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What is another word for nastiness?

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Noun
A desire or propensity to cause hurt or harm to (someone)
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“It often reads like a tutorial in power and intimidation, revealing the ways a dictator's nastiness multiplies.”
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The state or fact of being ill-tempered or in a bad mood
“Even though he hadn't treated her in a gentlemanly way tonight, and even though he'd hide the hurt behind nastiness and bad temper, she didn't have it in her to embarrass him.”
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Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
“You are not the only person I know who has his nasty moments, but you are probably the only one who flatters himself that his nastiness is frankness, and therefore a virtue. It isn't.”
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A state of hostility between people or groups
“The nurses hovered over Nance like vultures, albeit good-natured ones. Ready to help, but expecting grievous tension, or perhaps, sheer nastiness between the two families.”
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The state or quality of being unpleasant to the senses
“Separating in experience the pure odor of rotten meat from the anhedonic nastiness of the smell is impossible.”
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The quality or state of being dirty or filthy
“Fresh air and bird songs go a long way toward alleviating the chain motel nastiness of the room.”
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The quality or state of being crude or vulgar
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“D'Aurevilly's text, which consists of a series of rather scabrous stories about women, rather outstrips in nastiness and vulgarity Clouzot's own film.”
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An indifference to suffering, or pleasure in inflicting suffering
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The state of being unsightly
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The state or quality of being cussed
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The state of being tastelessly gaudy or flashy
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Messiness or acrimony
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