Definitions For Badly


  • (ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  • With unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
  • Unfavorably or with disapproval
  • In a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
  • Without skill or in a displeasing manner
  • To a severe or serious degree
  • Very much; strongly
  • With great intensity (bad' is a nonstandard variant for badly')
  • In a disobedient or naughty way
  • Evilly or wickedly


  • In a bad manner
  • Very much : to a great degree
  • Severely or seriously

Is Badly a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Badly is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Badly in a Sentence

  • He played badly but I played even worse.
  • The failure reflects badly on the administration.
  • She wanted the job badly.

Synonyms for Badly

Antonyms for Badly

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