Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or condition of being naughty; wickedness; badness.
- n. Perverseness; mischievousness; misbehavior, as of children.
- n. uncountable the state of being naughty
- n. countable a naughty act
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being naughty; perverseness; badness; wickedness.
- n. an attribute of mischievous children
“I had made (yet another) impromptu trip to Bulk Barn and came home with, among other things, dried mango What came out of the oven were the bar of all granola bars - super-healthy, filled with fibre, omega-3s, zinc and just the right amount of sweetness, with the hint of naughtiness from the chocolate chips.”
“Lyra Belaqua, the poster child for Victorian naughtiness, is at the center of the battle between those who wish conformity at all costs and those who fight against it.”
“As the f-word devolves further into marketing PR-speak, we're left with Katy Perry's infantilized, finger-sucking "naughtiness" - sexual transgression for the sake of male titillation more than anything-and a long list of songs that are Feminist Lite at best.”
“I posed for pictures that, if discovered, would have cost me a shot at any type of political career long before theNight Calls naughtiness.”
“Either the excitement of the child may pass all bounds and end in tears and so-called naughtiness, or the unfamiliar surroundings may leave him distrait with a strange sense of unreality and unhappiness.”
“If we allow to their souls some noble and free expansion, they may be trusted to divert themselves from that fretful self-consciousness which the nurse calls naughtiness, and the doctor, nerves.”
“They mean the evil things which a man does, not out of the weakness of his mortal nature, but out of his own wicked will, and what the Bible calls the naughtiness of his heart.”
“However I have read little on the BBC about how this information has come into the open and why we are unlikely to learn of any "naughtiness" that has been undertaken by Labour or Liberal Democrat MEPS.”
“His vaunted sexual "naughtiness" may seem quaint now, but it was quaint back then, too.”
“Why are they written only by trolls, i.e., by obnoxious nitwits who fancy themselves partisan commandoes, or shills paid to harass the opposition, or simply hecklers who, like the jerk in high school who slaps a freshman's books onto the floor, or the drunken moron who yells at a standup in a comedy club, derive a sense of power from the pettiest kind of naughtiness and vandalism?”
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