Definitions for -nasty
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
nas•tyˈnæs ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est
(adj.)disgustingly unclean; filthy.
offensive to taste or smell; nauseating.
indecent or obscene:
a nasty word.
highly objectionable or unpleasant.
vicious, spiteful, or ugly.
bad to deal with or experience:
a nasty cut; a nasty accident.
a nasty pitching arm.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(n.)a nasty person or thing.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of nasty:
1350–1400; earlier also naxty, naxte, naskie, ME, prob. < ON
a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element:
Origin of -nasty:
< Gk nast(ós) pressed close (see nastic ) + -y3
relating to a nastic change
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