The state to be bad
- that which is below standard or expectations by ethics or decency
- made use of of this level of one thing unwelcome e.g. discomfort or climate
- an attribute of mischievous kids
- The state to be bad.
late 14c., baddenesse; see bad + -ness.
(n.) Their state to be bad.
Weaving is taught in the girls' school, and fairs are held for the sale of farm produce; but the absence of a railway and the badness of the roads retard commerce.