badly

badly

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of badly in English

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English

Etymology

From bad +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæd.li/

Adjective

badly (comparative more badly, superlative most badly)

  1. (Northern England) Ill, unwell.
    He's never badly.

Translations

Adverb

badly (comparative worse, superlative worst)

  1. In a bad manner.
  2. Very much; to a great degree.
    I want it so badly.

Usage notes

  • Badly is sometimes used after feel in its copulative sense where one might expect an adjective, ie, bad. Most prescriptive grammarians prefer "I feel bad" to "I feel badly", but "I feel badly" is widely used.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Dalby, baldy, blady

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