• IPA: /ˈbæd.nəs/


  1. The quality or degree of being bad.
    • 2015, J. M. Bernstein, Torture and Dignity: An Essay on Moral Injury (page 140)
      The badness of a dignitary harm derives from the victim's belief that a perpetrator is willing to override or ignore her standing as a person with rights, with dignity, as evidenced by the wrongful criminal deed; […]
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