Meaning of in a bad way in English:

in a bad way

Translate in a bad way into Spanish


  • Ill or in trouble.

    ‘Sammy shivered. He was in a bad way’
    • ‘the fleet was in a bad way, mainly due to a shortage of spares’
    • ‘He was in a bad way, so very weak, only the occasional half-hearted flap of his wings.’
    • ‘His teeth were too long, his hooves in a bad way and he had septicaemia, a disease caused by toxic micro-organisms in the blood.’
    • ‘He looked in a bad way and I think they took him off at Singapore.’
    • ‘She looked in a bad way, but there was very little anybody could do.’
    • ‘His arms were in a bad way - there were no bandages on him at that stage.’
    • ‘A nearby householder, who did not want to be named, said: ‘He's in a bad way and is going to need plastic surgery.’’
    • ‘They kept stopping for breaks and water and the girl was in a bad way.’
    • ‘He has been standing up on his own, which is a good sign, and he is eating, but his nostrils and throat are still in a bad way.’
    • ‘I couldn't see her face when they pulled her out, but she looked in a bad way.’
    • ‘He was in a bad way so I took him home to nurse him and planned to bring him back when he was independent at three months old.’
    unwell, sick, not well, not very well, ailing, poorly, sickly, peaky, afflicted, indisposed, infirm, liverish