Badly Adverb Synonyms
distressfully, emotionally, hard
He took the news badly.
poorly, defectively, insufficiently, inadequately, unsatisfactorily, carelessly, ineptly, shoddily, inadequately, deficiently
We lived in a badly furnished flat in the East End.
immorally, wickedly, viciously, mischievously, naughtily, shamefully, improperly, villainously
The school has had its share of badly behaved pupils.
unfortunately, unluckily, unsuccessfully, unfavorably, poorly
These are an improvement on the former rules, which worked badly.
incorrectly, faultily, defectively, poorly, improperly, inaccurately, erroneously, unacceptably, ineptly, inartistically, amateurishly, awfully
He speaks English badly. He sings badly.
very much, greatly, seriously
Peter is badly in need of extra money.
dangerously, severely, gravely, critically, grievously, seriously
Her father was badly wounded in the war.
unfavorably, damagingly, critically
Even her friends spoke badly of her.
unkindly, cruelly, harshly, severely, wretchedly, dreadfully, improperly, atrociously, horribly, unspeakably
The prisoners were treated so badly that few survived.
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