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Meaning of NAUGHTY

Pronunciation:  'notee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a naughty boy"
  2. [adj]  suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip"
 

NAUGHTY is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: bad, blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, mischievous, racy, risque, sexy, spicy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Naugh"ty\, a. [Compar. {Naughtier}; superl.
{Naughtiest}.]
1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]

         [Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy
         goods.                                --Piers
                                               Plowman.

2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]

         The other basket had very naughty figs. --Jer. xxiv.
                                               2.

3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]

         So shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak.

4. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or
   improper conduct; as, a naughty child.

Note: This word is now seldom used except in the latter
      sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.

 
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