bad

adj.
1 not good; serious
VERBS
be, look, sound
get

The weather got very bad later in the day.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

John's in a pretty bad mood this morning.

appallingly (esp. BrE), incredibly, terribly, truly, unbelievably
embarrassingly, laughably (esp. BrE)

The service was laughably bad.

especially, particularly

He is particularly bad at remembering names.

notoriously

Jim was a notoriously bad driver.

enough

Things are bad enough without our own guns shelling us.

equally

The problem is equally bad in many other countries.

inherently

Watching television is not inherently bad for children.

PREPOSITION
at

He's really bad at languages.

for

Smoking is very bad for you.

PHRASES
not half bad (= good)

I saw him yesterday, and he wasn't looking half bad.

2 not safe to eat
VERBS
be, look, smell, taste

The sausages tasted bad.

go, turn

This meat has gone bad.

3 guilty/sorry
VERBS
feel
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
enough

I feel bad enough without you constantly telling me how it was all my fault!

PREPOSITION
about

She felt pretty bad about leaving him.

Bad is used with these nouns: ↑accident, ↑acne, ↑acting, ↑advice, ↑allergy, ↑analogy, ↑ankle, ↑arm, ↑attack, ↑attitude, ↑back, ↑ball, ↑behaviour, ↑bet, ↑bout, ↑boy, ↑breakup, ↑breath, ↑business, ↑case, ↑cause, ↑character, ↑cheque, ↑chest, ↑chill, ↑choice, ↑cholesterol, ↑circulation, ↑cold, ↑concussion, ↑condition, ↑conductor, ↑conscience, ↑consequence, ↑cough, ↑cramp, ↑cut, ↑day, ↑deal, ↑debt, ↑decision, ↑deed, ↑diet, ↑dog, ↑dream, ↑driver, ↑driving, ↑economy, ↑egg, ↑end, ↑ending, ↑etiquette, ↑example, ↑excuse, ↑experience, ↑eyesight, ↑fairy, ↑faith, ↑fall, ↑father, ↑feeling, ↑film, ↑fit, ↑flu, ↑food, ↑fortune, ↑grade, ↑grammar, ↑guy, ↑habit, ↑haircut, ↑hand, ↑handwriting, ↑harvest, ↑headache, ↑health, ↑hearing, ↑heart, ↑hip, ↑housekeeping, ↑housing, ↑idea, ↑imitation, ↑impression, ↑incident, ↑influence, ↑injury, ↑insult, ↑intelligence, ↑intention, ↑investment, ↑job, ↑joke, ↑judge, ↑kind, ↑knee, ↑language, ↑leg, ↑liar, ↑light, ↑lighting, ↑link, ↑loan, ↑loser, ↑luck, ↑man, ↑management, ↑manner, ↑mark, ↑meat, ↑memory, ↑mistake, ↑moment, ↑mood, ↑mother, ↑move, ↑movie, ↑name, ↑neighbourhood, ↑nerve, ↑news, ↑night, ↑omen, ↑outcome, ↑parent, ↑patch, ↑people, ↑performance, ↑person, ↑play, ↑poetry, ↑point, ↑posture, ↑precedent, ↑presentation, ↑pronunciation, ↑publicity, ↑reaction, ↑reception, ↑recession, ↑record, ↑reference, ↑report, ↑reputation, ↑review, ↑risk, ↑road, ↑run, ↑science, ↑score, ↑seed, ↑sense, ↑service, ↑shape, ↑shot, ↑side effect, ↑sign, ↑smell, ↑soul, ↑spell, ↑squint, ↑stammer, ↑start, ↑state, ↑storm, ↑strain, ↑strategy, ↑stutter, ↑swear word, ↑tackle, ↑taste, ↑teacher, ↑temper, ↑thing, ↑thought, ↑throat, ↑time, ↑timing, ↑tooth, ↑traffic, ↑translation, ↑trouble, ↑weather, ↑winter, ↑word, ↑workmanship, ↑writing, ↑year

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