bad‧ly S2 W3 comparative worse superlative worst
1 in an unsatisfactory or unsuccessful way [≠ well]:
The company has been very badly managed.
The novel was translated badly into English.
badly made furniture
Rob did very badly in the History exam.
2 to a great or serious degree:
He's been limping badly ever since the skiing accident.
We badly wanted to help, but there was nothing we could do.
He was beaten so badly that his brother didn't recognize him.
The school is badly in need of (=very much needs) some new computers.
Things started to go badly wrong (=go wrong in a serious way) for Eric after he lost his job.

think badly of somebody/something

to have a bad opinion of someone or something:
I'm sure they won't think badly of you if you tell them you need some help.

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