Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In a bad manner.
  • adverb Very much; greatly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a bad manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly; unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably; seriously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Northern England ill, unwell
  • adverb In a bad manner.
  • adverb Very much; to a great degree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb very much; strongly
  • adverb (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  • adverb in a disobedient or naughty way
  • adverb evilly or wickedly
  • adverb unfavorably or with disapproval
  • adverb to a severe or serious degree
  • adverb with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for `badly')
  • adverb without skill or in a displeasing manner
  • adverb in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage
  • adverb with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display

Etymologies

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From bad +‎ -ly.

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