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nastiness

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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 cattiness, despite, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meanness, malice, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousnessRelated Words 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 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 bawdiness, blueness, coarseness, crudeness, crudity, dirt, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, grossness, impureness, impurity, indecency, lasciviousness, lewdness, obscenity, profanity, raunch, raunchiness, ribaldry, smut, smuttiness, vulgarity, wantonnessRelated Words 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 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 blackness, dinge, dinginess, dustiness, filthiness, foulness, griminess, grubbiness, dirtiness, smuttiness, soilage, sordidness, squalidness, uncleanliness, uncleannessRelated Words discoloration, staining; impureness, impurity; messiness, mussiness, sloppiness, untidiness; insanitation, squalor; muckiness, muddiness, sootinessNear Antonyms purityAntonyms cleanliness, immaculateness, spotlessness


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