Definition of badness in English:

badness

noun

  • 1Poor quality or low standard:

    ‘none of you are doing justice to the badness of this film’
    ‘the badness of the writing is astonishing’
  • 2Lack of or failure to conform to moral virtue; wickedness; evil:

    ‘she is not doing this out of badness’
    ‘the concepts of goodness and badness’
    • ‘I'm sorry for all the badness I ever did.’
    • ‘There is never a desire to blame all the badness on spirits or demons.’
    • ‘Should we accept that corporate bosses do bad things not because of the badness of their hearts but because they are obliged to?’
    • ‘Instead of a sentence that emphasizes the badness of the offender, they aim to discover, and then reinforce, a sense of worth in their students.’
    • ‘The new order of movie bad guys proved their badness by shooting lawmen in the back.’
    • ‘Injustice is a special kind of badness, one that necessarily involves wrongdoing.’
    • ‘An implicit appeal to eugenics persuades the reader that the innate badness of the suicidal killer can be known just by looking.’
    • ‘People of higher power have always set penalties depending on the degree of badness of the crime.’
    • ‘They all featured a strong, silent, bad-good man whose badness metamorphoses into redemptive goodness by the end of the final reel.’
    • ‘Goodness must be praised in sonnets and lyrical monologues, pointing out that should evil prevail, badness will happen.’

Pronunciation

badness

/ˈbadnəs/