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bad

1. mod. powerful; intense. This grass is bad!
2. mod. suitable; excellent; good. I got some new silks that are really bad.
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Just for badness, I think I'll get the L-plates on and drive down tomorrow.
Asked just how bad the Budget measures would be, he said: "I do not see it as badness - I see it as decisive action to deal with Britain's record budget deficit.
Watching the angelic Fanning go through these motions, we understand that her casting is a crucial aspect of the film's dispositif: The virgin must be debased to be saved, badness must return as goodness, and in this way punk can be redeemed as a positive image of today.
Children's Books The Badness of Ballydog by Garrett Carr.
Among the rush of badness in the news, it's nice to see our side getting recognized for doing something right.
There are 50 individuals, 43 men and 7 women, who meet the author's criteria regarding badness in this book.
Is badness easier or more difficult to define than greatness?
Martin gurns and pratfalls for all he is worth but there is no disguising the weakness of the script, the gut-punching badness of many of the jokes and the overwhelming pointlessness of the whole thing.
HE'S the Tango-tanned bundle of badness who went off the rails when serial killer stepdad Richard Hillman tried to do him in.
In terms of real badness there have been few incidents and I hope that continues to be the case.
The idea that this poor woman, who only wanted to do something good for a country that has seen so much badness inflicted upon it, could be punished for such a ridiculous "crime" is abhorrent.
If we seek the source of badness, GKC says, we need look no further than the human heart.
In our attempt to get rid of the badness of that word, we want to turn it around and make it acceptable.
Careful, thoughtful work that optimizes processes and preserves resources can make a huge gain in environmental impact without any net badness.
Here and now, I was allowed to grieve and celebrate these dear people in all their goodness and badness, their quirks and habits, their unachieved dreams, their life's small successes.