Etymology
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badness (n.)

"state of being evil, wrong, improper, deficient in quality, etc.," late 14c., baddenesse; see bad (adj.) + -ness.

updated on March 18, 2017

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Definitions of badness from WordNet

badness (n.)
that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency;
Synonyms: bad
badness (n.)
used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather;
Synonyms: severity / severeness
badness (n.)
an attribute of mischievous children;
Synonyms: naughtiness / mischievousness
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