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1    defilement, dirtiness, filth, filthiness, foulness, impurity, pollution, squalor, uncleanliness  
2    indecency, licentiousness, obscenity, pollution, porn     (informal)   pornography, ribaldry, smuttiness  
3    disagreeableness, malice, meanness, offensiveness, spitefulness, unpleasantness  
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  ( nastier    comparative)   ( nastiest    superlative  )
1       adj   Something that is nasty is very unpleasant to see, experience, or feel.   (=horrible) extremely nasty murder..., This divorce could turn nasty.     
   nastiness             n-uncount  
...the nastiness of war.     
2       adj   If you describe a person or their behaviour as nasty, you mean that they behave in an unkind and unpleasant way.   (=horrid)     (Antonym: nice)    What nasty little snobs you all are..., The guards looked really nasty..., Mummy is so nasty to me when Daddy isn't here.     
  nastily      adv   ADV after v  
She took the money and eyed me nastily..., Nikki laughed nastily.     
   nastiness             n-uncount  
As the years went by his nastiness began to annoy his readers.     
3       adj   If you describe something as nasty, you mean it is unattractive, undesirable, or in bad taste.   (=horrid)     (Antonym: nice)    ...Emily's nasty little house in Balham..., That damned Farrel made some nasty jokes here about Mr. Lane.     
4       adj   A nasty problem or situation is very worrying and difficult to deal with.  
usu ADJ n  
A spokesman said this firm action had defused a very nasty situation.     
5       adj   If you describe an injury or a disease as nasty, you mean that it is serious or looks unpleasant.  
Lili had a nasty chest infection.     
    video nasty  

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