Meaning of nasty

nas•ty

Pronunciation: (nas'tē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ti•er, -ti•est, -ties.
—adj.
  1. physically filthy; disgustingly unclean: a nasty pigsty of a room.
  2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseating.
  3. offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit.
  4. vicious, spiteful, or ugly: a nasty dog; a nasty rumor.
  5. bad or hard to deal with, encounter, undergo, etc.; dangerous; serious: a nasty cut; a nasty accident.
  6. very unpleasant or disagreeable: nasty weather.
  7. morally filthy; obscene; indecent: a nasty word.
  8. formidable: The young pitcher has a good fast ball and a nasty curve.
—n.
  1. a nasty person or thing.

-nasty

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element: hyponasty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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