What is another word for nastiness?

Pronunciation: [nˈastɪnəs] (IPA)

Nastiness is a word used to describe someone or something that is unpleasant, offensive, or disagreeable. There are several synonyms for nastiness, including malice, meanness, venom, spite, and cruelty, which are all different degrees of malevolence. Other synonyms for nastiness include spitefulness, wickedness, vileness, and hostility, which all imply an intention to harm. Additionally, there are tamer synonyms that still convey a sense of unpleasantness, like unpleasantness, foulness, and disagreeableness. The choice of synonym for nastiness depends on the intensity and intent of the behavior being described, as well as the tone and context of the sentence.

Synonyms for Nastiness:

What are the hypernyms for Nastiness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for nastiness (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Nastiness?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for nastiness?

Nastiness is an unpleasant trait that describes a person's behavior or attitude. The antonyms for nastiness are words that describe positive qualities or characteristics of an individual. Some of the antonyms for nastiness are kindness, amiability, friendliness, graciousness, politeness, courtesy, and hospitality. These words describe qualities that make a person pleasant to be around and easy to get along with. Instead of being rude and argumentative, a person who embodies these traits will be cooperative, considerate, and respectful. Nastiness can be a considerable barrier to creating relationships and forging connections, but embodying these antonyms can help one transcend them.

Usage examples for Nastiness

But they were eyes which reassured doubtful people, eyes which could be, and were, trusted "on sight," eyes which had seen a good deal but which could never take nastiness into the soul to its harming.
"The Way of Ambition"
Robert Hichens
Perhaps she has some reason beyond mere fussiness and nastiness for wanting to keep us away from that particular room.
"The Manor House School"
Angela Brazil
But somehow he always felt a passion behind it, whispering to him to put some nastiness into his blows, especially when Honoria came to look on.
"The Ship of Stars"
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Famous quotes with Nastiness

  • Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse.
    Kate Adie
  • He's nice enough not to want to be associated with a nasty remark but not nice enough not to make it. Lacking the courage of one's nastiness does not make one nice.
    Michael Kinsley
  • It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
    Marquis de Sade
  • That sovereign of insufferables, Oscar Wilde has ensued with his opulence of twaddle and his penury of sense. He has mounted his hind legs and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck, to the capital edification of circumjacent fools and foolesses, fooling with their foolers. He has tossed off the top of his head and uttered himself in copious overflows of ghastly bosh. The ineffable dunce has nothing to say and says it—says it with a liberal embellishment of bad delivery, embroidering it with reasonless vulgarities of attitude, gesture and attire. There never was an impostor so hateful, a blockhead so stupid, a crank so variously and offensively daft. Therefore is the she fool enamored of the feel of his tongue in her ear to tickle her understanding. The limpid and spiritless vacuity of this intellectual jellyfish is in ludicrous contrast with the rude but robust mental activities that he came to quicken and inspire. Not only has he no thoughts, but no thinker. His lecture is mere verbal ditch-water—meaningless, trite and without coherence. It lacks even the nastiness that exalts and refines his verse. Moreover, it is obviously his own; he had not even the energy and independence to steal it. And so, with a knowledge that would equip and idiot to dispute with a cast-iron dog, and eloquence to qualify him for the duties of a caller on a hog-ranch, and an imagination adequate to the conception of a tom-cat, when fired by contemplation of a fiddle-string, this consummate and star-like youth, missing everywhere his heaven-appointed functions and offices, wanders about, posing as a statue of himself, and, like the sun-smitten image of Memnon, emitting meaningless murmurs in the blaze of women’s eyes. He makes me tired. And this gawky gowk has the divine effrontery to link his name with those of Swinburne, Rossetti and Morris—this dunghill he-hen would fly with eagles. He dares to set his tongue to the honored name of Keats. He is the leader, quoth’a, of a renaissance in art, this man who cannot draw—of a revival of letters, this man who cannot write! This little and looniest of a brotherhood of simpletons, whom the wicked wits of London, haling him dazed from his obscurity, have crowned and crucified as King of the Cranks, has accepted the distinction in stupid good faith and our foolish people take him at his word. Mr. Wilde is pinnacled upon a dazzling eminence but the earth still trembles to the dull thunder of the kicks that set him up.
    Oscar Wilde
  • What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now.
    Raymond Chandler

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