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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badly  \Bad"ly\,  adv 
  In  a  bad  manner;  poorly;  not  well  unskillfully;  imperfectly; 
  unfortunately;  grievously;  so  as  to  cause  harm;  disagreeably; 
  seriously. 
 
  Note:  Badly  is  often  used  colloquially  for  very  much  or  very 
  greatly,  with  words  signifying  to  want  or  need 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  badly 
  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:  {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},  {poorly}]  [ant:  {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:  {mischievously},  {naughtily}] 
  5:  with  great  intensity;  "the  injury  hurt  badly";  "the 
  buildings  were  badly  shaken";  (`bad'  is  a  nonstandard 
  variant  for  `badly'  as  in  "it  hurts  bad"  or  "we  need  water 
  bad")  [syn:  {bad}] 
  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:  {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:  {disadvantageously}] 
  [ant:  {well},  {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}]  [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}] 




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