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brainless

  • 1 atontado

    adj.
    dazed, brainless, dimwitted, dumbfounded.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atontar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atontar atontar
    1 (aturdido) stunned, confused, bewildered
    2 (tonto) stupid, silly, foolish
    * * *
    (f. - atontada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=tonto) stupid, thick *
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (por golpe, asombro) stunned, dazed; ( distraído)

    contesta, que estás medio atontado — answer me, you're in a daze

    * * *
    = punch-drunk, groggy [groggier -comp., groggiest -sup.].
    Ex. However, Shere cautioned against becoming ' punch-drunk' from the impact of machines.
    Ex. The groggy feeling you get after being awakened by an alarm is often the result of an interrupted sleep cycle.
    ----
    * atontado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (por golpe, asombro) stunned, dazed; ( distraído)

    contesta, que estás medio atontado — answer me, you're in a daze

    * * *
    = punch-drunk, groggy [groggier -comp., groggiest -sup.].

    Ex: However, Shere cautioned against becoming ' punch-drunk' from the impact of machines.

    Ex: The groggy feeling you get after being awakened by an alarm is often the result of an interrupted sleep cycle.
    * atontado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 (por un golpe, el asombro) stunned, dazed
    2
    (distraído): venga hombre, contesta, que estás medio atontado come on, answer me, you're miles away o in a daze
    está como atontado, nunca se entera de nada he's in a world of his own, he never knows what's going on
    * * *

    Del verbo atontar: ( conjugate atontar)

    atontado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atontado    
    atontar
    atontado
    ◊ -da adjetivo (por golpe, asombro) stunned, dazed;


    ( distraído):
    contesta, que estás medio atontado answer me, you're in a daze;

    ver tb atontar
    atontar ( conjugate atontar) verbo transitivo [ golpe] to stun, daze;
    estas pastillas me atontan these pills make me groggy;
    la televisión los atonta television turns them into vegetables o zombies
    atontado,-a adjetivo
    1 (bobo) silly, foolish
    2 (aturdido) bewildered, amazed
    atontar verbo transitivo to confuse, bewilder

    ' atontado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abotargada
    - abotargado
    - atontada
    - abombado
    English:
    dazed
    - dopey
    - groggy
    - punch
    * * *
    atontado, -a
    adj
    1. [aturdido] dazed, stunned;
    el golpe lo dejó atontado the blow stunned o dazed him
    2. [alelado]
    por las mañanas estoy un poco atontado I'm not really with it in the mornings
    nm,f
    idiot, half-wit
    * * *
    adj dazed, stunned
    * * *
    atontado adj stunned

    Spanish-English dictionary > atontado

  • 2 corto de luces

    (adj.) = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted]
    Ex. It's all about the people in charge, are they smart? are they dim?.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted]

    Ex: It's all about the people in charge, are they smart? are they dim?.

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.

    Spanish-English dictionary > corto de luces

  • 3 corto2

    2 = dim-witted [dimwitted].
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    ----
    * corto de luces = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted].
    * más corto que las mangas de un chaleco = as thick as two (short) planks, as shy as shy can be, as thick as a brick, as daft as a brush, knucklehead.

    Spanish-English dictionary > corto2

  • 4 de pocas luces

    (adj.) = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted]
    Ex. It's all about the people in charge, are they smart? are they dim?.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    * * *
    (adj.) = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted]

    Ex: It's all about the people in charge, are they smart? are they dim?.

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de pocas luces

  • 5 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 6 idiota

    adj.
    1 stupid (tonto).
    2 mentally deficient (enfermo).
    3 idiot, foolish, dumb, silly.
    4 ament.
    f. & m.
    idiot.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA idiotic
    2 familiar (tonto) stupid
    1 idiot
    \
    hacer el idiota (hacer payasadas) to be silly, fool about 2 (perder una oportunidad) to be stupid
    * * *
    1. noun mf. 2. adj.
    stupid, idiotic
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ idiotic, stupid
    2.
    SMF idiot

    ¡idiota! — you idiot!

    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid, idiotic
    me caí de la manera más idiota I had the most idiotic o stupid fall ( colloq)
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be so stupid!, don't be such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) idiotic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) idiot, stupid fool ( colloq)
    2 ( Med) idiot
    Compuesto:
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

    idiota adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic;
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be such an idiot!

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq)
    idiota
    I adjetivo idiotic, stupid
    II mf idiot, fool

    ' idiota' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tomar
    - trompo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - pedazo
    - perdido
    English:
    bozo
    - fool
    - idiot
    - idiotic
    - knob
    - make out
    - meathead
    - moron
    - nerd
    - plonker
    - right
    - some
    - inane
    - mug
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] mentally deficient
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] idiot
    * * *
    I adj idiotic
    II m/f idiot
    * * *
    idiota adj
    : idiotic, stupid, foolish
    idiota nmf
    : idiot, foolish person
    * * *
    idiota1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    idiota2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiota

  • 7 imbécil

    adj.
    imbecile, fatheaded, stupid, half-witted.
    f. & m.
    imbecile, idiot, blinking idiot, cretin.
    * * *
    2 familiar stupid, imbecile
    1 MEDICINA imbecile
    2 familiar idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. noun mf.
    2) idiot, fool
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=idiota) silly, stupid
    2) (Med) imbecile
    2. SMF
    1) (=idiota) imbecile, idiot

    ¡imbécil! — you idiot!

