When she tried to stand up to me, I became irritated, and nastier.
With the embellishment stripped bare, the diaries present a nastier, more easily irritated side of the man.
On X Factor, it is not only that the judges are nastier to each other than competition judges have ever been (they are).
The deeper one delves below the surface of this business the nastier it gets.
If Kingsville is cheap and nasty, Weldon is dear and nastier.
Also ordinary elms, oaks—no nastier than ordinary oaks—pear-trees, apple-trees, and a vine.
"I should think they'd use their wings to get out—a nastier looking lot of mountains I never saw," was Ben's reply.
There is not in calm or storm a nastier piece of water than that which divides the island from the main.
The nastier a thing is, the better everybody should know it; then one day people will be ashamed.'
He looked round the yard—dirtier and nastier than ever now in the parts that the Man Next Door had not had time to dig.
c.1400, "foul, filthy, dirty, unclean," of unknown origin; perhaps [Barnhart] from Old French nastre "miserly, envious, malicious, spiteful," shortened form of villenastre "infamous, bad," from vilein "villain" + -astre, pejorative suffix, from Latin -aster.
Alternative etymology [OED] is from Dutch nestig "dirty," literally "like a bird's nest." Likely reinforced in either case by a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish dialectal naskug "dirty, nasty"), which also might be the source of the Middle English word. Of weather, from 1630s; of things generally, "unpleasant, offensive," from 1705. Of people, "ill-tempered," from 1825. Noun meaning "something nasty" is from 1935. Related: Nastily; nastiness.
Good; stylish; admirable (1834+)