bad faith


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.

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bad faith
1. Treachery
2. Insincerity or disingenuousness
3. The breaking of a promise
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Main Entry:faith

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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.

Thesaurus: cheating, dishonest and insincere behavioursynonym

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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).

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n. intent to deceive

the owners have bargained in bad faith

(in existentialist philosophy) refusal to confront facts or choices

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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 faith
in 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]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bad faith — n. insincerity; dishonesty; duplicity …   English World dictionary

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  • bad faith — noun intent to deceive: the slave owners had acted in bad faith …   English new terms dictionary


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