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English adjective: nasty

1. nasty offensive or even (of persons) malicious


SamplesIn 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?.


Synonymsawful


Similardirty, filthy, grotty, hateful, lousy, mean


See alsounpleasant


Attributenastiness


Antonymsnice

2. nasty exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent


SamplesA nasty problem.
A good man to have on your side in a tight situation.


Synonymstight


Similardifficult, hard


Antonymseasy

3. nasty characterized by obscenity


SamplesHad a filthy mouth.
Foul language.
Smutty jokes.


Synonymscruddy, filthy, foul, smutty


Similardirty


Antonymsunobjectionable, clean

4. nasty disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter


SamplesAs filthy as a pigsty.
A foul pond.
A nasty pigsty of a room.


Synonymsfilthy, foul


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean









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