Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) worse (something inferior in quality or condition or effect) "for better or for worse"; "accused of cheating and lying and worse"
- S: (adj) bad (having undesirable or negative qualities) "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
- S: (adj) bad, big (very intense) "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm"
- S: (adj) bad, tough (feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')) "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
- S: (adj) bad, spoiled, spoilt ((of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition) "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food"
- S: (adj) regretful, sorry, bad (feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone) "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
- S: (adj) bad, uncollectible (not capable of being collected) "a bad (or uncollectible) debt"
- S: (adj) bad (below average in quality or performance) "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital"
- S: (adj) bad (nonstandard) "so-called bad grammar"
- S: (adj) bad, risky, high-risk, speculative (not financially safe or secure) "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
- S: (adj) bad, unfit, unsound (physically unsound or diseased) "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth"
- S: (adj) bad (capable of harming) "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you"
- S: (adj) bad (characterized by wickedness or immorality) "led a very bad life"
- S: (adj) bad, forged (reproduced fraudulently) "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill"
- S: (adj) bad, defective (not working properly) "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
- S: (adj) ill, sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function) "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
- S: (adj) ill (resulting in suffering or adversity) "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
- S: (adj) ill (distressing) "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
- S: (adj) ill (indicating hostility or enmity) "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
- S: (adj) ill, inauspicious, ominous (presaging ill fortune) "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
- S: (adj) worse ((comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability) "this road is worse than the first one we took"; "the road is in worse shape than it was"; "she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying"
- S: (adj) worse, worsened (changed for the worse in health or fitness) "I feel worse today"; "her cold is worse"
- S: (adv) badly, severely, gravely, seriously (to a severe or serious degree) "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
- S: (adv) ill, badly, poorly ((`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well) "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
- S: (adv) badly (evilly or wickedly) "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is to act badly"
- S: (adv) badly, mischievously, naughtily (in a disobedient or naughty way) "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"
- S: (adv) badly, bad (with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')) "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad"
- S: (adv) badly, bad (very much; strongly) "I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
- S: (adv) badly (without skill or in a displeasing manner) "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
- S: (adv) badly, disadvantageously (in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage) "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them"
- S: (adv) ill, badly (unfavorably or with disapproval) "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
- S: (adv) badly (with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display) "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"
- S: (adv) worse ((comparative of `ill') in a less effective or successful or desirable manner) "he did worse on the second exam"