nasty: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (nas'tē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti•er, -ti•est, -ties.
- physically filthy; disgustingly unclean: a nasty pigsty of a room.
- offensive to taste or smell; nauseating.
- offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit.
- vicious, spiteful, or ugly: a nasty dog; a nasty rumor.
- bad or hard to deal with, encounter, undergo, etc.; dangerous; serious: a nasty cut; a nasty accident.
- very unpleasant or disagreeable: nasty weather.
- morally filthy; obscene; indecent: a nasty word.
- formidable: The young pitcher has a good fast ball and a nasty curve.
- a nasty person or thing.
- a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element: hyponasty.
- nasty (Thesaurus)