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The weather was really bad – it rained all week.
She was feeling stressed after a bad day at work.
I’m afraid I have some bad news for you.
a bad dream
For people living alone, Christmas is often the worst time of the year.
a bad accident/mistake/case of the flu
Police used tear gas, but that just made the situation worse.
It was the worst scandal of the Clinton presidency.
In the second half of the game, things went from bad to worse.
one of this year’s worst movies
The show was so bad they took it off after two episodes.
a bad decision
You’ve been given bad advice.
I can come back later if this is a bad time for you.
a bad back/leg/stomach
You shouldn’t try these exercises if you have a bad heart.
He’s not a bad man, just very weak.
Tim felt bad about leaving without saying goodbye.
She was in a bad way after the accident.
With high inflation and rising levels of debt, the economy is in a bad way.
“How do you feel this morning?” “Not bad, thanks.”
Those pictures aren’t bad for a beginner.
We thought it would be awful, but it wasn’t too bad.
That’s too bad about your sister losing her job.
If you don’t like the truth, that’s just too bad.
If they like it, fine. If not, too bad!
This is the American English definition of bad. View British English definition of bad.