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  • n. A malicious motive by a party in a lawsuit. This has an effect on the ability to maintain causes of action and obtain legal remedies.
  • n. Intent to deceive or mislead another to gain some advantage; dishonesty or fraud in a transaction (such as knowingly misrepresenting the quality of something that is being bought or sold).
  • n. The existentialist concept of denying one's total freedom of will.


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  • But to deny their existence is either bad faith or stupidity; only as these melodies are often of very large dimensions, infantile and short-sighted minds do not clearly distinguish their form; or else they are wedded to other secondary melodies which veil their outlines from those same infantile minds; or, upon the whole, these melodies are so dissimilar to the little waggeries that the musical plebs call melodies that they can not make up their minds to give the same name to both.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • It would be helpful, for example, if in debates about matters touching on religion-as in all of democratic discourse-we could resist the temptation to impute bad faith to those who disagree with us.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • An RV of any sort is a compendium of products, from the sheet metal made by Aaa Co. to the refrigerator made by Zzz Co. Responsible RV makers will help you get any of their subsystems repaired under warranty and with appropriate compensation or recourse for shoddy work or uncooperative or bad faith response to stated written warranties.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • Didion, with her criticisms of bad faith and pandering, did some of this first, in her own way.

    The Unclosed Circle

  • The remark at the end of Huis clos, “Hell is other people,” is not his considered judgment on the world but is meant as evidence of the bad faith of the character uttering it.



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