naughtiness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naughtiness - an attribute of mischievous childrennaughtiness - an attribute of mischievous children
disobedience - the trait of being unwilling to obey
prankishness, rascality, roguishness - the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks

naughtiness

noun
Improper, often rude behavior:
Translations
تَصَرُّف شِرّير
darebáctvínezbednost
uartighed
neveletlen viselkedés
óòekkt
nezbednosť
porednost
haylazlıkyaramazlık

naughtiness

[ˈnɔːtɪnɪs] N
1. (= mischief) → travesuras fpl; (= bad behaviour) → mala conducta f
2. (= risqué character) → atrevimiento m; [of joke, song etc] → lo verde

naughtiness

[ˈnɔːtinɪs] n
[child] → polissonnerie f
punishments for naughtiness → des punitions pour des polissonneries
a sort of childlike naughtiness that could be very funny → une sorte de polissonnerie enfantine qui pourrait être très amusante
His parents regarded his behaviour as pure naughtiness → Ses parents considéraient sa conduite comme de la pure polissonnerie.
[story] → grivoiserie f

naughtiness

n
Frechheit f, → Dreistigkeit f; (of child)Unartigkeit f, → Ungezogenheit f; (of dog)Unartigkeit f; (= disobedience)Ungehorsam m
(= shocking nature: of joke, word, story) → Unanständigkeit f

naughtiness

[ˈnɔːtɪnɪs] ncattiveria

naughty

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

naughtiness

n. malacrianza, travesura, majadería.
References in classic literature ?
I attempted to persuade him of the naughtiness of showing reluctance to meet his father; still he obstinately resisted any progress towards dressing, and I had to call for my master's assistance in coaxing him out of bed.
One of his poems tells how Cowper scolded his spaniel Beau for killing a little baby bird "not because you were hungry," says the poet, "but out of naughtiness.
The governess, after saying good-morning, began a long and detailed account of Seryozha's naughtiness, but Anna did not hear her; she was considering whether she would take her with her or not.
On the other hand, he might have been suspected of hiding a fund of reckless naughtiness.
I am not half so angry with the suitors, for if they choose to do violence in the naughtiness of their hearts, and wager their heads that Ulysses will not return, they can take the high hand and eat up his estate, but as for you others I am shocked at the way in which you all sit still without even trying to stop such scandalous goings on--which you could do if you chose, for you are many and they are few.
The Frau Professor stared at her with horrified surprise; she had thought it was no more than naughtiness on the child's part, and innocent, folly.
When you wake in the morning, the naughtiness and evil passions with which you went to bed have been folded up small and placed at the bottom of your mind and on the top, beautifully aired, are spread out your prettier thoughts, ready for you to put on.
You have probably observed that your baby-sister wants to do all sorts of things that your mother and her nurse want her not to do: to stand up at sitting-down time, and to sit down at standing-up time, for instance, or to wake up when she should fall asleep, or to crawl on the floor when she is wearing her best frock, and so on, and perhaps you put this down to naughtiness.
I'm afraid I couldn't like him without a spice of human naughtiness.
But Cecil, since his engagement, had taken to affect a cosmopolitan naughtiness which he was far from possessing.
said Margaret, who hated naughtiness more than sin.
But if you will believe me, the sea would not pollute itself by receiving such a bad person into its bosom; neither would the earth, having once got rid of him, consent to take him back; so that, between the cliff and the sea, Scinis stuck fast in the air, which was forced to bear the burden of his naughtiness.