nastily


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
بصورةٍ بَذيئَه أو رَديئَه
nepříjemněodporně
gementmodbydeligt
aljasul
andstyggilega
berbat bir şekilde

nastily

[ˈnɑːstɪlɪ] ADV [speak, behave] → con maldad

nastily

[ˈnɑːstɪli] adv [say, act] → méchamment

nastily

adv
(= 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

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
This blunt assessment may come as a surprise to people who nastily attempt to conflate "pro-Israel" with "pro-Trump," or those who may honestly imagine that there is a "tradeoff" between opposing Trumpor supporting Trumpand Israel's security.
Would I ever want a child of mine to grow up talking that nastily about other people?
The Recorder of Bradford Judge Roger Thomas QC said Edwards had behaved very nastily towards the complainant by constantly checking her social media account, confiscating her mobile phone and spitting in her face.
It was all nastily reprehensible, but people kept viewing, transfixed, like they were watching a horrible car crash happening in front of their eyes, in 'delicious' slow motion.
Being a young mum a lot of people can look at you quite nastily.
He undergoes an experimental procedure and ends up nastily disfigured but "blessed" with powers.
Director Ciaran Foy keeps us squirming with some neatly staged freak-out moments, while Courtney's violent ex-husband is a decent villain and his band of ghost kids with their box of super-grisly, homemade snuff movies is nastily effective.
Enter General Titus (a brooding George Anton) and his sons, dragging their hooded, vanquished enemies, Goth queen Tamora (the nastily seductive Emily Winter) and her own brood.
Reviews have included comments like "bitingly funny and genuinely moving", "devastatingly good" and "penetrating, pitch-black and nastily brilliant".