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ruim adjbad, evil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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bad adj (inadequate)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 His eyes got worse as he regularly read in bad lighting.
bad adj (false)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He did his best to paint her in a bad light.
bad adj (diseased)  (doente)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  enfermo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He has a bad heart.
bad adj (unfavourable)  (desfavorável)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The inspectors gave the school a very bad report.
bad adj (rotten)  (podre)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I think these apples are bad. They have been there for a month.
bad adj (unpleasant)  (desagradável)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 There was bad feeling between them.
bad adj (irascible)  (irascível)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 My uncle is so bad - always making rude jokes!
bad adj (severe)  (severo)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Take these painkillers if the pain becomes too bad.
bad adj (inclement)  (inclemente)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The west coast is renowned for its bad weather.
bad adj (offensive)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 There was a bad smell from the bin.
bad adj (blemished)  (marca, mancha)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She had smallpox as a child and has a bad complexion because of it.
bad adj (obscene)  (de baixo calão)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The comic's routine was full of bad language.
bad adj (wasted)  (desperdiçado)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He had no sense, and threw good money after bad.
bad adj (counterfeit)  (falsificado)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 US: He had been paid with a bad check.
bad adj (dishonourable)  (desonroso)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He was sacked and given a bad reference.
bad adj (unskilled)  (inábil)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He was a bad workman, and whatever he mended soon broke again.
bad n (that which is bad)ruim sm
 We must take the bad with the good.
bad n (bad quality)  (má qualidade)ruim sm
 Quality controllers should sort the bad from the good.
bad n (evil people)  (pessoas más)ruim sm
 Hell is reserved for the truly bad.
evil adj (unlucky)  (sem sorte)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 These are evil days for my favourite team, which keeps losing.
nasty adj slang (sports: throw, etc.)  (esporte: jogar, etc.)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bad adj (poor quality)ruim, sofrível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The television reception was bad.
 A recepção da TV era ruim (or: sofrível).
bad adj (unfavourable)desfavorável, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 The critic wrote a bad review of the performance.
bad adj (incorrect)ruim, sofrível adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Your pronunciation is bad - you need to practise.
 Sua pronúncia é ruim (or: sofrível); você precisa praticar.
bad adj (harmful)prejudicial, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Smoking is bad for you.
evil adj (morally bad)mau, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Most people agree that Hitler was evil.
 Muitos concordam que Hitler era mau (or: ruim).
evil adj (foul)mau, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He showed his evil temper when he was told the bad news.
bite vi slang (be really bad)ser ruim
 You have to do the course all over again? That must bite!
 You have to repeat a grade? That bites!
suck vi slang, figurative (be very bad)ser mau, ruim loc v int
 You didn't get in? That sucks!
 Não conseguiu entrar? Isso é ruim (or:mau)!
lightweight n (person: gets drunk quickly)  (pessoa com pouca resistência ao álcool)ruim de copo loc adj
crappy adj (of poor quality)  (de qualidade pobre)ruim, porcaria adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
pestilence n figurative (evil influence )  (figurado)influência ruim loc sf
bad weather n (cold, wet or windy weather)tempo ruim loc sm
 The bad weather prevented us from going fishing.
bad hair day n figurative, slang (day when everything goes wrong)dia ruim loc sm
   (quando tudo dá errado)dia azarento loc sm
bad light n figurative (unfavourable view)  (vista desfavorável)iluminação ruim loc sf
be bad at [sth] v (do [sth] poorly or without skill)ser ruim em loc vt
 Why is Britain so bad at tennis?
be mean to [sb] v US, informal (treat [sb] unkindly)ser ruim com loc vt
  tratar mal loc vt
 Frankie said that Mary was being mean to him because she said he was smelly.
add fuel to the fire piorar uma situação ruim
  colocar brasa na fogueira
bad temper temperamento ruim
drag up desenterrar algo ruim do passado
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