[ naw-tee ]
/ ˈnɔ ti /
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adjective, naugh·ti·er, naugh·ti·est.
disobedient; mischievous (used especially in speaking to or about children): Weren't we naughty not to eat our spinach?
improper, tasteless, indecorous, or indecent: a naughty word.
Obsolete. wicked; evil.
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OTHER WORDS FROM naughtynaugh·ti·ly, adverbnaugh·ti·ness, noun
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How to use naughty in a sentence
Kristiansen, who has produced most of her films, smiled naughtily.In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War|Lorenza Muñoz|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You naughtily implied something of that kind just when you were running away from me.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
It was the father of the bright boy that had so naughtily looked into the window—who owned the wagon.The Gold Brick|Ann S. Stephens
It was the sacred Sunday, the evening of the "family-group," as the grandchildren naughtily called it among themselves.Small Souls|Louis Couperus
But, when on the landing-place, he naughtily drew out the cork to have a taste himself.Forgotten Tales of Long Ago|E. V. Lucas
Then Lily proceeded to unfold a plan, which was not philosophical, but naughtily ingenious.The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for naughty
/ (ˈnɔːtɪ) /
adjective -tier or -tiest
(esp of children or their behaviour) mischievous or disobedient; bad
mildly indecent; titillating
noun plural -ties
Australian and NZ slang an act of sexual intercourse
Derived forms of naughtynaughtily, adverbnaughtiness, noun
Word Origin for naughty
C14 (originally: needy, of poor quality): from naught
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