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English noun: badness

1. badness (attribute) that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency


SamplesTake the bad with the good.


Synonymsbad


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)evil, inadvisability, liability, undesirability, unsoundness, unworthiness, worse


Antonymsgoodness, good

2. badness (attribute) used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather


Synonymssevereness, severity


Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness


Narrower (hyponym)distressfulness, foulness, raininess, seriousness

3. badness (attribute) an attribute of mischievous children


Synonymsmischievousness, naughtiness


Broader (hypernym)disobedience


Narrower (hyponym)prankishness, rascality, roguishness









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