Crossword clues for nasty
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nasty \Nas"ty\ (n[.a]s"t[y^]), a. [Compar. Nastier (n[.a]s"t[i^]*[~e]r); superl. Nastiest.] [For older nasky; cf. dial. Sw. naskug, nasket.]
Offensively filthy; very dirty, foul, or defiled; disgusting; nauseous.
Hence, loosely: Offensive; disagreeable; unpropitious; wet; drizzling; as, a nasty rain, day, sky.
Characterized by obscenity; indecent; indelicate; gross; filthy.
Vicious; offensively ill-tempered; insultingly mean; spiteful; as, a nasty disposition.
Difficult to deal with; troublesome; as, he fell of his bike and got a nasty bruise on his knee. [slang]
Syn: Nasty, Filthy, Foul, Dirty.
Usage: Anything nasty is usually wet or damp as well as filthy or dirty, and disgusts by its stickiness or odor; but filthy and foul imply that a thing is filled or covered with offensive matter, while dirty describes it as defiled or sullied with dirt of any kind; as, filthy clothing, foul vapors, etc.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, "foul, filthy, dirty, unclean," of unknown origin; perhaps [Barnhart] from Old French nastre "miserly, envious, malicious, spiteful," shortened form of villenastre "infamous, bad," from vilein "villain" + -astre, pejorative suffix, from Latin -aster.\n
\nAlternative etymology [OED] is from Dutch nestig "dirty," literally "like a bird's nest." Likely reinforced in either case by a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish dialectal naskug "dirty, nasty"), which also might be the source of the Middle English word. Of weather, from 1630s; of things generally, "unpleasant, offensive," from 1705. Of people, "ill-tempered," from 1825. Noun meaning "something nasty" is from 1935. Related: Nastily; nastiness.
a. (lb en now chiefly US) dirty, filthy. (from 14th c.) n. 1 (lb en informal) Something nasty. 2 (lb en euphemistic preceded by "the") sexual intercourse.
adj. offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound [syn: awful] [ant: nice]
exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent; "a nasty problem"; "a good man to have on your side in a tight situation" [syn: tight]
Nasty may refer to:
- Nasty (album), a 1996 album by Cameo
- "Nasty" (Bandit Gang Marco song) 2015
- "Nasty" (Janet Jackson song), 1986
- "Nasty" (Pixie Lott song), 2014
- "Nasty" (The Prodigy song), 2015
- "Nasty", a song by The Damned, created for the Young Ones episode (see below), released as a B-side of the single " Thanks for the Night"
- Nasty (film), a 2008 Czech film
- "Nasty" (The Young Ones), an episode of The Young Ones
- Nasty, Hertfordshire, a village in England
- Nasty class or Tjeld class patrol boat, a type of motor torpedo boat
- A nickname for Ilie Năstase (born 1946), Romanian retired tennis player
- -nasty, in biology, a response of a plant to a stimulus, that does not depend on where the stimulus comes from
"Nasty" was the ninth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first aired on BBC Two on 29 May 1984..
Nasty is a live album released by the funk/ R&B group Cameo in 1996. In addition to the live material, two new studio tracks were included: "Come Fly With Me" and the album's title track, both written by Larry Blackmon. The "Mega-Mix" is a remix of the album's live tracks. The new studio tracks on this release were the only newly written material released by the band for the next five albums.
Nasty , also translated as Shameless, is a 2008 Czech comedy film directed by Jan Hřebejk. Following their collaborations on A Novel for Women and The Holiday Makers, Czech filmmaker Hřebejk and author Michal Viewegh reunited for Nasty, a comic romp based on Viewegh’s bestselling Tales of Marriage and Sex.
"Nasty" is a song by American rapper Nas. The song, released via iTunes on August 9, 2011, is the first single from his tenth studio album Life Is Good. The song is produced by Nas's long-time producer and frequent collaborator Salaam Remi. The song was listed at #37 on Rolling Stone Magazine's "50 Best Singles of 2011", and was also named as the best hip-hop song of 2011 by Rap Genius. The song was later featured on the soundtrack to the 2012 film Project X.
