Synonyms of nasty in English:



  • 1 a nasty smell
    unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unsavory, unappetizing, off-putting; noxious, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank, fetid, malodorous, mephitic
    informal ghastly, horrid, gruesome, diabolical, yucky, skanky, godawful, gross, beastly, lousy, funky
    literary miasmal, noisome
    [Antonyms] pleasant delightful
  • 2 the weather turned nasty
    unpleasant, disagreeable, foul, filthy, inclement; wet, stormy, cold, blustery, blizzardy
    [Antonyms] sunny pleasant
  • 3 she can be really nasty
    unkind, unpleasant, unfriendly, disagreeable, rude, churlish, spiteful, malicious, mean, ill-tempered, ill-natured, vicious, malevolent, obnoxious, hateful, hurtful
    informal bitchy, catty
    [Antonyms] nice charming
  • 4 a nasty accident a nasty cut
    serious, dangerous, bad, awful, dreadful, terrible, severe; painful, ugly
    [Antonyms] minor slight
  • 5 she had the nasty habit of appearing unannounced
    annoying, irritating, infuriating, disagreeable, unpleasant, maddening, exasperating
  • 6 they wrote nasty things on the wall
    obscene, indecent, offensive, crude, rude, dirty, filthy, vulgar, foul, gross, disgusting, pornographic, smutty, lewd
    informal sick, X-rated
    [Antonyms] polite decent
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