badness vs severity what difference

what is difference between badness and severity

English

Etymology

bad +‎ -ness

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæd.nəs/

Noun

badness (countable and uncountable, plural badnesses)

  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; []

Synonyms

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Translations

Anagrams

  • Basdens


English

Etymology

severe +‎ -ity, from Middle French severite, from Latin severitas.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /səˈvɛɹɨti/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹəti

Noun

severity (countable and uncountable, plural severities)

  1. The state of being severe.
  2. The degree of something undesirable; badness or seriousness.
    The severity of the offence merits a long prison sentence.

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