Bad (?), imp. of Bid.

Bade. [Obs.]



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Bad (?), a. [Compar. Worse (?); superl. Worst (?). ] [Probably fr. AS. baeddel hermaphrodite; cf. baedling 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 health; bad crop; bad news.

Sometimes used substantively.

The strong antipathy of good to bad.

Syn. -- Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious; hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious; imperfect.


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