The word ‘bad’ is one that is frequently used in English, and yet there are many other different words you can use instead to be more specific and make your writing more interesting.
There are several different meanings of ‘bad’, so decide on the meaning you want before choosing a suitable synonym.
If you want a synonym for ‘bad’ to say that something is awful or harmful, here are some alternative words you could use:
If something is ‘bad’ because it is not of a very good quality, use one of the words below:
To describe someone as ‘bad’ when they are being unkind or not behaving well, try one of these words:
Look at the Thesaurus entry for bad to find other synonyms and examples.
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