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naughty

adjective naugh·ty \ˈn-tē, ˈnä-\

: behaving badly

: relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way

naugh·ti·ernaugh·ti·est

Full Definition of NAUGHTY

1
a archaic :  vicious in moral character :  wicked
b :  guilty of disobedience or misbehavior
2
:  lacking in taste or propriety
naugh·ti·ly \ˈn-tə-lē, ˈnä-\ adverb
naugh·ti·ness \ˈn-tē-nəs, ˈnä-\ noun

Examples of NAUGHTY

  1. She gave him a naughty smile.
  2. <told her to act her age and stop throwing temper tantrums like a naughty little girl>

Origin of NAUGHTY

Middle English noughti, from nought
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with NAUGHTY

NAUGHTIER Defined for Kids

naughty

adjective naugh·ty \ˈn-tē\
naugh·ti·ernaugh·ti·est

Definition of NAUGHTY for Kids

:  behaving in a bad or improper way
naugh·ti·ly \ˈn-tə-lē\ adverb
naugh·ti·ness \ˈn-tē-nəs\ noun

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