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Synonyms of nasty in English:


  • 1 there was a nasty smell in the kitchen
    noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank, rancid, fetid, malodorous, acrid
    informalghastly, horrid, gruesome, putrid, diabolical, yucky, sick-making, God-awful, gross, icky, stinky
    British informalbeastly, grotty, whiffy, pongy, niffy
    North American informallousy, skanky, funky
    Australian informalon the nose
    literarynoisome, mephitic
    raremiasmal, 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
    informalbitchy, catty
    vulgar slangshitty
    [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
  • 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;
    informalblue, sick
  • Phrases

    nasty piece of work

    he was a nasty piece of work and got his just rewards
    informalbeast, toad, pig, swine, rat, creep, bastard, louse, snake, skunk, dog, weasel, lowlife, scumbag, heel, stinkpot, stinker, bad lot, no-good, son of a bitch, s.o.b.
    Scottish informalscrote
    Irish informalspalpeen
    North American informalrat fink, fink, schmuck
    Australian informaldingo
    New Zealand informalkuri
    informal, , datedrotter, hound, bounder, cad, blighter
    black Englishrass
    vulgar slangshit, sod, prick
    archaicblackguard, dastard, knave, varlet, whoreson

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