English to Swahili Meaning :: bad

-baya/-bovu
Bad :
mbaya
- mbayabadenvibayaubaya
 

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Noun(1) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
Adjective(1) having undesirable or negative qualities(2) very intense, or bad(3) feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'(4) (of foodstuffs(5) feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone(6) not capable of being collected, or uncollectible(7) below average in quality or performance(8) nonstandard(9) not financially safe or secure(10) physically unsound or diseased(11) capable of harming(12) characterized by wickedness or immorality(13) reproduced fraudulently(14) not working properly
Adverb(1) with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly'(2) very much; strongly

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(1) A bad reputation can only help demoralise employees and no greater flexibility of hours worked will overcome this.(2) I don't want to do anything today and if the weather's bad , I'll say what an awful day.(3) You can't get much sleep; and the kids are throwing up because the food is bad .(4) The water was a bit soapy and although she never got pregnant, she had some really bad aches and pains for weeks after that.(5) The death penalty for very bad people may plausibly be described as the latter category.(6) This doesn't mean that what we see will be bad or evil or any of those things that we may have been taught.(7) The general level of ignorance on what is good or bad behaviour is compounded by the idealisation of childhood.(8) the meat has gone bad(9) The air was still pretty bad , but the tunnel was larger and much less foreboding.(10) it was a bad idea(11) All share some of the ailments of old age, including poor memories, fading eyesight and bad hearing.(12) I felt so bad , so ashamed of the person I am today, so worthless, so empty, so useless.(13) No matter how bad I threw the ball, it was still going to knock down at least one pin.(14) He suffered money problems and was arrested for passing a bad cheque and other financial charges.(15) She knew she was bad der than these wannabe hoodlums.(16) Pain is your body's way of telling you to stop, and ignoring it will not only make you feel bad but probably injure you into the bargain.
Related Words
(1) not bad ::
Sio mbaya
(2) bad boy ::
mvulana mbaya
(3) too bad ::
mbaya sana
(4) bad girl ::
msichana mbaya
(5) bad luck ::
bahati mbaya
(6) bad trip ::
safari mbaya
(7) very bad ::
mbaya sana
(8) so bad ::
Mbaya sana
(9) go bad ::
kuharibika
(10) bad guy ::
mtu mbaya
Synonyms
Adjective
1. substandard ::
substandard
2. harmful ::
madhara
3. wicked ::
waovu
4. badly behaved ::
vibaya tulipokuwa
5. unpleasant ::
unpleasant
6. inauspicious ::
inauspicious
7. severe ::
kali
8. rotten ::
mbovu
10. guilty ::
hatia
11. invalid ::
batili
12. offensive ::
kukera
13. big ::
kubwa
14. defective ::
mbovu
15. forged ::
kughushi
16. sorry ::
pole
18. tough ::
mgumu
19. unsound ::
timamu
20. speculative ::
kubahatisha
Adverb
21. badly ::
vibaya
Noun
Antonyms
1. adequate ::
kutosha
2. decent ::
heshima
3. fine ::
faini
4. passable ::
uliokubalika
5. respectable ::
heshima
6. satisfactory ::
kuridhisha
7. standard ::
kiwango
8. tolerable ::
nafuu
Different Forms
bad, baden, badly, badness
Word Example from TV Shows

The best way to learn proper English is to read news report, and watch news on TV. Watching TV shows is a great way to learn casual English, slang words, understand culture reference and humor. If you have already watched these shows then you may recall the words used in the following dialogs.

Well, their technology
isn\'t that bad.

Well, their technology isn't that BAD.

The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 23


Yeah, but it\'s not
always that bad.

Yeah, but it's not always that BAD.

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 23


I\'m sorry your mother
made you feel bad, but...

I'm sorry your mother made you feel BAD, but...

The Big Bang Theory Season 10, Episode 12


I hate to pile on the bad news,
but I just got a raise.

I hate to pile on the BAD news, but I just got a raise.

The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 6


Lord Tyrion, you see?
Not as bad as all that.

Lord Tyrion, you see? Not as BAD as all that.

Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 2


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