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Adverb
In a poor, unsatisfactory, or inadequate way
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“Gordon Ramsay was apt to blow a gasket whenever he inspected a pantry that was maintained badly by the restaurateurs.”
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Very much or to an intense degree or extent
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“He had sat, sometimes, in the dark, in his bedroom, and thought about it until he had very nearly cried because he wanted it so badly.”
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In a grave, severe or critical manner
“Margaret was badly hurt in the accident, but eventually made a full recovery.”
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In a critical or unfavorable way
“Think about the distinction between asking whether a trait is blameworthy and asking whether it reflects badly on those who have it.”
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In a manner that is unfortunate or unfavorable
“In the end, things turn out rather badly. Strether, made infinitely more lucid by Paris, understands that he has wasted his life.”
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In an immoral or evil manner
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“I am sure this would be the easiest way to make a ton of money if you are willing to act badly.”
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In a cruel or unkind manner
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“To be abused and treated so badly by the media and to still hold her head so high is truly wonderful!”
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In a naughty or mischievous manner
“Before I could speak, she pushed the rack aside and looked at me like I was a badly behaved child screaming at the top of my lungs in a department store.”
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In an abominable manner
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In an emotionally difficult manner
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(figuratively) With no hope of recovery
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