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
Words nearby nasty
Definition for nasty (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for nasty
You have to be infallible, and if you’re not, people will have a lot of nasty things to say.Tan France Goes Deep on Racism and When He Almost Quit ‘Queer Eye’|Eugene Robinson|September 3, 2020|Ozy
So far no one has been hurt, but chlorine fumes can be nasty so locals are advised to stay inside their homes.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century|Sara Chodosh|August 28, 2020|Popular Science
It’s also grown nastier as both Hagerty and Sethi try to one-up each other in proving their conservative bona fides.
Though it sounds a bit nasty, winds can blow fungi and mold spores like a thick cloud.Explainer: Rainbows, fogbows and their eerie cousins|Matthew Cappucci|May 1, 2020|Science News For Students
Whether that’s the intent of the medication doesn’t mean it won’t be a nasty side effect.
An aerial image shows what appears to be a spa, roiling water apparently carrying no nasty connotations.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It may not be a story the Vatican wants told, but such nasty behavior is also a part of the Renaissance.
No one needs to be reminded that the men in charge in Damascus and Tehran are really nasty guys.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So is Sam Lutfi a legitimate manager or just a nasty opportunist?Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali|Amy Zimmerman|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Use him as the poster child for a nasty, devilish lobbying group being the de facto fourth branch of government.
But the nasty part of the whole thing was, that Haggard had won eleven thousand pounds from a weak-headed boy.
But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!
The nasty scandal at the Pandemonium had been particularly irritating to Haggard personally.
You pouted and sulked, and had a great fight with nurse, for bringing a nasty boy into the house.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
I'm a nasty cross old thing before lunch, Mr. Wentworth, so I don't come down till afterwards nowadays.First Plays|A. A. Milne