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naughty

adjective (BADLY BEHAVED)    /ˈnɔː.ti/ US  /ˈnɑː.t̬i/
B2 When children are naughty, or their behaviour is naughty, they behave badly or do not do what they are told to do: Now that's naughty - you mustn't throw food on the floor! Our boss treats us all like naughty schoolchildren.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantBad and wrong behaviour used slightly humorously to describe an adult who has behaved badly or an adult's bad action: "I'm afraid I borrowed your car without asking." "Yes, that was very naughty of you - I needed it at the weekend!"Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant naughtily     /-tɪ.li/ US  /-t̬ɪ.li/ adverb Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky naughtiness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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