naughtier still, sister Jane has been known to dabble in Democratic politics.
The youngish men there found him interesting, and liked to shock him with tales of naughty London and naughtier Paris.
You said just now I was naughtier than both of them put together.
She was angered by him; she was in the mood to make herself seem all the rougher, fiercer, naughtier, and more callous.
He was very much ashamed of himself, and felt all the naughtier; as little boys do when they have done wrong and won't say so.
To which my husband—at that time a teasing schoolboy—retorted, "One is naughtier than another."
late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from Old English nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s; specific meaning "sexually promiscuous" is from 1869. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. Related: Naughtily; naughtiness. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack (also sometimes of men and later of children).