ETYM Old Eng. erraunt, errant, errand, equiv. to Eng. errant wandering, which was first applied to vagabonds, as an errant rogue, an errant thief, and hence passed gradually into its present and worse sense. Related to Errant.
Without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers; SYN. complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter.
Downright; unmitigated; infamous.
1. Characterized by wickedness or immorality; SYN. immoral.
2. Having undesirable or negative qualities
3. Capable of harming
4. Feeling physical discomfort or pain; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad' as in); SYN. tough.
5. Below average in quality or performance
6. Keenly sorry or regretful; SYN. sorry.
7. Very intense; SYN. big.
8. Reproduced fraudulently; SYN. forged.
9. Physically unsound or diseased; SYN. unfit, unsound.
10. Not working properly; SYN. defective.
11. Not financially safe or secure; SYN. insecure, risky, high-risk, speculative.
12. Not capable of being collected; SYN. uncollectible.
13. (Of foodstuffs) Not in an edible or usable condition; SYN. spoiled, spoilt.
14. (Linguistics; informal) Incorrect; not conforming to standard usage
ETYM From Cur.
1. Base and cowardly.
2. Resembling a cur; snarling and rude.
ETYM Old Eng. evel, evil, ifel, uvel, as. yfel; akin to OFries, evel, Dutch euvel, os. and Old High Germ. ubil, German übel, Goth. ubils, and perh. to Eng. over.
1. Morally bad or wrong; SYN. wicked.
2. Tending to cause great harm; SYN. harmful, injurious.
1. Not in good physical or mental health; SYN. sick.
2. Indicating hostility or enmity.
3. Presaging bad fortune; SYN. inauspicious, ominous.
4. Resulting in suffering or adversity.
1. Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; SYN. tight.
2. Offensive or even (of persons) malicious; SYN. awful.
1. Querulous in temperament or mood; fretful
2. Perversely obstinate
3. Marked by ill temper
ETYM Old Eng. unrightwise, as. unrihtwîs. Related to Un- not, and Righteous.
(Homonym: vial, viol).
Mean and degenerate; evil.
ETYM Old Eng. wicked, from wicke wicked; probably originally the same word as wicche wizard, witch. Related to Witch.
Morally bad in principle or practice.