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Bad Synonym Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 1 - 7

Encourage your students to use words other than ‘bad’ in their writing.

Use this poster as stimulus for your students. Print it out in A3 or larger and display it in your classroom.

‘Bad’ synonyms include:

His work on his car was bad: not up to scratch, imperfect, faulty, not up to par, defective, unsatisfactory, deficient, second-rate, unacceptable, inadequate, inferior, second-class, poor, negligent, careless, amateurish, shoddy, substandard.

He is a bad person: black-hearted, indecorous, evil, corrupt, vulgar, coarse, indecent, amoral, crude, dissolute, morally wrong, foul, obscene, degenerate, immoral, offensive, rude, depraved, sinful, wicked.

He felt bad for what he did: apologetic, repentant, remorseful, ashamed, sorry, regretful, self-reproachful, contrite, guilt-ridden, penitent, shamefaced, full of regret, conscience-stricken, guilty.

The storm was bad: frightful, shocking, detrimental, destructive, hurtful, dangerous, damaging, harmful, undesirable, severe, ghastly, terrible, awful, dreadful, grievous, critical, grim, grave, acute, serious.

Use this poster in conjunction with the ‘Good’ Synonym Poster.

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