[nas-tee] /ˈnæs ti/
adjective, nastier, nastiest.
physically filthy; disgustingly unclean:
a nasty pigsty of a room.
offensive to taste or smell; nauseating.
a nasty habit.
vicious, spiteful, or ugly:
a nasty dog; a nasty rumor.
bad or hard to deal with, encounter, undergo, etc.; dangerous; serious:
a nasty cut; a nasty accident.
very unpleasant or disagreeable:
morally filthy; obscene; indecent:
a nasty word.
The young pitcher has a good fast ball and a nasty curve.
noun, plural nasties.
Informal. a nasty person or thing.
a combining form with the meaning “nastic pressure,” of the kind or in the direction specified by the initial element:
adjective -tier, -tiest
unpleasant, offensive, or repugnant
(of an experience, condition, etc) unpleasant, dangerous, or painful: a nasty wound
spiteful, abusive, or ill-natured
obscene or indecent
(Brit, informal) nasty piece of work, a cruel or mean person
noun (pl) -ties
an offensive or unpleasant person or thing: a video nasty
indicating a nastic movement to a certain stimulus: nyctinasty
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.
Alternative etymology [OED] is from Dutch nestig “dirty,” literally “like a bird’s nest.” Likely reinforced in either case by a Scandinavian source (cf. 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.
Good; stylish; admirable (1834+)
networking /nas’tee-gram/ 1. A network packet or e-mail message (the latter is also called a letterbomb) that takes advantage of misfeatures or security holes on the target system to do untoward things. 2. Disapproving e-mail, especially from a net.god, pursuant to a violation of netiquette or a complaint about failure to correct some mail- or […]
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nasus na·sus (nā’səs, -zəs) n. The nose.
[ney-soot] /neɪˈsut/ noun, Entomology. 1. a soldier termite characterized by a beaklike snout through which a sticky secretion repellent to other insects is emitted.