One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘my mother tried to shut herself off from reality and from nastiness’
unpleasantness, disagreeableness, offensiveness, vileness, foulness, unsavouriness, ugliness, squalor, filthiness, filth, pollution
2‘he was bewildered by her uncharacteristic nastiness’
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
informal bitchiness, cattiness
3‘for some real nastiness this week, you had to watch ‘The Sex Hunters’’
obscenity, indecency, offensiveness, impropriety, indelicacy, crudity, vulgarity, grossness, pornography, smuttiness, smut, salaciousness, lewdness, licentiousness
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