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adjective nasty pronunciation in American English /ˈnæsti/ 
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adjectivenasty
comparativenastier
superlativenastiest
  1. 1
    nasty behavior is unkind or offensive

    She said some very nasty things about him.

    a nasty look

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    1. a.
      a nasty person says or does unkind things to people

      a mean, nasty man/woman/child

      You've been really nasty to me all week – what's going on?

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    2. b.
      used for talking about behavior and people that are threatening

      Some really nasty people are looking for him.

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  2. 2
    very unpleasant to taste, smell, see, or feel

    a nasty cold wind

    nasty-looking bugs

    cheap and nasty:

    cheap and nasty red wine

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  3. 3
    serious or dangerous

    a nasty accident/injury/cough/cold

    some nasty environmental effects

    a nasty storm

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nastily

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nastiness

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