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bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (evil, wicked)  (malvagio)cattivo agg
 In films, the bad guy usually loses.
 Nei film i ragazzi cattivi di solito perdono.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (poor quality)scarso agg
 The television reception was bad.
 La ricezione del televisore era scarsa.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not good)cattivo agg
 She was in a bad mood.
 Era di cattivo umore.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (incorrect)cattivo, scadente, scarso agg
 Your pronunciation is bad - you need to practise.
 Hai una cattiva pronuncia - devi esercitarti.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ill)male avv
 Could you get the doctor? I feel really bad.
 Puoi chiamare il dottore? Mi sento proprio male.
 
Additional Translations
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unfavourable)negativo agg
 The critic wrote a bad review of the performance.
 Il critico ha scritto una recensione negativa sullo spettacolo.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (upsetting)  (brutto)cattivo agg
 I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.
 Ho paura di avere cattive notizie per voi.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (defective)sbagliato agg
 The faulty one was part of a bad batch.
 Quello difettoso faceva parte di una partita sbagliata.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inadequate)  (scarso, inadeguato)cattivo agg
 His eyes got worse as he regularly read in bad lighting.
 I suoi occhi sono peggiorati perché leggeva sempre con una cattiva illuminazione.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (harmful)male avv
 Smoking is bad for you.
 Fumare ti fa male.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (diseased)malato agg
 He has a bad heart.
 Ha il cuore malato.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (rotten)cattivo, guasto, marcio agg
  rovinato agg
  andato a male agg
 I think these apples are bad. They have been there for a month.
 Penso che queste mele siano guaste. Sono rimaste qui per un mese.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unpleasant)sgradevole, spiacevole agg
 There was bad feeling between them.
 C'erano sentimenti sgradevoli fra di loro.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (irascible)antipatico agg
 My uncle is so bad - always making rude jokes!
 Mio zio è così antipatico, fa sempre scherzi villani.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (severe)forte agg
 Take these painkillers if the pain becomes too bad.
 Prendi questi analgesici se il dolore diventa troppo forte.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (contrite)male avv
 I feel bad about having lied to you.
 Mi sento male ad averti mentito.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (inclement)brutto agg
 The west coast is renowned for its bad weather.
 La costa ovest è conosciuta per il suo tempo brutto.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (offensive)  (sgradevole)cattivo agg
 There was a bad smell from the bin.
 Veniva un cattivo odore dal cestino.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (insensitive)cattivo agg
 His actions were the height of bad manners.
 Le sue azioni erano al limite delle cattive maniere.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (blemished)brutto agg
 She had smallpox as a child and has a bad complexion because of it.
 Ha avuto il vaiolo da bambino e per questo ha una brutta carnagione.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (obscene)osceno agg
 The comic's routine was full of bad language.
 Il numero del comico usava un linguaggio completamente osceno.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (wasted)sperperare vtr
 He had no sense, and threw good money after bad.
 Non aveva buon senso e ha sperperato il denaro.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (counterfeit)  (assegno non pagato)scoperto agg
  FALSE agg
 US: He had been paid with a bad check.
 Era stato pagato con un assegno scoperto.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." slang (excellent)  (slang)fico agg
 Oh man, that is so bad! I really like it!
 Cavolo, è proprio fico! Mi piace davvere.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (dishonourable)cattivo agg
 He was sacked and given a bad reference.
 L'hanno licenziato e gli hanno dato cattive referenze.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (unskilled)incapace agg
 He was a bad workman, and whatever he mended soon broke again.
 Era un lavoratore incapace e qualunque cosa aggiustasse subito si rompeva di nuovo.
bad advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (badly)male avv
 He's in love and he's got it bad.
 È innamorato e l'ha presa male.
bad advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US (destitute)al verde loc avv
  in bancarotta, in miseria avv
 She does not earn much and is quite bad off.
 Non guadagna molto ed è quasi al verde.
bad nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (that which is bad)  (ciò che è cattivo)cattivo nm
 We must take the bad with the good.
 Dobbiamo accettare il buono e il cattivo.
bad nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bad condition)di male in peggio loc avv
 Her behaviour goes from bad to worse.
 Il suo comportamento va di male in peggio.
bad nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (evil people)  (persona malvagia)cattivo nm
 Hell is reserved for the truly bad.
 L'inferno è riservato ai veri cattivi.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
bad actor cattivo attore
bad attitude nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (negative manner)cattivo comportamento, brutto comportamento nm
bad behavior UScattivo comportamento
bad behaviour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child: naughtiness)malefatte nfpl
  disobbedienze nfpl
  capricci nmpl
 As a punishment for bad behavior, the child was sent to his room.
bad behaviour nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (adult: criminal or antisocial acts)comportamento scorretto nm
  cattive maniere nfpl
 Talking on your cell phone in the library is such bad behavior!
bad blood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (resentment, acrimony)cattivo sangue nm
  risentimento, astio nm
  ruggine nf
bad books libro nero
bad boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (naughty male child)ragazzaccio nm
 My little Jimmy is being such a bad boy lately, I just don't know what to do.
bad boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (rebel)ribelle nm
  pecora nera nf
 I am always attracted to the bad boy of the group.
bad break nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misfortune, period of bad luck)colpo di sfortuna nm
 He really got a bad break -- the truck ran into his house the day after his insurance lapsed.
bad break nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (serious fracture of a bone)brutta frattura nf
 Jim suffered a bad break in his femur when he fell off the ladder.
bad breath nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (halitosis)alito cattivo nm
bad case brutto caso
bad case of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (serious affliction with: an illness)brutto caso di
 My brother has a bad case of the measles.
bad case of nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (serious instance of [sth])brutto caso di
 I have a bad case of the blues.
bad character cattivo soggetto
bad check
UK: bad cheque
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (bank cheque without sufficient funds)assegno scoperto nm
bad child bambino cattivo
bad cold nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (severe effects of cold virus)brutto raffreddore nm
 She's home with a bad cold.
