NAUGHTINESS, n. Nautiness.
1. Badness; wickedness; evil principle or purpose.
I know thy pride and the naughtiness of thy heart. 1 Samuel 17.
2. Slight wickedness of children; perverseness; mischievousness.
, a. Nauty.
1. Wicked; corrupt.
A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. Proverbs 6.
2. Bad; worthless.
The other basket had very naughty figs. Jeremiah 24.
3. Mischievous; perverse; froward; as a naughty child. It is now seldom used except in the latter sense, as applied to children.