Badly: definitions, synonyms, antonyms, examples and more!

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Meanings Frequency Definitions Examples Parts of Speech Antonyms Usage
poorly 9 (`ill’ is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well he was ill prepared, it ill befits a man to betray old friends, the car runs badly, he performed badly on the exam, the team played poorly, ill-fitting clothes, an ill-conceived plan Adverb No Data Combining form
severely 8 To a severe or serious degree fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated, badly injured, a severely impaired heart, is gravely ill, was seriously ill Adverb No Data No Data
badly 7 To a severe or serious degree fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated, badly injured, a severely impaired heart, is gravely ill, was seriously ill Adverb No Data No Data
badly 4 (`ill’ is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well he was ill prepared, it ill befits a man to betray old friends, the car runs badly, he performed badly on the exam, the team played poorly, ill-fitting clothes, an ill-conceived plan Adverb No Data Combining form
ill 3 (`ill’ is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well he was ill prepared, it ill befits a man to betray old friends, the car runs badly, he performed badly on the exam, the team played poorly, ill-fitting clothes, an ill-conceived plan Adverb well Combining form
seriously 2 To a severe or serious degree fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated, badly injured, a severely impaired heart, is gravely ill, was seriously ill Adverb No Data No Data
bad 1 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, he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it Adverb No Data No Data
bad 1 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 Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 Unfavorably or with disapproval tried not to speak ill of the dead, thought badly of him for his lack of concern Adverb No Data No Data
ill 0 Unfavorably or with disapproval tried not to speak ill of the dead, thought badly of him for his lack of concern Adverb well No Data
disadvantageously 0 In a disadvantageous way; to someone’s disadvantage the venture turned out badly for the investors, angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them Adverb advantageously No Data
badly 0 In a disadvantageous way; to someone’s disadvantage the venture turned out badly for the investors, angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them Adverb well No Data
badly 0 Without skill or in a displeasing manner she writes badly, I think he paints very badly Adverb well No Data
naughtily 0 In a disobedient or naughty way he behaved badly in school, he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister, behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 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, he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 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 Adverb No Data No Data
mischievously 0 In a disobedient or naughty way he behaved badly in school, he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister, behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 In a disobedient or naughty way he behaved badly in school, he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister, behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 Evilly or wickedly treated his parents badly, to steal is to act badly Adverb No Data No Data
gravely 0 To a severe or serious degree fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated, badly injured, a severely impaired heart, is gravely ill, was seriously ill Adverb No Data No Data
badly 0 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 Adverb well No Data
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How many meanings does the word "Badly" have?

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The word "Badly" has 21 meanings. The most frequent meaning is poorly.

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What are the hyponyms for the word "Badly"?

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The word "Badly" has no hyponyms.

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Is the word "Badly" very frequent in Wordnet’s lexical database?

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The word "Badly" has a maximum frequency of 9.

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What are the synonyms for the word "Badly"?

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The word "Badly" has no synonyms.

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