Definition of bads

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • bads is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • bads is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • bads is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 8

Definition of bads


  • with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly') (adverb)

    Examples

    1. the injury hurt badly
    2. the buildings were badly shaken
    3. it hurts bad
    4. we need water bad

    Synonyms

    1. badly
  • that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency (noun)

    Examples

    1. take the bad with the good

    Synonyms

    1. badness
  • very intense (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad headache
    2. had a big (or bad) shock
    3. a bad earthquake
    4. a bad storm

    Synonyms

    1. big
  • not capable of being collected (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad (or uncollectible) debt

    Synonyms

    1. uncollectible
  • reproduced fraudulently (adjective)

    Examples

    1. like a bad penny...

    Synonyms

    1. forged
  • physically unsound or diseased (adjective)

    Examples

    1. has a bad back
    2. a bad heart
    3. bad teeth

    Synonyms

    1. unfit
    2. unsound
  • not working properly (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad telephone connection

    Synonyms

    1. defective
  • feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone (adjective)

    Examples

    1. he felt bad about breaking the vase

    Synonyms

    1. regretful
    2. sorry
  • not financially safe or secure (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad investment

    Synonyms

    1. high-risk
    2. risky
    3. speculative
  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (adjective)

    Examples

    1. my throat feels bad
    2. she felt bad all over

    Synonyms

    1. tough
  • (of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition (adjective)

    Examples

    1. bad meat

    Synonyms

    1. spoiled
    2. spoilt
  • very much; strongly (adverb)

    Examples

    1. I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it
    2. the cables had sagged badly
    3. they were badly in need of help
    4. he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it

    Synonyms

    1. badly
  • below average in quality or performance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad chess player
    2. a bad recital
  • capable of harming (adjective)

    Examples

    1. bad air
    2. smoking is bad for you
  • characterized by wickedness or immorality (adjective)

    Examples

    1. led a very bad life
  • having undesirable or negative qualities (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a bad report card
    2. his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    3. a bad little boy
    4. clothes in bad shape
    5. a bad cut
    6. bad luck
    7. the news was very bad
    8. the reviews were bad
    9. the pay is bad
    10. it was a bad light for reading
    11. the movie was a bad choice
  • nonstandard (adjective)

    Examples

    1. so-called bad grammar

See definition of bads in Merriam Webster

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