nastiness

A person's nastiness is their characteristic of being hateful or spiteful. When you complain angrily about your meal at a restaurant, your nastiness isn't likely to help you get better food or service.

Nastiness in people is generally unpleasant and malicious. You might be disgusted by the nastiness of a political campaign, or alarmed by the nastiness of most comments on a newspaper's website. The nastiness of a place, on the other hand, is characterized by filth and squalor: "The apartment's nastiness was captured in the flies buzzing around the kitchen trash can." You could also talk about the weather's nastiness on a bitterly cold, rainy day.

Definitions of nastiness
  1. noun
    the quality of being unpleasant
    “I flinched at the nastiness of his wound”
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    Antonyms:
    niceness
    the quality of nice
    types:
    beastliness
    unpleasant nastiness; used especially of nasty weather
    type of:
    unpleasantness
    the quality of giving displeasure
  2. noun
    malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    synonyms: bitchiness, cattiness, spite, spitefulness
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    type of:
    malevolence, malevolency, malice
    the quality of threatening evil
  3. noun
    a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    synonyms: filth, filthiness, foulness
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    type of:
    unsanitariness
    a state that is not conducive to health
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