1. Having little or nothing. [Obs.]
[Men] that needy be and naughty, help them with thy goods.Piers Plowman.
2. Worthless; bad; good for nothing. [Obs.]
The other basket had very naughty figs.Jer. xxiv. 2.
3. hence, corrupt; wicked. [Archaic]
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.Shak.
4. Mischievous; perverse; froward; guilty of disobedient or improper conduct; as, a naughty child.
This word is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children, or in sportive censure.
(Nau"ma*chy) n. [L. naumachia, Gr. ship + fight, battle, to fight.]
1. A naval battle; esp., a mock sea fight.
2. (Rom. Antiq.) A show or spectacle representing a sea fight; also, a place for such exhibitions.
(||Nau"pli*us) n.; pl. Nauplii [L., a kind of shellfish, fr. Gr. ship + to sail.] (Zoöl.) A crustacean
larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antennæ, and mandibles),
a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body.
(Nau`ro*pom"e*ter) n. [Gr. ship + inclination + -meter.] (Naut.) An instrument for measuring
the amount which a ship heels at sea.
(Naus"co*py) n. [Gr. ship + - scopy: cf. F. nauscopie.] (Naut.) The power or act of discovering
ships or land at considerable distances.
(Nau"se*a) n. [L., fr. Gr. fr. ship. See Nave of a church, and cf. Noise.] Seasickness; hence,
any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of
the stomach; loathing.
(Nau"se*ant) n. [L. nauseans, p. pr. Of nauseare.] (Med.) A substance which produces
(Nau"se*ate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nauseated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nauseating.] [L. nauseare,
nauseatum, fr. nausea. See Nausea.] To become squeamish; to feel nausea; to turn away with disgust.
(Nau"se*ate), v. t.
1. To affect with nausea; to sicken; to cause to feel loathing or disgust.
2. To sicken at; to reject with disgust; to loathe.
The patient nauseates and loathes wholesome foods.Blackmore.
(Nau`se*a"tion) n. The act of nauseating, or the state of being nauseated.
(Nau"se*a*tive) a. Causing nausea; nauseous.