English Online Dictionary. What means badly? What does badly mean?
From bad + -ly.
- IPA(key): /ˈbæd.li/
badly (comparative more badly, superlative most badly)
- (Northern England) Ill, unwell.
- He's never badly.
badly (comparative worse, superlative worst)
- In a bad manner.
- Very much; to a great degree.
- I want it so badly.
- 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.
- Dalby, baldy, blady