Bad

Bad

(bd), a. [Compar. Worse (ws); superl. Worst (wst).] [Probably fr. AS. bddel hermaphrodite; cf. bdling effeminate fellow.] Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; -- the opposite of good; as, a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad air; bad health; a bad crop; bad news.
Sometimes used substantively.
[1913 Webster]

The strong antipathy of good to bad.
Pope.
[1913 Webster]

Syn. -- Pernicious; deleterious; noxious; baneful; injurious; hurtful; evil; vile; wretched; corrupt; wicked; vicious; imperfect.
[1913 Webster]

Ba`daud"

(?), n. [F.] A person given to idle observation of everything, with wonder or astonishment; a credulous or gossipy idler.
[1913 Webster]

A host of stories . . . dealing chiefly with the subject of his great wealth, an ever delightful topic to the badauds of Paris.
Pall Mall Mag.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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