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bad

(Inferior), adjective adultered, base, decaying, degenerative, degraded, deleterious, deplorable, detrimental, dreadful, faulty, foul, fulsome, impure, injurious, malignant, malus, noxious, objectionable, ruined, undesirable, unfit, unsound, unsuitable
Associated concepts: bad bargain, bad check, bad title

bad

(Offensive), adjective abhorrent, abominable, amoral, arrant, atrocious, baleful, baneful, base, corrupt, cruel, debauched, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, deplorable, depraved, derogatory, despicable, destructive, detrimental, diabolic, dire, disastrous, disgraced, disgusting, dishonorable, disreputable, evil, execrable, flagrant, fulsome, heinous, ignoble, immoral, improbus, improper, indecent, infamous, iniquitous, injurious, insidious, loathsome, maleficent, malevolent, malific, malus, miscreant, monstrous, nasty, nefarious, nequam, nocuous, objectionable, obnoxious, odious, offensive, onerous, oppressive, peccant, perfidious, pernicious, reprehensible, repugnant, repulsive, retrogressive, revolting, ruined, ruinous, scandalous, sinful, sinister, treacherous, troublous, turpitudinous, undesirable, unfit, unsuitable, unvirtuous, venal, vicious, vile, villainous, virtueless, wicked
Associated concepts: bad behavior, bad character, bad faith, bad influence, bad motive, bad reputation, bad repute
Foreign phrases: In facto quod se habet ad bonum et malum, magis de bono quam de malo lex intendit.In an act or deed which may be considered as both good and bad, the law directs its attention more to the good than the bad.
See also: culpable, deleterious, delinquent, deplorable, depraved, detrimental, disastrous, disreputable, harmful, heinous, immoral, imperfect, iniquitous, nefarious, noxious, peccable, peccant, perverse, poor, profane, reprehensible, reprobate, wrongful
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health right because smoking in public is a "public bad.
More isopropanol and water can pass through the membranes containing DDS and BADS moieties, even though the sulfonyl groups may interact with water molecules and the better sorption can be achieved for water.
For Janssens, a morally bad act is "one that produces more ontic evil [i.
12) The shadow prices of bads are reflective of the marginal rate of transformation between the desirable and undesirable outputs and, as such, represent the value of the electricity that is foregone when emissions are reduced.
Just as there is broad agreement about what constitutes harm, so, too, is there broad agreement about many factors determining both good and bad lives.
1371 at 1395 (summarizing Grisez and Finnis as rejecting the consequentialist principle of producing the greatest net proportion of good to bad consequences, because it falsely assumes that the instantiations of human goods and bads are commensurable in a way that permits the measuring of value necessary for consequentialist calculations).
By contrast, those environmental bads whose substance or impacts are not amenable to management through a trade regime, such as climate change, are proving to be much more difficult to address at the international level.
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While it was gratifying to see that BADS was not one more victim of omnipresent cutbacks, it was disappointing to see how conservative its programming was.
Reno says: It's time to differentiate between the "mean bads," truly dangerous offenders, "puttiol them away for as lool as we can"--and simultaneously freeiol up prison space through alternative sentenciol for non-violent first offenders.
Among those factors which undermine the market efficiency are externalities, monopoly, public goods, and public bads, which require what Boulding calls "other coordination processes" to try to reconcile the different preferences of different individuals.