[syn: ill, badly]
10. with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display;
- Example: "they took their defeat badly"
- Example: "took her father's death badly"
- Example: "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Badly \Bad"ly\, adv.
In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly;
unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably;
Note: Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very
greatly, with words signifying to want or need.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen
they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely
impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
[syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]
2: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or
improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill
prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the
car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team
played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived
plan" [syn: ill, badly, poorly] [ant: good, well]
3: evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is
to act badly"
4: in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in
school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass
his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was
sent to his room" [syn: badly, mischievously,
5: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for
`badly'); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly
shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad" [syn: badly,
6: very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard
for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in
need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
[syn: badly, bad]
7: without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly";
"I think he paints very badly" [ant: well]
8: in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the
venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the
case was settled disadvantageously for them" [syn: badly,
disadvantageously] [ant: advantageously, well]
9: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of
the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
[syn: ill, badly] [ant: well]
10: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional
display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's
death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of
the earthquake" [ant: well]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "badly":
afield, amiss, astray, atrociously, awfully, awry, carelessly,
critically, cruelly, damagingly, dangerously, defectively,
deficiently, distressfully, dreadfully, emotionally, erroneously,
faultily, gravely, greatly, grievously, hard, hardly, harshly,
horribly, improperly, inaccurately, inadequately, inartistically,
incorrectly, ineptly, insufficiently, mischievously, painfully,
poorly, roughly, seriously, severely, shamefully, shoddily,
unacceptably, unfavorably, unfortunately, unkindly, unluckily,
unsatisfactorily, unspeakably, unsuccessfully, very much,
viciously, vigorously, villainously, wickedly, wretchedly, wrong