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Another word for bad

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Adjective
  1. Below a standard of quality

  2. Morally objectionable

    See also:

    right

  3. Misbehaving, often in a troublesome way

  4. Not pleasant or agreeable

    See also:

    pain

    good

  5. Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

    See also:

    luck

  6. Impaired because of decay

      1. Having a foul odor resulting from or suggestive of decay; putrid.
      2. Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
      3. Morally corrupt or despicable:
      1. Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten:
      2. Decomposed; rotten and foul-smelling
      3. Morally rotten; corrupt:
  7. Causing harm or injury

    See also:

    help

Noun
  1. Whatever is destructive or harmful

    See also:

    help

Another word for bad

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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