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Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse.
Kate Adie

Meaning of "nastiness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NASTINESS

nastiness  [ˈnɑːstɪnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NASTINESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Nastiness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NASTINESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of nastiness in the English dictionary

The first definition of nastiness in the dictionary is unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant. Other definition of nastiness is the quality or state of being unpleasant, dangerous, or painful. Nastiness is also the quality or state of spiteful, abusive, or ill-natured.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NASTINESS


bloodthirstiness
ˈblʌdˌθɜːstɪnɪs
craftiness
ˈkrɑːftɪnɪs
dirtiness
ˈdɜːtɪnɪs
hastiness
ˈheɪstɪnɪs
haughtiness
ˈhɔːtɪnɪs
heartiness
ˈhɑːtɪnɪs
lustiness
ˈlʌstɪnɪs
mightiness
ˈmaɪtɪnɪs
mistiness
ˈmɪstɪnɪs
mustiness
ˈmʌstɪnɪs
overhastiness
ˌəʊvəˈheɪstɪnɪs
pettiness
ˈpɛtɪnɪs
rustiness
ˈrʌstɪnɪs
sportiness
ˈspɔːtɪnɪs
tastiness
ˈteɪstɪnɪs
testiness
ˈtestɪnɪs
thirstiness
ˈθɜːstɪnɪs
trustiness
ˈtrʌstɪnɪs
untrustiness
ʌnˈtrʌstɪnɪs
yeastiness
ˈjiːstɪnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NASTINESS

nasogastric
nasolacrymal
nasopharyngeal
nasopharynges
nasopharynx
Nassau
nassella tussock
Nassella Tussock Board
Nasser
nastalik
Nastase
nastic movement
nastier
nasties
nastiest
nastily
nasturtium
nasty
nasty piece of work
nasute

WORDS THAT END LIKE NASTINESS

agribusiness
big business
bulkiness
business
cleanliness
cleanliness is next to godliness
comeliness
dizziness
do the business
e-business
emptiness
family business
fitness
friendliness
happiness
holiness
laziness
loneliness
loveliness
readiness
timeliness

Synonyms and antonyms of nastiness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NASTINESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «nastiness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of nastiness

Translation of «nastiness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NASTINESS

Find out the translation of nastiness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of nastiness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «nastiness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

污秽
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

maldad
570 millions of speakers

English

nastiness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

nastiness
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

злобность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sordidez
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

nastiness
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méchanceté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nastiness
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gemeinheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

意地の悪さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불결함
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nastiness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nastiness
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

nastiness
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्वस्थता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pislik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sporcizia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

złośliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

злостивість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

imoralitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αθλιότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nastiness
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nastiness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nastiness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of nastiness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NASTINESS»

The term «nastiness» is regularly used and occupies the 87.326 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NASTINESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about nastiness

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3 QUOTES WITH «NASTINESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word nastiness.
1
Kate Adie
Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse.
2
Michael Kinsley
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.
3
David Small
I've always been interested in a certain kind of sophistication in children's literature. I loved Roald Dahl; I loved the underlying nastiness of some of his - darkness of his tales.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NASTINESS»

