nastily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv nastily in a nasty ill-tempered manner "`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Nastily In a nasty manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • nastily In a nasty manner; filthily; dirtily; disagreeably; unpleasantly.
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Usage

In literature:

She did not say it nastily, however.
"The Golden Road" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Only an excellent rider could have escaped being unhorsed, and as it was, Daylight was nastily near to it.
"Burning Daylight" by Jack London
The hand was a good deal more, difficult to manage; it was nastily crushed; though no bones were broken.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
A few of the bullets sang nastily close to the twelve huddled men and their canine leader.
"Bruce" by Albert Payson Terhune
She could picture him smiling nastily when this happened.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
They daub over their faces most nastily with grease; and they never keep their beds on account of child-bearing.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
He thinks no more of them than your son," she said nastily, "thinks of playing a round on the Gullane links.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
He swore nastily, viciously, at something outside the ship.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
After a moment, he smiled nastily.
"The Edge of the Knife" by Henry Beam Piper
The major regarded him nastily.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
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In news:

The operating philosophy of the Scottish slum dwellers who growl, spit, curse and brawl through Paul McGuigan's nastily amusing film, "The Acid House," could be boiled down to a single acerbic slogan: it's kind to be cruel.
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