    2) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid
    ¡qué imbécil eres! you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) imbecilic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid idiot, moron ( colloq pej), imbecile ( colloq pej)
    2 ( Med) imbecile
    * * *

    imbécil adjetivo
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    b) (Med) imbecilic

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)

    b) (Med) imbecile

    imbécil
    I adjetivo stupid, silly
    II mf idiot, fool
    ' imbécil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    capullo
    - trompo
    - boludo
    - huevón
    - pelota
    - verdadero
    English:
    absolute
    - berk
    - call
    - dead
    - dimwit
    - dope
    - feeble-minded
    - feel
    - git
    - halfwit
    - idiot
    - imbecile
    - jerk
    - knob
    - nitwit
    - perfect
    - raving
    - stupid
    - then
    - twit
    - wally
    - weak-minded
    - ass
    - moron
    - prat
    - sucker
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    * * *
    I adj
    1 stupid
    2 MED imbecilic
    II m/f idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    : stupid, idiotic
    1) : imbecile
    2) fam : idiot, dope
    * * *
    imbécil1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    imbécil2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > imbécil

  • 8 insensato

    adj.
    1 unwise, brainless, light-headed, mad.
    2 imprudent, ill-advised, unwise.
    * * *
    1 foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    ADJ foolish, stupid
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo foolish
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino fool
    * * *
    = reckless, foolhardy.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. There is nothing wrong with killing enemy soldiers that are attacking you and it would seem foolhardy just to let them escape.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo foolish
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino fool
    * * *
    = reckless, foolhardy.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: There is nothing wrong with killing enemy soldiers that are attacking you and it would seem foolhardy just to let them escape.

    * * *
    insensato1 -ta
    ‹persona› foolish; ‹acción/palabras› foolish, senseless
    insensato2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    fool
    * * *

    insensato
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    foolish
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    fool
    insensato,-a
    I adjetivo foolish
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool

    ' insensato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    insensata
    - inconsciente
    - majadero
    English:
    insane
    - foolish
    * * *
    insensato, -a
    adj
    foolish, senseless
    nm,f
    foolish o senseless person, fool;
    ¡qué has hecho, insensato! what have you done, you fool o idiot?
    * * *
    adj foolish
    * * *
    insensato, -ta adj
    : foolish, senseless
    insensato, -ta n
    : fool
    * * *
    insensato adj foolish

    Spanish-English dictionary > insensato

  • 9 lelo

    adj.
    silly, foolish, stupid, simpleton.
    m.
    halfwit, dope, silly person.
    * * *
    1 familiar gormless, stupid
    * * *
    lelo, -a *
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) slow
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) halfwit

    parece que te ven cara de lelo — they seem to think you're totally stupid, they seem to think you were born yesterday

    * * *
    - la adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) dim; ( pasmado) speechless
    * * *
    = dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], nonce, gaga, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].
    Ex. The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex. He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex. This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    Ex. He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.
    * * *
    - la adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) dim; ( pasmado) speechless
    * * *
    = dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.], kook, daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], nonce, gaga, barmy [barmier -comp., barmiest -sup.].

    Ex: The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.

    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    Ex: He then ended his affair with Mia, Bram's housekeeper cum lottery winner and daughter of the kook who swears he was abuducted by aliens.
    Ex: This isn't as daffy as it seems to us as we hustle about on the verge of the third millennium.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    Ex: He gets more and more hysterical every week and frankly gives the impression of being a bit barmy by grinning like a maniac and shouting his head off.

    * * *
    lelo1 -la
    ( fam)
    1 (tonto) slow on the uptake, goofy ( AmE colloq), dozy ( BrE colloq)
    2 (pasmado) speechless
    me quedé lelo con su respuesta I was struck dumb by his reply, his reply left me speechless
    lelo2 -la
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); dummy ( colloq), fool
    * * *

    lelo
    ◊ -la adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) slow on the uptake;


    ( pasmado) speechless
    lelo,-a familiar
    I adjetivo stupid, silly
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino dummy, dimwit
    ' lelo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boba
    - bobo
    - lela
    English:
    barmy
    - birdbrained
    - dopey
    * * *
    lelo, -a
    adj
    stupid, slow
    nm,f
    idiot
    * * *
    adj slow(-witted)
    * * *
    lelo, -la adj
    : silly, stupid

    Spanish-English dictionary > lelo

  • 10 memo

    adj.
    silly, stupid, brainless.
    m.
    1 memo, written note, memorandum.
    2 fool, dunce, simpleton, dweeb.
    * * *
    1 familiar stupid, dim
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar dummy, moron
    * * *
    I memo, -a *
    1.
    ADJ silly, stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    II
    * SM memo *, memorandum
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (Esp fam) stupid, dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    1) (Esp fam) idiot, peabrain (colloq)
    2) memo masculino ( memorándum) memo
    * * *
    = goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, witless, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, nonce, gaga, dweeb.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (Esp fam) stupid, dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    1) (Esp fam) idiot, peabrain (colloq)
    2) memo masculino ( memorándum) memo
    * * *
    = goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, witless, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, nonce, gaga, dweeb.

    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.

    Ex: The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.

