spokenused to persuade someone that something is good or worth doing:
You only pay £10 deposit and no interest: that can't be bad, can it?
31 comparative badder, superlative baddestespecially American Englishspoken informal
a) used when you think something is very good:
Now that's a bad car!
b) someone who is bad is very determined and does not always obey rules - used to show approval
WORD FOCUS: bad WORD FOCUS: bad very bad:awful, terrible, horrible, lousyinformal, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous bad, but not very bad:not very good, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, lacklustre of bad quality:shoddy, inferior, poor quality, cheap, crummyinformal bad at doing something:be no good at something very bad at doing something:hopeless, terrible, useless, lousyinformal, incompetent morally bad:evil, wicked, immoral, corrupt, sick, perverted, degenerate
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.