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nastiness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nastiness

  1. 1 the desire to cause pain for the satisfaction of doing harm there was a natural nastiness about him that was evident from the time he was a small child Synonyms of nastiness cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meanness, malice, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousnessWords Related to nastiness abusiveness, cruelty; abhorrence, abomination, execration, hate, hatred, loathing; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, grudge, hostility, ill will, jaundice, mean-spiritedness, rancor, resentment; despicableness, invidiousness; vengefulness, vindictiveness; aversion, disgust, distaste, horror, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; bitchery, bitchiness, contempt, disdain; jealousy, pique, resentment, scorn; bile, rancor, virulence, vitriolNear Antonyms of nastiness devotion, love, passion; amiability, amicability, amity, civility, cordiality, friendliness, hospitality; adoration, ardor, infatuation, veneration, worship; affection, charity, kindliness, kindness; comity, empathy, friendship, goodwill, sympathy, understanding

  2. 2 the quality or state of being obscene the nastiness of the graffiti required that the school remove it immediately Synonyms of nastiness bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, obscenity, profanity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonnessWords Related to nastiness broadness, earthiness, gaminess, raciness, saltiness, suggestiveness; immodesty, indecorousness, indelicacy, indelicateness, lowness, unbecomingness; lechery; depravedness, depravity, kinkiness, naughtiness, perverseness, perversion, perversity, pervertedness, wickedness; exceptionability, objectionableness, unacceptability, undesirability; reprehensibility, reprehensibleness; abusiveness, scurrilousness; atrociousness, atrocity, infamy, loathsomeness, offensiveness, repellency, repugnance, repulsiveness; distastefulness, obnoxiousness, unpleasantnessNear Antonyms of nastiness priggery, priggishness, primness, prudery, prudishness, puritanism; correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, seemliness; appropriateness, fitness, suitability, suitableness; immaculateness, perfection, purity, spotlessness

  3. 3 the state or quality of being dirty the piles of rotting food in the kitchen were only one element in the apartment's general impression of appalling nastiness Synonyms of nastiness blackness, dinge, dinginess, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, dirtiness, smuttiness, soilage, sordidness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleannessWords Related to nastiness discoloration, staining; impureness, impurity; messiness, mussiness, sloppiness, untidiness; insanitation, squalor; muckiness, muddiness, sootinessNear Antonyms of nastiness purityAntonyms of nastiness cleanliness, immaculateness, spotlessness


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