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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adv 1: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen
           they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely
           impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
           [syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]
    2: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or
       improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill
       prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the
       car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team
       played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived
       plan" [syn: ill, badly, poorly] [ant: good, well]
    3: evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is
       to act badly"
    4: in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in
       school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass
       his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was
       sent to his room" [syn: badly, mischievously,
    5: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for
       `badly'); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly
       shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad" [syn: badly,
    6: very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard
       for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in
       need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
       [syn: badly, bad]
    7: without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly";
       "I think he paints very badly" [ant: well]
    8: in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the
       venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the
       case was settled disadvantageously for them" [syn: badly,
       disadvantageously] [ant: advantageously, well]
    9: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of
       the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
       [syn: ill, badly] [ant: well]
    10: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional
        display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's
        death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of
        the earthquake" [ant: well]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Badly \Bad"ly\, adv.
   In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly;
   unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably;
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very
         greatly, with words signifying to want or need.
         [1913 Webster]

Thesaurus Results for badly:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
afield, amiss, astray, atrociously, awfully, awry, carelessly, critically, cruelly, damagingly, dangerously, defectively, deficiently, distressfully, dreadfully, emotionally, erroneously, faultily, gravely, greatly, grievously, hard, hardly, harshly, horribly, improperly, inaccurately, inadequately, inartistically, incorrectly, ineptly, insufficiently, mischievously, painfully, poorly, roughly, seriously, severely, shamefully, shoddily, unacceptably, unfavorably, unfortunately, unkindly, unluckily, unsatisfactorily, unspeakably, unsuccessfully, very much, viciously, vigorously, villainously, wickedly, wretchedly, wrong
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