Part of speech:
Very bad; wretched:
Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
Contrary to established moral principles.
Causing damage or harm; injurious.
Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
Contrary to conscience, morality, or law:
Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
(--- Obsolete) Afraid.
In poor health; sickly
Playfully malicious or mischievous:
Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
Served without milk or cream:
The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.
The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.
(Sports) Of or relating to a team having possession of a ball or puck:
Unsound or disordered.
The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive.
To be pitied.
Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
The definition of obnoxious is someone or something that is very annoying or offensive.
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.
Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten:
Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Irritating; vexing; bothersome
Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones
In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
Fraught with danger or harm:
(Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
The definition of mischievous is someone or something that causes harm or likes to play and annoy with tricks.
The definition of contrite is feeling or expressing sorrow or regret.
For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value:
Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
Wretched to the point of despair; immeasurably bad
(Law) Designating an especially grave form of a specified offense
Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
(Archaic) Evil; wicked.
The definition of flagrant is something that is obviously wrong or offensive in some way.
Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.
Involving risk; hazardous; dangerous
The definition of faulty is something unreliable or that doesn't work, or an incorrect thought pattern.
(Film) Having a particular directing style or cinematography.
Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
An irresistible compulsion; a mania.
Yielding profit; advantageous:
Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
Regarded as proper usage; standard
Honest and just; honorable
Having sufficient worth; deserving:
Of great significance; momentous:
Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability.
Completely such; thoroughgoing:
Appalling or dismaying
Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
Portending harm; ominous.
Devoid of something specified:
Deserving to be blamed
Deserving to be sworn at; outrageous; execrable
Lacking an essential quality or element:
Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach:
Deserving to be despised; contemptible
Very wicked or cruel
Harmful to one's reputation; blameworthy:
Unattractive, dislikable, objectionable.
Dissipated and immoral; profligate; debauched
The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
Outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad; flagrant
Deserving to be execrated; abominable; detestable
Irritable or upset:
Without grace; clumsy or inelegant
The definition of grievous is something very serious, grave or severe.
Unmitigated in any way; utter:
Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
Depending on chance; risky.
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
Outrageously evil or wicked; abominable
Characterized by or deserving shame or disgrace:
Not perfect; having a defect, fault, or error
Not auspicious; unfavorable; unlucky; ill-omened
The definition of iniquitous is morally wrong or grossly unfair.
Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
The definition of lewd is offensive sexual behavior.
Morally unrestrained; dissolute.
Morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
(Informal) Poor; inferior
Malevolent is defined as someone or something that is harmful or evil.
Showing ill will; malicious
The definition of malignant is something evil or intending harm, a tumor that is spreading, or a disease that is invasive.
The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
That must eventually die
Mean or spiteful:
The definition of nefarious is someone who is known for being very wicked.
(Slang) Contemptible; despicable
The definition of noisome is harmful, or bad smelling.
Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
Causing prejudice, or harm; injurious; detrimental
Given to or characterized by reckless waste; wildly extravagant:
Foul or unclean, esp. as the result of neglect or unsanitary conditions
Having a foul smell; fetid.
Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
Not likely to please; objectionable:
Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous:
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
Not right or fair; unjust.
The definition of unruly is someone or something that is out of control or hard to manage.
Unpleasant or offensive, esp. so as to seem immoral
Coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune
Unfavorable or adverse:
Miserably poor and degrading; wretched:
Suggestive of or related to a viper.
Unable to withstand temptation, urgency, persuasion, etc.; easily impressed, moved, or overcome; accessible; vulnerable.
Lacking worth; of no use or value.
Abomination is defined as something or someone that is hated.
A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
A depraved act or practice
Something or someone believed to bring bad luck.
The definition of malaise is a general feeling of being tired or under the weather.
(Eng. Law) Death caused accidentally by someone while performing a legal act and with no intent to injure
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.
Evil accident; ill luck; misfortune; mischance.
A step or series of steps in dancing
Plight is a bad or unfortunate situation.
A rascal; a scamp.
(Theol.) A person damned; lost soul
A person guilty of or likely to commit great crimes; evil or wicked person; scoundrel
The quality of being virulent, or very poisonous, noxious, malignant, etc.
A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune
Containing or consisting in sin; contrary to the will of a god, goddess, gods and/or goddesses.
Not pleasing; disagreeable.
(Slang) Unpleasant, disgusting, etc.
Having a harmful effect; injurious:
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.
Not pleasant or agreeable
Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune
Healthier or more fit than before:
Impaired because of decay
Causing harm or injury
Not safe and secure financially
Strong; biting; pungent, as in taste or smell
Having an acute angle:
Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
Adopting or setting current styles or trends:
Sunk to or existing in a low condition, state, or position. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
Not fertile; not productive; barren
Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the lower classes:
Deserving rebuke or censure:
Causing strong dislike or aversion; disgusting; offensive
Feeling or looking physically bad or low in spirits
Full of shade; shaded:
(Colloquial) In bad taste.
Causing or intending harm or evil; wicked:
Squalid; depressingly wretched
An unmanageable, mischievous child
Spent in speculation:
Inducing nausea or vomiting.
Not workable or practicable:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) Smoky, dirty, foul, or rancid
Eaten by worms, especially having a worm inside.
That degrades; debasing
Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
Impaired because of decay
A congested situation; a jam.
- 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
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