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naugh·ty

 (nô′tē)
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.
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naughty

(ˈnɔːtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. (esp of children or their behaviour) mischievous or disobedient; bad
2. mildly indecent; titillating
n, pl -ties
slang Austral and NZ an act of sexual intercourse
[C14 (originally: needy, of poor quality): from naught]
ˈnaughtily adv
ˈnaughtiness n
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naugh•ty

(ˈnɔ ti)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. disobedient; mischievous.
2. improper, indecorous, or indecent: a naughty word.
3. Obs. wicked; evil.
[1350–1400]
naugh′ti•ly, adv.
naugh′ti•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.naughty - suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
sexy - marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest; "feeling sexy"; "sexy clothes"; "sexy poses"; "a sexy book"; "sexy jokes"
2.naughty - badly behaved; "a naughty boy"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
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naughty

adjective
1. disobedient, bad, mischievous, badly behaved, wayward, playful, wicked, sinful, fractious, impish, roguish, refractory You naughty boy, you gave me such a fright.
disobedient good, seemly, proper, polite, obedient, well-behaved, well-mannered
2. obscene, blue, vulgar, improper, lewd, risqué, X-rated (informal), bawdy, smutty, off-colour, ribald saucy TV shows crammed with naughty innuendo
obscene clean, proper, polite
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naughty

adjective
1. Misbehaving, often in a troublesome way:
2. Not in keeping with conventional mores:
Idiom: out of line.
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Translations
شِرّير، رَديء، غَيْر مُطيعمُؤْذٍ
zlobivýuličnický
uartig
tuhma
nestašan
óòekkur
腕白な
말썽꾸러기인
išdykęs
nepaklausīgsnerātns
poreden
stygg
ซุกซน
nghịch ngợm

naughty

[ˈnɔːtɪ] ADJ (naughtier (compar) (naughtiest (superl)))
1. [child] → travieso, malo
you've been very naughtyhas sido muy malo
that was very naughty of you; that was a naughty thing to doeso ha estado muy feo
you naughty boy! (angrily) → ¡mira que eres malo or travieso!; (indulgently) → ¡anda, pillín or picaruelo!
2. (of adult) I'm going to be very naughty and have two cakesvoy a portarme mal y comerme dos pasteles
it was a bit naughty of you to leave without telling anyoneno estuvo nada bien que te marcharas sin decir nada
3. (= risqué) [joke, song] → verde, colorado (LAm)
she gave me a naughty lookme miró con picardía
naughty bits (= male genitals) → paquete m
the naughty bits (in film etc) → las escenas picantes
the Naughty Ninetiesla Bella Época
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naughty

[ˈnɔːti] adj
[child] → vilain(e)
naughty girl! → vilaine!
a naughty boy → un vilain garçon
to be naughty → être vilain
Don't be naughty! → Ne fais pas le vilain!, Ne sois pas vilain!
[story, film, magazine] → grivois(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

naughty

adj (+er)
frech, dreist; childunartig, ungezogen; dogunartig; (= disobedient)ungehorsam; you naughty boy/dog!du böser or unartiger Junge/Hund!; it was naughty of him to break itdas war aber gar nicht lieb von ihm, dass er das kaputt gemacht hat; I was naughty and ate a whole bar of chocolateich habe schwer gesündigt und eine ganze Tafel Schokolade gegessen; naughty, naughty!aber, aber!; how naughty of me/him!das war ja gar nicht lieb!; the kitten’s been naughty on the carpet (inf)das Kätzchen hat auf den Teppich gemacht
(= fattening: of food) (it’s) naughty but nicees ist ungesund, dafür aber lecker
(= shocking) joke, word, storyunanständig; naughty!nein, wie unanständig!; the naughty ninetiesdie frechen neunziger Jahre or Neunzigerjahre; the naughty bits (hum: = genitals) → die Genitalien pl
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naughty

[ˈnɔːtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (child) → cattivo/a, cattivello/a, birichino/a
that was a naughty thing to do → non si fanno queste cose
b. (joke, song, story, film) → spinto/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

naughty

(ˈnoːti) adjective
(usually of children) badly-behaved. a naughty boy; It is naughty to kick other children.
naughtily adverb
ˈnaughtiness noun
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naughty

مُؤْذٍ zlobivý uartig ungezogen άτακτος pícaro tuhma coquin nestašan birichino 腕白な 말썽꾸러기인 stout slem niegrzeczny travesso непослушный stygg ซุกซน yaramaz nghịch ngợm 顽皮的
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

naughty

a. travieso-a, majadero-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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Poyser, who professed to despise all personal attractions and intended to be the severest of mentors, continually gazed at Hetty's charms by the sly, fascinated in spite of herself; and after administering such a scolding as naturally flowed from her anxiety to do well by her husband's niece--who had no mother of her own to scold her, poor thing!--she would often confess to her husband, when they were safe out of hearing, that she firmly believed, "the naughtier the little huzzy behaved, the prettier she looked."
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