AskDefine | Define nastiness

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1 a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse [syn: filth, filthiness, foulness]
2 malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty [syn: cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness]
3 the quality of being unpleasant; "I flinched at the nastiness of his wound" [ant: niceness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a lack or cleanliness
  2. , dirt or filth
  3. indecency or corruption
  4. an unpleasant or disagreeable action, taste or smell
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