Bad synonyms and antonyms

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(Computing, programming, slang) undesirable; harmful; bad practice
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Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
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Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). [from 17th c.]
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Very bad; wretched:
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Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
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Causing damage or harm; injurious.
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Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
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Contrary to established moral principles.
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(Informal) Great
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Spoiled
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Of lower quality
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Unpleasant; lousy:
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In poor health; sickly
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Playfully malicious or mischievous:
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Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
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The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.
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(Northern England) Ill, unwell.
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Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
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Irritating; vexing; bothersome
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The definition of flagrant is something that is obviously wrong or offensive in some way.
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(Sports) Of or relating to a team having possession of a ball or puck:
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Fraught with danger or harm:
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Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
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Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
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To be pitied.
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Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.
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Shameful; disgraceful:
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Unsound or disordered.
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(Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
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Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
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Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
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Infamous; scandalous:
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Unmitigated in any way; utter:
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Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
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Sincere; frank:
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Regrettable; deplorable:
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The definition of obnoxious is someone or something that is very annoying or offensive.
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The definition of mischievous is someone or something that causes harm or likes to play and annoy with tricks.
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In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
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Determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.
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The quality of being bad.
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The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive.
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Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten:
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The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.
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Sinful; guilty.
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Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.
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(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
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Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
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The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
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Worthy of, or causing, abhorrence, as a thing of evil omen; odious in the utmost degree; very hateful; detestable; loathsome; execrable. [first attested around 1150 to 1350]
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Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
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Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.
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Properly called:
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Involving risk; hazardous; dangerous
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An irresistible compulsion; a mania.
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An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
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A depraved act or practice
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Hostile attitude or feeling.
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(Eng. Law) Death caused accidentally by someone while performing a legal act and with no intent to injure
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A mishap, an unlucky circumstance.
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One who behaves badly, often by breaking rules of conduct or the law.
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In good health or a good emotional state
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Receiving benefit
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Yielding profit; advantageous:
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Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
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Factually fair; right, correct; proper.
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Regarded as proper usage; standard
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Not safe and secure financially
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Unfavorable; harmful
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(Of furniture etc) faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
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(Especially when capitalized) Holy.
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Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
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(Of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.
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The definition of faulty is something unreliable or that doesn't work, or an incorrect thought pattern.
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Fake (as documents).
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Strong; biting; pungent, as in taste or smell
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Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
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The definition of malaise is a general feeling of being tired or under the weather.
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Not favorable
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Outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad; flagrant
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Totally bad; corrupt; depraved
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Healthier or more fit than before:
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(--- Archaic) A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
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Feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses; penitent.
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Not adequate; unequal to the purpose; insufficient; deficient; as, inadequate resources, power, conceptions, representations, etc.
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Unattractive, dislikable, objectionable.
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Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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Appearing sorrowful.
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Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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(Slang) Full of crud
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Fabulous; wonderful.
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Wretched to the point of despair; immeasurably bad
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(Law) Designating an especially grave form of a specified offense
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Deserving to be execrated; abominable; detestable
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(Archaic) Evil; wicked.
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Irritable or upset:
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Bad; adverse:
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Incapable of being repaired, amended, cured or rectified
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Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent
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Morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
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Malevolent is defined as someone or something that is harmful or evil.
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Spiteful and deliberately harmful
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The definition of nefarious is someone who is known for being very wicked.
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The definition of noisome is harmful, or bad smelling.
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Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
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Suggestive of or related to a viper.
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Having sufficient worth; deserving:
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(Australia) Remarkable; wonderful.
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Completely such; thoroughgoing:
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Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
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Dismal; dreary:
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Harmful to one's reputation; blameworthy:
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Depending on chance; risky.
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Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
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Not arable.
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Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability.
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Not fertile; not productive; barren
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The definition of lewd is offensive sexual behavior.
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Morally unrestrained; dissolute.
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(Informal) Poor; inferior
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Not likely to please; objectionable:
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A base or despicable person; a wretch
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A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
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An ill-tempered (frequently old) person full of stubborn ideas or opinions.
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The definition of a misdemeanor is a criminal offense more serious than an infraction and less serious than a felony. Federal criminal law classifies a misdemeanor as one in which the maximum punishment in terms of jail time is less than one year. Approximately half of the state legal systems also use this classification. In other states, the classification of a misdemeanor is a crime in which the only punishments that can be handed down are fines or jail time. In those states, crimes allowing any other punishment, such as seizure of property or the death penalty, would automatically be felonies.
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Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
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A step or series of steps in dancing
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Plight is a bad or unfortunate situation.
