Nas"ty(ns"t), a. [Compar. Nastier (ns"t*r); superl. Nastiest.] [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.] 1. Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous.
2. Hence, loosely: Offensive; disagreeable; unpropitious; wet; drizzling; as, a
nasty rain, day, sky.
3. Characterized by obscenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy.
4. Vicious; offensively ill-tempered; insultingly mean; spiteful; as, a
5. Difficult to deal with; troublesome; as, he fell of his bike and got a
nasty bruise on his knee.
Syn. -- Nasty, Filthy, Foul, Dirty. Anything nasty is usually wet or damp as well as filthy or dirty, and disgusts by its stickiness or odor; but filthy and foul imply that a thing is filled or covered with offensive matter, while dirty describes it as defiled or sullied with dirt of any kind; as, filthy clothing, foul vapors, etc.
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