Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • . Poorly; indifferently.
  • Wickedly; corruptly; dishonorably; immorally.
  • Perversely; mischievously: improperly: said especially of children.

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

  • adverb In a naughty manner; wickedly; perversely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a naughty manner.

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

  • adverb in a disobedient or naughty way

Etymologies

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naughty +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Early-music veterans Paul Agnew (a soothing Dieu du Sommeil) and Bernard Deletré (a funny, bibulous River Sangar) made vivid contributions, as did Nicolas Rivenq as Célénus; Marc Mauillon and Sophie Daneman as Sangaride's dueting confidants, who naughtily urge her to choose love over duty; and the incisive Ingrid Perruche as Mélisse, Cybèle's disapproving confidante, who thinks the goddess is slumming by falling in love with a mortal.

    The Sad Tale It Tells Is Myth; Its Joys, Real

  • Katja's was thick and blonde, its waves caressing her naked back as she walked in front of me to our room, close enough to reach out and touch, and while no one could notice I drank in as much of her as I could like a boy naughtily carousing his father's alcoholic beverage while his back is turned.

    Potsdamer Strasse #3

  • One day, he writes, I got overexcited and naughtily bit Picasso.

    A Royal Romp For the Little People

  • Meanwhile, rather naughtily, the effects team for the movie, the Brothers Strause, are facing a possible lawsuit for using effects they designed for Battle: Los Angeles in their own LA-invasion schlock-buster Skyline.

    LA gets blown up once again in Battle: Los Angeles

  • Almost as nutty: Actor Gabriel Macht—remember that beautiful and naughtily grinning "modelizer" on "Sex and the City"?

    Hollow Points and Cream Puffs

  • Republican men say they don't want sex--until they are caught doing it really naughtily.

    Maria Rodale: Top 10 Ways to Make Organic More Sexy

  • There is something naughtily alluring now about these young women who don't need to spend a second fretting over that scourge of the contemporary female: work/life balance.

    Stewardesses and Bunnies of Yore

  • Or, as Liggett naughtily notes, a rider is "dancing on the pedals in a most immodest way."

    Hoops fans get a bigger sampling of 3-D

  • Almost as nutty: Actor Gabriel Macht—remember that beautiful and naughtily grinning "modelizer" on "Sex and the City"?

    Hollow Points and Cream Puffs

  • Last week, I had a four day trip, away on my own and naughtily I decided to indulge.

    All Things Girl » All Things Girl » 2008 » April

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