Naughty meaning

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Behaving disobediently or mischievously.

A naughty child.

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One that is naughty.
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Not behaving properly; mischievous or disobedient.
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Showing lack of decorum; improper, indelicate, or obscene.
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Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child). [from 17th c.]

Some naughty boys at school hid the teacher's lesson notes.

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(now rare, archaic) Evil, wicked, morally reprehensible. [from 15th c.]
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Immoral, sexually provocative; now in weakened sense, risqué, cheeky. [from 19th c.]

I bought some naughty lingerie for my honeymoon.

If I see you send another naughty email to your friends, you will be forbidden from using the computer!

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The definition of naughty is someone or something badly behaved, wicked or not in keeping with moral and social standards.

A child who behaves badly is an example of a child who would be described as naughty.

Immoral thoughts related to sex are an example of thoughts that would be described as naughty thoughts.

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Indecent; improper.

A naughty wink.

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(obs.) Wicked; bad; evil.
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Origin of naughty

  • Middle English noughti wicked from nought nothing, evil from Old English nāwiht nothing naught

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From naught +"Ž -y.

    From Wiktionary