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synonyms for badly off

  • depressed
  • deprived
  • destitute
  • disadvantaged
  • handicapped
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • needy
  • down and out
  • hapless
  • hard up
  • have-not
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • in dire straits
  • in need
  • in want
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky

antonyms for badly off

MOST RELEVANT
  • prosperous
  • rich
  • wealthy
  • privileged
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How to use badly off in a sentence

Still, gambling seemed to be made particularly fascinating here, and he wanted to be fascinated, wanted it badly.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The evening was cold and raw and so dark that it was almost impossible to distinguish people on the badly lighted little platform.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
All badly insert pure (dissyllabic) before flat; but smothe has two syllables.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
All were badly and insufficiently fed, as much from disorganized commissariat arrangements as from actual want of supplies.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
A country parish clerk, being asked how the inscriptions on the tombs in the church-yard were so badly spelled?
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
She knew very well that the lightness in her voice had whipped him, and that he was "feeling badly."
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
In a dress, no outlay upon the material will compensate for a badly fitting garment.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
A lace collar will look as badly over a chintz dress, as a linen one would with velvet, though each may be perfect of its kind.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
She careened so badly that the girls shrieked and Malcolm himself thought she would turn turtle.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BADLY OFF

  • badly off
  • depressed
  • deprived
  • destitute
  • disadvantaged
  • down and out
  • handicapped
  • hapless
  • hard up
  • have-not
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • impoverished
  • in dire straits
  • in need
  • in want
  • indigent
  • needy
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.