Definition of Badness

1. Noun. That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency. "Take the bad with the good"

Exact synonyms: Bad
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Unworthiness, Undesirability, Worse, Evil, Unsoundness, Liability, Inadvisability
Antonyms: Good, Goodness
Derivative terms: Bad, Bad, Bad

2. Noun. Used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather.
Exact synonyms: Severeness, Severity
Generic synonyms: Intensity, Intensiveness
Specialized synonyms: Foulness, Raininess, Distressfulness, Seriousness
Derivative terms: Bad, Bad, Bad, Severe, Severe, Severe, Severe, Severe

3. Noun. An attribute of mischievous children.
Exact synonyms: Mischievousness, Naughtiness
Generic synonyms: Disobedience
Specialized synonyms: Prankishness, Rascality, Roguishness
Derivative terms: Naughty

Definition of Badness

1. n. The state of being bad.

Definition of Badness

1. Noun. The quality of being bad. ¹

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Definition of Badness

1. the state of being bad [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Badness

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"It is frequent to hear men speak of a good intention, of Goodness a bad intention : of the goodness and badness of a man's inten-of intention * . and ..."

2. Outlines of a Critical Theory of Ethics by John Dewey (1891)
"Moral badness originates in the contrast badness, which thus comes about between having the repetition of former action, ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... Bugs—Mendoza—Uspallata Pass— Silicified Trees buried as they grew—Incas Bridge—badness of the Passes exaggerated—Cumbre—Casuchas—Valparaiso. ..."

4. The Pedagogical Bible School: A Scientific Study of the Sunday School with by Samuel B. Haslett (1903)
"Goodness and badness. The extremes of wickedness and righteous tendency are ... At times the badness is seen in the low character of the stories that are ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"(2) The defendant will be allowed, in answer to the whole badness of demand, or in abatement of the damages, to give evidence of the bad quality of the ..."

6. Human Destiny: A Discussion : Do Reason and the Scriptures Teach the Utter by Charles Frederick Hudson, Sylvanus Cobb (1860)
"In respect to radical badness, my friend explains : — "By radically bad men I ... But if this badness is not radical in men with their conception and birth ..."

7. The Alternative: A Study in Psychology by Edmund R. Clay (1882)
"Moral badness, like moral goodness, is either structural or non-structural. Nan-structural moral badness is either culpable or inculpable, the former when ..."

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