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naughty Explained

naughty at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


naughty at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

M.E. naugti "nothing, evil," from O.E. nawiht (see naught). Originally meant both "needy" and "evil." The more tame modern sense is 17c. A woman of bad character c.1530 was a naughty pack. ///

naughty at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj ----------//
1 disobedient:
2 slightly bad:
3 involving sex: ----------// [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: naught]//
1 DISOBEDIENT: a naughty child does not obey adults and behaves badly// → good// --You're a very naughty boy! Look what you've done!//
2 SLIGHTLY BAD: BrE if an adult does something naughty, they do something that is not right or good, but is not very serious// --I felt a bit naughty going off on my own, leaving the children behind.//
3 INVOLVING SEX: naughty jokes/magazines/films etc// BrE old-fashioned naughty jokes, magazines, films etc deal with sex, especially in a humorous way// rude, blue// -- naughtily adv // -- naughtiness n [U] //

naughty at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

106 Moby Thesaurus words for "naughty":
abominable, arrant, atrocious, bad, base, bawdy, black, blamable,
blameworthy, blue, contrary, criminal, damnable, dark, defiant,
devilish, dirty, disgraceful, disobedient, disorderly, disruptive,
evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant, foul, fractious, frolicsome,
froward, headstrong, heinous, ill-behaved, immoral, impish,
improper, indecent, indecorous, indisciplined, infamous,
iniquitous, insubordinate, intractable, knavish, lawless, lewd,
low, misbehaving, mischievous, monstrous, nefarious, nonconforming,
not respectable, obscene, obstinate, obstreperous, off color,
off-base, offensive, out-of-line, paw, peccant, perverse, playful,
pornographic, puckish, rank, raunchy, recalcitrant, recusant,
refractory, reprehensible, reprobate, ribald, risque, roguish,
rowdy, rowdyish, ruffianly, scampish, scandalous, self-willed,
shameful, sinful, smutty, transgressive, unbehaving, uncomplying,
undisciplined, unduteous, undutiful, unforgivable, ungovernable,
unmanageable, unpardonable, unruly, unspeakable, unworthy, vicious,
vile, villainous, violative, vulgar, wayward, wicked, willful,

naughty at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Vice): vicious, sinful, sinning, wicked, iniquitous, immoral, unrighteous, wrong, criminal, naughty, indecorous, unseemly, improper, dissolute, profligate, unworthy, disgraceful, reprehensible, blameworthy, disreputable.

naughty at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (naughtier, naughtiest)
1 (especially BrE) (especially of children) behaving badly; not willing to obey:
a naughty boy / girl * (humorous) I'm being very naughty-I've ordered champagne!
2 (informal, often humorous) slightly rude; connected with sex:
a naughty joke / word
naughtily adverb
naughtiness noun [U]

Naughty at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Naughty \Naugh"ty\, a. [Compar. {Naughtier}; superl.
1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]

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

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

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

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.

naughty at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: 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" [syn: {blue}, {gamy}, {gamey}, {juicy},
{racy}, {risque}, {spicy}]
2: badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a
naughty boy" [syn: {mischievous}]
[also: {naughtiest}, {naughtier}]

naughty at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: suffix » naught|y.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈnɔːti/|lang=en
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈnɔti/|/ˈnɑti/|lang=en
  • Inter: homophones » knotty Inter: qualifier » in accents with the Category: w - :cot-caught merger|cot-caught merger
  • Inter: audio » en-us-naughty.ogg|Audio (US cot-caught merged)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔːti


    Inter: en-adj » naughtier|naughtiest

  • Inter: context » now|_|rare|archaic Evil, wicked, morally reprehensible. Inter: defdate » from 15th c.
    1. 1623, Inter: w » William Shakespeare, First Folio, The Merchant of Venice:
    2. : So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
    3. 1644, Inter: w » John Milton, Aeropagitica:
    4. : Wholesome meats to a vitiated stomack differ little or nothing from unwholesome; and best books to a naughty mind are not unappliable to occasions of evill.
    5. Inter: rfdat » e Udall:
    6. : Such as be intemperant, that is, followers of their naughty appetites and lusts.
    7. Inter: obsolet » e Bad, worthless, substandard. Inter: defdate » 16th-19th c.
    8. Inter: rfdat » e American King James Bible, Jeremiah 24:2:
    9. : One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
    10. Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). Inter: defdate » from 17th c.
    11. : Some naughty boys at school hid the teachers lesson notes.''
    12. Immoral, sexually provocative; now in weakened sense, risqué, cheeky. Inter: defdate » from 19th c.
    13. : I bought some naughty lingerie for my honeymoon.
    14. : If I see you send another naughty email to your friends, you will be forbidden from using the computer!


      Inter: checksens » e

  • dirty
  • mischievous


    * Inter: sense » immoral; cheeky nice

    Derived terms

    * naughtily
  • naughtiness
  • naughty bit


    Inter: trans-top » bad; tending to misbehave or act badly
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|شرير|tr=shirriir, Inter: t- » ar|مؤذ|tr=muu'dh
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|trapella
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|頑皮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|顽皮|tr=wánpí|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|淘氣|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|淘气|tr=táoqì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|調皮|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|调皮|tr=tiáopí|sc=Hani
  • Danish: slem, uartig
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stout, Inter: t+ » nl|ondeugend
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|fia
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuhma, Inter: t+ » fi|ilkeä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|méchant, Inter: t+ » fr|malicieux, Inter: t+ » fr|malin
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ცელქი|tr=c'elk'i|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t- » de|unartig, Inter: t- » de|ungehorsam, Inter: t+ » de|dreist, Inter: t+ » de|frech
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άτακτος
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|rossz, Inter: t+ » hu|csintalan
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|nakal

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|birichino
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|わんぱく|alt=わんぱくな|tr=wanpaku-na, Inter: t- » ja|いたずら|alt=いたずらな|tr=itazura-na, Inter: t- » ja|やんちゃ|alt=やんちゃな|tr=yancha-na, Inter: t- » ja|行儀が悪い|tr=ぎょうぎがわるい, gyōgi-ga warui
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|장난꾸러기의|tr=jangnankkureogiui|sc=Hang
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » ناڕه‌حه‌ت
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|nerātns
    • Norwegian: uskikkelig
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|travesso, Inter: t+ » pt|levado
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|озорной|tr=ozornój, Inter: t+ » ru|непослушный|tr=neposlúšnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|шаловливый|tr=šalovlívyj
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|crosta
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|travieso, Inter: t- » es|maleducado
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|stygg

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » risqué, sexually suggestive
    • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|uartig
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|ondeugend, Inter: t+ » nl|gewaagd, Inter: t+ » nl|gedurfd, Inter: t+ » nl|brutaal, Inter: t+ » nl|vuil
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuhma

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: frekk, uforskamma
  • Portuguese: safado
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|obsceno, Inter: t+ » es|picante

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: risqué

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » naughty
    Translation: da » naughty
    Translation: de » naughty
    Translation: et » naughty
    Translation: el » naughty
    Translation: eo » naughty
    Translation: fr » naughty
    Translation: ko » naughty
    Translation: io » naughty
    Translation: id » naughty
    Translation: kn » naughty
    Translation: hu » naughty
    Translation: mg » naughty
    Translation: ml » naughty
    Translation: my » naughty
    Translation: nl » naughty
    Translation: pl » naughty
    Translation: pt » naughty
    Category: simple:naughty -
    Translation: fi » naughty
    Translation: ta » naughty
    Translation: te » naughty
    Translation: th » naughty
    Translation: tr » naughty
    Translation: vi » naughty
    Translation: zh » naughty