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Definition 1: that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where badness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take the bad with the good

Synonyms for badness in the sense of this definition

(badness is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of badness ) the quality or state of lacking merit or value

(... is a kind of badness ) the quality possessed by something that should be avoided

(... is a kind of badness ) something inferior in quality or condition or effect

"for better or for worse" "accused of cheating and lying and worse"

(... is a kind of badness ) that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune

"the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones"

(... is a kind of badness ) not mentally or physically healthy

"no one can be a poet without a certain unsoundness of mind"

(... is a kind of badness ) the quality of being something that holds you back

(... is a kind of badness ) the quality of being ill-advised

Definition 2: used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for badness in the sense of this definition

(badness is a kind of ...) high level or degree; the property of being intense

(... is a kind of badness ) (of weather) the badness of the weather

"they were wearied with the foulness of the weather"

(... is a kind of badness ) the quality of arousing fear or distress

"he learned the seriousness of his illness"

Definition 3: an attribute of mischievous children - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for badness in the sense of this definition

(badness is a kind of ...) the trait of being unwilling to obey

(... is a kind of badness ) the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

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