    * * *
    memo1 -ma
    ( fam); stupid, dumb ( colloq)
    no seas memo don't be so stupid o dumb
    ¡no te quedes ahí mirando como si estuvieras mema! don't just stand there like an idiot!
    memo2 -ma
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Esp fam) idiot, peabrain ( colloq), dummy ( colloq)
    B
    * * *

    memo,-a insult
    I adjetivo silly, stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot
    ' memo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boluda
    - boludo
    - mema
    - circular
    - memorándum
    English:
    memo
    - nitwit
    - soft-headed
    - goofy
    * * *
    memo, -a Esp
    adj
    stupid
    nm,f
    idiot, fool
    * * *
    fam
    I adj dumb fam
    II m, mema f idiot
    * * *
    memo, -ma adj
    : silly, stupid
    * * *
    memo1 adj silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    memo2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > memo

  • 11 necio

    adj.
    silly, ignorant, stupid, foolish.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 imbecile, idiot
    * * *
    necio, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tonto) foolish, stupid
    2) Méx (=terco) stubborn, pig-headed
    3) And (=displicente) peevish
    4) And, Caribe, Cono Sur (=quisquilloso) touchy, hypersensitive
    5) CAm [enfermedad] hard to shake off
    2.
    SM / F fool
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un necio = stupidly.
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un necio = stupidly.

    * * *
    A (tonto) stupid, brainless ( colloq)
    B ( RPl) (susceptible) touchy
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty
    masculine, feminine
    el necio es atrevido y el sabio comedido fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    B ( RPl) (persona susceptible) touchy person
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty boy ( o child etc)
    * * *

    necio
    ◊ - cia adjetivo


    b) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty

    necio,-a
    I adjetivo stupid, fatuous
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stupid fool: su hermano es un necio, his brother's an idiot
    ♦ Locuciones: a palabras necias, oídos sordos, turn a deaf ear to foolish comments
    ' necio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    animal
    - burra
    - burro
    - necia
    - subnormal
    * * *
    necio, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, foolish
    2. Am [terco] stubborn, pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] idiot, fool
    2. Am [terco] stubborn o pigheaded person;
    es un necio he's really stubborn o pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy person;
    es un necio he's really touchy
    * * *
    I adj brainless
    II m, necia f fool, idiot
    * * *
    necio, - cia adj
    1) : foolish, silly, dumb
    2) fam : naughty
    necio, - cia n
    estúpido: fool, idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > necio

  • 12 retrasado

    adj.
    1 late, behind schedule, behind-time, overdue.
    2 retarded, backward, cretinous, feeble-minded.
    3 underdeveloped, under-developed, backward, backwards.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: retrasar.
    * * *
    1→ link=retrasar retrasar
    1 (en conocimientos, trabajo) behind
    2 (pagos) late
    3 (reloj) slow
    4 (tren, avión, etc) delayed
    5 (país) backward, underdeveloped
    6 (mental) retarded, backward
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 mentally retarded person
    * * *
    (f. - retrasada)
    adj.
    * * *
    retrasado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [en una actividad]

    estar o ir retrasado — to be behind

    va muy retrasado en química — he is very behind in chemistry, he has a lot to make up in chemistry

    estar retrasado en los pagosto be behind in o with one's payments, be in arrears

    2) [en el tiempo] [persona] late

    llegó retrasado a la reunión — he was late for the meeting, he got to the meeting late

    3) [en el desarrollo] [país, pueblo, sociedad] backward
    4) (=no actual) [ideas, estilo] outdated, outmoded
    5) [reloj] slow
    6) [mentalmente] mentally retarded
    2.
    SM / F (tb: retrasado/a mental) pey mentally handicapped
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped
    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad)

    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a los demás — he lags a long way behind the others

    c) <país/sociedad> backward
    d) < reloj> slow
    II
    - da masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasado mental — mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard (AmE colloq & pej)

    * * *
    = backward, backwards, retarded, cretinous, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, nonce.
    Ex. There are no entries under the terms backward, Deficient, Handicapped, Mental deficiency, Mentally deficient despite the fact that Class JGJ is devoted to the teaching of Deficient, Handicapped, etc.
    Ex. Besides, basing our future course on 'observations in our present-day libraries' is a little backwards.
    Ex. A social skills training program was conducted with three mildly retarded black mothers identified as child maltreaters.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    ----
    * retrasado mental = mentally retarded person, mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped
    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad)

    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a los demás — he lags a long way behind the others

    c) <país/sociedad> backward
    d) < reloj> slow
    II
    - da masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasado mental — mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard (AmE colloq & pej)

    * * *
    = backward, backwards, retarded, cretinous, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, nonce.

    Ex: There are no entries under the terms backward, Deficient, Handicapped, Mental deficiency, Mentally deficient despite the fact that Class JGJ is devoted to the teaching of Deficient, Handicapped, etc.

    Ex: Besides, basing our future course on 'observations in our present-day libraries' is a little backwards.
    Ex: A social skills training program was conducted with three mildly retarded black mothers identified as child maltreaters.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    * retrasado mental = mentally retarded person, mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.

    * * *
    retrasado1 -da
    1 [ SER] ( Med, Psic) mentally handicapped, (mentally) retarded
    un niño retrasado a child with learning difficulties; (más grave) a mentally retarded o handicapped child
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (en una tarea, actividad): tengo mucho trabajo retrasado I have a big backlog of work, I have a lot of work to catch up on
    voy muy retrasado con el trabajo I'm really behind with my work
    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a sus compañeros he is lagging a long way behind his classmates
    están retrasados en los pagos they are behind in their payments, they are in arrears with their payments
    3 ‹país/sociedad› backward
    4 ‹reloj› slow
    retrasado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    tb
    retrasado mental mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard ( AmE colloq pej)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo retrasar: ( conjugate retrasar)

    retrasado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    retrasado    
    retrasar
    retrasado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped

