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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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It was our ability to recognize the goodness of pleasure and the badness of pain in the first place that got us wanting pleasure and hating pain, the very attitudes that evolution then exploited to direct us toward food and away from bodily injury.
A speaker can make norms determinate in any number of ways, including stating them in declarative sentences such as, "Claims ought to be supported by relevant evidence." The added value of "crying foul" strategies, or put differently a second core feature, is that they make manifest the badness of opponents' conduct.
There are 10 presidents who are regularly ranked in categories that correspond to badness. (10) We can obtain preliminary answers to these questions, however, by focusing on just two from what Jean H.
The focus of these essays on modes of productive failure (as opposed to heroic resistance) is complemented and complicated by contributors' attention to other forms and figures of modernist badness. The black dandy, for example, is only one of the "bad characters" populating the modernist landscape charted in the volume.
But Irenaeus knew that the only certainty to be held in these questions was that given by the apostolic tradition, which was always preserved in the Church of Rome: "By pointing out the Apostolic tradition and creed which has been brought down to us by a succession of bishops in the greatest, most ancient, and well-known church, founded by the two most glorious Apostles Peter and Paul at Rome, we can confute all those who in any other way either for self-pleasing or for vain-glory or blindness or badness, hold unauthorized meetings.
"If we can just get the badness out of our systems we'll be alright," he says ahead of their Munster championship opener against Clare today.
Tough and specific terms governed relations between the common law and equity courts, and it's hard to imagine how the softer provisions governing the justice delivered by a "sacred monarch" whose legitimacy was referred to his goodness or badness would have worked in practice.
Finally, drawing from an ongoing study of adolescents' understandings of goodness and badness, and the role of will in their behavioral decisions, we specifically compare, analyze, and discuss data collected from two groups of adolescent girls.
Soon I was looking at sentences like, "The fight is shown in this huge badness and the scene of exciting activity of Bond which challenges and the crisis visited one after another shows the interest of the excitement action enough."
They hate goodness because it reveals their badness; they hate love because it reveals their laziness.
Apparently it's now OK to be big and bad, because the human predisposition for bigness (and badness) is instinctive, sweeping all before it in an irresistible tide of greed and hubris enjoy the ride.
Nevertheless, the badness of death, of torture, and of imprisonment obviously have something to do with our moral intuitions about the punishments that, respectively, inflict them.
In one of the great panoramic set pieces of the English language--the famous chapter from his History on the condition of England in 1685--Macaulay sets out to cure the reader of any notion that the olden times were better: For page upon page he hammers away at the miserableness of the food, the lodgings, the roads, the communications, the sanitation; the badness of governance; the insecurity of person and property; the prevalence of disorder and crime.
This opposes the view of moderate autonomism which admits that artworks can be morally defective and morally bad for that reason, but then goes on to say that the moral badness of a work can never count as an aesthetic defect.
Those who believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible and the innate badness of children find many biblical passages that advise using physical force to make the young good for God.