Definitions of badly:
- adverb: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
Example: "They took their defeat badly"
- adverb: in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
Example: "The venture turned out badly for the investors"
- adverb: without skill or in a displeasing manner
Example: "She writes badly"
- adverb: to a severe or serious degree
Example: "Fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"
- adverb: very much; strongly
Example: "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"
- adverb: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
Example: "The injury hurt badly"
- adverb: in a disobedient or naughty way
Example: "He behaved badly in school"
- adverb: evilly or wickedly
Example: "Treated his parents badly"
- adverb: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
Example: "The car runs badly"
- adverb: unfavorably or with disapproval
Example: "Thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
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