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  • 1 ampuloso

    adj.
    bombastic, high-flying, pompous, euphuistic.
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    1 inflated, pompous, bombastic
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    ADJ bombastic, pompous
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    - sa adjetivo pompous, bombastic
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, flamboyant, ornate, bombastic, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex. Some homes are grand, with stately brick, spiraling staircases, ornate fences and multiple entrances.
    Ex. You don't have to be bombastic to be powerful [he says in a loud voice], you can be more intimate [he says in a quieter voice].
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    ----
    * estilo ampuloso = turgid style, plethoric style.
    * prosa ampulosa = plethoric prose, turgid prose.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo pompous, bombastic
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, flamboyant, ornate, bombastic, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: Nathan was known for being the most flamboyant DJ in the area.
    Ex: Some homes are grand, with stately brick, spiraling staircases, ornate fences and multiple entrances.
    Ex: You don't have to be bombastic to be powerful [he says in a loud voice], you can be more intimate [he says in a quieter voice].
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * estilo ampuloso = turgid style, plethoric style.
    * prosa ampulosa = plethoric prose, turgid prose.

    * * *
    pompous, bombastic
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    ampuloso,-a adjetivo pompous, bombastic
    ' ampuloso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ampulosa
    English:
    flamboyant
    - turgid
    - verbose
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    ampuloso, -a adj
    pompous
    * * *
    adj pompous
    * * *
    ampuloso, -sa adj
    grandilocuente: pompous, bombastic

    Spanish-English dictionary > ampuloso

  • 2 brusco

    adj.
    1 sudden, abrupt.
    2 snappish, gruff, rude, blunt.
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    1 (repentino) sudden
    2 (persona) brusque, abrupt
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    (f. - brusca)
    adj.
    1) sudden, abrupt
    2) brusque, rough
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    1. ADJ
    1) (=repentino) [descenso, curva, declive] sharp; [movimiento] sudden; [cambio] abrupt, sudden
    2) (=grosero) [actitud, porte] curt, brusque; [comentario] rude
    2.
    SM (Bot) butcher's broom
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    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex. The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex. She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex. The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex. He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex. The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
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    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.
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    - ca adjetivo
    a) <movimiento/cambio> abrupt, sudden; <subida/descenso> sharp, sudden, abrupt
    b) <carácter/modales> rough; <tono/gesto> brusque, abrupt; < respuesta> curt, brusque
    * * *
    = abrasive, abrupt, curt, gruff, blunt, short, short-tempered, off-hand [offhand].

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: There were abrupt fluctuations in his output from one week to the next.
    Ex: The young man pointed to him and said in a sharp, curt tone: 'Let me see your briefcase'.
    Ex: She is a controversial figure, and has a reputation for being direct and gruff.
    Ex: The author discusses the range of enquiries he deals with, the sources of information he uses, and the blunt attitude with which he deals with many enquirers.
    Ex: He first spotted trouble when she started being short with users and so he solved the problem by scaling back her workload.
    Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex: The osteopath was accused of being off-hand with a female patient and not putting her at ease.
    * brusca y repentinamente = summarily.
    * cambio brusco = flip-flop.
    * cambio brusco de velocidad del viento = wind shear.

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    brusco -ca
    1 ‹movimiento/cambio› abrupt, sudden; ‹subida/descenso/viraje› sharp, sudden, abrupt
    el brusco giro de los acontecimientos the sudden turn of events
    se deben evitar las frenadas bruscas you should avoid braking suddenly o sharply
    2 ‹carácter/modales› rough; ‹tono/gesto› brusque, abrupt; ‹respuesta› curt, brusque
    no seas tan brusco que lo vas a romper don't be so rough or you'll break it
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    brusco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a)movimiento/cambio abrupt, sudden;

    subida/descenso sharp, sudden
    b)carácter/modales rough;

    tono/gesto brusque, abrupt;
    respuesta curt, brusque
    brusco,-a adjetivo
    1 (rudo, poco amable) brusque, abrupt
    2 (súbito) sudden, sharp
    ' brusco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    brusca
    - dura
    - duro
    - sacudida
    - tajante
    - viraje
    - bestia
    - bruto
    - explosión
    English:
    abrupt
    - blunt
    - brusque
    - curt
    - dramatic
    - gruff
    - jerk
    - offhand
    - rough
    - rough-and-tumble
    - sharp
    - short
    - sudden
    - swerve
    - switch
    - unceremonious
    - snappy
    - steep
    - toss
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    brusco, -a
    adj
    1. [repentino, imprevisto] sudden, abrupt;
    un cambio brusco de las temperaturas a sudden change in temperature;
    dio un frenazo brusco she braked sharply
    2. [tosco, grosero] brusque;
    me contestó de forma brusca he answered me brusquely
    nm,f
    brusque person
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    adj
    1 cambio abrupt, sudden
    2 respuesta, persona brusque, curt
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    brusco, -ca adj
    1) súbito: sudden, abrupt
    2) : curt, brusque
    bruscamente adv
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    brusco adj
    1. (repetino) sudden
    2. (persona) abrupt

