Definitions for naughtyˈnɔ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

naugh•tyˈnɔ ti(adj.)-ti•er, -ti•est.

  1. disobedient; mischievous.

  2. improper, indecorous, or indecent:

    a naughty word.

  3. Obs. wicked; evil.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy(adj)

    suggestive of sexual impropriety

    "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"

  2. naughty(adj)

    badly behaved

    "a naughty boy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. naughty(adjective)ˈnɔ ti

    (of a child) behaving badly

    a naughty little boy


  1. naughty(Adjective)

    Evil, wicked, morally reprehensible.

  2. naughty(Adjective)

    Immoral, sexually provocative; now in weakened sense, risquu00E9, cheeky.

  3. naughty(Adjective)

    Bad, worthless, substandard.

    One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. uE000182034uE001 Jeremiah 24:2, American King James Bible.

  4. naughty(Adjective)

    Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child).

    Some naughty boys at school hid the teacher's lesson notes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Naughty

    having little or nothing

  2. Naughty

    worthless; bad; good for nothing

  3. Naughty

    hence, corrupt; wicked

  4. Naughty

    mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'naughty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2637

Translations for naughty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(usually of children) badly-behaved

a naughty boy; It is naughty to kick other children.

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