Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being bad, evil, vicious, depraved, wrong, improper, erroneous, etc.; want or deficiency of good qualities, physical or moral: as, the badness of the heart, of the season, of the roads, etc. See bad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being bad.

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  • noun The quality of being bad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an attribute of mischievous children
  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

Etymologies

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bad +‎ -ness

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