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Definition 1: offensive or even (of persons) malicious - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where nasty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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?

Synonyms for nasty in the sense of this definition

(nasty is similar to ...) vile; despicable

"a dirty (or lousy) trick" "a filthy traitor"

(nasty is similar to ...) very unpleasant or offensive

"a grotty little play"

(nasty is similar to ...) characterized by malice

"a hateful thing to do" "in a mean mood"

(means also ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

(... are attributes of nasty) the quality of being highly unpleasant

"I flinched at the nastiness of his wound"

Definition 2: exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where nasty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nasty in the sense of this definition

(nasty is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 3: disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where nasty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as filthy as a pigsty
  • a foul pond
  • a nasty pigsty of a room

Synonyms for nasty in the sense of this definition

(nasty is similar to ...) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "mining is a dirty job" "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Definition 4: characterized by obscenity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where nasty or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a filthy mouth
  • foul language
  • smutty jokes

Synonyms for nasty in the sense of this definition

(nasty is similar to ...) (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency

"dirty words" "a dirty old man" "dirty books and movies" "boys telling dirty jokes" "has a dirty mouth"

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