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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.’
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