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Meaning of “badly” - Learner’s Dictionary

badly

adverb
 
 
/ˈbædli/ (worse, worst)
SERIOUSLY A2 very seriously: badly damaged/injuredVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
UNPLEASANT B2 in a way that is of low quality or in an unpleasant way: to behave badly Some of the animals were very badly treated. They played badly in the first half.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad
(Definition of badly from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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