Discover the use of nastiness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to nastiness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Working with Mean Girls: Identifying and Protecting Yourself ...
They can't help themselves, but you can avoid their sting. Offering practical advice and using fascinating case studies, psychologist Meredith Fuller shows you how to recognise and manage difficult women at work.
Meredith Fuller, 2012
2
Working with Bitches: Identify the Eight Types of Office ...
In Working with Bitches, psychologist Meredith Fuller offers practical advice on how to recognize and manage difficult women at work.
Meredith Fuller, 2013
3
The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical ...
Another variant of the myth of tropical nastiness as applied to Africa is the notion that rainfall variability in tropical Africa is uniquely and devastatingly high, such that agriculture could not, in precolonial times, be dependably practiced and ...
James Morris Blaut, 1993
4
Linguistic Variation in the Shakespeare Corpus: ...
(Rudanko 1993: 167) Because “acting in a way other than politely [is not] necessarily the same as the absence of politeness”, Rudanko introduces the concept of nastiness. “Nastiness consists in adding something gratuitously to offend the ...
Ulrich Busse, 2002
5
Steve Niles' Cellar of Nastiness
This special collection gathers up some of his most twisted one-shots in one volume. Contained within is Niles' re-telling of "Hyde," his spooky all-ages tale, "A Very Big Monster Show," and the ghastly short stories of "Horrorcide.
Steve Niles, 2005
6
The Metaphysics of Beauty
In this respect, Kant thinks that judgments of taste contrast with judgments of niceness and nastiness, which he calls "judgments of the agreeable." Judgments of taste aspire to be correct and they run the risk of failure. There are some ...
Nick Zangwill, 2001
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Adulthood and Aging: Research on Continuities and ...
We (Turner, Tobin, & Lieberman, 1972) found that the same kind of determined nastiness facilitates adaptation to relocation, including survivorship. One aspect of facilitory aggressiveness is the functional paranoia of old age (Pearlin & Butler,  ...
Vern L. Bengtson, 1996
8
Standing Up for Something Every Day: Ethics and Justice in ...
Social “Nastiness” and Consumerism: A Good place to Start I would suggest that a pervasive level of social nastiness and the constant manipulation of children for the economic gain of adults would be a good place to start an examination of ...
Beatrice S. Fennimore, 2014
9
Game Theory: A Critical Introduction
Figure 7.3 presents the values of/A in our two games depending on A's first and second order beliefs, as given by expression (7.8): Figure 7.3 A's kindness/ nastiness to B according to expression (7.8). (Rabin's values italicised in brackets .) ...
Shaun Hargreaves-Heap, Yanis Varoufakis, 2004
10
Economic Indeterminacy: A Personal Encounter with the ...
... a negative value when she is being nasty to him and a zero value when she is being neither kind nor nasty to him. Re-definining A's kindness/nastiness — expression (8.8) 0 when there exists an alternative strategy sf, such that 718(s27  ...
Yanis Varoufakis, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NASTINESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term nastiness is used in the context of the following news items.
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This was the week the Labour leadership contest turned nasty
What's alarming for the next leader is the speed with which nastiness burst out. Rapid healing will be required. Straight after the election a note ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Lower crime rate puts Waterloo Region among safest areas in …
Since then the rate and nastiness of local crime has declined steadily. "It's always good news," said Chief Bryan Larkin, of the Waterloo ... «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
3
Happy Hour Roundup
... alleges a whole range of GOP budget chicanery and nastiness, and explains why this bodes terribly for the coming budget battles this fall. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
Fort Tilden Movie Review: Can Brooklyn Survive Cruel 20 …
Elliott and McNulty are great at spewing whatever bile the script presents them, but the characters most talky nastiness reveals both Fort ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
5
Jakub Zboril Gets Huge Second Chance at World Juniors
While he's got plenty of smarts, though, there's some nastiness to Zboril's game, as well — something that should be interesting to monitor if ... «Today's Slapshot, Jul 15»
6
Defending the indefensible, and other other thoughts on the media
Besides, they would be missing all the action now that he demonstrated that there is such a thing in politics as too much nastiness. Sen. «The Bakersfield Californian, Jul 15»
7
Why Dawn and Dusk are the Best Times for Birding at This Time of …
... the bounty of the southern summer, avoiding the inhospitable and frozen nastiness of their breeding grounds during the northern winter. «WCAI, Jul 15»
8
MEATWOUND Addio
... too similar to each other, but for the most part, there is enough doominess, grooviness and nastiness to keep listeners interested throughout. «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
9
Custody Battle Chaos
I can vividly recall the nastiness between my parents. They would have huge arguments, others would share their input, and me, my brother ... «LA Canyon News, Jul 15»
10
Strip this one down to its bare essentials: Kinder for governor?
John Danforth decrying the state of nastiness in politics that could lead a man such as Schweich – a close friend of Danforth's – to such a ... «Leader Publications, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Nastiness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/nastiness>. Aug 2019 ».
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