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bad

(Inferior), adjective adultered, base, decaying, degenerative, degraded, deleterious, deplorable, detrimental, dreadful, faulty, foul, fulsome, impure, injurious, malignant, malus, noxious, objectionable, ruined, undesirable, unfit, unsound, unsuitable
Associated concepts: bad bargain, bad check, bad title

bad

(Offensive), adjective abhorrent, abominable, amoral, arrant, atrocious, baleful, baneful, base, corrupt, cruel, debauched, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, deplorable, depraved, derogatory, despicable, destructive, detrimental, diabolic, dire, disastrous, disgraced, disgusting, dishonorable, disreputable, evil, execrable, flagrant, fulsome, heinous, ignoble, immoral, improbus, improper, indecent, infamous, iniquitous, injurious, insidious, loathsome, maleficent, malevolent, malific, malus, miscreant, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, nequam, nocuous, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive, onerous, oppressive, peccant, perfidious, pernicious, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, retrogressive, revolting, ruined, ruinous, scandalous, sinful, sinister, treacherous, troublous, turpitudinous, undesirable, unfit, unsuitable, unvirtuous, venal, vicious, vile, villainous, virtueless, wicked
Associated concepts: bad behavior, bad character, bad faith, bad influence, bad motive, bad reputation, bad repute
Foreign phrases: In facto quod se habet ad bonum et malum, magis de bono quam de malo lex intendit.In an act or deed which may be considered as both good and bad, the law directs its attention more to the good than the bad.
See also: culpable, deleterious, delinquent, deplorable, depraved, detrimental, disastrous, disreputable, harmful, heinous, immoral, imperfect, iniquitous, nefarious, noxious, peccable, peccant, perverse, poor, profane, reprehensible, reprobate, wrongful
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