"Nasty" is the twenty-second single released by the British electronic band The Prodigy. The song was released on 12 January 2015, for their album The Day Is My Enemy. The remix EP was subsequently released on 2 February.
The single was announced on 29 December 2014, on Instagram and Facebook.
"Nasty" is a song by American rapper Bandit Gang Marco. The song released as the lead single from his debut studio album, Nasty The Album. The song features American rapper Dro.
"Nasty" is the second single from Janet Jackson's third studio album, Control (1986). Released in 1986, the single peaked at number three on Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and remains one of Jackson's signature songs. The line "My first name ain't baby, it's Janet – Miss Jackson if you're nasty" is a well-known catchphrase and has frequently been used in pop culture in various forms.
The song won for Favorite Soul/R&B Single at the 1987 American Music Awards. It ranked number 30 on VH1's 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years, number 45 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s, and number 79 on Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Pop Songs. It has been included in each of Jackson's greatest hits albums Design of a Decade: 1986–1996 (1995), Number Ones (2009) and Icon: Number Ones (2010).
Britney Spears covered "Nasty", along with " Black Cat" during her ...Baby One More Time Tour and has paid homage to the song and video multiple times. The song appears in video games DJ Hero 2, Dance Central 2 (as DLC), and Lips (as DLC).
"Nasty" is a song by English recording artist Pixie Lott from her self-titled third studio album (2014). It was released on 7 March 2014 as the album's lead single by Mercury Records. The accompanying music video was filmed in November 2013 and directed by Bryan Barber. A second version featured British band The Vamps was released in the same day only in United Kingdom and Ireland.
"Nasty" was previously recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera in collaboration with CeeLo Green for inclusion on the soundtrack to the 2010 film Burlesque, which stars Aguilera and Cher, but it was ultimately scrapped from the official track listing due to legal issues concerning sample clearance.
Usage examples of "nasty".
Where, a second earlier, there had been a squad of InfiniDim Enterprises executives with a rocket launcher standing on an elegant terraced plaza paved with large slabs of lustrous stone cut from the ancient alabastrum quarries of Zentalquabula there was now, instead, a bit of a pit with nasty bits in it.
I have to say, that what he had in mind was so appallingly nasty that even I was impressed.
The High King dispatched his new navy to beat off the Andradhians, and commanded his Royal Alchymist to bespeak the hedge-wizards attending rebellious Prince Somarus, warning of nasty consequences if his fighters pressed their attack on Tarn.
It was one of the new ones with the big, homely turret that housed a bigger, nastier cannon.
No nasty Ascent here: let the id be our guide to paradise, and let biocentric immersion lead the way to the glorious spirit for all.
Dad said that Bish Ware had called in, with nothing to report but a vague suspicion that something nasty was cooking.
I went down in a nasty piece of biz, anyone looking too close might be able to tie her with me.
Mac took a swig of bleer, lifted his eyepatch, and rubbed a nasty scar where an eye had been.
An ant larger than the rest advanced to Blinky and eyed him curiously, still waving a leg in a dangerous manner, and a nasty fighting look about his whole body.
For a second, Clift looked wounded, but then Saul came back, with his nasty grin.
FAST LEAK A rather nasty leak from the primary coolant system of a nuclear reactor.
This is a nasty problem that cosmologists favoring this age for the universe have yet to solve.
Merrick exposed an opposition agent actually installed in the cypher room of the British Embassy it was going to make a nasty bang at a time when the East-West delegates were sending each other roses.
The region was putrid with the carcasses of decaying fish, and of other less describable things which I saw protruding from the nasty mud of the unending plain.
Gribben Head, showing the way into Fowey, and then the Dodman, just past Mevagissey, and some nasty overfalls, the Bellows, for any ship that kept in too close.