pertaining to habitually inappropriate or undesirable behavior
Every time she drinks alcohol, she is badly behaved.
If he were an ordinary man instead of a nobleman, they would call him badly behaved.
A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
Angèle is a little vixen, a badly behaved, spoilt child, I fear.
The Revellers Louis Tracy
Of course, every girl must respect herself; there’s nothing I dislike more than a badly behaved girl.
Plays by Chekhov, Second Series Anton Chekhov
We are not generally so badly behaved, though you are the only lady that has so far honoured Growlers’ with a visit.
Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood
- Badly off
not good in any manner or degree. having a wicked or evil character; morally reprehensible: There is no such thing as a bad boy. of poor or inferior quality; defective; deficient: a bad diamond; a bad spark plug. inadequate or below standard; not satisfactory for use: bad heating; Living conditions in some areas are very […]
adjective naughty or bad noun a hooligan
a game played on a rectangular court by two players or two pairs of players equipped with light rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a high net that divides the court in half. Contemporary Examples As to why badminton is largely ignored, or even laughed, at in the US, Jiang threw the question right […]
Slang. to speak critically and often disloyally of; disparage: Why do you bad-mouth your family so much? Contemporary Examples Viacom’s billionaire owner wants to know who’s badmouthing his girl-band pet project to The Daily Beast. Sumner’s Witch Hunt Peter Lauria July 19, 2010 verb (transitive) (slang) to speak unfavourably about v. “abuse someone verbally,” 1941, […]