nasty adj.

VERBS be, look, smell, sound, taste He made it all sound very nasty. | become, get, turn Things could turn nasty (= dangerous) if we're not careful.

ADV. extremely, particularly, really, very | thoroughly gang warfare of a thoroughly nasty kind | pretty, quite, rather

PREP. about She was nasty about everyone. | to Kevin seems to enjoy being nasty to his sisters.

PHRASES cheap and nasty a room full of cheap and nasty ornaments | nasty little a nasty little man