Naughty vs. Haughty

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  • Naughty (adjective)

    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.”

  • Naughty (adjective)

    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!”

  • Naughty (adjective)

    Evil, wicked, morally reprehensible. from 15th c.

  • Naughty (adjective)

    Bad, worthless, substandard. 16th-19th c.

  • Haughty (adjective)

    Conveying in demeanour the assumption of superiority; disdainful, supercilious.

  • Naughty (adjective)

    (especially of a child) badly behaved; disobedient

    “you’ve been a really naughty boy”

  • Naughty (adjective)

    mildly rude or indecent, typically because related to sex

    “naughty goings-on”

  • Naughty (adjective)


Oxford Dictionary

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