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


Having little or nothing.


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


Worthless; bad; good for nothing.


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


hence, corrupt; wicked.


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


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.


© Webster 1913.

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