Synonyms for bad
There are many synonyms for the word bad.
The adjective bad can refer to poor quality and some of the synonyms include: substandard, junky, dissatisfactory, crummy, poor, not good, deficient, abominable, cheap, crappy, garbage, synthetic, atrocious, slipshod, stinking, lousy, cruddy, faulty, godawful, bottom out, grungy, fallacious, off, rough, sad, incorrect, defective, erroneous, beastly, awful, unsatisfactory, amiss, cheesy, downer, inadequate, imperfect, inferior, dreadful, icky, and unacceptable.
Bad can also refer to immorality; some of those synonyms include: mean, vile, evil, sinful, wrong, reprobate, corrupt, vicious, criminal, wicked, iniquitous, delinquent, villainous, and base.
Bad may also be used to describe someone who is mischievous; those synonyms would include: misbehaving, disobedient, unruly, and ill-behaved.
Bad can be used to describe something that is decayed; those synonyms would include: moldy, off, putrid, rancid, rotten, sour, and spoiled.
One other popular use for the word bad is to describe something that is severe; those synonyms would include: harsh, intense, distressing, painful, grave, terrible, disastrous, and serious.
And if you are not totally confused by now, the slang term "bad" actually means good or excellent.
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