- 1 very bad or unpleasant a nasty accident The news gave me a nasty shock. I had a nasty feeling that he would follow me. This coffee has a nasty taste.
- 2unkind; unpleasant synonym mean to make nasty remarks about someone the nastier side of her character to have a nasty temper Don't be so nasty to your brother. That was a nasty little trick. Life has a nasty habit of repeating itself.
- 3dangerous or serious a nasty bend (= dangerous for cars going fast) a nasty injury
- 4 offensive; in bad taste to have a nasty mind nasty jokes Idioms
- 1to become threatening and violent You'd better do what he says or he'll turn nasty. After the game, things turned nasty and there were fights in the streets.
- 2to become bad or unpleasant It looks as though the weather is going to turn nasty again.
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(of events or experiences) to make you feel disgusted or ashamed afterward
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NAmE//ˈnæstəli//adverb “I hate you,” she said nastily.
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