BAD, a.[Heb. to perish or destroy]1. Ill; evil; opposed to good; a word of general use, denoting physical defects and moral faults, in men and things; as a bad man, a bad heart, a bad design, bad air, bad water, bad books.2. Vicious; corrupt; depraved, in a moral sense; as a bad life; a bad action.3. Unwholesome; as bad provisions.4. Unfortunate; unprosperous; as a bad state of affairs.5. Unskillful; as a bad player.6. Small; poor; as a bad crop.7. Infirm; as a bad state of health.8. Feeble, corrupt, or oppressive; as a bad government.9. Hurtful; pernicious; as, fine print is bad for the eyes.
10. Unfavorable; as a bad season.
11. Poor; sterile; as a bad soil.
12. Rough or muddy; as a bad road. In short, bad expresses whatever is injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, unlawful or immoral; whatever is offensive, painful or unfavorable; or what is defective.