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nasty

nas·ty

nasty

 
pronunciation:
nae sti
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: nastier, nastiest
definition 1: very bad to look at, smell, or taste.
Rotten eggs have a nasty smell.
synonyms:
foul
similar words:
awful, horrible, offensive
definition 2: mean or rude; not kind.
You should apologize for saying such a nasty thing to your sister.
antonyms:
nice, polite, sweet
similar words:
horrible, mean, offensive
definition 3: causing harm, trouble, or danger.
He had a nasty fall on those broken steps.
synonyms:
awful, bad, terrible
antonyms:
minor
similar words:
critical, dangerous, serious, severe
derivations: nastily (adv.), nastiness (n.)
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