Naughty

Naugh"ty

(?), a. [Compar. Naughtier (?); superl. Naughtiest.] 1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]
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[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods.
Piers Plowman.
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2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]
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The other basket had very naughty figs.
Jer. xxiv. 2.
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3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]
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So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Shak.
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4. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.
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This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.
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