Synonyms of nasty in English:

nasty


See definition of nasty

adjective

1‘there was a nasty smell in the kitchen’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening, nauseating, nauseous, repellent, repugnant, horrendous, hideous, appalling, atrocious, offensive, objectionable, obnoxious, unpalatable, unsavoury, unappetizing, off-putting, uninviting, dirty, filthy, squalid

noxious, evil-smelling, foul-smelling, smelly, stinking, rank, rancid, fetid, malodorous, acrid

informal ghastly, horrid, gruesome, putrid, diabolical, yucky, sick-making, God-awful, gross, icky, stinky

British informal beastly, grotty, whiffy, pongy, niffy

North American informal lousy, skanky, funky

Australian informal on the nose

literary noisome, mephitic

archaic disgustful, loathly

rare miasmal, olid

ANTONYMS

nice, delightful, lovely, pleasant

2‘the weather turned nasty’

SYNONYMS

unpleasant, disagreeable, foul, filthy, inclement

wet, rainy, stormy, cold, foggy, blustery, squally

ANTONYMS

fine, sunny

3‘sometimes, she can be really nasty’

SYNONYMS

unkind, unpleasant, unfriendly, disagreeable, inconsiderate, uncharitable, rude, churlish, spiteful, malicious, mean, mean-spirited, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, bad-tempered, hostile, vicious, malevolent, evil-minded, surly, obnoxious, poisonous, venomous, vindictive, malign, malignant, cantankerous, hateful, hurtful, cruel, wounding, abusive

informal bitchy, catty

vulgar slang shitty

ANTONYMS

charming, agreeable, nice, likeable

4‘her father's had a nasty accident’

SYNONYMS

serious, dangerous, bad, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, critical, severe, grave, alarming, worrying, concerning

painful, ugly

ANTONYMS

slight, minor

5‘she had a nasty habit of staring at him’

SYNONYMS

annoying, irritating, infuriating, unwelcome, disagreeable, unpleasant, unfortunate, maddening, exasperating, irksome, vexing, vexatious

informal aggravating, pesky

6‘they got hold of spray cans and wrote nasty things on the back of the headstones’

SYNONYMS

obscene, indecent, offensive, improper, indelicate, crude, rude, off colour, dirty, filthy, vulgar, foul, vile, gross, disgusting, pornographic, smutty, salacious, risqué, lewd, lascivious, licentious, X-rated

scatological, profane

informal blue, sick


Phrases

    nasty piece of work

      ‘he was a nasty piece of work and got his just rewards’

      SYNONYMS

      wretch

      informal

      beast, toad, pig, swine, rat, creep, bastard, louse, snake, skunk, dog, weasel, lowlife, scumbag, heel, stinkpot, stinker, bad lot, no-good, son of a bitch, s.o.b.

      Scottish informal

      scrote

      Irish informal

      spalpeen

      North American informal

      rat fink, fink, schmuck

      Australian informal

      dingo

      NZ informal

      kuri

      West Indian informal

      rass

      informal, dated

      rotter, hound, bounder, cad, blighter

      vulgar slang

      shit, sod, prick

      archaic

      blackguard, dastard, knave, varlet, whoreson