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Definition of Badly

Adverb: badly  bad-lee

  1. To a severe or serious degree
    "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured";
    - severely, gravely, seriously, critically
     
  2. In a poor or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam";
    - ill, poorly
     
  3. Evilly or wickedly
    "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
     
  4. In a disobedient or naughty way
    "he behaved badly in school";
    - mischievously, naughtily
     
  5. With great intensity ('bad' is a nonstandard variant for 'badly')
    "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken";
    - bad
     
  6. Very much; strongly
    "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in need of help";
    - bad
     
  7. Without skill or in a displeasing manner
    "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
     
  8. In a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
    "the venture turned out badly for the investors";
    - disadvantageously
     
  9. Unfavourably or with disapproval
    "thought badly of him for his lack of concern";
    - ill
     
  10. With unusual distress, resentment, 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"

See also:
badlands
badman

Anagrams containing the word badly

blayd ybadl lybad dlyba adlyb