from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character of being filthy; filthiness; dirtiness; filthy habits or condition.
  • noun Disgusting taste; nauseousness.
  • noun Disagreeableness; unpleasantness: as, the general nastiness of the weather.
  • noun Meanness; dishonorableness: as, the nastiness of the trick.
  • noun That which is filthy; filth.
  • noun Moral filth or filthiness; grossness or indecency; obscenity.
  • noun Synonyms Foulness, defilement, pollution.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being nasty; extreme filthness; dirtiness; also, indecency; obscenity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable a lack of cleanliness
  • noun US ,(uncountable) dirt or filth
  • noun uncountable indecency or corruption
  • noun countable an unpleasant or disagreeable action, taste or smell

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant


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