Antonyms of noun bad

1 sense of bad

Sense 1
bad, badness -- (that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good")
       Antonym of good (Sense 3)
      => good, goodness -- (that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bad

1 sense of bad

Sense 1
bad, badness -- (that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Antonyms of adj bad

14 senses of bad

Sense 1
bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

good (vs. bad) -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")
        => bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad (predicate), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing -- (very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing")
        => good enough -- (adequately good for the circumstances; "if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me")
        => goodish -- (moderately good of its kind; "a goodish wine")
        => hot -- (very good; often used in the negative; "he's hot at math but not so hot at history")
        => redeeming (prenominal) -- (compensating for some fault or defect; "the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity"; "his saving grace was his sense of humor")
        => satisfactory, acceptable -- (meeting requirements; "the step makes a satisfactory seat")
        => solid -- (characterized by good substantial quality; "solid comfort"; "a solid base hit")
        => superb -- (surpassingly good; "a superb meal")
        => well-behaved, well behaved -- ((usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct; "a well-behaved child")

Sense 2
bad, big -- (very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm")

INDIRECT (VIA intense) -> mild -- (moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme; "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism")

Sense 3
bad, tough -- (feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night")

INDIRECT (VIA uncomfortable) -> comfortable, comfy -- (providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal); "comfortable clothes"; "comfortable suburban houses"; "made himself comfortable in an armchair"; "the antihistamine made her feel more comfortable"; "are you comfortable?"; "feeling comfy now?")

Sense 4
bad, spoiled, spoilt -- ((of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food")

INDIRECT (VIA stale) -> fresh -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Sense 5
regretful (vs. unregretful), sorry, bad -- (feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase")


Sense 6
bad, uncollectible -- (not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt")

INDIRECT (VIA invalid) -> valid -- (well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force; "a valid inference"; "a valid argument"; "a valid contract")

Sense 7
bad -- (below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital")

INDIRECT (VIA inferior) -> superior -- (of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students")

Sense 8
bad -- (nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar")

INDIRECT (VIA nonstandard) -> standard, received -- (conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British))

Sense 9
bad, risky, high-risk, speculative -- (not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises")

INDIRECT (VIA unsound) -> sound -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 10
bad, unfit, unsound -- (physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth")

INDIRECT (VIA unhealthy) -> healthy -- (having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy")

Sense 11
bad -- (capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you")

INDIRECT (VIA harmful) -> harmless -- (not causing or capable of causing harm; "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless")

Sense 12
bad -- (characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life")

INDIRECT (VIA evil) -> good -- (morally admirable)

Sense 13
bad, forged -- (reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill")

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Sense 14
bad, defective -- (not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance")

INDIRECT (VIA malfunctioning) -> functioning -- (performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight")

Similarity of adj bad

14 senses of bad

Sense 1
bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")
       => atrocious, abominable, awful, dreadful, painful, terrible, unspeakable -- (exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room")
       => corked, corky -- ((of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin; "a corked port")
       => deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry -- (bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs")
       => fearful, frightful -- (extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake")
       => hard, tough -- (unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break")
       => hopeless -- ((informal to emphasize how bad it is) beyond hope of management or reform; "she handed me a hopeless jumble of papers"; "he is a hopeless romantic")
       => horrid -- (exceedingly bad; "when she was bad she was horrid")
       => icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky -- (very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world")
       => ill -- (distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute")
       => incompetent, unskilled -- (not doing a good job; "incompetent at chess")
       => mediocre -- (poor to middling in quality; "there have been good and mediocre and bad artists")
       => naughty -- (badly behaved; "a naughty boy")
       => negative -- (having the quality of something harmful or unpleasant; "ran a negative campaign"; "delinquents retarded by their negative outlook on life")
       => poor -- (unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"; "expectations were poor")
       => pretty -- ((used ironically) unexpectedly bad; "a pretty mess"; "a pretty kettle of fish")
       => rubber, no-good -- (returned for lack of funds; "a rubber check"; "a no-good check")
       => severe -- (very bad in degree or extent; "a severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage")
       => swingeing -- (severe; punishingly bad; "swingeing taxation"; "swingeing damages awarded by the judge")
       => uncool -- ((spoken slang) unfashionable and boring)
       => unfavorable, unfavourable -- (not favorable; "made an unfavorable impression"; "unfavorable reviews")
       => unsuitable -- (not conducive to good moral development; "the movie is unsuitable for children")
          Also See-> disobedient#1; evil#1; unfavorable#1, unfavourable#1; worse#1; worst#1

Sense 2
bad, big -- (very intense; "a bad headache"; "in a big rage"; "had a big (or bad) shock"; "a bad earthquake"; "a bad storm")
       => intense (vs. mild) -- (possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense")

Sense 3
bad, tough -- (feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night")
       => uncomfortable (vs. comfortable) -- (providing or experiencing physical discomfort; "an uncomfortable chair"; "an uncomfortable day in the hot sun")

Sense 4
bad, spoiled, spoilt -- ((of foodstuffs) not in an edible or usable condition; "bad meat"; "a refrigerator full of spoilt food")
       => stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

Sense 5
regretful (vs. unregretful), sorry, bad -- (feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase")
          Also See-> penitent#1, repentant#1

Sense 6
bad, uncollectible -- (not capable of being collected; "a bad (or uncollectible) debt")
       => invalid (vs. valid) -- (having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license")

Sense 7
bad -- (below average in quality or performance; "a bad chess player"; "a bad recital")
       => inferior (vs. superior) -- (of low or inferior quality)

Sense 8
bad -- (nonstandard; "so-called bad grammar")
       => nonstandard (vs. standard) -- (not conforming to the language usage of a prestige group within a community; "a nonstandard dialect is one used by uneducated speakers or socially disfavored groups"; "the common core of nonstandard words and phrases in folk speech"- A.R.Dunlap)

Sense 9
bad, risky, high-risk, speculative -- (not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises")
       => unsound (vs. sound) -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Sense 10
bad, unfit, unsound -- (physically unsound or diseased; "has a bad back"; "a bad heart"; "bad teeth"; "an unsound limb"; "unsound teeth")
       => unhealthy (vs. healthy) -- (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers")

Sense 11
bad -- (capable of harming; "bad air"; "smoking is bad for you")
       => harmful (vs. harmless) -- (causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking")

Sense 12
bad -- (characterized by wickedness or immorality; "led a very bad life")
       => evil (vs. good) -- (morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds")

Sense 13
bad, forged -- (reproduced fraudulently; "like a bad penny..."; "a forged twenty dollar bill")
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

Sense 14
bad, defective -- (not working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance")
       => malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional -- (not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve")

Synonyms of adv bad

2 senses of bad

Sense 1
badly, bad -- (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")

Sense 2
badly, bad -- (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")

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