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noun
lack of honesty and trust: Bad faith on the part of both negotiators doomed the talks from the outset.
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bad faith

noun
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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