nastiness nastiness  /ˈnæ sti nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
  2. (n) malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
  3. (n) the quality of being unpleasant

Usage(s):

  1. But beware, he warns: One jerk's nastiness can pollute the water cooler.
  2. But director Richard Eyre and screenwriter Patrick Marber keep forcing us past disbelief and into the perverse pleasures of nastiness.
  3. You just know that her early nastiness will require a public confession and that if she mentions she can't swim, she will get embarrassingly wet.

News

  • 5 Countries With No U.S. Extradition Treaty

    Fleeing to a country with no extradition treaty may safeguard you, at least for a bit, from the nastiness of being dragged into criminal court in the United States.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: FindLaw

Quotes

  1. "We're lacking a bit of everything," De Rossi said Friday when asked to analyze the squad's scoring problems. "A bit more nastiness would certainly help. The ball has been skidding away and it hasn't been easy to complete that last pass. But...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Daniele De Rossi Source: The Associated Press

  2. "There is no nastiness in the discussions -- no blowups, chairs flying and what usually are the routines -- there's none of that," Schwarzenegger said at a morning news conference. "So I think that we have a good shot of getting the budget...
    on Jul 15, 2009 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "To be fair to him, he did apologise," said Weir. "But he doesn't need to apologise, I don't think it's necessary. Alan has had the right intentions. There was no malice or nastiness and I think it was very harsh on him. I thought he was a...
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: David Weir Source: Sportinglife.com

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