    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad):


    están retrasados en los pagos they are behind in their payments;
    tengo trabajo retrasado I have work to catch up on
    c)país/sociedad backward

    d) reloj slow

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasar ( conjugate retrasar) verbo transitivo
    a) personato make … late;


    b)producción/proceso to delay, hold up;


    c)partida/fecha to postpone

    d) reloj to put back

    retrasarse verbo pronominal

    b) [producción/trámite] to be delayed, be held up

    c) (en trabajo, estudios, pagos) to fall behind;



    retrasado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (en el desarrollo físico) underdeveloped, immature
    2 (en el desarrollo mental) retarded, backward
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino retrasado (mental), mentally handicapped o retarded person
    retrasar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer que algo vaya más lento) to slow down: las obras retrasaron el tráfico, the road works held up the traffic
    2 (posponer) to delay, postpone: tendremos que retrasar las vacaciones, we will have to put off our holidays ➣ Ver nota en delay 3 (un reloj) to put back: retrasé el reloj una hora al llegar a Dublín, I put my clock back one hour when I arrived in Dublin
    ' retrasado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    floración
    - retrasada
    - retrasarse
    English:
    backward
    - delay
    - delayed
    - late
    - retarded
    - behind
    - subnormal
    - unavoidably
    * * *
    retrasado, -a
    adj
    1. [país, industria] backward
    2. [reloj] slow;
    llevo el reloj retrasado my watch is slow;
    ese reloj va retrasado that clock is slow
    3. [tren] late, delayed;
    vamos muy retrasados en el proyecto we're very behind (schedule) with the project
    4. [persona] retarded, backward;
    un paciente retrasado (mental) a mentally retarded patient
    nm,f
    1. [discapacitado]
    retrasado (mental) mentally retarded person
    2. Fam [como insulto] moron, cretin, US retard
    * * *
    I partretrasar
    II adj
    1 tren, entrega late
    2 con trabajo, pagos behind;
    está retrasado en clase he’s lagging behind in class;
    retrasado mental mentally handicapped
    * * *
    retrasado, -da adj
    1) : retarded, mentally slow
    2) : behind, in arrears
    3) : backward (of a country)
    4) : slow (of a watch)
    * * *
    1. (tren, etc) late
    2. (trabajo, etc) behind
    3. (reloj) slow
    4. (persona) retarded
    5. (país) backward

    Spanish-English dictionary > retrasado

  • 13 seso

    m.
    1 brain (cerebro).
    2 brains, sense (sensatez).
    * * *
    1 brain
    2 familiar figurado brains plural, grey matter, sense
    1 COCINA brains
    \
    beber el seso / beberse el seso familiar to lose one's mind
    calentarse los sesos / devanarse los sesos familiar to rack one's brains
    tener sorbido el seso a alguien / tener sorbidos los sesos a alguien familiar to have somebody under one's spell
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Anat) brain
    2) (=inteligencia) brains pl, intelligence
    3) pl sesos (Culin) brains
    * * *
    a) (Anat, Zool) brain

    devanarse or estrujarse los sesos — (fam) to rack one's brains (colloq)

    esa chica le tiene sorbido el sesohe's completely bowled over by that girl

    tener poco seso — (fam) to be brainless (colloq)

    b) sesos masculino plural (Coc) brains (pl)
    * * *
    = brain.
    Ex. All the phenomena within this facet, -- heart, liver, lungs, brain, kidneys etc -- share this characteristic in common.
    ----
    * devanarse los sesos = scratch + Posesivo + head, rack + Posesivo + brains.
    * estrujarse los sesos = rack + Posesivo + brains.
    * exprimirse los sesos = rack + Posesivo + brains.
    * * *
    a) (Anat, Zool) brain

    devanarse or estrujarse los sesos — (fam) to rack one's brains (colloq)

    esa chica le tiene sorbido el sesohe's completely bowled over by that girl

    tener poco seso — (fam) to be brainless (colloq)

    b) sesos masculino plural (Coc) brains (pl)
    * * *

    Ex: All the phenomena within this facet, -- heart, liver, lungs, brain, kidneys etc -- share this characteristic in common.

    * devanarse los sesos = scratch + Posesivo + head, rack + Posesivo + brains.
    * estrujarse los sesos = rack + Posesivo + brains.
    * exprimirse los sesos = rack + Posesivo + brains.

    * * *
    1 ( Anat, Zool) brain
    beber or sorber el seso a algn ( fam); to bowl sb over ( colloq)
    esa chica le tiene sorbido el seso he's completely bowled over by that girl
    devanarse or estrujarse los sesos ( fam); to rack one's brains ( colloq)
    perder el seso por algn ( fam); to be crazy about sb ( colloq)
    tener mucho seso ( fam); to have a good head on one's shoulders
    tener poco seso ( fam); to be brainless ( colloq)
    ha demostrado tener muy poco seso he's shown how brainless he is, he's shown that he doesn't have much up top ( colloq)
    2 sesos mpl ( Coc) brains (pl)
    * * *

    seso sustantivo masculino
    a) (Anat, Zool) brain

    b)

    sesos sustantivo masculino plural (Coc) brains (pl)

    seso sustantivo masculino
    1 Anat brain
    2 (juicio, prudencia) wit, prudence: tiene muy poquito seso, she has very little sense
    3 Culin sesos, brains
    ♦ Locuciones: calentarse o devanarse los sesos, to rack one's brains
    sorberle el seso a alguien, to dominate sb
    ' seso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sorber
    English:
    claw
    - grey matter
    * * *
    seso nm
    1. [cerebro] brain;
    le volaron de un tiro la tapa de los sesos with one shot they blew his brains out
    2. [sensatez] brains, sense
    3.
    sesos [para comer] brains
    4. Comp
    Fam
    calentarse o [m5] devanarse los sesos to rack one's brains;
    Fam
    perder el seso: ha perdido el seso por ella he's madly in love with her;
    Fam
    sorber el seso o [m5] los sesos a alguien to brainwash sb;
    Fam
    tiene poco seso he's not very bright
    * * *
    m
    1 ANAT brain; fig
    brains pl, sense;
    sorber el seso a alguien, tener sorbido el seso a alguien have s.o. under one’s spell
    :
    sesos pl brains
    * * *
    seso nm
    1) : brains, intelligence
    2) sesos nmpl
    : brains (as food)
    * * *
    seso n brain / brains

