Definitions of badly

  1. evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In a bad manner: not well: imperfectly: wrongly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. In a bad manner; not well. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Not well. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for badly

  1. " And I wasn't doing so badly at one time. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. I failed, that's what I did, and just when I wanted badly to say 'thank you' to the School. – Judy of York Hill by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett