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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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Now suppose that in addition I have another intrinsic desire at t: a desire to be badly off, a desire that my welfare level at t be negative.
And elsewhere in the book, they make clear why class-based preferences would in fact be more morally appealing than race-based preferences: Middle-class African-Americans, they point out, "are now decisively better off than poor blacks and poor whites; it follows, in our view, that those who are badly off should be given priority over members of the middle class, regardless of race.
The Yorkshireman's sentiments will be welcomed by fans who have seen a well-drilled unit veer badly off track.
But some of the clubs are not too badly off and certainly the meltdown predictions we heard when Rangers went down into Division Three have not come to pass so far.
I think that no matter how badly off you are, you're going to treat yourself to a night out on New Year's Eve.
In fact what we should be more concerned about is how badly off those of us not working in the public sector could be if we don't get our retirement planning in order.
Maybe we could give ourselves a pat on the back once in a while for not being too badly off in this local authority?
But could it be that, since then, he's veered badly off the comedy course and decided to concentrate on being shocking and offensive for the sake of it - as opposed to the much better option of being funny for the sake of it?
We often hear the cry that "charity begins at home", but no matter how badly off we are in Britain, it simply can't compare with the levels of extreme poverty in other parts of the world.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "It is depressing but perhaps not that surprising to learn that the rich think that they are poorer than they actually are, but we also find that people on really low wages don't appreciate just how badly off they are compared to other people.
I didn't think we were so badly off we had to sell a two-month-old programme.
Given a bit of lenience by the handicapper in the meantime, he is now not badly off at the weights judged by his form earlier in the campaign.