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naughty nineties

  

      n   the. (in Britain) the 1890s, considered to be a period of fun loving and laxity, esp. in sexual morals  
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naughty  
      adj   , -tier, -tiest  
1    (esp. of children or their behaviour) mischievous or disobedient; bad  
2    mildly indecent; titillating  
      n   pl   , -ties  
3      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   an act of sexual intercourse  
     (C14 (originally: needy, of poor quality): from naught)  
  naughtily      adv  
  naughtiness      n  


naughty nineties  
      n   the. (in Britain) the 1890s, considered to be a period of fun loving and laxity, esp. in sexual morals  

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naughty

  
1    annoying, bad, disobedient, exasperating, fractious, impish, misbehaved, mischievous, perverse, playful, refractory, roguish, sinful, teasing, wayward, wicked, worthless  
2    bawdy, blue, improper, lewd, obscene, off-colour, ribald, risqué, smutty, vulgar, X-rated     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    good, obedient, polite, proper, seemly, well-behaved, well-mannered  
2    polite, proper  

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naught, naughtily, NAHT

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