bad|lyW3S2 [ˈbædli] adv comparative worse [wə:s US wə:rs] superlative worst [wə:st US wə:rst]1.) in an unsatisfactory or unsuccessful way≠ ↑well▪ The company has been very badly managed.▪ The novel was translated badly into English.▪ badly made furniture▪ Rob did very badly in the History exam.2.) to a great or serious degree▪ He's been limping badly ever since the skiing accident.▪ We badly wanted to help, but there was nothing we could do.▪ He was beaten so badly that his brother didn't recognize him.▪ The school is badly in need of (=very much needs) some new computers.▪ Things started to go badly wrong (=go wrong in a serious way) for Eric after he lost his job.3.) think badly of sb/sthto have a bad opinion of someone or something▪ I'm sure they won't think badly of you if you tell them you need some help.
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badly — [adv1] inadequately abominably, awkwardly, blunderingly, carelessly, clumsily, crudely, defectively, erroneously, faultily, feebly, haphazardly, imperfectly, incompetently, ineffectively, ineptly, maladroitly, negligently, poorly, shoddily,… … New thesaurus
badly — ► ADVERB (worse, worst) 1) in an unsatisfactory, unacceptable, or incompetent way. 2) severely; seriously. 3) very much. ● badly off Cf. ↑badly off … English terms dictionary
badly — [bad′lē] adv. worse, worst 1. in a bad manner; harmfully, unpleasantly, incorrectly, wickedly, etc. 2. Informal very much; greatly [to want something badly]: Also used informally as an adjective meaning “sorry,” although bad is preferred in… … English World dictionary
Badly — Bad ly, adv. In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously. [1913 Webster] Note: Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very greatly, with words… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
badly — c.1300, unluckily; late 14c., wickedly, evilly; poorly, inadequately, from BAD (Cf. bad) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
badly — bad|ly [ bædli ] (comparative worse [ wɜrs ] ; superlative worst [ wɜrst ] ) adverb *** 1. ) in a way that is not skillful, effective, or successful: She spoke French so badly I couldn t understand her. a badly organized meeting do badly… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
badly — [[t]bæ̱dli[/t]] ♦♦♦ worse, worst 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v If something is done badly or goes badly, it is not very successful or effective. I was angry because I played so badly... The whole project was badly managed... The coalition did worse… … English dictionary
badly */*/*/ — UK [ˈbædlɪ] / US adverb Word forms badly : comparative worse UK [wɜː(r)s] / US [wɜrs] superlative worst UK [wɜː(r)st] / US [wɜrst] 1) in a way that is not skilful, effective, or successful She spoke French so badly I couldn t understand her. a… … English dictionary
badly — /bad lee/, adv., worse, worst, adj. adv. 1. in a defective, incorrect, or undesirable way: The car runs badly. 2. in an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unskilled manner: a vague, badly written letter; He paints badly. 3. unfavorably: His neighbors … Universalium
badly — adverb comparative worsesuperlative worst 1 in an unsatisfactory or unsuccessful way: The company has been very badly managed. | Pearce played pretty badly in yesterday s semi final. | badly made furniture | do badly (=not be successful): Rob did … Longman dictionary of contemporary English