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, godawful, 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, SOB

    Scottish informal

    scrote

    Irish informal

    spalpeen

    North American informal

    rat fink, fink, schmuck

    Australian informal

    dingo

    New Zealand informal

    kuri

    West Indian informal

    rass

    informal, dated

    rotter, hound, bounder, cad, blighter

    vulgar slang

    shit, sod, prick

    archaic

    blackguard, dastard, knave, varlet, whoreson