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 for badly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Badly \Bad"ly\, adv.
     In a bad manner; poorly; not well; unskillfully; imperfectly;
     unfortunately; grievously; so as to cause harm; disagreeably;
     seriously.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Badly is often used colloquially for very much or very
           greatly, with words signifying to want or need.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  badly
      adv 1: to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen
             they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely
             impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill"
             [syn: badly, severely, gravely, seriously]
      2: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or
         improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill
         prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the
         car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team
         played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived
         plan" [syn: ill, badly, poorly] [ant: good, well]
      3: evilly or wickedly; "treated his parents badly"; "to steal is
         to act badly"
      4: in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in
         school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass
         his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was
         sent to his room" [syn: badly, mischievously,
         naughtily]
      5: with great intensity (`bad' is a nonstandard variant for
         `badly'); "the injury hurt badly"; "the buildings were badly
         shaken"; "it hurts bad"; "we need water bad" [syn: badly,
         bad]
      6: very much; strongly; "I wanted it badly enough to work hard
         for it"; "the cables had sagged badly"; "they were badly in
         need of help"; "he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"
         [syn: badly, bad]
      7: without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly";
         "I think he paints very badly" [ant: well]
      8: in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the
         venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the
         case was settled disadvantageously for them" [syn: badly,
         disadvantageously] [ant: advantageously, well]
      9: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of
         the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
         [syn: ill, badly] [ant: well]
      10: with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional
          display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's
          death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of
          the earthquake" [ant: well]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "badly":
     afield, amiss, astray, atrociously, awfully, awry, carelessly,
     critically, cruelly, damagingly, dangerously, defectively,
     deficiently, distressfully, dreadfully, emotionally, erroneously,
     faultily, gravely, greatly, grievously, hard, hardly, harshly,
     horribly, improperly, inaccurately, inadequately, inartistically,
     incorrectly, ineptly, insufficiently, mischievously, painfully,
     poorly, roughly, seriously, severely, shamefully, shoddily,
     unacceptably, unfavorably, unfortunately, unkindly, unluckily,
     unsatisfactorily, unspeakably, unsuccessfully, very much,
     viciously, vigorously, villainously, wickedly, wretchedly, wrong
  
  

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