What does nasty mean?

Definitions for nasty
ˈnæs tinasty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nasty, awfuladjective

    offensive or even (of persons) malicious

    "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound

  2. nasty, tightadjective

    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

  3. cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smuttyadjective

    characterized by obscenity

    "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

  4. filthy, foul, nastyadjective

    disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"

GCIDE

  1. Nastyadjective

    Vicious; offensively ill-tempered; insultingly mean; spiteful; as, a nasty disposition.

    Etymology: [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]

Wiktionary

  1. nastynoun

    Something nasty.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  2. nastynoun

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  3. nastyadjective

    Dirty, filthy.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  4. nastyadjective

    Contemptible, unpleasant (of a person).

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  5. nastyadjective

    Objectionable, unpleasant (of a thing); repellant, offensive.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  6. nastyadjective

    Indecent or offensive; obscene, lewd.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  7. nastyadjective

    Spiteful, unkind.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  8. nastyadjective

    Awkward, difficult to navigate; dangerous.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  9. nastyadjective

    Grave or dangerous (of an accident, illness etc.).

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  10. nastyadjective

    Formidable, terrific; wicked.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nasty

    offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous

    Etymology: [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]

  2. Nasty

    hence, loosely: Offensive; disagreeable; unpropitious; wet; drizzling; as, a nasty rain, day, sky

    Etymology: [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]

  3. Nasty

    characterized by obcenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy

    Etymology: [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]

Freebase

  1. Nasty

    "Nasty" is the second single from Janet Jackson's third studio album, Control. Released in 1986, the single peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and remains one of Jackson's signature songs. Paula Abdul choreographed the music video and appeared in it as well as one of Jackson's friends. The line "My first name ain't baby, it's Janet, Miss Jackson if you're nasty" became a national catchphrase. The song won for Favorite Soul/R&B Single at the 1987 American Music Awards. It ranked number 30 on VH1's 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years, number 45 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s, and number 79 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Pop Songs. "Weird Al" Yankovic included the chorus in his 1986 polka medley "Polka Party!." Britney Spears covered "Nasty", along with "Black Cat" during her ...Baby One More Time Tour.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nasty

    nas′ti, adj. dirty: filthy: obscene: disagreeable to the taste or smell: difficult to deal with: ill-natured: nauseous.—adv. Nas′tily.—n. Nas′tiness. [Old form nasky, soft; cf. prov. Swed. snaskig, nasty, Low Ger. nask, nasty.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nasty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2075

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'nasty' in Adjectives Frequency: #632

Anagrams for nasty »

  1. antsy, Santy, tansy

  2. Antsy

  3. Santy

  4. Tansy

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nasty in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nasty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of nasty in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Aylward:

    This virus and this outbreak in particular has a nasty sting in the tail, it's not finished, by a long shot.

  2. Richard Shelby:

    It’s a devastating nasty story, if it’s true, I don’t believe there ’d be a place for Judge Moore in Alabama Senate.

  3. Patrick Labat:

    However, they continue to send those very nasty messages. I've never been called the N-word so much in my life. this is a big show, but it's not the biggest show the city and the country have ever seen.

  4. Stanley Bill:

    Scaremongering about 'LGBT ideology' has almost become official policy in Poland with often nasty insinuations from members of the government and public media now the norm.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I think the establishment actually is against me, but really coming on line because they see me as opposed to Cruz who is a nasty guy who can't get along with anybody, at a certain point you've got to make deals.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. victimised
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    • C. sought
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