Antonyms for naughtiness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : naw-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɔ ti

Definition of naughtiness

Origin :
  • late 14c., naugti "needy, having nothing," from Old English nawiht (see naught) + -y (2). Sense of "wicked, evil, morally wrong" is attested from 1520s; specific meaning "sexually promiscuous" is from 1869. The more tame main modern sense of "disobedient" (especially of children) is attested from 1630s. Related: Naughtily; naughtiness. A woman of bad character c.1530-1750 might be called a naughty pack (also sometimes of men and later of children).
  • noun misbehavior
Example sentences :
  • And somehow you knew it wasn't your naughtiness that made her cry.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • And all this grief Emily brought upon her friends by her own naughtiness.
  • Extract from : « The Fairchild Family » by Mary Martha Sherwood
  • The second "naughtiness" will be found in "Arrows of the Chace," Vol.
  • Extract from : « Hortus Inclusus » by John Ruskin
  • Fancy Mary Gladstone forgiving me even that second naughtiness!
  • Extract from : « Hortus Inclusus » by John Ruskin
  • But, you see, I have taken a great fancy to her in spite of her naughtiness.
  • Extract from : « A Modern Tomboy » by L. T. Meade
  • We know our vulgarity and the naughtiness of our own hearts.
  • Extract from : « Progress and History » by Various
  • She clung to him like a child wearied with its own naughtiness.
  • Extract from : « Hopes and Fears » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • How often Philippa worried her with her whims and naughtiness, and yet how patient and good she was!
  • Extract from : « Black, White and Gray » by Amy Walton
  • Well, they have to suffer for their own naughtiness, and that does grieve me!
  • Extract from : « The Twin Cousins » by Sophie May
  • My dear mistress, it is love, not naughtiness, that asks the question—but what does this mean?
  • Extract from : « The Little Clay Cart » by (Attributed To) King Shudraka

Synonyms for naughtiness

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