There's a nasty smell in here.
have a nasty feeling
- Emily has a very nasty cough.
- You could get a nasty shock from that water heater if it isn't earthed properly.
- He had a nasty fall and hurt his back.
- He's a nasty little man.
- I hope he's not going to spring any nasty surprises on us at the meeting this morning.
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
adverb uk /ˈnɑː.stəl.i/ us /ˈnæs.təl.i/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈnɑː.sti.nəs/ us /ˈnæs.ti.nəs/