Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a nasty manner; filthily; dirtily; disagreeably; unpleasantly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a nasty manner.

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  • adverb In a nasty manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a nasty ill-tempered manner

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Examples

  • But the real fear here is that when the real economies in the U.S. and in Europe start slowing, the consensus is they are going to slow pretty nastily, that is going to have a major knock-on affect to Asia.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2008

  • "I thought you said he was poor," Hutchins put in nastily.

    Tish

  • That Israel has embargoed "... building materials, generators, medication, medical equipment and educational materials" bound for besieged Gaza shows the true colors of its government, and those colors can only be characterized as nastily ugly.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • Contrast Katz' attitude to that of Keller of the New York Times, who instead insists throughout on treating Assange only "as a source," and adds rather nastily, "I do not regard Assange as a partner, and I would hesitate to describe what WikiLeaks does as journalism."

    Rory O'Connor: The Coming Media Convergence

  • Offered apples, we groused nastily about nutritional content and the guides' relative youth.

    The Starvation Vacation

  • This could end very very nastily for the UK, we might soon be looking with envy upon Japan in the 1990s or Argentina in the 1970s.

    The last desperate measures of a man running out of ideas?

  • With a moose carcass, he added, chuckling nastily.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • Contrast Katz' attitude to that of Keller of the New York Times, who instead insists throughout on treating Assange only "as a source," and adds rather nastily, "I do not regard Assange as a partner, and I would hesitate to describe what WikiLeaks does as journalism."

    Rory O'Connor: The Coming Media Convergence

  • “Oh, Maggie,” Clay said, tilting his head and grinning nastily.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • I think he'd rather bash us up a bit and say, quite nastily, go on unions, go and control all this, do it within the law otherwise we'll get the injunctions out.

    Furious unions threaten strikes as minister springs pensions surprise

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