(of a person) difficult to deal with; mean-tempered; touchy.
distinctively tough or powerful; so exceptional as to be intimidating.
a mean-tempered troublemaker.
Oh, and a badass clip of how terrifying the dragons have become.
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“Courtney Ames tries to be badass, she comes to court with a bouncer,” attorney Sean Erenstoft said.
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President Obama slow jamming the news, and more of his most badass moments.
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With some maneuvering, he and Tron take over the MCP and kill Sark, proving they’re the most badass guys in the mainframe.
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He was a good-looking guy with a perfect body covered in badass tattoos.
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badass Motherf**ker Samuel L. Jackson has given voice to the audio book version.
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If scrawny little Tutankhamun can do it, a badass like Khufu could probably cause them to spontaneously combust.
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These may not be badass victories or grand defeats of cinematically grotesque arch-enemies.
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She is a badass who can take down any opponent that stands in her way, regardless of gender.
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For a second there, diehard conservatives thought the Texas governor was something of a badass.
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a tough or aggressive person: the meanest badass in town
tough or aggressive: a badass rock band
excellent: a real badass watch
“tough guy,” 1950s U.S. slang, from bad + ass (n.2).
Difficult to deal with
Excellent; wonderful; rad, slammin’ (1980s+ College)
A belligerent and worthless person; bad actor, bad egg, bum: It’s the badasses who don’t want him back (1950s+)
- Bad bank
noun a financial institution set up to hold and manage underperforming assets owned by other banks Contemporary Examples He was talking about the “bad bank” concept being bandied about in Washington at the time. Top Seven Attention-Hungry Doomsayers Duff McDonald February 10, 2009 Until the extent of “bad bank” assets are counted and valued, taxpayers […]
- Bad blood
unfriendly or hostile relations; enmity; hostility; animosity: When the territory was being settled there was bad blood between the farmers and the ranchers. Contemporary Examples It will be two independent nations fighting, armed with conventional weapons and no shortage of bad blood between them. Birth of a Nation John Avlon July 8, 2011 They were […]
- Bad books
bad books Related Terms in someone’s bad books Contemporary Examples There are good books and bad books of every kind, regardless of which label is slapped on them. A Romance Writer’s Dark Turn David J. Montgomery June 10, 2009 Historical Examples It is far better to be silent, than merely to increase the quantity of […]
- Bad boy
bad boy noun phrase An impressive and perhaps dangerous device; puppy, sucker: You have written plenty of checks for your Harley, maybe even a few while right in the saddle of your bad boy (1980s+) Contemporary Examples Yes, American television viewers had fallen in love with Simon Cowell, the dangerous British bad boy with, secretly, […]