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Definition of "naughty" []

  • Behaving disobediently or mischievously: a naughty child. (adjective)
  • Indecent; improper: a naughty wink. (adjective)
  • Archaic Wicked; immoral. (adjective)
  • One that is naughty. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "naughty" in a sentence
  • "Other items inside were a set of furry handcuffs, bondage ropes with a sign reading "tied up at the moment", an eye mask with the label "naughty but nice", Viagra tablets and vibrators."
  • "And the easiest way to be naughty is to make some bigoted remark."
  • "Engaged in naughty writerly gossip, but did not succumb to peer pressure and accompany jaylake and karindira to the bar, staying behind to keep butt in chair and hands on keyboard."