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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.


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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