II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience

[Capability of producing evil. Bad qualities.] Badness.

[Antonyms: goodness.]

[Nouns] hurtfulness; virulence.

evil doer [more]; bane [more]; plague spot (insalubrity) [more]; evil star, ill wind; hoodoo; Jonah; snake in the grass, skeleton in the closet; amari aliquid, thorn in the side.

malignity; malevolence [more]; tender mercies [ironically].

ill-treatment, annoyance, molestation, abuse, oppression, persecution, outrage; misusage [more]; injury (damage) [more]; knockout drops [U.S.].

badness; peccancy, abomination; painfulness [more]; pestilence (disease) [more]; guilt [more]; depravity [more].

[Verbs] be burtful; cause evil, produce evil, inflict evil, work evil, do evil [more]; damnify, endamage, hurt, harm; injure (damage) [more]; pain [more].

wrong, aggrieve, oppress, persecute; trample upon, tread upon, bear hard upon, put upon; overburden; weigh down, weigh heavy on; victimize; run down; molest [more].

maltreat, abuse; ill-use, ill-treat; buffet, bruise, scratch, maul; smite (scourge) [more]; do violence, do harm, do a mischief; stab, pierce, outrage.

do mischief, make mischief; bring into trouble.

destroy [more].

[Adjectives] hurtful, harmful, scathful, baneful, baleful; injurious, deleterious, detrimental, noxious, pernicious, mischievous, full of mischief, mischief-making, malefic, malignant, nocuous, noisome; prejudicial; disserviceable, disadvantageous; wide-wasting.

unlucky, sinister; obnoxious; untoward, disastrous.

oppressive, burdensome, onerous; malign (malevolent) [more].

corrupting (corrupt [more]); virulent, venomous, envenomed, corrosive; poisonous (morbific) [more]; deadly (killing) [more]; destructive (destroying) [more]; inauspicious [more].

bad, ill, arrant, as bad as bad can be, dreadful; horrid, horrible; dire; rank, peccant, foul, fulsome; rotten, rotten at the core, rotten to the core.

vile, base, villanous; mean (paltry) [more]; injured, deteriorated [more]; unsatisfactory, exceptionable indifferent; below par (imperfect) [more]; illcontrived, ill-conditioned; wretched, sad, grievous, deplorable, lamentable; pitiful, pitiable, woeful (painful) [more].

evil, wrong; depraved [more]; shocking; reprehensible (disapprove) [more].

hateful, hateful as a toad; abominable, detestable, execrable, cursed, accursed, confounded; damned, damnable; infernal; diabolic (malevolent) [more].

unadvisable (inexpedient) [more]; unprofitable (useless) [more]; incompetent (unskillful) [more]; irremediable (hopeless) [more].

[Adverbs] badly; wrong, ill; to one's cost; where the shoe pinches.

[Phrases] bad is the best: the worst come to the worst; herba mala presto cresco; "wrongs unredressed or insults unavenged " [Wordsworth].

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