    Spanish-English dictionary > brusco

  • 3 creído

    adj.
    vain, arrogant, self-satisfied, conceited.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: creer.
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    1→ link=creer creer
    1 arrogant, vain, conceited
    \
    ser un creído,-a to be full of oneself
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    creído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=engreído) conceited
    2) (=crédulo) credulous, trusting
    2.
    SM / F
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    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
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    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
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    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

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    creído -da
    1 [ SER] (engreído) conceited
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (confiado, convencido): está creído (de) que va a ganar he's convinced o quite sure he's going to win, he's very confident of victory
    3 [ SER] ( Arg) (crédulo) gullible
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    Del verbo creer: ( conjugate creer)

    creído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    creer    
    creído
    creer ( conjugate creer) verbo intransitivo
    a) (tener fe, aceptar como verdad) to believe;

    creído en algo/algn to believe in sth/sb;
    ¿me crees? do you believe me?

    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    ¿tú crees? do you think so?;

    no creo I don't think so;
    no creas, es bastante difícil believe me, it's quite hard
    verbo transitivo


    aunque no lo creas believe it or not;
    ¡no lo puedo creído! I don't believe it!;
    ¡ya lo creo! of course!
    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    creo que sí/creo que no I think so/I don't think so;

    creo que va a llover I think it's going to rain;
    no la creo capaz I do not think she is capable;
    se cree que el incendio fue provocado the fire is thought to have been started deliberately;
    no lo creí necesario I didn't think it necessary;
    no creo que pueda ir I doubt if o I don't think I'll be able to go;
    creí oír un ruido I thought I heard a noise;
    creo recordar que … I seem to remember that …
    creerse verbo pronominal




    ¿quién se creídoá que es? who does he think he is?
    c) (CS fam) ( estimarse superior) to think one is special (o great etc)

    d) (Méx) ( fiarse) creídose de algn to trust sb

    creído
    ◊ -da adjetivo [ser] ( engreído) conceited

    creer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (suponer) to think: ¿crees que está implicado?, do you think he's involved?
    creo que sí/no, I think so/don't think so
    ya lo creo, of course
    2 (tener fe, confianza) to believe: créeme, believe me
    te creo, I believe you
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 Rel to believe [en, in]
    cree en los marcianos, he believes in Martians
    2 (tener confianza) to trust: mi padre cree en mí, my father trusts me
    creído,-a
    I adjetivo arrogant, vain, conceited
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino big head

    ' creído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    creerse
    - creída
    - pero
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - never
    - stuck-up
    - big
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    creído, -a Fam
    adj
    conceited;
    se lo tiene muy creído he's very full of himself, Br he really fancies himself
    nm,f
    es un creído he's a bighead
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    I partcreer
    II adj conceited
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    creído, -da adj
    1) fam : conceited
    2) : confident, sure
    * * *
    creído adj cocky

    Spanish-English dictionary > creído

  • 4 de mente cerrada

    = close-minded, narrow-minded
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.
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    = close-minded, narrow-minded

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de mente cerrada

  • 5 de miras estrechas

    = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded
    Ex. If the approach is not too blinkered, such situations, on the basis of mounting evidence, quickly lead to the realisation that technological solutions to information problems are at best partial.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.
    * * *
    = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded

    Ex: If the approach is not too blinkered, such situations, on the basis of mounting evidence, quickly lead to the realisation that technological solutions to information problems are at best partial.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Like all narrow-minded people, he dwelt contentedly in the absolute belief of being right.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de miras estrechas

