Other Words for Badly

Badly Adverb Synonyms
distressfully, emotionally, hard
He took the news badly.

dangerously, severely, gravely, critically, grievously, seriously
Her father was badly wounded in the war.

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.

poorly, defectively, insufficiently, inadequately, unsatisfactorily, carelessly, ineptly, shoddily, inadequately, deficiently
We lived in a badly furnished flat in the East End.

incorrectly, faultily, defectively, poorly, improperly, inaccurately, erroneously, unacceptably, ineptly, inartistically, amateurishly, awfully
He speaks English badly. He sings badly.

unfavorably, damagingly, critically
Even her friends spoke badly of her.

immorally, wickedly, viciously, mischievously, naughtily, shamefully, improperly, villainously
The school has had its share of badly behaved pupils.

unkindly, cruelly, harshly, severely, wretchedly, dreadfully, improperly, atrociously, horribly, unspeakably
The prisoners were treated so badly that few survived.

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