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Bad \Bad\ (b[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Worse} (w[^u]s); superl. {Worst} (w[^u]st).] [Probably fr. AS. b[ae]ddel hermaphrodite; cf. b[ae]dling effeminate fellow.] Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of {good}; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.

     Note: Sometimes used substantively.
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                 The strong antipathy of good to bad. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious; hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious; imperfect. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bad \Bad\ (b[a^]d), imp. of {Bid}.
     Bade. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Bid \Bid\ (b[i^]d), v. t. [imp. {Bade} (b[a^]d), {Bid}, (Obs.) {Bad}; p. p. {Bidden}, {Bid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bidding}.] [OE. bidden, prop to ask, beg, AS. biddan; akin to OS. biddian, Icel. bi[eth]ja, OHG. bittan, G. bitten, to pray, ask, request, and E. bead, also perh. to Gr. teiqein to persuade, L. fidere to trust, E. faith, and bide. But this word was early confused with OE. beden, beoden, AS. be['o]dan, to offer, command; akin to Icel. bj[=o][eth]a, Goth. biudan (in comp.), OHG. biotan to command, bid, G. bieten, D. bieden, to offer, also to Gr. pynqa`nesqai to learn by inquiry, Skr. budh to be awake, to heed, present OSlav. bud[=e]ti to be awake, E. bode, v. The word now has the form of OE. bidden to ask, but the meaning of OE. beden to command, except in "to bid beads." [root]30.] [1913 Webster]
     1. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take (a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract). [1913 Webster]

     2. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc. [1913 Webster]

              Neither bid him God speed.            --2. John 10. [1913 Webster]

              He bids defiance to the gaping crowd. --Granrille. [1913 Webster]

     3. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known. [Mostly obs.] "Our banns thrice bid !" --Gay. [1913 Webster]

     4. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command. [1913 Webster]

              That Power who bids the ocean ebb and flow. --Pope [1913 Webster]

              Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee. --Matt. xiv. 28 [1913 Webster]

              I was bid to pick up shells.          --D. Jerrold. [1913 Webster]

     5. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
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              As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
                                                    --Matt. xxii.
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     {To bid beads}, to pray with beads, as the Roman Catholics; to distinguish each bead by a prayer. [Obs.]

     {To bid defiance to}, to defy openly; to brave.

     {To bid fair}, to offer a good prospect; to make fair promise; to seem likely. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To offer; proffer; tender; propose; order; command; direct; charge; enjoin. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

BAD
   /B?A?D/, adj.

      [IBM: acronym, ?Broken As Designed?] Said of a program that is {bogus} because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugginess. See {working as designed}.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

BAD
         Broken As Designed (slang)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

448 Moby Thesaurus words for "bad":
     OK, abhorrent, abominable, abomination, ace-high, ailing, alarming, amiss, apocalyptic, arrant, atrocious, atrocity, bad for, bad-smelling, badly, baleful, bane, baneful, bang-up, barfy, base, befoulment, below par, black, blamable, blameworthy, blight, blue, bodeful, boding, bonzer, boss, brackish, bully, bum, but good, cankered, careless, carious, castrated, cloying, contaminated, cool, corking, corrupt, corruption, crackerjack, crappy, crestfallen, criminal, crippled, critical, critically ill, crying evil, damage, damaging, damnable, dandy, dangerous, dangersome, dark, decayed, decomposed, defective, deficient, defilement, dejected, deleterious, delicious, depressed, despaired of, despoliation, destruction, detriment, detrimental, dire, disabled, disagreeable, disconsolate, diseased, disgrace, disgraceful, disgusting, disordered, disorderly, dispirited, displeasing, disruptive, dissatisfactory, distasteful, distressing, done for, doomful, down, downhearted, dreary, ducky, dying, emasculated, error, evil, evil-starred, evilly, execrable, expiring, explosive, fab, facing death, faint, faintish, fateful, fecal, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, festering, fetid, fine and dandy, flagitious, flagrant, foreboding, foul, fraught with danger, froward, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, fulsome, funky, fusty, futile, game, gamy, gangrened, gangrenous, gear, given up, gloomy, going, gone bad, graceless, graveolent, great, grievance, groovy, halt, halting, hamstrung, handicapped, harm, harmful, hateful, havoc, heavy, heinous, high, hobbling, hopeless, hot, hunky-dory, hurt, hurtful, icky, ill, ill-advised, ill-behaved, ill-boding, ill-considered, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-smelling, ill-starred, ill-suited, ill-timed, immoral, impolitic, improper, in articulo mortis, in danger, in extremis, inaccurate, inadequate, inadmissible, inadvisable, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, incapable of life, incapacitated, incongruous, indecorous, indisposed, inept, inexpedient, infamous, infamy, infected, infection, infelicitous, inferior, iniquitous, iniquity, injurious, injury, inopportune, insalubrious, insanitary, insufferable, intolerable, invalid, jam-up, jeopardous, just dandy, keen, knavery, knavish, laid low, lame, limping, loathsome, lousy, low, lowering, maggoty, maimed, mal a propos, malapropos, malevolent, malodorous, marvy, mawkish, mean, menacing, mephitic, miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, misbehaving, mischief, mischievous, miserable, moldy, monstrous, morbid, morbific, moribund, mortally ill, mortified, moth-eaten, musty, nasty, naughty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, near death, neat, necrosed, necrotic, nefarious, nidorous, nifty, nobby, noisome, nonviable, not quite right, not respectable, noxious, null and void, objectionable, obliquity, obnoxious, odorous, of evil portent, off, off-base, off-color, offensive, okay, olid, ominous, out of place, out of sight, out of sorts, out-of-line, outrage, overripe, parlous, pathogenic, pathological, paw, peachy, peachy-keen, peccancy, peccant, periculous, perilous, perverse, pestiferous, poison, poisoned, poisonous, polluted, pollution, poor, portending, portentous, punk, putrefied, putrescent, putrid, rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, reechy, reeking, reeky, reprehensible, reprobacy, reprobate, repulsive, ripping, rocky, rotten, rotting, rough, rowdy, rowdyish, ruffianly, rum, scandal, scandalous, scrumptious, seedy, septic, serious, shame, shameful, sick, sick unto death, sickening, sickish, sin, sinful, sinister, sinking, slap-up, slipping, slipping away, slipshod, smashing, smellful, smelling, smelly, solid, somber, something else, sour, spavined, sphacelated, spiffing, spiffy, spoiled, stale, stenchy, sticky, stinking, strong, stuffy, stunning, sulfurous, suppurating, suppurative, swell, tainted, taken ill, terminal, thankless, the worst, threatening, tough, toxin, turned, ugly, ulcerated, ulcerous, unacceptable, unbefitting, unbehaving, under the weather, undesirable, uneasy, unfavorable, unfit, unfitting, unforgivable, unfortunate, ungracious, ungrateful, unhandsome, unhappy, unhealthful, unhealthy, unhygienic, unkind, unlucky, unmeet, unpardonable, unpleasant, unprofitable, unpromising, unpropitious, unruly, unsanitary, unsatisfactory, unseasonable, unseemly, unskillful, unsound, unspeakable, unsuitable, untimely, untoward, unwell, unwholesome, unwise, unworthy, venom, vexation, vicious, vile, villainous, villainy, void, vomity, weevily, wicked, wizard, woe, woebegone, worm-eaten, wretched, wrong, wrongly, yucky


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