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Bad Adjective Synonyms
evil, ill, immoral, wicked, vicious, vile, sinful, depraved, awful, villainous, corrupt, amoral, criminal, wrong, unspeakable
The man was thoroughly bad and deserved everything he got.

poor, wretched, inferior, defective, awful, worthless, miserable, egregious, execrable, substandard, unsatisfactory, disappointing, inadequate, non-standard, lousy, rotten, crummy, grotty, naff
Sometimes they would send him a letter, but he was a bad correspondent. We went to see a rather bad play the other night.

unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable, inclement, severe, awful, unfavorable, adverse, inclement, unpleasant, lousy, rotten
Surely you're not going sailing in this bad weather.

unfavorable, unlucky, unpropitious, unfortunate, inauspicious, troubled, grim, distressing, discouraging, unpleasant
The weather out there looks bad.

distressing, severe, grave, serious, terrible, awful, painful
He was laid up with a bad case of the mumps.

sad, depressed, unhappy, dejected, downhearted, disconsolate, melancholy, inconsolable
I feel bad about you losing your purse.

naughty, ill-behaved, misbehaving, disobedient, unruly, wild, mischievous
Ronnie isn't a bad boy, he's just bored.

corrupt, polluted, vitiated, debased, base, vile, foul, rotten, miasmic, noxious, mephitic, unhealthy, poisonous, injurious, dangerous, harmful, hurtful, pernicious, deleterious, ruinous
It wasn't healthy to be so near the bad air of the sewer.

sorry, regretful, apologetic, contrite, rueful, sad, conscience-stricken, remorseful, upset
She felt bad about having invited me.

irascible, ill-tempered, grouchy, irritable, nasty, peevish, cross, crotchety, crabby, cranky, curmudgeonly
Don't go near the boss - he's been in a bad mood all day.

off, tainted, spoilt or spoiled, mouldy, stale, rotten, decayed, putrefied, putrid, contaminated
The fridge isn't working and all the food has gone bad. She ate a bad egg and felt ill the next day.

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