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See definition of nasty on Dictionary.com
  • adj.disgusting, offensive
  • adj.indecent, smutty
  • adj.bad-tempered, mean
  • adj.injurious, dangerous

synonyms for nasty

  • awful
  • dirty
  • fierce
  • horrible
  • icky
  • murderous
  • noxious
  • obnoxious
  • ornery
  • outrageous
  • rough
  • tough
  • unpleasant
  • vile
  • vulgar
  • beastly
  • disagreeable
  • filthy
  • foul
  • gross
  • grubby
  • hellish
  • horrid
  • impure
  • loathsome
  • lousy
  • malodorous
  • mephitic
  • nauseating
  • noisome
  • objectionable
  • obscene
  • odious
  • poison
  • polluted
  • raunchy
  • repellent
  • repugnant
  • repulsive
  • revolting
  • sickening
  • soiled
  • squalid
  • stinking
  • unappetizing
  • unclean
  • uncleanly
  • ungodly
  • unholy
  • yucky
See also synonyms for: nastiness
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antonyms for nasty

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  • agreeable
  • calm
  • delightful
  • easy
  • facile
  • gentle
  • good
  • kind
  • mild
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • polite
  • pure
  • refined
  • sterile
  • tender
  • wonderful
  • aiding
  • assisting
  • clean
  • decent
  • friendly
  • great
  • happy
  • helpful
  • helping
  • magnificent
  • moral
  • safe
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How to use nasty in a sentence

You have to be infallible, and if you’re not, people will have a lot of nasty things to say.
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So far no one has been hurt, but chlorine fumes can be nasty so locals are advised to stay inside their homes.
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It’s also grown nastier as both Hagerty and Sethi try to one-up each other in proving their conservative bona fides.
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Though it sounds a bit nasty, winds can blow fungi and mold spores like a thick cloud.
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Whether that’s the intent of the medication doesn’t mean it won’t be a nasty side effect.
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But the nasty part of the whole thing was, that Haggard had won eleven thousand pounds from a weak-headed boy.
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But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!
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The nasty scandal at the Pandemonium had been particularly irritating to Haggard personally.
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You pouted and sulked, and had a great fight with nurse, for bringing a nasty boy into the house.
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I'm a nasty cross old thing before lunch, Mr. Wentworth, so I don't come down till afterwards nowadays.
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