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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.

Wiktionary

  1. nastynoun

    Something nasty.

  2. nastynoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  3. nastyadjective

    Dirty, filthy.

  4. nastyadjective

    Contemptible, unpleasant (of a person).

  5. nastyadjective

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

  6. nastyadjective

    Indecent or offensive; obscene, lewd.

  7. nastyadjective

    Spiteful, unkind.

  8. nastyadjective

    Awkward, difficult to navigate; dangerous.

  9. nastyadjective

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

  10. nastyadjective

    Formidable, terrific; wicked.

  11. Etymology: Origin unknown.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. NASTYadjective

    Etymology: nast, nat, German, wet.

    Sir Thomas More, in his answer to Luther, has thrown out the greatest heap of nasty language that perhaps ever was put together. Francis Atterbury.

    A nice man, is a man of nasty ideas. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Nasty

    Nasty is a song by American singer Janet Jackson from her third album Control (1986). It was released in April 15, 1986 by A&M Records as the album's second single. It is a funk number built with samples and a quirky timpani melody. The first and last 30 seconds incorporate the emphases from "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" but in a different key. The single peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and remains one of Jackson's signature songs. The line "My first name ain't baby, it's Janet – Miss Jackson if you're nasty" has been used in pop culture in various forms. 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, number 79 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Pop Songs, and number six on LA Weekly's Best Pop Songs in Music History by a Female. It has been included in each of Jackson's greatest hits albums: Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 (1995), Number Ones (2009) and Icon: Number Ones (2010).

ChatGPT

  1. nasty

    The term "nasty" refers to something that is generally unpleasant, offensive, or distasteful in nature. It can describe actions, behavior, attitudes, words, or objects that are mean, vulgar, or harmful. The word is often used to express strong disapproval or disgust towards something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nasty

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

  2. Nasty

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

  3. Nasty

    characterized by obcenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy

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

Wikidata

  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

  2. Santy

  3. tansy

  4. styan

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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. Donald Trump:

    Well, he was, you know, a little nasty with me, but I think ultimately was very nice and he tried. Everyone's nasty to me because they want to get votes, look he was in there, he tried very hard. I think he's a nice guy, he was a good man.

  2. Kim Basinger:

    Divorce is hard on a kid, no matter how you cut it. And ours was very public and nasty, so I brought up Ireland in a very unconventional way.

  3. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Save your texts; save your nasty comments. I don’t care. I say this because this is my opinion, and in America, still, I know it’s a shock, but you are still innocent until proven guilty. He has not been proven a rapist.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    A lot of folks ask, ‘Well, gosh, is Manchin going to become a Republican?’ I hope he does. I've asked him to. I think every Republican senator has made that case a dozen times to Joe, i will say I think it's a tough hill for him to climb. He's just culturally, he's a Democrat. He's been a Democrat his whole life, and he's really the godfather of Democrats in West Virginia. So I get why switching parties, that's hard. That being said, if they're nasty enough, the best thing that could happen is they could drive him over to the Republican Party, and we would welcome him.

  5. Phil Berger:

    This should tell you all you need to know about Cooper and Senate Democrats’ motives, they aren’t interested in moving past this issue or protecting the privacy and safety of North Carolina families. They’re brass-knuckled politicians who want to wage a nasty culture war with divisive issues, so they can keep filling their campaign coffers with cash from fringe liberal activists.

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