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/B-A-D/ Broken As Designed, a play on "working as designed", from IBM. Failing because of bad design and misfeatures rather than because of bugs.

(01 Jul 2002)

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Wanting good qualities, whether physical or moral; injurious, hurtful, inconvenient, offensive, painful, unfavorable, or defective, either physically or morally; evil; vicious; wicked; the opposite of good; as a bad man; bad conduct; bad habits; bad soil; bad health; bad crop; bad news.

Sometimes used substantively. "The strong antipathy of good to bad." (Pope)

Synonyms: Pernicious, deleterious, noxious, baneful, injurious, hurtful, evil, vile, wretched, corrupt, wicked, vicious, imperfect.

Origin: Probably fr. AS. Baeddel hermaphrodite; cf. Baedling effeminate fellow.

(01 Mar 1998)

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