What does nasty mean?

Definitions for nasty
ˈnæs tinasty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word nasty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nasty, awful(adj)

    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, tight(adj)

    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, smutty(adj)

    characterized by obscenity

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

  4. filthy, foul, nasty(adj)

    disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

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

GCIDE

  1. Nasty(a.)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. nasty(Noun)

    Something nasty.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  2. nasty(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  3. nasty(Adjective)

    Dirty, filthy.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  4. nasty(Adjective)

    Contemptible, unpleasant (of a person).

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  5. nasty(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  6. nasty(Adjective)

    Indecent or offensive; obscene, lewd.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  7. nasty(Adjective)

    Spiteful, unkind.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  8. nasty(Adjective)

    Awkward, difficult to navigate; dangerous.

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  9. nasty(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Origin unknown.

  10. nasty(Adjective)

    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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. President Trump:

    You're a third-rate reporter. And what you just said is a disgrace, that was a nasty question from CNN.

  2. Robert A. Heinlein:

    A poet that reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday was insulting, particularly to the speaker. Speaker Pelosi kept Speaker Pelosi cool completely, but President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Speaker Pelosi a third-rate politician, this was not a dialogue, it was sort of a diatribe. A nasty diatribe, not focused on the facts.

  4. John Green:

    When you say nasty things about people, you should never say the true ones, because you can't really fully and honestly take those back, you know?

  5. Donald Trump:

    Ted’s not a person that’s liked. He’s a nasty guy.

Images & Illustrations of nasty

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