Definition of nasty
1a : disgustingly filthy nasty living conditionsb : physically repugnant a nasty taste
5a : difficult to understand or deal with a nasty problem a nasty curveballb : psychologically unsettling : trying a nasty fear that she was lost
6 : lacking in courtesy or sportsmanship a nasty trick
nastilyplay \ˈna-stə-lē\ adverb
nastinessplay \ˈna-stē-nəs\ noun
Examples of nasty in a sentence
She has a nasty habit of biting her fingernails.
The medicine left a nasty taste in my mouth.
That nasty old man yelled at me just for stepping on his lawn!
He sent a nasty letter to the company.
She's got quite a nasty temper.
He said lots of downright nasty things about her.
She called him a few nasty names and left.
Recent Examples of nasty from the web
The ruling ends six years of litigation that got nasty from the start — including an early countersuit by Donald Trump that failed — and became political fodder in his race for the White House.
The arrogant young woman who questioned me in such a nasty fashion at No Labels yesterday was a Jeb staffer!
The nasty campaign season included clashes between Trump and his new Cabinet selections.
Perhaps, but individual attitudes can shift as wider allegiances fray, and politics have a nasty habit of intruding on fields of play.
And in a new post, Kesha talks about her newfound strength, and why nasty comments about her body can no longer get to her.
As if a nasty bribery scandal in Mexico was not enough to deal with, Walmart is now embroiled in a fox-meat scandal in China.
The deep cold not only soothes and numbs a burn better than simply applying ice, but actually staves off the inflamation and damage that cause nasty blisters and scars.
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Origin and Etymology of nasty
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of nasty
NASTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nasty for English Language Learners
: very unpleasant to see, smell, taste, etc.
: indecent and offensive
: unpleasant and unkind
NASTY Defined for Kids
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