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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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She spoke French so badly I couldn't understand her.
a badly organized meeting
Why do you think you did so badly in your test?
If the war goes badly, he is unlikely to remain in power.
Her eye was cut quite badly.
One of the prisoners had been badly beaten by guards.
Fortunately, none of the drivers was badly hurt.
London is one of the worst-affected areas.
She feels as though she has been badly treated.
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.
a badly paid cleaning job
Nobody will think badly of you if you fail.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
the bone at the front of your lower leg, between your knee and your ankle. A more usual word is...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of badly from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.