Translation of nasty in Spanish:
adjective -tier, -tiest
- 1 1.1 (repugnant) it smells nastydon't touch, it's nasty (to child)huele horribletiene un olor asqueroso or repugnanteno toques, ¡caca! [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (obscene, offensive)
- Just too many nasty trick questions and annoying video clips of past statements, but that's why you get the big money.
- Unfortunately, this type of viewing can become a nasty habit that, in the end, sabotages any meaningful engagement with sports.
- Unfortunately, plenty of investors develop the nasty habit of boasting of their gains instead of contemplating possible overvaluation concerns.
- Joe tried to look as his normal-self again; but his mind kept exploding with nasty thoughts towards the girl, Laura.
- I want to think of something to insult you at the moment, but nothing comes to mind that's nasty enough not to compliment you.
- He was a miserable little narrow minded bigot with a nasty temper.
- 2 (spiteful) that was a nasty thing to say!they are really nasty to herfue una maldad decirle esoto have a nasty temperson realmente malos or crueles con ellawhat a nasty trick!tener muy mal carácterchildren can be so nasty!¡qué canallada!he turns very nasty when he gets drunklos niños pueden ser de lo más crueles→ piece 2se pone de lo más desagradable cuando se emborrachaExample sentences
- A voice that was nasty and spiteful, leaping at any chance to cause her pain.
- His imperialists are often nasty folk who behaved horribly towards the natives under their yoke.
- Not just a grudge, but a hateful, vindictive, nasty bitterness that I didn't even know existed until this person's name was brought up.
- 3 3.1 (severe)(cut/injury/cough)(accident)(stronger)I had a nasty shockthe weather turned nastyme llevé una sorpresa de lo más desagradable3.2 (difficult, dangerous)el tiempo se puso horrible or feísimo(question/exam)muy difícil(corner/intersection)3.3 (unpleasant)muy peligroso(situation/experience)the situation turned nastyla cosa se puso fea [colloquial]Example sentences
- Through careful planning people can avoid inheritance tax, which can come as a nasty shock at what is bound to be an upsetting time.
- Publishers, apparently, found it a nasty shock to be ‘up against someone whose skill in driving a bargain equalled if not excelled their own’.
- For those who enjoy eating out (or eating in with a takeaway) and thought that by avoiding junk food they could do so healthily, this will have come as a nasty shock.
noun plural -ties
- (especially British English) [colloquial]hidden nastiessorpresas (feminine plural) desagradablesExample sentences
- The problem with these nasties is that they lack motivation: it's impossible to tell whether they act out of naïvety, malice or both.
- Yet despite the presence of molds, bacteria, and other nasties, most archaeological sites, including tombs, have proven safe for science and tourism alike.
- The land tax sting is going to be quite a political nasty.
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