Naughtier
Naughty Naugh"ty, a. [Compar. {Naughtier}; superl. {Naughtiest}.] 1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The other basket had very naughty figs. --Jer. xxiv. 2. [1913 Webster]

3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

So shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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