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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bad, badnessnoun

    that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency

    "take the bad with the good"

    Synonyms:
    severity, mischievousness, severeness, naughtiness, bad

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good

  2. badness, severity, severenessnoun

    used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

    Synonyms:
    hardship, severeness, rigor, naughtiness, austereness, harshness, hardness, asperity, stiffness, bad, inclemency, rigorousness, mischievousness, grimness, severity, rigourousness, rigour

    Antonyms:
    goodness, good

  3. naughtiness, mischievousness, badnessnoun

    an attribute of mischievous children

    Synonyms:
    naughtiness, severeness, devilment, bad, rascality, mischievousness, roguery, devilry, mischief-making, impishness, mischief, whimsicality, deviltry, roguishness, severity, puckishness, shenanigan

    Antonyms:
    good, goodness

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How to use badness in a sentence?

  1. Hesiod:

    Badness you can get easily, in quantity; the road is smooth, and it lies close by, But in front of excellence the immortal gods have put sweat, and long and steer is the way to it.

  2. C. S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity:

    Badness is only spoiled goodness.


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