Bad and Rough


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Bad adjective – Falling short of a standard.
Rough is a synonym for bad in poor quality topic. In some cases you can use "Rough" instead an adjective "Bad".
Nearby Words: badly, badness
Synonyms for Bad


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Rough adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: I've had a rough time of it since I lost my job

Bad is a synonym for rough in difficult topic. Sometimes you can use "Bad" instead an adjective "Rough", if it concerns topics such as ill.
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
Synonyms for Rough

Things that words describes

attitude bad attitude rough attitude
man bad man rough man
guy bad guy rough guy
part bad part rough part
Other nouns: idea, men, stuff, place, way, shape, characters, game, side, weather, day, translation.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mainly to comfort them after having a bad or rough day.
    Source: Dream Walker
  • She does have a rough past, since her own father used her for experimentation and much, much worse, but she's not truly bad herself.
  • Web Animation / Diamond in the Rough (Touhou) Justified Title: A diamond in the rough is either an uncut diamond or something good with bad surface traits.
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