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naughty

Pronunciation: /ˈnɔːti/

Translation of naughty in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • 1.1 (mischievous) [child/dog] malo, travieso, pícaro (you) naughty girl! ¡mala! (more affectionate) ¡pícara!, ¡pillina! [colloquial/familiar] don't do that, it's naughty eso no se hace
    Example sentences
    • Sometimes it's like being a school teacher with a multitude of naughty children to look after.
    • I wasn't a very naughty child generally, so this was quite out of character.
    • If your child is naughty, maybe it is the parents that are at fault.
    1.2 [word] feo don't use such naughty language no digas palabrotas 1.3 (in adult context) he was a bit naughty not to consult them estuvo mal en no consultarlos you naughty thing! ¡pillo!, ¡sinvergüenza! 1.4 (risqué) [joke] atrevido, picante, subido de tono
    Example sentences
    • It was used to greatest effect when it makes the actors say rude or naughty things.
    • Explicit language makes a lot of us squirm because it's chock full of taboos: It's crude, it's naughty, it's raunchy, its real.
    • The lyrics to this very hummable song are extremely naughty, not smutty or crude, just enjoyably naughty.

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