adjective, naugh·ti·er, naugh·ti·est.
- naughty nineties,
- naughty step,
Origin of naughty
Examples from the Web for naughtiness
A quick Google search for political sex scandals will lead you to pages of naughtiness, Republican and Democratic alike.Christian Right-Wingers Love Porn: New Studies Suggest the Bible Belt Has A Kinky Side|Aurora Snow|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The danger and naughtiness that the weekend allows for and that we all hoped he'd bring over to week nights?Seth Meyers Gets Off to a Rocky Start on 'Late Night'|Kevin Fallon|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For them, novelty and naughtiness were the ultimate aphrodisiacs.
Not so close, Miss Susie, please—the child can't breathe; and I don't want you putting any of your naughtiness into his head.Troublesome Comforts|Geraldine Glasgow
I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.The King James Bible, Complete|Various
She told him how she had read to him about the boy Theodore with his charm and his naughtiness and his Scotch name.August First|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and Roy Irving Murray
The mild punishments that their naughtiness or disobedience brings down upon them invariably err on the side of leniency.The Historical Child|Oscar Chrisman
They had a great deal of what he called excellent fun, though I am afraid it sometimes bordered upon mischief or naughtiness.Happy Days for Boys and Girls|Various
adjective -tier or -tiest
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for naughty
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).