Naugh"ty (?), a. [Compar. Naughtier (?); superl. Naughtiest.]

1.

Having little or nothing.

[Obs.]

[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods. Piers Plowman.

2.

Worthless; bad; good for nothing.

[Obs.]

The other basket had very naughty figs. Jer. xxiv. 2.

3.

hence, corrupt; wicked.

[Archaic]

So shines a good deed in a naughty world. Shak.

4.

Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.

⇒ This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.

 

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