bad sort, a
An unpleasant, mean person, as in We cautioned Bill about his friend, who was clearly a bad sort. The antonym is a good sort, a pleasant, kind person, as in She's a good sort, always helping her neighbors. The latter is stronger than not a bad sort, as in He seems ill-tempered now and then, but he's not a bad sort. All three terms use a sort in the sense of “kind of person.” [Second half of 1800s]
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We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
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Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
This treacherous sort of calm, we thought, might forbode a storm, and we did not allow it to lull us into security.
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
I want to see the sort of thing happening to schools that has already happened to many sorts of retail shops.