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Násty. adj. [nast, nat, German, wet.]

  1. Dirty; filthy; sordid; nauseous; polluted.

    Sir Thomas More, in his answer to Luther, has thrown out the greatest heap of nasty language that perhaps ever was put together. Atterbury.

    A nice man, is a man of nasty ideas. Swfit.

  2. Obscene; leud.

Sources: Atterbury, Francis (75) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Nasty." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 5, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13219.


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