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nas·ty

nasty

 
 
pronunciation:
nae sti
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: nastier, nastiest
definition 1: repellent, esp. to sight, smell, or taste; filthy or foul.
A nasty odor came from inside the refrigerator.
synonyms:
filthy, foul, repugnant, vile
similar words:
abhorrent, abominable, acrid, awful, beastly, disgusting, horrible, loathsome, obnoxious, odious, offensive, repellent, repulsive, revolting
definition 2: morally or socially objectionable; obscene, ill-tempered, or malicious.
My roommate has a few nasty habits that always annoy me.He's good-looking, but he has a nasty disposition.She's still angry about that nasty trick you played on her.
synonyms:
foul, indecent, obscene, repugnant, vile
antonyms:
charming, decent, nice, polite, sweet
similar words:
beastly, bitchy, filthy, horrible, lousy, malicious, mean, objectionable, obnoxious, offensive, profane, squalid, ugly, vicious, vulgar
definition 3: causing discomfort, difficulties, or danger.
Everyone stayed overnight rather than go out in that nasty storm.The patient had received a nasty blow to the head.That looks like a nasty cut; you should get some stitches.
synonyms:
awful, bad, terrible
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
beastly, critical, dangerous, dreadful, hard, serious, severe
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derivations: nastily (adv.), nastiness (n.)
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