Definition: of poor quality; inferior or defective; low standard; having a wicked or evil character.
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant flat-B with the fingertips on the chin or lips, palm in, swings forward with palm down.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "BAD". [Contributed by Todd Hicks, ASLwrite, 2019.]
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