Badly Adverb Synonyms
immorally, wickedly, viciously, mischievously, naughtily, shamefully, improperly, villainously
The school has had its share of badly behaved pupils.
dangerously, severely, gravely, critically, grievously, seriously
Her father was badly wounded in the war.
incorrectly, faultily, defectively, poorly, improperly, inaccurately, erroneously, unacceptably, ineptly, inartistically, amateurishly, awfully
He speaks English badly. He sings badly.
unkindly, cruelly, harshly, severely, wretchedly, dreadfully, improperly, atrociously, horribly, unspeakably
The prisoners were treated so badly that few survived.
poorly, defectively, insufficiently, inadequately, unsatisfactorily, carelessly, ineptly, shoddily, inadequately, deficiently
We lived in a badly furnished flat in the East End.
distressfully, emotionally, hard
He took the news badly.
unfavorably, damagingly, critically
Even her friends spoke badly of her.
very much, greatly, seriously
Peter is badly in need of extra money.
unfortunately, unluckily, unsuccessfully, unfavorably, poorly
These are an improvement on the former rules, which worked badly.
Entertainment / Golf / Dub: (also 'duff, top') a badly misplayed shot, usually associated with the ball never leaving the ground as a result of hitting the top or side of the ball or hitting the ground well behind the ball MORE