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Adverb
In an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unsuccessful way
“Minerva is used to researchers describing the studies in a meta-analysis as poor, inadequate, or badly reported.”
Adverb
To a great degree
“It was a gamble that went badly wrong.”
Adverb
In a critical or unfavourable way
“And even if they are, I don't think they reflect that badly on their speakers.”
Adverb
In an unacceptable or unpleasant way
“Animal cruelty inspectors found the two dogs had been so badly treated they weighed just half of what they should have been.”
Adverb
Very much or intensely
“Any parks footballer will tell you how painful that can be and I was badly winded which was why I went down.”
Adverb
Unfavourably
“All involved in the story came out badly.”
Adverb
Immorally
Adverb
“Why were they treated so badly?”
Adverb
“Children who behave badly need help, not criticism.”
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