a time when you expect something unpleasant or difficult to happen:
Don't delay, you're only putting off the evil hour.
Jeff grinned evilly as he picked up the phone.
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 ➔ See alsobad
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.