1. [ adjective ] offensive or even (of persons) malicious
Synonyms: awful

"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

Related terms: nice hateful dirty unpleasant grotty unpleasant nastiness
2. [ adjective ] (sexuality) characterized by obscenity
Synonyms: foul smutty filthy

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

Related terms: dirty
3. [ adjective ] exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
Synonyms: tight

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

Related terms: difficult
4. [ adjective ] (informal) thoroughly unpleasant
Synonyms: vile foul filthy

"filthy (or foul or nasty or vile) weather we're having"

Related terms: colloquialism inclement
5. [ adjective ] disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
Synonyms: filthy foul

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

Related terms: dirty
Similar spelling:   Nast