    Spanish-English dictionary > seso

  • 14 sin cabeza

    adj.
    headless, brainless, irreflexive, mindless.
    * * *
    (adj.) = headless, decapitated
    Ex. The article 'Of Wonderland and headless chickens' describes the functions of Alice, a PC-based library automation system offering cataloguing, enquiry, acquisitions, and periodicals control = El artículo "Sobre el país de las maravillas y los pollos sin cabeza" describe las funciones de Alice, un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas para ordenadores personales que permite la catalogación, las consultas, las adquisiciones y el control de publicaciones periódicas.
    Ex. The decapitated ants, on the contrary, were insensitive to the air current.
    * * *
    (adj.) = headless, decapitated

    Ex: The article 'Of Wonderland and headless chickens' describes the functions of Alice, a PC-based library automation system offering cataloguing, enquiry, acquisitions, and periodicals control = El artículo "Sobre el país de las maravillas y los pollos sin cabeza" describe las funciones de Alice, un sistema de automatización de bibliotecas para ordenadores personales que permite la catalogación, las consultas, las adquisiciones y el control de publicaciones periódicas.

    Ex: The decapitated ants, on the contrary, were insensitive to the air current.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sin cabeza

  • 15 tarado

    adj.
    1 defective, damaged.
    2 cretinous.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: tarar.
    * * *
    1→ link=tarar tarar
    1 (defectuoso) defective, damaged
    2 (persona) handicapped
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar figurado idiot, nitwit
    * * *
    tarado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (Com) defective, imperfect
    2) [persona] crippled
    3) * (=idiota) stupid; (=loco) crazy, nuts *
    2.
    SM / F * (=idiota) cretin *, moron *
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( minusválido) handicapped
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) stupid
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( minusválido) handicapped person
    b) (fam & pey) ( imbécil), moron (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = cretinous, dim-witted [dimwitted], dimwit, brainless, twat, wanker, tosser, shithead, dumbbell, retard, nonce.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. These are the wankers who thought they knew all about fashion.
    Ex. The site shows that the highest proportions of ' tossers' -- or overspenders -- are in Northern Ireland and eastern England.
    Ex. With all the pandering shitheads in politics today, it's so refreshing to see some one who will just say 'fuck off, don't bother me'.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( minusválido) handicapped
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) stupid
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( minusválido) handicapped person
    b) (fam & pey) ( imbécil), moron (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = cretinous, dim-witted [dimwitted], dimwit, brainless, twat, wanker, tosser, shithead, dumbbell, retard, nonce.

    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: These are the wankers who thought they knew all about fashion.
    Ex: The site shows that the highest proportions of ' tossers' -- or overspenders -- are in Northern Ireland and eastern England.
    Ex: With all the pandering shitheads in politics today, it's so refreshing to see some one who will just say 'fuck off, don't bother me'.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.

    * * *
    tarado1 -da
    1 (minusválido) handicapped
    2 ( fam pey) (tonto) stupid
    tarado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    1 (minusválido) handicapped person
    2 ( fam pey) (imbécil) cretin ( colloq pej), moron ( colloq pej)
    * * *
    tarado, -a
    adj
    1. [defectuoso] defective
    2. Pey [tonto] stupid
    3. Andes, RP [nervioso] flustered;
    [distraído] muddled;
    hoy estoy tarado, dormí muy mal I'm not with it today, I slept really badly
    nm,f
    Pey idiot
    * * *
    adj fam
    stupid, dumb fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > tarado

  • 16 tontaina

    adj.
    daft (informal).
    f. & m.
    1 daft idiot.
    2 fool, dimwit.
    * * *
    1 familiar foolish, silly
    1 familiar fool, nitwit
    * * *
    = dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, nonce, nong, ning-nong.
    Nota: Expresión más comúnmente usada en Australia y, a veces, abreviada a nong.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.
    * * *
    = dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, nonce, nong, ning-nong.
    Nota: Expresión más comúnmente usada en Australia y, a veces, abreviada a nong.

    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: Thanks to those who do this for ning-nongs like myself.

    * * *
    ( fam hum); silly
    nitwit ( colloq)
    * * *

    tontaina mf fam silly person, fool
    * * *
    adj
    crazy, Br daft
    nmf
    crazy idiot
    * * *
    I adj silly
    II m/f fam
    dimwit fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > tontaina

