Baddish



rather bad; not very good.
Historical Examples

Anyhow, we went wrong; and it is a baddish place to go wrong, I can tell you, is the Mozambique Channel.
A Chapter of Adventures G. A. Henty

“It’s a baddish business,” he added, when the butler had gone.
The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893 Various

The baddish boy entered, took up a position and remained apparently passive, hands in pockets.
Christie Johnstone Charles Reade

To-day is cold and foggy, like a baddish day in June with you; no colder, if so cold.
Letters from the Cape Lady Duff Gordon

Yes, colonel, what there is left of them; they certainly had a baddish twelve hours of it.
The Bravest of the Brave G. A. Henty

July begins unpleasantly with us, cold and showery, but it is often a baddish month.
Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

The baddish boy chuckled, and addressed himself to the nice brown steaks with their rich gravy.
Christie Johnstone Charles Reade

Well, we were in a baddish way before he came, I own; but this new crotchet of his is past a joke.
Tom Brown’s School Days Thomas Hughes

A baddish wrench parting from de Robeck and Keyes with whom I have been close friends for so long.
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton

Archbishop thereupon gives absolution of his sins; Archbishop does,—a baddish, unlikely kind of man, as August well knows.
History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle

adj.

“rather bad,” 1755, from bad + -ish.

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