bad, worse, worst

bad, worse, worst
رَدِيء \ bad, worse, worst: (of men and their acts) not good; evil: Bad boys are punished, not of good quality He speaks very bad English. coarse: (of material) rough; not fine or smooth: coarse cloth; coarse sand. ill: of things (only with a few nouns and in compounds) bad: Ill health; ill feeling; ill effects. poor: of bad quality; weak: poor soil; a poor attempt. rotten: bad: [i]a rotten trick (cruel; unkind); a rotten idea (foolish; useless)[/i]. vile: very nasty: a vile smell.

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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