from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Behaving disobediently or mischievously: a naughty child.
- adj. Indecent; improper: a naughty wink.
- adj. Archaic Wicked; immoral.
- n. One that is naughty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having little or nothing.
- adj. Worthless; bad; good for nothing.
- adj. hence, corrupt; wicked.
- adj. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having nothing; poor.
- Worthless; good-for-nothing; bad.
- Morally bad; wicked; corrupt.
- In a mitigated sense, bad in conduct or speech; improper; mischievous: used with reference to the more or less venial faults or delinquencies of children, or playfully to those of older persons: as, a naughty child; naughty conduct; oh, you naughty man!
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suggestive of sexual impropriety
- adj. badly behaved
Other items inside were a set of furry handcuffs, bondage ropes with a sign reading "tied up at the moment", an eye mask with the label "naughty but nice", Viagra tablets and vibrators.
And the easiest way to be naughty is to make some bigoted remark.
Engaged in naughty writerly gossip, but did not succumb to peer pressure and accompany jaylake and karindira to the bar, staying behind to keep butt in chair and hands on keyboard.
My naughty is a very visible minority of Missouri's citizens who routinely trash our streets and highways.
Even the quintessential Good Book abounds in naughty passages like the men in II Kings 18: 27 who, as the comparatively tame King James translation puts it, “eat their own dung, and drink their own piss.”
And it says in a book I was reading only yesterday that not being naughty is not enough.
"It's nothing naughty, is it," Daisy asked, "like the last time you had that was rousingly good?"
It was only the rather comic grotesqueness seen sometimes in the face of a little child when he is what his mother calls a naughty boy, and distends his mouth and closes his eyes for a genuine howl.
But the word naughty provoked such a fit of crying that there was nothing for it but for Mrs Carbonel to pick the child up and struggle on as best she could, soothing her terror at the narrow paths and the unknown way, and the mysterious alarm of the woodlands, as well, perhaps, as the undefined sense of other people's dread and agitation.
There was also a conspicuous absence of stimulus targets as President O desperately wanted to position for but decided to back off of, no banking reforms for the greedy and naughty bankers (I absolutely love the word naughty!) who caused the debacle in the first place nor were there any actions to stem that from occurring again in the future.
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