badly: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bad'lē), [key]
— adv., adj. worse, worst,
- in a defective, incorrect, or undesirable way: The car runs badly.
- in an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unskilled manner: a vague, badly written letter; He paints badly.
- unfavorably: His neighbors spoke badly of him. The weather turned out badly for the cruise.
- in a wicked, evil, or morally or legally wrong way.
- in a disobedient, naughty, or ethically or socially wrong way: He treats his parents badly.
- very much; to a great extent or degree: a house badly in need of repair; to want something badly.
- severely; direly: to be injured badly.
- with great distress, resentment, regret, or emotional display: She took the news of her mother's death badly.
- See(def. 47).
- in ill health; sick: He felt badly.
- sorry; regretful: I feel badly about your reaction to my remark.
- dejected; downcast.
- badly (Thesaurus)