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nas·ty

 (năs′tē)
adj. nas·ti·er, nas·ti·est
1.
a. Disgusting or repellent: a nasty odor rising from the garbage can. See Synonyms at offensive.
b. Unpleasantly cold or wet: nasty weather.
c. Archaic Dirty; filthy.
2. Morally offensive or indecent: a nasty film.
3.
a. Unpleasant or annoying: a nasty habit.
b. Mean or spiteful: Stop being nasty to each other.
4. Painful or dangerous; grave: a nasty accident.
5. Exasperatingly difficult to solve or handle: a nasty puzzle; a nasty problem.
n. pl. nas·ties
One that is nasty: "It is the business of museums to present us with nasties as well as with fine things" (Country Life).

[Middle English nasti, filthy, possibly alteration of Old French nastre, bad, short for villenastre : vilein, bad; see villain + -astre, pejorative suff. (from Latin -aster).]

nas′ti·ly adv.
nas′ti·ness n.

nasty

(ˈnɑːstɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
2. (of an experience, condition, etc) unpleasant, dangerous, or painful: a nasty wound.
3. spiteful, abusive, or ill-natured
4. obscene or indecent
5. nasty piece of work informal Brit a cruel or mean person
n, pl -ties
an offensive or unpleasant person or thing: a video nasty.
[C14: origin obscure; probably related to Swedish dialect nasket and Dutch nestig dirty]
ˈnastily adv
ˈnastiness n

nas•ty

(ˈnæs ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est, adj.
1. disgustingly unclean; filthy.
2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseating.
3. indecent or obscene: a nasty word.
4. highly objectionable or unpleasant.
5. vicious, spiteful, or ugly.
6. bad to deal with or experience: a nasty cut; a nasty accident.
7. Slang. formidable: a nasty pitching arm.
n.
8. a nasty person or thing.
[1350–1400; earlier also naxty, naxte, naskie, Middle English, probably < Old Norse]
nas′ti•ly, adv.
nas′ti•ness, n.

-nasty

a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element: hyponasty.
[< Greek nast(ós) pressed close (see nastic) + -y3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nasty - offensive or even (of persons) maliciousnasty - 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
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
nice - pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
2.nasty - exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
3.nasty - characterized by obscenity; "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
4.nasty - disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter; "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

nasty

adjective
1. unpleasant, ugly, disagreeable This divorce could turn nasty.
unpleasant nice, sweet, pleasant, enjoyable, agreeable
2. spiteful, mean, offensive, annoying, vicious, unpleasant, abusive, vile, malicious, bad-tempered, despicable, disagreeable He's only nasty to me when there's no-one around to see it.
spiteful kind, nice, sweet, decent, pleasant
4. serious, bad, dangerous, critical, terrible, alarming, severe, grave, awful, painful, dreadful, frightful Lili had a nasty chest infection.
5. foul, unpleasant, filthy, stormy, inclement The weather has turned nasty again.

nasty

adjective
1. Heavily soiled; very dirty or unclean:
2. Extremely unpleasant to the senses or feelings:
3. Offensive to accepted standards of decency:
Slang: raunchy.
4. Characterized by intense ill will or spite:
Slang: bitchy.
Translations
بَذيءرَديء الطَّبْعرَديء، سَيِّء، ماطِر وبارِدصَعْب، مُحْرِجكَرِيهٌ
nepříjemnýobtížnýodpornýohavnýprotivný
ækelgemengrimmodbydelignederdrægtig
paha
gadan
csúnyakomiszundok
alvarlegur, slæmurandstyggilegurillgjarnörîugur, alvarlegurslæmur, andstyggilegur
嫌な
고약한
nemalonumasžvarbus
bīstamsdraudīgsļaunsnejauksriebīgs
hudhudobenneprijeten
elak
น่ารังเกียจ
làm bực mình

nasty

[ˈnɑːstɪ]
A. ADJ (nastier (compar) (nastiest (superl)))
1. (= unpleasant) [situation, experience, surprise] → desagradable; [taste, smell] → desagradable, repugnante; [habit, weather] → desagradable, feo, malo
it was a nasty businessfue un asunto desagradable
I've got a nasty feeling thattengo la horrible sensación de que ...
history has a nasty habit of repeating itselfla historia tiene la mala costumbre de repetirse
he had a nasty shockse llevó un susto terrible
the situation turned nastyla situación se puso fea
see also taste A2
2. (= serious) [accident] → serio, grave; [cut, wound] → feo; [infection] → fuerte; [disease] → peligroso
a nasty case ofun caso grave de
she had a nasty falltuvo una mala caída
3. (= difficult) [question] → difícil; [bend, junction] → peligroso; [problem] → complicado
there was one nasty moment whense produjo un momento de tensión cuando ...
4. (= spiteful) [person, remark] → cruel, desagradable; [joke] → de mal gusto, grosero
a nasty-looking individualun individuo mal encarado
he's a nasty piece of workes un canalla
to be nasty to sbser cruel con algn
don't be nasty to your little brotherno seas malo con tu hermanito
a nasty trickuna mala jugada
he turned nasty and started to shoutse puso agresivo y empezó a gritar
B. N there were a few hidden nasties in my billhabía unas cuantas sorpresas desagradables en mi cuenta
see also video C

