Definition of 'badly'
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Example sentences containing 'badly'
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Their present home is in a neighbourhood that has been badly damaged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The incumbents often behave badly towards new entrants. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It remains unclear why you acted so badly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The job was badly paid and he found the attentions of Washington high society irksome. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the dead women was the mother or daughter of another passenger, who had also been badly injured. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He took it quite badly. The Sun (2016)MINISTERS are today slammed for hoarding government land that 150,000 badly needed homes should be built on. The Sun (2016)I sensed something was badly wrong as I crawled to the side of the pitch. The Sun (2017)We face a banking system that is badly damaged and still trying to repair its balance sheets. The Sun (2010)How badly affected would he be were he to fail for a second time? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet a badly needed upturn in profits has proven elusive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its usefulness will often justify a path which in theory may appear quite arbitrary or badly traced. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Models need to ask themselves if they want the jobs that badly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Your ex behaved very badly but you can do better. The Sun (2013)They have got something badly wrong but keep demanding the money. The Sun (2012)You can feel how badly they want the chance. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It remains unclear why you acted so badly. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But right now we need you badly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We will already have been informed of employees expected to take it particularly badly. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You opened yourself up to the possibility of intimacy and got badly hurt in the process. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We were visiting homes and hospitals to see football fans who had been badly burnt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That vessel was badly damaged and its commander wounded. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Afterwards a helicopter flew over some of the most badly affected sites to photograph the damage. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The genetic map could also yield badly needed new treatments. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The ghosts of the past also augur badly. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The only choice management has in these areas is therefore whether it will do the jobs well or badly. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Some people do react really badly. The Sun (2009)I had a vast mortgage and a badly paid, unstable career. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Synonyms of 'badly'
poorly, incorrectly, carelessly, inadequately
cruelly, savagely, brutally, unkindly
poorly, meanly, inadequately, insufficiently
mischievously, perversely, wickedly, playfully
Trends of 'badly'
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Translations for 'badly'
British English: badly /ˈbædlɪ/ ADVERB
If you do something badly, you do it with very little success or effect.
The project was badly managed.
- American English: badly
- Arabic: عَلَى نَحْو سَيَّء
- Brazilian Portuguese: mal
- Chinese: 严重地
- Croatian: loše
- Czech: špatně
- Danish: dårligt
- Dutch: slecht
- European Spanish: mal
- Finnish: huonosti
- French: mal
- German: schlecht
- Greek: άσχημα
- Italian: male
- Japanese: 悪く
- Korean: 나쁘게
- Norwegian: dårlig
- Polish: źle
- European Portuguese: mal
- Romanian: greșit
- Russian: плохо
- Spanish: mal de mala manera
- Swedish: dåligt
- Thai: เลว
- Turkish: kötü bir şekilde
- Ukrainian: погано
- Vietnamese: một cách tồi tệ
Definition of badly from the Collins English Dictionary
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