impure; soiled etc. v.; not to be handled with kid gloves; dusty, snuffy, smutty, sooty, ... show more

Roget 649: hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful; injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, ... show more

Roget 619: disastrous, bad etc. 649; awry, out of joint; disadvantageous.   

Roget 401: fetid; strong-smelling; high, bad, strong, fulsome, offensive, noisome, rank, rancid, reasty, tainted, musty, fusty, ... show more

Roget 932: disapproving etc. v.; scandalized.    disparaging, condemnatory, damnatory, denunciatory, reproachful, abusive, objurgatory, clamorous, vituperative; defamatory ... show more

2 bad

Very intense:
— A bad headache.
— Had a big (or bad) shock.
— A bad earthquake.
— A bad storm.

synonym: big.

3 bad

Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'):
— My throat feels bad.
— She felt bad all over.

synonym: tough.

4 bad

of foodstuffs Not in an edible or usable condition:
— Bad meat.

synonyms: spoiled, spoilt.

Polish: popsuty, zepsuty

5 bad

Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone:
— He felt bad about breaking the vase.

synonyms: regretful, sorry.

Polish: przebłagalny

6 bad

Not capable of being collected:
— A bad (or uncollectible) debt.

synonym: uncollectible.

7 bad

Below average in quality or performance.

Polish: cienki

8 bad


9 bad

Not financially safe or secure:
— A bad investment.

synonyms: high-risk, risky, speculative.

10 bad

Physically unsound or diseased:
— Has a bad back.
— A bad heart.
— Bad teeth.

synonyms: unfit, unsound.

Roget 923: wrong, wrongful; bad, too bad; unjust, unfair; inequitable, unequitable; unequal, partial, one-sided; injurious, tortious [Law].    objectionable; ... show more

11 bad

Capable of harming.

12 bad

Characterized by wickedness or immorality.

13 bad

Reproduced fraudulently:
— Like a bad penny....

synonym: forged.

14 bad

Not working properly:
— A bad telephone connection.

synonym: defective.


1 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.

synonym: badly.

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.

synonym: badly.

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.

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1 bid

An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.

synonyms: bidding, command, dictation.

Dutch: dictee

2 bid

An attempt to get something:
— He made a bid to gain attention.

synonym: play.

3 bid

A formal proposal to buy at a specified price.

synonym: tender.

Roget 763: offer, proffer, presentation, tender, bid, overture; proposal, proposition; motion, invitation; candidature; offering etc. ... show more

Dutch: aanbesteding
Polish: licytacja

4 bid

bridge The number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make.

synonym: bidding.

Polish: odzywka


1 bid

Propose a payment.

synonyms: offer, tender.

Roget 741: command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.    prescribe, set, appoint, mark out; set a task, prescribe a task, ... show more

Roget 763: offer, proffer, present, tender; bid; propose, move; make a motion, make advances; start; invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward.    ... show more

Dutch: bieden

2 bid

Invoke upon:
— Bid farewell.

synonym: wish.

3 bid

Ask for or request earnestly:
— The prophet bid all people to become good persons.

synonyms: adjure, beseech, conjure, entreat, press.

Dutch: bezweren, smeken

4 bid

Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands.

synonym: call.

5 bid

Make a serious effort to attain something.

6 bid

Ask someone in a friendly way to do something.

synonym: invite.

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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