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    #1

    "less bad" and "less good"?

    Can I say "not as good" as "less good" and "not as bad" as "less bad"?

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    #2

    Re: "less bad" and "less good"?

    You can, but 'less bad' is normally to indicate that both are bad, but one less so, which is not identical.

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