Definition of bad faith in English:

bad faith

Syllabification: bad faith

noun

  • 1Intent to deceive: the owners have bargained in bad faith
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    • Where information is deliberately withheld from a patient in bad faith in order to deceive them into agreeing to unnecessary treatment, then the apparent consent will be invalid.
    • The most severe criticisms journalists can make of a government minister is that they act in bad faith, are disloyal and are untrustworthy.
    • Donor institutions need to be made accountable for loans made in bad faith, where official corruption was ignored or factored into the terms of the agreement.
  • 1.1(In existentialist philosophy) refusal to confront facts or choices.
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    • The many vivid phenomenological descriptions of bad faith contained in Sartre's work can be divided into two different forms of existential flight.
    • This strain of thought makes me think of the Sartrean notion of bad faith - that we engage in self-deception yet we are unable to fully hide the deceptive act itself.
    • To choose to remain a child is an act of bad faith.

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