- lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset.
Compare good faith.
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Related Words for bad faithtreachery, affair, betrayal, duplicity, adultery, infidelity, treason, sedition, fraud, deception, mockery, bigotry, insincerity, deceit, dishonesty, cheating, falseness, falsity, unfaithfulness, perfidy
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But his in-your-face rebuke to the bad-faith attacks of the Republicans was thrilling.Obama's Thrilling Health-Care Rebuke
September 9, 2009
- intention to deceive; treachery or dishonesty (esp in the phrase in bad faith)
- Also called: mauvaise foi (in the philosophy of the 20th-century French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre) self-deception, as when an agent regards his actions as conditioned by circumstances or conventions in order to evade his own responsibility for choosing them freely
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