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Synonyms for nasty
ˈnæs ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nasty, awful(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    frightful, dread(a), cruddy, smutty, tight, terrible, amazing, horrific, filthy, awed, fearful, abominable, unspeakable, horrendous, awful, foul, atrocious, tremendous, dreaded, awe-inspiring, awing, dreadful, direful, awesome, frightening, dire, painful, fearsome

    Antonyms:
    clean, pleasant, nice, good, easy, unobjectionable

  2. nasty, tight(adj)

    exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent

    "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, close, pissed, blind drunk, besotted, awful, slopped, rigorous, mingy, blotto, squiffy, foul, pixilated, cockeyed, crocked, fuddled, tight, soused, compressed, cruddy, sozzled, taut, plastered, miserly, smutty, stiff, stringent, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, mean, soaked, loaded, wet

    Antonyms:
    good, unobjectionable, nice, clean, easy, pleasant

  3. cruddy, filthy, foul, nasty, smutty(adj)

    characterized by obscenity

    "had a filthy mouth"; "foul language"; "smutty jokes"

    Synonyms:
    awful, filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, foul, lousy, repellent, dirty, distasteful, cruddy, ill-scented, foetid, black, disgustful, stinking, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), tight, foul-smelling, loathsome, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, skanky, unsporting, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, fouled, repellant

    Antonyms:
    pleasant, unobjectionable, clean, nice, easy, good

  4. filthy, foul, nasty(adj)

    disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter

    "as filthy as a pigsty"; "a foul pond"; "a nasty pigsty of a room"

    Synonyms:
    awful, filthy, noisome, fetid, revolting, marked-up, foul, lousy, repellent, dirty, distasteful, cruddy, ill-scented, foetid, disgustful, stinking, disgusting, afoul(ip), smelly, cheating(a), tight, foul-smelling, loathsome, wicked, yucky, unsportsmanlike, skanky, unsporting, funky, smutty, repelling, loathly, fouled, repellant

    Antonyms:
    unobjectionable, pleasant, clean, easy, nice, good

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nasty

    Synonyms:
    fool, offensive, odious, disagreeable, indelicate, impure, gross, unclean, obscene

    Antonyms:
    nice, pleasant, sweet, savory, agreeable, pure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nasty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    filthy, foul, unclean, impure, dirty, polluted, denied, nauseous, disgusting, sickening, loathsome, offensive, repulsive, squalid

  2. nasty(a.)

    Synonyms:
    obscene, smutty, gross, indelicate, lewd, indecent, ribald, loose

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nasty(a)

    Synonyms:
    filthy, squalid, foul, polluted, dirty, indecent, indelicate, gross, ribald, lewd, obscene, smutty, shameless, odious, sickening, repulsive, nauseous, disgusting, disagreeable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "nasty":

    unpleasant, naughty, disgusting, disagreeable, bad, dirty, ugly, wicked, horrible, filthy, awful

How to pronounce nasty?

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Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say nasty in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#83921skanky
#104208unsportsmanlike
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#140999smutty
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#149523cockeyed
#160064cruddy
#173612sloshed
#190598unsporting
#193776blotto
#227568noisome
#230883indelicate
#231163pixilated
#268320slopped
#312870soused

How to use nasty in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into—no offense intended—the sickness of coprophagia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true, and since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.

  2. Jeff Melvoin:

    Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We've become a nation of wimps We think we're entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short.

  3. The Briton:

    I should be fine, the bug's been around...my mum, my sister, my nephew, several of my engineers have it so it's just some nasty bug that's going around.

  4. David Payne:

    It certainly has gotten really nasty, really quick.

  5. Evan Hayden:

    I'm against the fact that Japan was bombed, of course, but at the same time, the war kept going in a nasty direction and neither Japan nor the U.S.A. was backing down, a tragic story.


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