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adj. naugh·ti·er, naugh·ti·est
1. Behaving disobediently or mischievously: a naughty child.
2. Indecent; improper: a naughty wink.
n. pl. naugh·ties
One that is naughty.

[Middle English noughti, wicked, from nought, nothing, evil, from Old English nāwiht, nothing; see naught.]

naugh′ti·ly adv.
naugh′ti·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.naughtily - in a disobedient or naughty waynaughtily - in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"
بِصورَةٍ شِرّيرَه
dónalega; óòekktarlega


[ˈnɔːtɪlɪ] ADV
1. (of child) → traviesamente; [behave] → mal
2. (of adult) [say] → con picardía


advfrech, dreist; (esp of child) say, remarkungezogen, frech; behaveunartig, ungezogen; I very naughtily opened your letterich war so frech und habe deinen Brief aufgemacht; but he very naughtily did it all the sameaber frecherweise hat er es trotzdem getan


[ˈnɔːtɪlɪ] adv (behave) → male, con cattiveria; (say) → maliziosamente


(ˈnoːti) adjective
(usually of children) badly-behaved. a naughty boy; It is naughty to kick other children.
naughtily adverb
ˈnaughtiness noun
References in classic literature ?
Already, she naughtily reminded me, we possessed a petticoat between us.
But I cannot believe that any school-boy would behave so naughtily.
I asked him, in a low voice so promising that he instantly lowered his, and his eyes twinkled naughtily into mine.
Maimie stamped her foot naughtily, and was putting her fingers to her eyes, when she heard a kind voice say, "Don't cry, pretty human, don't cry," and then she turned round and saw a beautiful little naked boy regarding her wistfully.
Rehman's antic prompted Rasheed to naughtily demand for his vote to be rejected, as the former had left the house premises.
It's amazing how the branded goodies are naughtily sneaked into frame.
Mr Zardari isn't quite perturbed by the mourning that has entailed the fall of the PML-N facade in Quetta and is ready to naughtily celebrate the development with his customary grin.
he asked naughtily after the barong was handed to him.
But the frontman revealed he managed to incur his manager's wrath for an incident where he naughtily knocked Windass into the hoardings.
I also liked the naughtily humorous element about the girl's constantly nagging aunt, whose forgotten beauty comes to attention again when the only memory of her, after she became the tiger's snack, is an old portrait of her as a young woman.
What people had done, a bit naughtily," Lamb recalled, was to push the wheelchair-bound refugee to the front of the line, assuming the "Hungarians can't say no, surely, to this 16-year-old girl in a wheelchair.
Somehow, rather naughtily, the farming sector has kept a low profile, yet, globally, farming is responsible for 15% of emissions.