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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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15) A further possibility, it must be conceded, is that there is an explanation of our preexisting hatred of pain that appeals neither to its usefulness in evolution nor to its objective badness for us.
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.
Auden both alighted--outlandishly yet revealingly--on the contemporary anthropological figure of a transgendered, homosexual Siberian shaman in order to fashion a suggestively queered model for sustaining "the good badness of the critical intelligence" in modern society, "the principled dissent that had long been part of liberalism's self-definition" (228)
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.
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.
I am not sure what was going on in his mind but I am sure his actions were not driven by badness.
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.
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.