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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bad·ly /ˈbædli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bad·ly, adv. In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.
 Note:Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very greatly, with words signifying to want or need.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they
             had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely
             impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
             [syn: severely, gravely, seriously]
      2: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or
         improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill
         prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends";
         "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam";
         "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an
         ill-conceived plan" [syn: ill, poorly] [ant: well]
      3: evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal
         is to act badly"
      4: in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in
         school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to
         embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had
         guests and was sent to his room" [syn: mischievously, naughtily]
      5: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for
         `badly'); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were
         badly shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad" [syn: bad]
      6: very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard
         for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly
         in need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste
         it" [syn: bad]
      7: without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes
         badly"; "I think he paints very badly" [ant: well]
      8: in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the
         venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that
         the case was settled disadvantageously for them" [syn: disadvantageously]
         [ant: well, well]
      9: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of
         the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
         [syn: ill] [ant: well]
      10: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional
          display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her
          father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at
          the time of the earthquake" [ant: well]