What does nasty mean?

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  1. (now chiefly US) Dirty, filthy. [from 14th c.]
  2. Contemptible, unpleasant (of a person). [from 15th c.]
  3. Objectionable, unpleasant (of a thing); repellent, offensive. [from 16th c.]
  4. Indecent or offensive; obscene, lewd. [from 17th c.]
  5. Spiteful, unkind. [from 19th c.]
  6. (chiefly Britain) Awkward, difficult to navigate; dangerous. [from 19th c.]
  7. (chiefly Britain) Grave or dangerous (of an accident, illness etc.). [from 19th c.]
  8. (slang, chiefly US) Formidable, terrific; wicked. [from 20th c.]
  1. (informal) Something nasty.
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