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naughty

play
adjective naugh·ty \ˈnȯ-tē, ˈnä-\

Simple Definition of naughty

  • : behaving badly

  • : relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of naughty

naughtiernaughtiest

  1. 1 a archaic :  vicious in moral character :  wicked b :  guilty of disobedience or misbehavior

  2. 2 :  lacking in taste or propriety

naughtily play \ˈnȯ-tə-lē, ˈnä-\ adverb
naughtiness play \ˈnȯ-tē-nəs, ˈnä-\ noun

Examples of naughty in a sentence

  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


NAUGHTY Defined for Kids

naughty

play
adjective naugh·ty \ˈnȯ-tē\

Definition of naughty for Students

naughtiernaughtiest

  1. :  behaving in a bad or improper way

naughtily \ˈnȯ-tə-lē\ adverb
naughtiness \ˈnȯ-tē-nəs\ noun




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