bad news

bad news
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [bad nooz, nyooz]
    • /bæd nuz, nyuz/
    • /bæd njuːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bad nooz, nyooz]
    • /bæd nuz, nyuz/

Definitions of bad news words

  • noun bad news someone or something regarded as undesirable 3
  • noun bad news an annoying, disturbing, unwelcome thing or person; nuisance; troublemaker. 1
  • noun bad news distressing information 1
  • noun bad news sth unwelcome, unfortunate 1
  • noun bad news person: brings problems 1
  • noun bad news News of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events. 0

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bad news popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

bad news usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for bad news

noun bad news

  • bind — If something binds people together, it makes them feel as if they are all part of the same group or have something in common.
  • bother — If you do not bother to do something or if you do not bother with it, you do not do it, consider it, or use it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too lazy.
  • concern — Concern is worry about a situation.
  • danger — Danger is the possibility that someone may be harmed or killed.
  • difficulty — the fact or condition of being difficult.

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