adjective, nas·ti·er, nas·ti·est.
noun, plural nas·ties.
Origin of nasty
SYNONYMS FOR nasty
OTHER WORDS FROM nastynas·ti·ly, adverbnas·ti·ness, noun
Words nearby nasty
Example sentences from the Web for nastily
David Foster Wallace nastily imagined readers “under 40” asking about Updike, in a 1997 essay.
Balt said nastily, "I am astonished that you persist in bringing members of the lower orders into my home, Nadine."Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
One of them was nastily peppered about the heart with shrapnel and asked: "When shall we be shot?"Eighteen Months in the War Zone|Kate John Finzi
I have had my passions, and once I was in love with a lady—very handsome—and I loved her nastily, like a dog.The Live Corpse|Leo Tolstoy
"I imagine our own people will be able to look after us," she answered quite as nastily.Through the Eye of the Needle|William Dean Howells
If I do these things just after Jackson has passed I catch it nastily, just about the rear buffers.