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EtymologyEdit

From bad +‎ -ly.

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AdjectiveEdit

badly (comparative more badly, superlative most badly)

  1. (Northern England) Ill, unwell.
    He's never badly.

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AdverbEdit

badly (comparative worse or badlier, superlative worst or badliest)

  1. In a bad manner.
  2. Very much; to a great degree.
    I want it so badly.

Usage notesEdit

  • Badly is sometimes used after feel in its copulative sense where one might expect an adjective, ie, bad. Most prescriptive grammarians prefer "I feel bad" to "I feel badly", but "I feel badly" is widely used.

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