48+ Negative Words Starting With B

Negative Words Starting With B

Looking for negative words starting with B? You’ve landed on the right page, below I’ve put together a list of negative words that start the letter B.

I’ve included some of the more interesting, unusual, and powerful adjectives that have negative implications.

Finding the right words to describe something in the way you want can be very powerful. I hope you find the word(s) you’re looking for, good luck!

48+ Negative Words Starting With B

Back-logged – an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with.

Backache – prolonged pain in one’s back.

Backwardness – the state of having made less progress than is normal or expected.

Badly – in an unsatisfactory, inadequate, or unsuccessful way.

Baffled – totally bewilder or perplexed.

Banal – so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.

Banish – send (someone) away from a country or place as an official punishment.

Bashful – reluctant to draw attention to oneself; shy.

Battering – the action of striking repeatedly with hard blows.

Bankrupt – (of a person or organization) declared in law as unable to pay their debts.

Bedlam – a scene of uproar and confusion.

Beggar – a person, typically a homeless one, who lives by asking for money or food.

Belittled – dismiss (someone or something) as unimportant.

Belligerence – aggressive or warlike behavior.

Bemused – puzzled, confused, or bewildered.

Berate – scold or criticize (someone) angrily.

Bereavement – the action or condition of being bereaved.

Beseech – ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.

Besmirch – damage (someone’s reputation).

Betrayal – the action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person; treachery.

Bewildering – the action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person; treachery.

Biased – unfairly prejudiced for or against someone or something.

Bickering – argue about petty and trivial matters.

Bitterness – sharpness of taste; lack of sweetness.

Blackmail – the action, treated as a criminal offence, of demanding payment or another benefit from someone in return for not revealing compromising or damaging information about them.

Blame – feel or declare that (someone or something) is responsible for a fault or wrong.

Blasphemy – the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.

Bleak – (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.

Blemish – a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something.

Blindside – a direction in which a person has a poor view of approaching traffic or danger.

Bleak – (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.

Bloated – swollen with fluid or gas.

Blunder – a stupid or careless mistake.

Boastful – showing excessive pride and self-satisfaction in one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.

Bombard – attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles.

Bonkers – mad; crazy.

Boredom – the state of feeling bored.

Bothersome – annoying; troublesome.

Brainless – stupid; very foolish.

Brat – a child, typically one that is badly behaved.

Brazenness – bold and without shame.

Breakup – the separation or breaking up of something into several pieces or sections.

Bruised – (of a person or body part) having a bruise or bruises.

Brutal – savagely violent.

Bugging – conceal a miniature microphone in (a room or device) in order to listen to or record someone’s conversations secretly.

Bullying – seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable).

Bungler – a person who habitually bungles things; an amateur.

Burdensome – difficult to carry out or fulfill; taxing.

Are there any negative words beginning with the letter A you think should be on this list? Drop me a comment, I’m always open to adding more words – thanks!

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