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.

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.

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.]

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

  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. Charles Krauthammer:

    People are looking at it because he's the frontrunner and that was a very nasty question, now, you can explain it away -- if he didn't hear it, then he didn't hear it. Although a lot of journalists did. Second, you can say this is a guy who hasn't done town halls… I believe this is the second one he ever did, and a more practiced politician would have understood, or immediately sort of undermined and denied the premise.

  2. Nikki Tate:

    Around 10K followers I would start getting private messages, really nasty and threatening comments.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I have heard that she was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons.

  4. Dean Lomax:

    The parasite effectively eats chunks of the jaw bone. This extremely nasty condition causes severe damage and pain around the mouth, throat and esophagus, making simple things like eating and drinking unpleasant to nearly impossible.

  5. Pope Francis:

    I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into—no offense intended—the sickness of coprophagia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true, and since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.

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