nasty

[ˈnɑːsti] adj
(= spiteful) [person, remark] → méchant(e)
to be nasty to sb → être méchant(e) avec qn
to turn nasty [person] → devenir méchant(e)
to give sb a nasty look → regarder qn d'un air méchant, lancer à qn un regard méchant
He gave me a nasty look → Il m'a regardé d'un air méchant., Il m'a lancé un regard méchant.
to have a nasty temper → avoir un caractère de cochon
[smell] → désagréable
a nasty smell → une odeur désagréable
[weather] → affreux/euse
The weather can be very nasty in February → Il peut faire un temps vraiment affreux en février.
to turn nasty [weather] → se gâter
[situation] → désagréable
to turn nasty [situation] → mal tourner
it's a nasty business → c'est une sale affaire
[injury, cut, bruise, disease, cold] → mauvais(e) before n
a nasty cold → un mauvais rhume
It's a nasty injury → C'est une mauvaise blessure.
[shock] → rude before n
to get a nasty shock → recevoir un rude choc
She got a nasty shock → Elle a reçu un rude choc.
He'll get a nasty shock → Il va avoir un de ces chocs.
I got a nasty shock when the bill came → Le choc fut rude lorsque j'ai reçu la facture., Ce fut un rude choc lorsque j'ai reçu la facture.

nasty

adj (+er)
(= unpleasant)scheußlich; smell, tastescheußlich, widerlich; medicineekelhaft, widerlich; weather, habitabscheulich, scheußlich; surpriseböse, unangenehm; (= serious) break, cough, wound, fallböse, schlimm; situation, problem, accidentschlimm; momentböse; (= objectionable) crime, behaviour, language, word, namesabscheulich; (= dirty)schmutzig; (= dangerous) virus, diseaseböse, gefährlich; corner, bend, fogböse, übel, gefährlich; that’s a nasty-looking sky/cutder Himmel/der Schnitt sieht böse aus; she had a nasty fallsie ist böse or schlimm gefallen; history has a nasty habit of repeating itselfdie Geschichte hat die unangenehme Gewohnheit, sich zu wiederholen; he had a nasty time of ites ging ihm sehr schlecht or ganz übel; he has a nasty look in his eyessein Blick verheißt nichts Gutes; don’t touch that, that’s nastypfui, fass das nicht an; they pulled all his teeth out — nasty!sie haben ihm alle Zähne gezogen — wie scheußlich or unangenehm!; a nasty surprise or shockeine böse or unangenehme Überraschung; to turn nasty (situation, person)unangenehm werden; (animal)wild werden; (weather)schlecht werden, umschlagen; events took a nasty turndie Dinge nahmen eine Wendung zum Schlechten
(= malicious) person, behaviourgemein, gehässig, garstig (dated), → fies (inf)(to sb jdm gegenüber); trickgemein, übel; remark, wordgemein; rumourgehässig, übel; he has a nasty tempermit ihm ist nicht gut Kirschen essen; don’t say that, that’s nastypfui, so was sagt man doch nicht; to be nasty about somebodygemein über jdn reden; that was a nasty thing to say/dodas war gemein or fies (inf); you nasty little boy (you)!du böser Junge; a nasty little manein Giftzwerg m (inf); what a nasty manwas für ein ekelhafter Mensch; he’s a nasty bit or piece of work (inf)er ist ein übler Kunde (inf)or Typ (inf)
(= offensive)anstößig; to have a nasty mindeine üble Fantasie or Phantasie haben; (= obsessed with sex)eine schmutzige Fantasie or Phantasie haben
n nasties pl (inf: = nasty things) → ekelhafte Sachen pl ? also video nasty

nasty

[ˈnɑːstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (smell, taste) → cattivo/a, sgradevole; (moment, experience, situation) → brutto/a, spiacevole; (accident, wound, corner, trick) → brutto/a; (person) → antipatico/a, villano/a; (000, spiteful, also, remark, mind) → maligno/a, cattivo/a; (temper, nature) → brutto/a; (weather) → brutto/a, cattivo/a; (book, film) → di cattivo gusto; (violent) → violento/a
to smell nasty → non avere un buon odore
to turn nasty (situation) → mettersi male (weather) → guastarsi (person) → incattivirsi
he's a nasty piece of work (fam) → è un farabutto
what a nasty mind you have! → quanto sei maligno!
he had a nasty time of it → se l'è passata brutta
she gave me a nasty look → mi ha dato un'occhiataccia
it's a nasty business → è una brutta faccenda, è un brutto affare

nasty

(ˈnaːsti) adjective
1. unpleasant to the senses. a nasty smell.
2. unfriendly or unpleasant in manner. The man was very nasty to me.
3. wicked; evil. He has a nasty temper.
4. (of weather) very poor, cold, rainy etc.
5. (of a wound, cut etc) serious. That dog gave her a nasty bite.
6. awkward or very difficult. a nasty situation.
ˈnastily adverb
ˈnastiness noun

nasty

كَرِيهٌ nepříjemný nederdrægtig scheußlich αντιπαθητικός desagradable paha méchant gadan sgradevole 嫌な 고약한 gemeen utrivelig złośliwy desagradável противный elak น่ารังเกียจ berbat làm bực mình 令人不悦的

nasty

a. agresivo-a, de mal carácter;
___ illnessenfermedad grave, seria;
___ weathermal tiempo.
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Broad's a beautiful boy, but he is a nasty piece of work when he has a ball in his hand.
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Mother has a patient cultured voice, Claire is a self-centered liar, Lucy a whiny dim bulb, Jocasta a nasty piece of work who is finally expelled.