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adverb American English pronunciation: badly /ˈbædli/ 
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  1. 1
    in a way that is not skillful, effective, or successful

    She spoke French so badly I couldn't understand her.

    a badly organized meeting

    do badly (in/on/at):

    Why do you think you did so badly on your test?

    go badly:

    If the war goes badly, he is unlikely to remain in power.

  2. 2
    in a serious or severe way

    Her eye was cut quite badly.

    One of the prisoners had been badly beaten by guards.

    badly damaged/hurt/injured/wounded:

    Fortunately, none of the drivers was badly hurt.

    badly hit/affected:

    London is one of the worst-affected areas.

  3. 4
    if you need or want something badly, you need or want it very much

    How successful you are depends on how badly you want to succeed.

    Anne was missing him badly.

    The roof was badly in need of repair.

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Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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