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A rascal; a scamp.
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A person guilty of or likely to commit great crimes; evil or wicked person; scoundrel
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The quality of being virulent, or very poisonous, noxious, malignant, etc.
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Not having decayed.
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Characterized by iniquity; wicked.
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Containing or consisting in sin; contrary to the will of a god, goddess, gods and/or goddesses.
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Not pleasing; disagreeable.
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Having a harmful effect; injurious:
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A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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Not pleasant or agreeable
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Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune
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The definition of sorry is a feeling of sorrow or regret.
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Injuring or likely to cause injury; harmful
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Showing ill will; malicious
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The definition of malignant is something evil or intending harm, a tumor that is spreading, or a disease that is invasive.
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Ignoble; base:
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The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
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That must eventually die
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(Slang) Contemptible; despicable
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Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
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Deviating from what is normally considered right, normal or correct
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Causing prejudice, or harm; injurious; detrimental
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Given to or characterized by reckless waste; wildly extravagant:
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Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the lower classes:
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Deserving rebuke or censure:
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Causing strong dislike or aversion; disgusting; offensive
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Feeling or looking physically bad or low in spirits
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Full of shade; shaded:
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(Colloquial) In bad taste.
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Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
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Squalid; depressingly wretched
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Foul or unclean, esp. as the result of neglect or unsanitary conditions
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Having a foul smell; fetid.
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Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
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(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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Not right or fair; unjust.
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The definition of unruly is someone or something that is out of control or hard to manage.
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Unpleasant or offensive, esp. so as to seem immoral
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Unfavorable or adverse:
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Miserably poor and degrading; wretched:
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Of, relating to, or appropriate to a villain
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Capricious, reckless of morality, justice etc.; acting without regard for the law or the well-being of others; gratuitous.
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Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.
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An unmanageable, mischievous child
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A hex; an evil spell.
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A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune
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Honest and just; honorable
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(Of a person, usually a child) Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering
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Having great strength or force:
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Spent in speculation:
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That cannot be collected.
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Of, pertaining to, or affected with mildew
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Inducing nausea or vomiting.
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Not workable or practicable:
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(Idiomatic) Extremely good, exactly right; all right. Often used in the negative or with an ironic or sarcastic connotation to mean the opposite.
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(Now Chiefly Dial.) Smoky, dirty, foul, or rancid
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Having weevils.
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Portending harm; ominous.
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Devoid of something specified:
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Deserving to be blamed
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Having blemishes; flawed.
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Deserving to be sworn at; outrageous; execrable
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Lacking an essential quality or element:
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Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
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Lying uncovered inside; latent
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Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach:
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Describing a person or action that is perverted or extremely wrong in a moral sense.
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Deserving to be despised; contemptible
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Very wicked or cruel
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Dissipated and immoral; profligate; debauched
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Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
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The definition of grievous is something very serious, grave or severe.
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Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
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Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable
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Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace:
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Not perfect; having a defect, fault, or error
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Not properly named; See, for example, improper fraction
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Impaired because of decay
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Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
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Having a great risk.
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Appalling or dismaying
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(UK) musty; stuffy (atmosphere)
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Not handsome.
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Adopting or setting current styles or trends:
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That degrades; debasing
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Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
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Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
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Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
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Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
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Coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune
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Lacking worth; of no use or value.
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Abomination is defined as something or someone that is hated.
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Something or someone believed to bring bad luck.
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(Slang) Unpleasant, disgusting, etc.
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Impaired because of decay
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(UK, colloquial) Smart or appealing in dress or appearance.
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Eaten by worms, especially having a worm inside.
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A congested situation; a jam.
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Offensive; distasteful:
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(Film) Having a particular directing style or cinematography.
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Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain. [First attested from 1350 to 1470]
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Having an acute angle:
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Not regretful. Having no regrets.
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Served without milk or cream:
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Synonym Study

  • Naughty today implies mere mischievousness or disobedience a naughty child
  • Ill , which is slightly weaker than evil in its implications of immorality, is now used chiefly in certain idiomatic phrases ill-gotten gains
  • Evil and wicked connote willful violation of a moral code, but evil often has ominous or malevolent implications an evil hour, and wicked is sometimes weakened in a playful way to mean merely mischievous wicked wit
  • Bad , in this comparison, is the broadest term, ranging in implication from merely unsatisfactory to utterly depraved
Find another word for bad. In this page you can discover 283 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bad, like: evil, corrupt, naughty, rotten, wrong, disobedient, detrimental, severe, immoral, awful and decayed.