  • 17 corto

    adj.
    1 short, small-sized.
    2 slow-witted.
    3 short, shy.
    4 short, brief, laconic, succinct.
    5 brief, short.
    6 short, non-talkative, reserved, unexpressive.
    7 short, scant, wanting.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: cortar.
    * * *
    1 (extensión) short
    2 (duración) short, brief
    3 (escaso) scant, meagre (US meager)
    4 figurado (tonto) thick, dim
    5 figurado (tímido) shy, timid
    1 short film, short
    \
    a la corta o a la larga figurado sooner or later, in the long run
    corto,-a de alcances familiar thick, dim
    corto,-a de medios of scant means
    corto,-a de miras familiar narrow-minded
    corto,-a de vista short-sighted
    ni corto,-a ni perezoso,-a familiar without thinking twice
    quedarse corto,-a (ropa) to become too short
    te quedaste corto con los bocadillos you didn't make enough sandwiches 3 (un tiro) to fall short 4 (no decir todo) to hold something back, not say enough
    ————————
    1 short film, short
    * * *
    (f. - corta)
    adj.
    2) shy, timid
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [longitud, distancia] short
    pantalón 1)
    2) [periodo, visita, reunión] short, brief
    plazo 1)
    3) (=escaso) [ración] small

    corto de algo, un café con leche, pero corto de café — a coffee with plenty of milk, a milky coffee

    ando o voy corto de dinero — I'm short of money

    ando o voy muy corto de tiempo — I'm short of time, I'm pressed o pushed for time

    corto de vista — shortsighted, nearsighted (EEUU)

    quedarse corto, costará unos tres millones, y seguro que me quedo corto — it will cost three million, and I'm probably underestimating

    le dijo lo que pensaba de él, pero se quedó corto — she told him what she thought of him, but it still wasn't enough

    4) (=tímido) shy
    5) (=torpe) dim *, thick *
    - es más corto que las mangas de un chaleco
    2. SM
    1) (Cine) short, short film, short movie (EEUU)
    2) [de cerveza, vino] small glass; [de café] black coffee
    3.
    SF
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( en longitud) <calle/río> short

    iba vestida de corto — she was wearing a short dress/skirt

    en corto< pase> (Dep) short

    b) ( en duración) <película/curso/viaje> short; <visita/conversación> short, brief
    2) (escaso, insuficiente)

    corto de algo: ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money; corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE); ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed for time; un café con leche corto de café a milky coffee; quedarse corto: costará más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto it must cost at least a million, in fact it could well be more; lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I could have said more; nos quedamos cortos con el pan — we didn't buy enough bread

    3) < persona>
    a) (fam) ( tímido) shy
    b) (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid

    corto de entendederas or alcances — dim, dense (colloq)

    II
    1) (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)
    b) cortos masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer
    2) (de cerveza, vino) (Esp) small glass; ( de whisky etc) (Chi) shot
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) ( en longitud) <calle/río> short

    iba vestida de corto — she was wearing a short dress/skirt

    en corto< pase> (Dep) short

    b) ( en duración) <película/curso/viaje> short; <visita/conversación> short, brief
    2) (escaso, insuficiente)

    corto de algo: ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money; corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE); ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed for time; un café con leche corto de café a milky coffee; quedarse corto: costará más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto it must cost at least a million, in fact it could well be more; lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I could have said more; nos quedamos cortos con el pan — we didn't buy enough bread

    3) < persona>
    a) (fam) ( tímido) shy
    b) (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid

    corto de entendederas or alcances — dim, dense (colloq)

    II
    1) (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)
    b) cortos masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer
    2) (de cerveza, vino) (Esp) small glass; ( de whisky etc) (Chi) shot
    * * *
    corto1
    1 = brief [briefer -comp., briefest -sup.], short [shorter -comp., shortest -sup.], skimpy [skimpier -comp., skimpiest -sup.].

    Ex: Longer titles since each title can occupy only one line will be truncated and only brief source references are included.

    Ex: The 'in' analytic entry consist of two parts: the description of the part, and a short citation of the whole item in which the part is to be found.
    Ex: Wimbledon organisers have imposed a ban on skimpy tennis outfits ahead of this year's tournament.
    * a corto plazo = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run.
    * andar corto de dinero = be strapped for + cash, be strapped for + cash.
    * andar (muy) corto de dinero = be (hard) pressed for + money.
    * andar (muy) corto de tiempo = be (hard) pressed for + time.
    * arma corta = small arm.
    * camiseta de mangas cortas = T-shirt [tee-shirt].
    * con un plazo de tiempo muy corto = at (a) very short notice.
    * con un plazo de tiempo tan corto = at such short notice.
    * corta distancia de desplazamiento = easy travelling distance.
    * cortas miras = nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * corto de dinero = strapped, cash strapped, financially strapped, short of money.
    * corto de miras = myopic, short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * corto de vista = nearsighted [near-sighted].
    * corto y grueso = stubby [stubbier -comp., stubbiest -sup.].
    * de corta duración = short term [short-term].
    * de mangas cortas = short-sleeved.
    * demasiado corto = all too short.
    * edición de tiradas cortas = short run publishing.
    * en un corto espacio de tiempo = in a short space of time.
    * en un corto período de tiempo = in a short period of time.
    * en un tiempo relativamente corto = in a relatively short time, in a relatively short span of time.
    * hacerse más corto = grow + shorter.
    * más bien corto = shortish.
    * novela corta = novella, novelette.
    * quedarse corto = stop + short of, fall + short, fall + short of.
    * relato corto = short story.
    * siesta corta = power nap, catnap.
    * solución a corto plazo = short-term solution.
    * tirada corta = short run.
    * tirando a corto = shortish.
    * vacación corta = short break.

    corto2
    2 = dim-witted [dimwitted].

    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.

    * corto de luces = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted].
    * más corto que las mangas de un chaleco = as thick as two (short) planks, as shy as shy can be, as thick as a brick, as daft as a brush, knucklehead.

    corto3

    Ex: With an eclectic mix of high-end quality short films and a devoted audience it is little wonder the event has sold out ever year for the past six years.

    * festival de cine corto = short film festival.
    * festival de cortos = short film festival.

