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

nastily

[ˈnɑːstɪlɪ] ADV [speak, behave] → con maldad
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

nastily

[ˈnɑːstɪli] adv [say, act] → méchamment
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

nastily

[ˈnɑːstɪlɪ] adv (unpleasantly) → sgradevolmente; (spitefully) → malignamente, con cattiveria
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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.
We desperately need a fairly funded National Care Service to look after everybody, irrespective of their means, something which Labour planned and the Tories nastily blocked.
Trump also stepped up his attacks against the special counsel, claiming Mueller's recently released report "was written as nastily as possible" by "true Trump Haters".
[USA], Apr 20 (ANI): US President Donald Trump slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report again on Saturday, alleging that the report should not have been "authorised in the first place," adding that it had been written "as nastily as possible."
Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts--a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, suggests a study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
He mentions 'Trump', so nastily berated by PC Luvvie brigades.
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.
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. I want my son to be able to gloat about how good I was."