nasty habit

nasty habit
unpleasant habit, disagreeable way of behaving

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • have a nasty habit — have a nasty habit/way of doing something/ phrase used for talking about people or things that often behave or surprise you in an unpleasant way Drivers have a nasty habit of cutting this corner. These schemes have a nasty habit of becoming too… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nasty — UK [ˈnɑːstɪ] / US [ˈnæstɪ] adjective Word forms nasty : adjective nasty comparative nastier superlative nastiest 1) a) very unpleasant to taste, smell, see, or feel a nasty cold wind nasty looking bugs cheap and nasty: cheap and nasty red wine b) …   English dictionary

  • nasty — nas|ty S2 [ˈna:sti US ˈnæsti] adj comparative nastier superlative nastiest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(behaviour)¦ 2¦(person)¦ 3¦(experience/situation)¦ 4¦(sight/smell etc)¦ 5¦(injury/illness)¦ 6¦(substance)¦ 7 a nasty piece of work ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nasty — nas|ty1 [ næsti ] adjective 1. ) nasty behavior is unkind or offensive: UNPLEASANT: She said some very nasty things about him. a nasty look a ) a nasty person says or does unkind things to people: a mean, nasty man/woman/child You ve been really… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • habit — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ annoying, antisocial (BrE), bad, dangerous, destructive, dirty, disconcerting (BrE), disgusting, filthy, horrible …   Collocations dictionary

  • nasty — nastily, adv. nastiness, n. /nas tee/, adj., nastier, nastiest, n., pl. nasties. adj. 1. physically filthy; disgustingly unclean: a nasty pigsty of a room. 2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseating. 3. offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit. 4 …   Universalium

  • nasty — adj. (nastier, nastiest) 1 a highly unpleasant (a nasty experience). b annoying; objectionable (the car has a nasty habit of breaking down). 2 difficult to negotiate; dangerous, serious (a nasty fence; a nasty question; a nasty illness). 3 (of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nasty — adjective 1) a nasty smell Syn: unpleasant, disagreeable, disgusting, distasteful, awful, dreadful, horrible, terrible, vile, foul, abominable, frightful, loathsome, revolting, repulsive, odious, sickening …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nasty — /ˈnasti / (say nahstee) adjective (nastier, nastiest) 1. physically filthy; disgustingly unclean. 2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseous. 3. offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit. 4. morally filthy; obscene. 5. vicious, spiteful, or ugly: a… …  

  • habit — n. custom usual manner 1) to acquire, develop, form a habit 2) to make a habit of smt. 3) to get into a habit 4) to break a habit; to get out of a habit; (slang) to kick the habit 5) to break smb. of a habit 6) an annoying; bad; entrenched,… …   Combinatory dictionary

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