    * * *
    corto1 -ta
    A
    1 (en longitud) ‹calle/río› short
    el camino más corto the shortest route
    el niño dio unos pasos cortitos the baby took a few short steps
    me voy a cortar el pelo bien corto I'm going to have my hair cut really short
    un jersey de manga corta a short-sleeved pullover
    el vestido (se) le ha quedado corto the dress has got(ten) too short for her, she's got(ten) too big for the dress
    fue a la fiesta vestida de corto she went to the party wearing a short dress/skirt
    en corto ( Dep) short
    recibe un pase en corto de Chano he receives a short pass from Chano
    tener a algn corto to keep sb on a tight rein
    2 (en duración) ‹película/curso› short; ‹visita/conversación› short, brief; ‹viaje› short
    los días se están haciendo más cortos the days are getting shorter
    esta semana se me ha hecho muy corta this week has gone very quickly o has flown (by) for me
    a la corta o a la larga sooner or later
    B
    (escaso, insuficiente): tiene hijos de corta edad she has very young children
    una ración muy corta a very small portion
    corto DE algo:
    un café con leche corto de café a weak white coffee, a milky coffee
    para mí, un gin-tonic cortito de ginebra I'll have a gin and tonic, but not too much gin
    ando corto de dinero I'm a bit short of money
    es muy corto de ambiciones he lacks ambition
    corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted ( BrE)
    ando muy corto de tiempo I'm really pressed o ( BrE) pushed for time, I'm very short of time
    quedarse corto: deben haber gastado más de un millón y seguro que me quedo corto they must have spent at least a million, in fact it could well have been more
    lo llamé de todo y aun así me quedé corto I called him all the names under the sun and I still felt I hadn't said enough o and I still didn't feel I'd said enough
    nos quedamos cortos con el pan we didn't buy enough bread
    el pase se quedó corto the pass fell short
    C ‹persona›
    1 ( fam) (tímido) shy
    ni corto ni perezoso as bold as you like, as bold as brass
    ni corto ni perezoso le dijo lo que pensaba he told him outright o in no uncertain terms what he thought
    corto de entendederas or alcances dim, dense ( colloq), thick ( BrE colloq)
    A ( Cin)
    1 (cortometraje) short, short movie o film
    2 cortos mpl (Col, Ven) (de una película) trailer
    B
    1 ( Esp) (de cerveza, vino) small glass
    3 ( Esp) (de café) weak black coffee
    C ( Elec) short circuit, short ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo cortar: ( conjugate cortar)

    corto es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    cortó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    cortar    
    corto
    cortar ( conjugate cortar) verbo transitivo
    1 ( dividir) ‹cuerda/pastel to cut, chop;
    asado to carve;
    leña/madera to chop;
    baraja to cut;
    corto algo por la mitad to cut sth in half o in two;

    corto algo en rodajas/en cuadritos to slice/dice sth;
    corto algo en trozos to cut sth into pieces
    2 (quitar, separar) ‹rama/punta/pierna to cut off;
    árbol to cut down, chop down;
    flores› (CS) to pick;

    3 ( hacer más corto) ‹pelo/uñas to cut;
    césped/pasto to mow;
    seto to cut;
    rosal to cut back;
    texto to cut down
    4 ( en costura) ‹falda/vestido to cut out
    5 ( interrumpir)
    a)agua/gas/luz/teléfono to cut off;

    película/programa to interrupt
    b) calle› [policía/obreros] to close, block off;

    [ manifestantes] to block;

    6 (censurar, editar) ‹ película to cut;
    escena/diálogo to cut (out)
    7 [ frío]:
    el frío me cortó los labios my lips were chapped o cracked from the cold weather

    verbo intransitivo
    1 [cuchillo/tijeras] to cut
    2
    a) (Cin):

    ¡corten! cut!




    cortarse verbo pronominal
    1 ( interrumpirse) [proyección/película] to stop;
    [llamada/gas] to get cut off;

    se me cortó la respiración I could hardly breathe
    2

    brazo/cara to cut;

    b) ( refl) ‹uñas/pelo to cut;


    c) ( caus) ‹ peloto have … cut;


    d) [piel/labios] to crack, become chapped

    3 ( cruzarse) [líneas/calles] to cross
    4 [ leche] to curdle;
    [mayonesa/salsa] to separate
    5 (Chi, Esp) [ persona] (turbarse, aturdirse) to get embarrassed
    corto 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1
    a) ( en longitud) ‹calle/río short;


    el vestido le quedó corto the dress is too short for her now;
    iba vestida de corto she was wearing a short dress/skirt
    b) ( en duración) ‹película/curso/viaje short;

    visita/conversación short, brief;

    2 (escaso, insuficiente):

    corto de vista near-sighted, shortsighted (BrE);
    andar corto de tiempo to be pressed for time
    3 (fam) ( poco inteligente) stupid;
    corto de entendederas or alcances dim, dense (colloq)
    corto 2 sustantivo masculino (Cin)
    a) ( cortometraje) short (movie o film)

    b)

