Definition of nastily in US English:

nastily

adverb

  • See nasty

    • ‘Equally, why are stay-at-home mums so nastily eager to imagine that the children of their working sisters are damaged, unloved, neurotic, tormented?’
    • ‘It will fight nastily, brutally and with no compunction.’
    • ‘This sounds like a nastily mixed metaphor, but just go with it.’
    • ‘She was very strange, and I don't mean that nastily.’
    • ‘What I mean here is that when the Romans had a mutiny, obviously you can't kill everyone in a mutinous army as you'd have no army, so they killed some of them really nastily, and made the others watch.’

Pronunciation

nastily

/ˈnastəlē/