 È a casa con un brutto raffreddore.
bad condition cattiva condizione
bad copy brutta copia
bad day giornataccia nf
bad debt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (debt not likely to be repaid)debito insoluto nm
bad debts crediti inesigibili
bad dream incubo
bad egg nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal (bad or dishonest person)mela marcia nf
 It's no surprise that he ended up in prison. He has always been a bad egg.
bad egg nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (egg that is rotten)uovo marcio nm
 That bad egg smells awful!
bad example cattivo esempio
bad faith mala fede
bad faith cattiva fede
bad faith malafede nf
bad feeling   (cattiva sensazione)brutta sensazione
bad feeling about nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misgivings, suspicions with regard to)brutto presentimento riguardo a nm
 I have a bad feeling about this place; I think we should leave.
bad for far male
bad for dannoso
bad fortune nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bad luck, misfortune)sfortuna nf
 Kim had the bad fortune to meet up with a werewolf on his way home last night.
bad grammar cattiva grammatica
bad guy il cattivo per antonomasia
bad guy ragazzaccio
bad habit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (repeated negative behaviour)brutta abitudine, cattiva abitudine nf
 Picking your nose is a bad habit.
 Mettersi le dita nel naso è una brutta abitudine.
  brutto vizio nm
bad habit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (vice or addiction)vizio nm
 Smoking is a bad habit.
   (vizio)cattiva abitudine nf
 Fumare è una cattiva abitudine.
bad hair day nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, slang (day when everything goes wrong)giornata nera nf
   (slang)giornata no nf
bad hand brutta calligrafia
bad health nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (illness)  (stato generale di malessere fisico)cattiva salute nf
 Edward put his mother's bad health down to years of smoking.
 Fumare contribuisce alla cattiva salute.
bad humor UScattivo umore
bad humour
bad humour
US
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(grumpy mood)cattivo umore nm
bad influence nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who prompts misbehaviour in others)cattiva influenza nf
bad job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (incompetence)pasticcio nm
  lavoro mal fatto nm
 Every time I give him something to do he does such a bad job.
bad language nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (swearing, curse words)parolacce nfpl
  volgarità nfpl
 Children often learn bad language from their parents and friends.
bad light nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (unfavourable view)cattiva luce nf
bad lot cattivo soggetto
bad lot poco di buono
bad luck nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (misfortune)sfortuna nf
  disdetta nf
Bad luck! interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (expressing commiseration)che sfortuna! inter
   (gergale)che sfiga! inter
bad man uomo cattivo
bad manners nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (discourteous speech or behaviour)cattive maniere nfpl
  maleducazione nf
bad money denaro sporco
bad mood nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grumpiness)cattivo umore, malumore nm
 Don't ask him at the moment, he's in a bad mood.
 Scusami se ti ho risposto male, ma sono di cattivo umore oggi.
bad move nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (ill-judged or unfortunate action)mossa sbagliata nf
  decisione sbagliata nf
  passo falso nm
bad name   (cattiva reputazione)brutta reputazione
bad news nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal ([sth] unwelcome, unfortunate)rogna nf
  porta guai agg
 That boy is bad news.
bad news nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (distressing information)cattive notizie nfpl
 My mom called to give me the bad news that my cousin had been in an accident.
bad news nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person who brings danger or problems)porta guai agg
  sciagurato agg
 That guy always brings trouble. He's definitely bad news.
 Do not date her... she's been married and divorced 5 times! She's bad news.
bad odor US  (puzzo)odore sgradevole
bad off essere in una brutta situazione
bad off essere malconcio
bad people cattiva gente
bad person persona cattiva
bad poetry brutta poesia
bad policy politica sbagliata
bad press nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (unfavourable publicity)cattiva stampa nf
bad report brutta pagella
bad reputation cattiva reputazione
bad smell   (puzzo)odore sgradevole
bad speller nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person who often spells words incorrectly)persona che fa errori di ortografia nf
bad spelling errori di ortografia
bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lack of discernment)mancanza di buonsenso
bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inappropriateness)cattivo gusto nm
bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (disgust or displeasure)saporaccio nm
  cattivo sapore nm
bad temper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grumpy nature)caratteraccio nm
  brutto carattere nm
bad temper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grumpy mood)indole difficile nf
bad tempered
bad-tempered
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(grumpy)di cattivo umore
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 My daughter is always bad-tempered when she doesn't get enough sleep.
bad time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inopportune moment)momentaccio nm
  momento inopportuno nm
bad time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (difficult experience)brutta esperienza nf
bad times brutti momenti
bad turn brutta piega
bad turn voltare nella strada sbagliata
bad turn in the weather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (change to unpleasant weather)peggioramento del tempo nm
 The meteorologists are predicting a bad turn in the weather this weekend.
 Si prevede un peggioramento del tempo.
   (formale)peggioramento delle condizioni meteorologiche nm
 Un peggioramento delle condizioni meteorologiche è atteso nel weekend.
  peggioramento delle condizioni atmosferiche
  peggioramento delle condizioni del tempo nm
 Da martedì si avrà un peggioramento delle condizioni del tempo.
bad weather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cold, wet or windy weather)brutto tempo nm
 The bad weather prevented us from going fishing.
 Lo scorso fine settimana c'è stato brutto tempo.
   (formale)maltempo nm
 Arrivano altri fondi per far fronte ai danni causati dal maltempo nei mesi scorsi.
bad will cattiva fede
bad woman donnaccia
bad writing brutta calligrafia
bad-looking   (dall'apparenza brutta)brutto nm
bad-mannered maleducato agg
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