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Another word for bad

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Adjective
  1. Below a standard of quality

  2. Misbehaving, often in a troublesome way

    See also:

    good

    control

  3. Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune

    See also:

    luck

  4. Impaired because of decay

Noun
  1. Whatever is destructive or harmful

    See also:

    help

Another word for bad

Modifier
  1. Wicked

    See also:

    wicked

  2. Spoiled

    See also:

    rotten

  3. In poor health

    See also:

    sick

  4. Injurious

    See also:

    harmful

  5. Not pleasant or opportune

    See also:

    unfavorable

  6. Not behaving properly

    See also:

    naughty

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