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Very bad or unpleasant
“Plans to build a new sewage plant to help free the air of nasty pongs should be given full support, a councillor said today.”
Depicting or referring to sexual matters in a way that is unacceptable in polite society
“They got hold of spray cans and wrote nasty things on the back of the headstones.”
Behaving in an unpleasant or spiteful way
“That just proves something else, he's selfish - finding humour in someone else's misfortune, is a cruel and nasty thing to do.”
Dangerous or painful
“Her father's had a nasty accident.”
Annoying or unwelcome
“But events have this nasty habit of coming along and disturbing all your best-laid plans, don't they?”
Causing or feeling bodily pain
“… a nasty cut on my lip.”
Causing worry or anxiety
“… she had the nasty sense that she'd made a mistake somewhere.”
Requiring exceptional skill or caution in performance or handling
“… given the high-ranking people involved, it will be a nasty job to hammer out a compromise.”
“The weather had turned much colder with a nasty North Easterly wind chilling all the lakes.”
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