Synonyms of nasty in English:



  • 1 there was a nasty smell in the kitchen
    unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, off-putting, uninviting, dirty, filthy, squalid; noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank, rancid, fetid, malodorous, acrid
    informal ghastly, horrid, gruesome, putrid, diabolical, yucky, sick-making, God-awful, gross, icky, stinky
    British informal beastly, grotty, whiffy, pongy, niffy
    North American informal lousy, skanky, funky
    Australian informal on the nose
    literary noisome, mephitic
    rare miasmal, olid
    [Antonyms] nice delightful lovely pleasant
  • 2 the weather turned nasty
    unpleasant, disagreeable, foul, filthy, inclement; wet, rainy, stormy, cold, foggy, blustery, squally
    [Antonyms] fine sunny
  • 3 sometimes, she can be really nasty
    unkind, unpleasant, unfriendly, disagreeable, inconsiderate, uncharitable, rude, churlish, spiteful, malicious, mean, mean-spirited, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, bad-tempered, hostile, vicious, malevolent, evil-minded, surly, obnoxious, poisonous, venomous, vindictive, malign, malignant, cantankerous, hateful, hurtful, cruel, wounding, abusive
    informal bitchy, catty
    vulgar slang shitty
    [Antonyms] charming agreeable nice likeable
  • 4 her father's had a nasty accident she's got a nasty cut on her head
    serious, dangerous, bad, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, critical, severe, grave, alarming, worrying, concerning; painful, ugly
    [Antonyms] slight minor
  • 5 she had a nasty habit of staring at him
    annoying, irritating, infuriating, unwelcome, disagreeable, unpleasant, unfortunate, maddening, exasperating, irksome, vexing, vexatious
    informal aggravating, pesky
  • 6 they got hold of spray cans and wrote nasty things on the back of the headstones
    obscene, indecent, offensive, improper, indelicate, crude, rude, off colour, dirty, filthy, vulgar, foul, vile, gross, disgusting, pornographic, smutty, salacious, risqué, lewd, lascivious, licentious, X-rated; scatological, profane
    informal blue, sick
  • Phrases

    nasty piece of work

    he was a nasty piece of work and got his just rewardswretch informalbeasttoadpigswineratcreepbastardlousesnakeskunkdogweasellowlifescumbagheelstinkpotstinkerbad lotno-goodson of a bitchs.o.b.Scottish informalscroteIrish informalspalpeenNorth American informalrat finkfinkschmuckAustralian informaldingoNew Zealand informalkuri informal, datedrotterhoundboundercadblighter black Englishrass vulgar slangshitsodprick archaicblackguarddastardknavevarletwhoreson

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