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nas·ty  (nst)
adj. nas·ti·er, nas·ti·est
a. Disgustingly dirty.
b. Physically repellent.
2. Morally offensive; indecent. See Synonyms at offensive.
3. Malicious; spiteful: "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?" (Ezra Pound).
4. Very unpleasant or annoying: nasty weather; a nasty trick.
5. Painful or dangerous; grave: a nasty accident.
6. 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, possibly alteration of Old French nastre, bad, short for villenastre : vilein, bad; see villain + -astre, pejorative suff. (from Latin -aster).]

nasti·ly adv.
nasti·ness n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adv.1.nastily - in a nasty ill-tempered mannernastily - in a nasty ill-tempered manner; "`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily"
nastily [ˈnɑːstɪlɪ] ADV [speak, behave] → con maldad
nastily [ˈnɑːstɪli] adv [say, act] → méchamment
(= unpleasantly)scheußlich; speak, say, laughgehässig, gemein; behavegemein, scheußlich; to speak nastily to somebodyzu jdm gehässig sein, jdn angiften (inf)
(= awkwardly, dangerously) fall, cut oneselfböse, schlimm; skid, veergefährlich
nastily [ˈnɑːstɪlɪ] adv (unpleasantly) → sgradevolmente; (spitefully) → malignamente, con cattiveria

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The base and nasty desire to vent that spite on its assailant rankles perhaps even more nastily in it than in l'homme de la nature et de la verite.
And surely if the opinion just above cited be true, we cannot wonder that works so nastily derived should be nasty themselves, or have a tendency to make others so.
Only an excellent rider could have escaped being unhorsed, and as it was, Daylight was nastily near to it.
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