badness
noun see bad I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Badness — Bad ness, n. The state of being bad. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • badness — index delinquency (misconduct), misdoing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • badness — late 14c., baddenesse; see BAD (Cf. bad) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Badness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Capability of producing evil. Bad qualities. < N PARAG:Badness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 hurtfulness hurtfulness &c.???adj. Sgm: N 1 virulence virulence GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 evil doer evil doer &c. 913 Sgm: N 2 bane …   English dictionary for students

  • badness — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Hurtfulness Nouns 1. (quality of being bad) badness, hurtfulness, virulence, perniciousness, malignancy, malignity; insalubrity; ill or bad turn, evil star, ill wind; bane, pest, plague spot, scourge;… …   English dictionary for students

  • badness — bad ► ADJECTIVE (worse, worst) 1) of poor quality or a low standard. 2) unwelcome; unpleasant. 3) severe; serious. 4) offending moral standards or accepted conventions. 5) (bad for) harmful to. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • badness — See bad1. * * * …   Universalium

  • badness — noun The quality of being bad …   Wiktionary

  • badness — Rasta Dictionary hooligan behavior, violence for its own sake …   English dialects glossary

  • badness — bad·ness || bædnɪs n. evilness; rottenness …   English contemporary dictionary

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