What is the opposite of good?

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Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and satisfactory
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“The layout of the apartment was bad, and the kitchen was too small.”
Adjective
Opposite of high quality
“It is a substandard acquisition that is draining our finances.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of virtue, having excellent moral character
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“The evildoer seeks to live a dishonorable life through malevolent thought, speech and actions.”
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Opposite of competent or talented
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“The amateur painter produces unrefined works of art that lack depth and finesse.”
Adjective
Opposite of useful or functional for a particular purpose
“These old computers are now inadequate for what we need to achieve.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
Opposite of a mood associated with celebration or festivities
“He was in a foul mood and refused to spend the entire weekend at his in-law's house.”
Adjective
Opposite of kind in behavior or actions
“The dictator was known to be miserly and selfish in nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of state of being happy and contented
“The vagrant suffered a sad and joyless existence.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasing to taste
“The meat used in the burgers were stale and horrid to taste.”
Adjective
Opposite of genuine, real or authentic
“The organizers strayed from traditional cooking methods, using artificial ingredients to prepare the dishes.”
Adjective
Opposite of having good manners and conforming to standards of respectful behaviour
“His master and friends all said he was a naughty boy, prone to having fits of temper tantrums.”
Adjective
Opposite of significant and abundant
“The area has a measly supply of rivers, all of them small.”
Adjective
Opposite of a state in which a body is sound and healthy
“His body was feeling ill after contracting the disease.”
Adjective
Opposite of profound and deep
“The motivational speaker was a charlatan whose words were farcical.”
Adjective
Opposite of trendy or fashionable
“He wore baggy, rainbow-colored pants that were highly unfashionable.”
Adjective
Opposite of the pleasantness of warm and sunny weather
“We had to cancel our date at the beach due to overcast weather.”
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Opposite of displaying logic and common sense
“Her explanation for her bad behavior was completely illogical.”
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Opposite of showing approval, appreciation or praise
“The players humiliated themselves with a big loss in front of their critical fans.”
Adjective
Opposite of exhibiting passion and enthusiasm
“The author's works were mediocre and could only attract an apathetic readership.”
Adjective
Opposite of recuperative or having the essence of healing
“Drinking a whole bottle of wine last night is having a deleterious effect on my faculties this morning.”
Adjective
Opposite of for one's benefit
“Whilst the tribe accepted the King's token of appreciation, it was useless to them.”
Adjective
Opposite of of good financial standing
“The directors failed to prevent their company from incurring debt when their business became insolvent.”
Adjective
Opposite of well-meaning and kindly in nature
“It was a remarkable story of redemption for a man who, throughout his life, had been smug, selfish, greedy, and unkind to his fellow man.”
Adjective
Opposite of in an undamaged state
“The vase shattered on the ground, and all that was left was a pile of broken glass.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a constructive or productive feeling
“As a result of their unproductive response, we were unable to attain the information required to proceed.”
Adjective
Opposite of existing in fact and not merely as a possibility
“The premise that this was built by aliens is highly conjectural!”
Adjective
Opposite of a hefty amount or abundant
“Only an insignificant amount of the mass of the atom is associated with electrons.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving or sharing in abundance and without hesitation
“He is a stingy businessman who vehemently wants to reclaim money lent to his wife.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“If you have a point, you sure have an obtuse way of explaining it!”
Adjective
Opposite of having a good reputation
Adjective
Opposite of obeying the laws of society
Noun
Opposite of a benefit, or advantage from something
“The players opted for personal glory to the detriment of the team.”
Noun
Opposite of morality, generally or collectively
“The undisclosed purpose was to allow the founding of intergovernmental organizations to uphold the corruption of rogue states.”
Noun
Opposite of respect and honor
“Their cowardice was a great disservice to their country.”
Noun
Opposite of the benefit, importance or (useful) effect of something
“The insignificance of relaxation to stress relief is a myth. It is, in fact, crucial.”
Noun
Opposite of the reason for which something or someone is used or suited for
“The uselessness of the company's health and safety policy has caused many to lose faith in their products.”
Noun
Opposite of a benefit in comparison to other available options
“The downside is that a complete process model can take a lot of time to construct, and the data may not exist.”
Interjection
Opposite of an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation
“What an abysmal shot that was!”
Interjection
Opposite of an exclamation used to express agreement or compliance
No way, I will not come with you!”
Adverb
Opposite of permanently
Adverb
(informal) Opposite of a way to describe something that has been done well
“He was a bad teacher and did not care if I did what I was taught badly. ”
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