adjective, nas·ti·er, nas·ti·est.
noun, plural nas·ties.
SYNONYMS FOR nasty
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Origin of nasty
OTHER WORDS FROM nastynas·ti·ly, adverbnas·ti·ness, noun
Definition for nasty (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for nasty
There are growing concerns that a nasty second wave of infections could be a knockout blow for the economy.As COVID spreads across Europe, a weary continent goes back into lockdown|David Meyer|November 7, 2020|Fortune
Now, it’s important to note that the silver trade is prone to nasty bumps.The October markets rally shows no signs of cooling off|Bernhard Warner|October 9, 2020|Fortune
Its low-noise design means you won’t have to deal with annoying whirring sounds and the obstacle sensor helps avoid any nasty collisions.Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
Multiple sock-puppet accounts are where you get some of the nastiest stuff on other platforms.A new social-media platform wants to enforce “kindness.” Can that ever work?|Tanya Basu|October 7, 2020|MIT Technology Review
From there, in most cases, clean water carries the nasty stuff out of the home through a system of pipes.
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.