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bad

adjective   /bæd/ ( comparative worse, superlative worst)
A1 not good or pleasant malo bad weather bad news
A2 of low quality and not acceptable malo The movie was so bad we couldn’t watch it. I’m very bad at cooking.
B1 serious grave a bad injury bad flooding
B1 evil or morally unacceptable malo She’s not a bad person. Stealing is a bad thing to do.
B1 not appropriate, or not happening in a way that you would like malo I’ll call you later if this is a bad time for you. He made a number of bad decisions.
Food that is bad is not fresh and cannot be eaten. malo
not bad
A2 fairly good regular ‘How was your sandwich?’ ‘Not bad.’
be bad for someone
A2 to be harmful for someone ser malo para alguien Too much fat is bad for you.
feel bad informal
B1 to feel guilty sentirse mal I felt bad about leaving her by herself.
too bad
B1B1 used to say that you are sorry about a situation qué/una lástima ‘He didn’t get the job.’ ‘Oh, that’s too bad.’
(Definition of bad from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

bad

adjective /bӕd/ ( comparative worse /wəːs/, superlative worst /wəːst/)
not good; not efficient malo He is a bad driver His eyesight is bad He is bad at remembering birthdays and anniversaries.
wicked; immoral malo a bad man He has done some bad things.
unpleasant malo bad news.
rotten malo, podrido, pasado This meat is bad.
causing harm or injury malo, perjudicial, nocivo, pernicioso Smoking is bad for your health.
(of a part of the body) painful, or in a weak state que duele; enfermo She has a bad heart I have a bad head (= headache) today.
unwell mal I am feeling quite bad today.
serious or severe grave a bad accident a bad mistake.
(of a debt) not likely to be paid incobrable The firm loses money every year from bad debts.
baddie noun ( plural baddies) ( baddy)
(British, informal ) a character in a film, play, or book who is bad; bad guy (American, informal) Malo / Villano At the end of the film, the baddies are arrested and put in prison.
badly adverb ( comparative worse, superlative worst)
not well, efficiently or satisfactorily mal She plays tennis very badly.
to a serious or severe extent seriamente, desesperadamente; muy He badly needs a haircut This dress is badly stained.
badness noun
maldad The badness of the weather contributed to his unhappiness.
badly off adjective
not having much especially money andar mal de dinero, estar en un período de escasez/de vacas flacas We can’t afford to buy a new car – we are too badly off.
bad guy noun
(American, informal ) a character in a film, play, or book who is bad; baddie (British informal) Malo / Villano At the end of the film, the bad guys are arrested and put in prison.
bad hair day noun
(informal) a day on which you cannot get your hair to look right, and therefore you feel unattractive. Día Feo
(informal) a day when everything seems to go wrong Mal día You seem to be having a bad hair day!
bad-tempered adjective
(of a person) who becomes angry very easily Malhumorado He’s a bad-tempered old man who doesn’t have a good word for anyone.
feel bad (about something)
to feel upset or ashamed about something sentirse mal, sentir vergüenza, tener remordimientos I feel bad about forgetting to call you.
go from bad to worse
to get into an even worse condition etc than before ir de mal en peor Things are going from bad to worse for the company – not only are we losing money, but there’s going to be a strike as well.
not bad
quite good nada mal ’Is she a good swimmer?’ ’She’s not bad.’
too bad
unfortunate pena It’s too bad that he couldn’t get a ticket for the concert.
(Definition of bad from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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