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nasty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nasty  \Nas"ty\,  a.  [Compar.  {Nastier};  superl.  {Nastiest}.]  [For 
  older  nasky;  cf  dial.  Sw  naskug  nasket.] 
  1.  Offensively  filthy;  very  dirty,  foul,  or  defiled; 
  disgusting;  nauseous. 
 
  2.  Hence  loosely:  Offensive;  disagreeable;  unpropitious; 
  wet;  drizzling;  as  a  nasty  rain,  day  sky. 
 
  3.  Characterized  by  obcenity;  indecent;  indelicate;  gross; 
  filthy. 
 
  Syn:  {Nasty},  {Filthy},  {Foul},  {Dirty}. 
 
  Usage:  Anything  nasty  is  usually  wet  or  damp  as  well  as 
  filthy  or  dirty,  and  disgusts  by  its  stickness  or 
  odor;  but  filthy  and  foul  imply  that  a  thing  is  filled 
  or  covered  with  offensive  matter,  while  dirty 
  describes  it  as  defiled  or  sullied  with  dirt  of  any 
  kind  as  filthy  clothing,  foul  vapors,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  nasty 
  adj  1:  offensive  or  even  (of  persons)  malicious;  "in  a  nasty  mood"; 
  "a  nasty  accident";  "a  nasty  shock";  "a  nasty  smell"; 
  "a  nasty  trick  to  pull";  "Will  he  say  nasty  things  at 
  my  funeral?"-  Ezra  Pound  [syn:  {awful}]  [ant:  {nice}] 
  2:  exasperatingly  difficult  to  handle  or  circumvent;  "a  nasty 
  problem";  "a  good  man  to  have  on  your  side  in  a  tight 
  situation"  [syn:  {tight}] 
  3:  (informal)  thoroughly  unpleasant;  "filthy  (or  foul  or  nasty 
  or  vile)  weather  we're  having"  [syn:  {filthy},  {foul},  {vile}] 
  4:  characterized  by  obscenity;  "had  a  filthy  mouth";  "foul 
  language";  "smutty  jokes"  [syn:  {filthy},  {foul},  {smutty}] 
  5:  disgustingly  dirty;  filled  or  smeared  with  offensive  matter; 
  "as  filthy  as  a  pigsty";  "a  foul  pond";  "a  nasty  pigsty  of 
  a  room"  [syn:  {filthy},  {foul}] 




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