While serving three months in England, I found many of the good things that I had expected, but there were some nasty surprises.
By Jan. 27, 2010, Michelle Ghent Howard discovered her husband had a secret second cellphone and a nasty fight ensued.
An aerial image shows what appears to be a spa, roiling water apparently carrying no nasty connotations.
A kid who comes across as arrogant or nasty or ill-informed about the college can trigger a negative interview report.
So is Sam Lutfi a legitimate manager or just a nasty opportunist?
I don't want any of that nasty porridge I know they are about to prepare for supper.
They've been just gorging chickens this last year—nasty beasts!
It was that nasty suffocating stuff that knocked all the heart out of a man, getting at his innards and stopping his clock.
It is as much as to say that you would write one of the nasty kind of book, if you dared.
I rejoice, my dear sir, that you have so completely got rid of that nasty cough—your voice is as clear as a bell.
c.1400, "foul, filthy, dirty, unclean," of unknown origin; perhaps [Barnhart] from Old French nastre "miserly, envious, malicious, spiteful," shortened form of villenastre "infamous, bad," from vilein "villain" + -astre, pejorative suffix, from Latin -aster.
Alternative etymology [OED] is from Dutch nestig "dirty," literally "like a bird's nest." Likely reinforced in either case by a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish dialectal naskug "dirty, nasty"), which also might be the source of the Middle English word. Of weather, from 1630s; of things generally, "unpleasant, offensive," from 1705. Of people, "ill-tempered," from 1825. Noun meaning "something nasty" is from 1935. Related: Nastily; nastiness.
Good; stylish; admirable (1834+)