- bad faith
- —bad-faith, adj.lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset. Cf. good faith.
* * *bad faith1. Treachery2. Insincerity or disingenuousness3. The breaking of a promise• • •Main Entry: ↑faith
* * *bad faith UK US noun [uncountable]the condition of not being sincere or honest about your intentionsin bad faith:
This agreement was made in bad faith.Thesaurus: cheating, dishonest and insincere behavioursynonym
* * *bad faith,treachery: »
How can you tell, except by consulting your own leanings, where bad faith bargaining begins and good faith stops? (Wall Street Journal).
* * *n. intent to deceive
the owners have bargained in bad faith■ (in existentialist philosophy) refusal to confront facts or choices
* * *noun [noncount]: lack of honesty in dealing with other people
She accused her landlord of bad faith [=dishonesty] because he had promised to paint the apartment but never did it.— compare ↑good faithin bad faith: in a dishonest and improper way
She signed the contract in bad faith. [=with no intention of doing what it said she would do]
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bad faith — n: intentional deception, dishonesty, or failure to meet an obligation or duty no evidence of bad faith compare good faith in bad faith: with or characterized by intentional deception or dishonesty possessor in bad faith an obligation … Law dictionary
bad faith — ➔ faith * * * bad faith UK US noun [U] ► dishonest behaviour with the intention of deceiving someone: »Consumers have the right to sue insurers for breach of contract or for acting in bad faith. → Compare GOOD FAITH(Cf. ↑ … Financial and business terms
bad faith — noun uncount the condition of not being sincere or honest about your intentions: in bad faith: This agreement was made in bad faith … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bad faith — bad faith, adj. lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset. Cf. good faith. * * * … Universalium
bad faith — n. insincerity; dishonesty; duplicity … English World dictionary
Bad faith — For other uses, see Bad faith (disambiguation). Two hearts redirects here. For things named Two Hearts , see Two Hearts. Further information: Self deception and Deception Bad faith (Latin: mala fides) is double mindedness or double… … Wikipedia
bad faith — The opposite of good faith, generally implying or involving actual or constructive fraud, or a design to mislead or deceive another, or a neglect or refusal to fulfill some duty or some contractual obligation, not prompted by an honest mistake as … Black's law dictionary
bad faith — UK / US noun [uncountable] the condition of not being sincere or honest about your intentions in bad faith: This agreement was made in bad faith … English dictionary
bad faith — The antithesis of good faith; a state of mind affirmatively operating with a furtive design, with a motive of self interest or ill will, or for an ulterior purpose. 37 Am J2d Fraud § 1. Though an indefinite term, it differs from and is stronger… … Ballentine's law dictionary
bad faith — noun intent to deceive: the slave owners had acted in bad faith … English new terms dictionary