Definition of nastiness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈnɑːstɪnəs//ˈnastɪnəs/


mass noun
  • The state or quality of being nasty.

    ‘the nastiness of the campaign’
    • ‘But in the last series, it was enveloped in a miasma of nastiness.’
    • ‘It is glib and empty rationalising, which taken literally would imply that nastiness is a prerequisite for success.’
    • ‘The outrage it provoked was based on the seeming crudeness of the content and the sexist nastiness of the boy protagonists.’
    • ‘Sheer pig-headed ignorance, nastiness, mean-spiritedness and rudeness in my opinion.’
    • ‘In more recent times, his nastiness has become more unpredictable.’
    unpleasantness, disagreeableness, offensiveness, vileness, foulness, unsavouriness, ugliness, squalor, filthiness, filth, pollution
    unkindness, unpleasantness, unfriendliness, disagreeableness, hostility, rudeness, churlishness, spite, spitefulness, malice, maliciousness, meanness, mean-spiritedness, ill temper, ill nature, bad temper, bad-temperedness, viciousness, ill humour, malevolence, venom, venomousness, malignancy, cantankerousness, cruelty, abusiveness
    obscenity, indecency, offensiveness, impropriety, indelicacy, crudity, vulgarity, grossness, pornography, smuttiness, smut, salaciousness, lewdness, licentiousness
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