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English definition of “too bad”

too bad

informal
B1 If you say something is too bad, you can mean either that you feel sympathy about a problem, or that you do not. The difference is in what is being talked about and the way that you say it: It's too bad that you can't come to see Mark in his school play. "I can't come on Friday." "That's too bad - I've already bought the tickets so you'll still have to pay."
(Definition of too bad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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