Bad synonyms

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(Computing, programming, slang) undesirable; harmful; bad practice
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Very bad; wretched:
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Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use:
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Contrary to established moral principles.
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Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). [from 17th c.]
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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 conscience, morality, or law:
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Of lower quality
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Having the disagreeable odor or taste of decomposing oils or fats; rank.
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Spoiled
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(--- Obsolete) Afraid.
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In poor health; sickly
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Unpleasant; lousy:
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Playfully malicious or mischievous:
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Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
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Served without milk or cream:
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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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The definition of infamous describes a person who has done terrible things and is known for a bad reputation.
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(Sports) Of or relating to a team having possession of a ball or puck:
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Unsound or disordered.
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The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive.
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To be pitied.
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Not adequate; not sufficient; not equal to what is required
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Shameful; disgraceful:
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(Northern England) Ill, unwell.
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(Of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.
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The definition of obnoxious is someone or something that is very annoying or offensive.
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Sinful; guilty.
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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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Tending to impair or damage; injurious; mischievous; occasioning loss or injury.
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Regrettable; deplorable:
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Decomposed and foul-smelling; rotten:
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Sorrowful about what has been lost or done.
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Irritating; vexing; bothersome
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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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In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
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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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Fraught with danger or harm:
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(Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
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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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Not favorable
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Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
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(Not comparable) Opposite; confronting.
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The definition of contrite is feeling or expressing sorrow or regret.
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For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value:
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Causing or capable of causing harm; injurious.
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(of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition
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Producing a strong impression or response; striking:
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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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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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(Slang) Full of crud
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Having little capacity to withstand pressure or strain:
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(Archaic) Evil; wicked.
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Infamous; scandalous:
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The definition of flagrant is something that is obviously wrong or offensive in some way.
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Determined, unalterable, hence impossible to improve upon.
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Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual:
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Possessing or manifesting love for mankind.
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Sincere; frank:
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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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Fake (as documents).
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Involving risk; hazardous; dangerous
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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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Appearing sorrowful.
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(Of a person) Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
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(Film) Having a particular directing style or cinematography.
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Arousing or deserving hatred or strong dislike.
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An irresistible compulsion; a mania.
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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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Honest and just; honorable
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Having sufficient worth; deserving:
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Of great significance; momentous:
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Unskilled, lacking normally expected degree of ability.
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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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Not regretful. Having no regrets.
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Completely such; thoroughgoing:
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Appalling or dismaying
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Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
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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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Dismal; dreary:
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Deserving to be despised; contemptible
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Very wicked or cruel
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Harmful to one's reputation; blameworthy:
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Unattractive, dislikable, objectionable.
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Dissipated and immoral; profligate; debauched
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The definition of dreadful is terrible, shocking or very disturbing.
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Outstanding for undesirable qualities; remarkably bad; flagrant
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Deserving to be execrated; abominable; detestable
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Irritable or upset:
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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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Unmitigated in any way; utter:
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Bad; adverse:
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Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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Depending on chance; risky.
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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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Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
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Not arable.
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Not auspicious; unfavorable; unlucky; ill-omened
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The definition of iniquitous is morally wrong or grossly unfair.
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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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Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
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The definition of lewd is offensive sexual behavior.
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Morally unrestrained; dissolute.
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Morally unrestrained, esp. in sexual activity; lascivious
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(Informal) Poor; inferior
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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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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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(Theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief.
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That must eventually die
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Mean or spiteful:
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The definition of nefarious is someone who is known for being very wicked.
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(Slang) Contemptible; despicable
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The definition of noisome is harmful, or bad smelling.
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Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
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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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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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Characterized by or causing trouble, irritation, difficulty, distress, inconvenience, etc.
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Not likely to please; objectionable:
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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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Coming, said, done, etc. at the wrong time; poorly timed; inopportune
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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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Suggestive of or related to a viper.
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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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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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The quality of being bad.
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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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An offense or misdemeanor; a misdeed.
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A depraved act or practice
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Something or someone believed to bring bad luck.
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A hex; an evil spell.
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The definition of malaise is a general feeling of being tired or under the weather.
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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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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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(Theol.) A person damned; lost soul
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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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A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune
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Not having decayed.
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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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Offensive; distasteful:
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(Slang) Unpleasant, disgusting, etc.
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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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Healthier or more fit than before:
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Impaired because of decay
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Causing harm or injury
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(Of a person, usually a child) Having a selfish or greedy character due to pampering
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Not fit; not having the correct requirements.
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Not safe and secure financially
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Having a great risk.
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Strong; biting; pungent, as in taste or smell
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Having an acute angle:
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Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
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Adopting or setting current styles or trends:
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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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Not fertile; not productive; barren
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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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An unmanageable, mischievous child
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Spent in speculation:
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That cannot be collected.
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(Australia) Remarkable; wonderful.
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Fabulous; wonderful.
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(UK) musty; stuffy (atmosphere)
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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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(UK, colloquial) Smart or appealing in dress or appearance.
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Having weevils.
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Eaten by worms, especially having a worm inside.
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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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Impaired because of decay
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Not handsome.
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A congested situation; a jam.
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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
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