What is the meaning of nasty?


  • Offensive or even (of persons) malicious."in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral- Ezra Pound
  • Exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent.
    • usage: "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"
  • Characterized by obscenity.
    • usage: "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"
  • Disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter.
    • usage: "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"
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