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cat·ty 1

adj. cat·ti·er, cat·ti·est
1. Subtly cruel or malicious; spiteful: a catty remark.
2. Catlike; stealthy.

cat′ti·ly adv.
cat′ti·ness n.

cat·ty 2

also cat·tie  (kăt′ē)
n. pl. cat·ties
Any of various units of weight used in Southeast Asia, especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams (approximately 1.1 pounds).

[Malay kati.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cattiness - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nastycattiness - malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
malevolency, malice, malevolence - the quality of threatening evil


[ˈkætɪnɪs] Nmalicia f, rencor m


n (fig)Gehässigkeit f, → Boshaftigkeit f


[ˈkætɪnɪs] nmalignità
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