    cortos sustantivo masculino plural (Col, Méx, Ven) ( de película) trailer

    cortar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 to cut
    (un árbol) to cut down
    (el césped) to mow
    2 (amputar) to cut off
    3 (la luz, el teléfono) to cut off
    4 (impedir el paso) to block
    5 (eliminar, censurar) to cut out
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (partir) to cut
    2 (atajar) to cut across, to take a short cut
    3 familiar (interrumpir una relación) to split up: cortó con su novia, he split up with his girlfriend
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar cortar por lo sano, to put an end to
    corto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (distancia, tiempo) short
    2 fam (de poca inteligencia) corto,-a (de luces), dim-witted
    3 (escaso) short: el guiso está corto de sal, the stew is short of salt
    corto,-a de vista, short-sighted
    4 (vergonzoso) shy
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 Cine short (film)
    2 Auto luz corta, dipped headlights pl
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar quedarse corto, to fall short (of the mark), underestimate: y me quedo corto cuando digo que es la mejor película del siglo, and my saying that it's the best movie of the century is an understatement
    ' corto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atar
    - carabina
    - comunicación
    - corta
    - cortar
    - cortarse
    - literalmente
    - pantalón
    - pequeña
    - pequeño
    - remo
    - salida
    - short
    - slip
    - tachuela
    - tres
    - vista
    - corriente
    - cursillo
    - espacio
    - gabán
    - llevar
    - pelado
    - plazo
    English:
    ankle
    - block off
    - bob
    - coat
    - cord
    - crop
    - dim
    - dull
    - have
    - hop
    - least
    - short
    - short-haired
    - short-range
    - short-term
    - short-winded
    - skimpy
    - spell
    - term
    - themselves
    - thick
    - understatement
    - clean
    - cut
    - draw
    - herself
    - himself
    - jab
    - nearsighted
    - notice
    - on
    - over
    - push
    - sever
    - side
    - slash
    - their
    - under
    * * *
    corto, -a
    adj
    1. [de poca longitud] short;
    las mangas me están cortas my sleeves are too short;
    estos pantalones se me han quedado cortos these trousers are too short for me now;
    hace varias semanas que no se viste de corto [futbolista] he hasn't been in the squad for several weeks;
    luces cortas Br dipped headlights, US low beams
    2. [de poca duración] short;
    el paseo se me ha hecho muy corto the walk seemed to go very quickly
    3. [escaso] [raciones] small, meagre;
    [disparo] short of the target;
    el lanzamiento se quedó corto the throw fell short;
    estoy corto de dinero I'm short of money;
    andamos muy cortos de tiempo we're very short of time, we haven't got very much time;
    Fig
    corto de miras short-sighted;
    corto de vista short-sighted
    4. [tonto]
    corto (de alcances) dim, simple;
    Fam Hum
    ser más corto que las mangas de un chaleco to be as thick as two short planks
    5. Comp
    ni corto ni perezoso just like that;
    quedarse corto [al calcular] to underestimate;
    nos quedamos cortos al comprar pan we didn't buy enough bread;
    decir que es bueno es quedarse corto it's an understatement to call it good;
    este programa se queda corto para nuestras necesidades this program doesn't do all the things we need
    nm
    1. [cortometraje] short (movie o Br film)
    2. [bebida]
    un corto de vino/cerveza a small wine/beer
    3. Am
    los cortos de una película [los avances] the trailer for a movie o Br film
    * * *
    adj short;
    ir de corto be wearing a short dress;
    corto de vista nearsighted;
    ni corto ni perezoso as bold as brass;
    quedarse corto fall short; ( calcular mal) underestimate;
    a la corta o a la larga sooner or later
    * * *
    corto, -ta adj
    1) : short (in length or duration)
    2) : scarce
    3) : timid, shy
    4)
    corto de vista : nearsighted
    * * *
    corto adj
    1. (en general) short
    2. (poco inteligente) dim [comp. dimmer; superl. dimmest] / thick

    Spanish-English dictionary > corto

  • 18 descerebrado

    adj.
    1 brainless.
    2 decerebrate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: descerebrar.
    * * *
    ADJ brainless, mindless
    * * *
    descerebrado, -a Esp, Andes, RP Fam
    adj
    moronic, brainless
    nm,f
    moron, halfwit
    * * *
    adj mindless

    Spanish-English dictionary > descerebrado

  • 19 necia

    adj.&f.
    1 ignorant, stupid, idiotic foolish (tonto).
    2 imprudent, injudicious.
    3 peevish (displicente). (Andes)
    4 touchy, hypersensitive (quisquilloso). (Andes & Caribbean)
    5 stubborn (enfermedad). (Central America)
    f.
    fool.
    * * *

    necio,-a
    I adjetivo stupid, fatuous
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stupid fool: su hermano es un necio, his brother's an idiot
    ♦ Locuciones: a palabras necias, oídos sordos, turn a deaf ear to foolish comments
    * * *
    I adj brainless
    II m, necia f fool, idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > necia

  • 20 atontado

    • addlebrained
    • befuddled
    • brainless
    • dazed
    • dimwitted
    • dumbfounded
    • grog
    • groin
    • punch card
    • punch head
    • punching machine
    • punctilio
    • stunned

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > atontado

См. также в других словарях:

  • Brainless — Brain less, a. Without understanding; silly; thoughtless; witless. {Brain less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brainless — index fatuous, irrational, opaque Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • brainless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ stupid; very foolish. DERIVATIVES brainlessly adverb brainlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • brainless — [brān′lis] adj. foolish or stupid brainlessly adv. brainlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • brainless — [[t]bre͟ɪnləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as brainless, you mean that you think they are stupid. I got treated as if I was a bit brainless. Syn: stupid …   English dictionary

  • brainless — adjective Date: 15th century devoid of intelligence ; stupid < a brainless decision > • brainlessly adverb • brainlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brainless — adj. Brainless is used with these nouns: ↑idiot …   Collocations dictionary

  • brainless — brain|less [ˈbreınləs] adj completely stupid ▪ What a brainless thing to do! >brainlessly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brainless — adjective completely stupid: What a brainless thing to do! brainlessly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • brainless — brainlessly, adv. brainlessness, n. /brayn lis/, adj. mentally weak; foolish; witless; stupid. [1400 50; late ME braynles. See BRAIN, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • brainless — adjective a) Having no brain. b) unintelligent, with little common sense …   Wiktionary

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