bad adjective (UNPLEASANT)
We've just had some very bad news. 我们刚刚得到了一些很不好的消息。
The company has been getting a lot of bad publicity (= negative things have been written or said about it) recently. 该公司最近在媒体上的负面新闻很多。
The damage caused by the storm was nowhere near as/nothing like as bad (= not as serious) as we'd feared it might be. 暴风雨造成的破坏没有我们原来想象的那样可怕。
Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke is bad for you (= has a harmful effect on your health). 吸二手烟对身体有害。
not (too) bad A2 informal
go from bad to worse
- He's been in a bad mood all afternoon.
- Our departure was delayed because of bad weather.
- Tom has been excluded from school for bad behaviour.
- "How are you feeling?" "Not too bad, but I've still got a slight headache."
- Apart from the salary, it's not a bad job.
bad adjective (LOW QUALITY)
Are the company's current difficulties a result of bad (= harmful) luck or bad (= of low quality) judgment? 公司目前的困境是因为运气不好还是决策错误造成的？
He has some very bad habits. 他有一些很不好的习惯。
In some parts of the world, it is considered bad manners to pick up food with the left hand. 在世界上某些地区，用左手取食物或使用餐具会被认为是失礼的行为。
I'm very bad at cooking (= cannot do it very well). 我厨艺很差。
- The food was bad and the service was dreadful.
- Don't be frightened to complain if the service is bad.
- Every organization has some bad managers.
- I won't fly with an airline that has a bad safety record .
- His failure in the exams shows just how bad his teachers are.
bad adjective (EVIL)
- He's been keeping bad company.
- The difficulty of finding suitable workers led to a number of bad characters being recruited by the company.
- He's not a bad guy, just a misguided one.
- She was in with a bad lot.
- I've done some bad things in my time.
bad adjective (PAINFUL)
bad adjective (DECAYED)
noun [ U ] uk /ˈbæd.nəs/ us /ˈbæd.nəs/