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English definition of “badly”

badly

adverb (UNPLEASANTLY)    /ˈbæd.li/ (worse, worst)
A2 in a severe and harmful way: She was badly affected by the events in her childhood. Fortunately, none of the passengers was badly hurt/injured in the crash. I thought he was treated very badly.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of badly adverb (UNPLEASANTLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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