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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse;
[syn: filth, filthiness, foulness, nastiness]

2. malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty;
[syn: cattiness, bitchiness, spite, spitefulness, nastiness]

3. the quality of being unpleasant;
- Example: "I flinched at the nastiness of his wound"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nastiness \Nas"ti*ness\, n. The quality or state of being nasty; extreme filthness; dirtiness; also, indecency; obscenity. [1913 Webster] The nastiness of Plautus and Aristophanes. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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