  • 6 desagradable

    adj.
    1 unpleasant.
    2 disagreeable, distasteful, unpleasant, displeasing.
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    1 disagreeable, unpleasant
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    adj.
    unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    ADJ unpleasant, disagreeable más frm
    * * *
    adjetivo <respuesta/comentario> unkind; <ruido/sensación> unpleasant, disagreeable; <escena/sorpresa> unpleasant; <tiempo/clima> unpleasant, horrible
    * * *
    = off-putting, unwelcome, unpleasant, disagreeable, unkind, obnoxious, peevish, distasteful, unappealing, seamy [seamier -comp., seamiest -sup.], unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], unpalatable, unsightly, minging, abrasive, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unwholesome, insalubrious, invidious, ill-natured.
    Ex. Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.
    Ex. The faithful adherents of the ideology of the finding catalog were determined to combat the unwelcome intrusion of Panizzi's scheme before the Royal Commission.
    Ex. And, as if by way of indicating that he had thrown down the gauntlet, he added, 'I can be unpleasant. I warn you'.
    Ex. Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex. The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex. During the war a law was passed to limit the consumption of newsprint by ' obnoxious newspapers' and even reducing it to nil = Durante la guerra se aprobó una ley para limitar el consumo de papel de periódico por los llamados "periódicos detestables" e incluso reducirlo a cero.
    Ex. In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex. The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex. In addition, it is pointed out that tourists often have a strange fascination for tragic, macabre or other equally unappealing historical sights.
    Ex. In general, the writer explains, crimes are depicted in such a way that they are associated with seamy characters who have little regard for conventional morality.
    Ex. Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Spam is unpalatable any way it's served up: things you can do to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail'.
    Ex. He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex. Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex. The text raises the possibility that there might be something unwholesome in the Buddhist obsession with hell.
    Ex. Specific actions are those which are intended to reinforce the fight against specific medical conditions related to insalubrious living.
    Ex. Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex. Always snivelling, coughing, spitting; a stupid, tedious, ill-natured fellow, who was for ever fatiguing people.
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    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * darle a Uno escalofríos por Algo desagradable = make + Nombre + flinch.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * desagradable a la vista = eyesore.
    * encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * esperar una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * situación desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening.
    * * *
    adjetivo <respuesta/comentario> unkind; <ruido/sensación> unpleasant, disagreeable; <escena/sorpresa> unpleasant; <tiempo/clima> unpleasant, horrible
    * * *
    = off-putting, unwelcome, unpleasant, disagreeable, unkind, obnoxious, peevish, distasteful, unappealing, seamy [seamier -comp., seamiest -sup.], unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], unpalatable, unsightly, minging, abrasive, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unwholesome, insalubrious, invidious, ill-natured.

    Ex: Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.

    Ex: The faithful adherents of the ideology of the finding catalog were determined to combat the unwelcome intrusion of Panizzi's scheme before the Royal Commission.
    Ex: And, as if by way of indicating that he had thrown down the gauntlet, he added, 'I can be unpleasant. I warn you'.
    Ex: Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex: The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    Ex: During the war a law was passed to limit the consumption of newsprint by ' obnoxious newspapers' and even reducing it to nil = Durante la guerra se aprobó una ley para limitar el consumo de papel de periódico por los llamados "periódicos detestables" e incluso reducirlo a cero.
    Ex: In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex: The physical effort of keeping tabs on people as well as the distasteful practice of checking up on staff output achieves nothing and may do considerable damage.
    Ex: In addition, it is pointed out that tourists often have a strange fascination for tragic, macabre or other equally unappealing historical sights.
    Ex: In general, the writer explains, crimes are depicted in such a way that they are associated with seamy characters who have little regard for conventional morality.
    Ex: Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Spam is unpalatable any way it's served up: things you can do to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail'.
    Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex: Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex: The text raises the possibility that there might be something unwholesome in the Buddhist obsession with hell.
    Ex: Specific actions are those which are intended to reinforce the fight against specific medical conditions related to insalubrious living.
    Ex: Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex: Always snivelling, coughing, spitting; a stupid, tedious, ill-natured fellow, who was for ever fatiguing people.
    * algo desagradable a la vista = a blot on the landscape.
    * darle a Uno escalofríos por Algo desagradable = make + Nombre + flinch.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * desagradable a la vista = eyesore.
    * encontrarse con una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * esperar una sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening + be in store, be in for a rude awakening.
    * lo desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * situación desagradable = unpleasantness.
    * sorpresa desagradable = rude awakening.

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    ‹respuesta/comentario› unkind; ‹sabor/ruido/sensación› unpleasant, disagreeable; ‹escena› horrible
    estuvo realmente desagradable conmigo he was really unpleasant to me
    ¡no seas tan desagradable! dale una oportunidad don't be so mean o unkind! give him a chance
    ¡qué tiempo más desagradable! what nasty o horrible weather
    hacía un día bastante desagradable the weather was rather unpleasant, it was a rather unpleasant day
    se llevó una sorpresa desagradable she got a nasty o an unpleasant surprise
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    desagradable adjetivo
    unpleasant;
    respuesta/comentario unkind
    desagradable adjetivo unpleasant, disagreeable: hay un olor desagradable, there's an unpleasant smell
    es una persona muy desagradable, he's really disagreeable
    ' desagradable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escopetazo
    - fresca
    - fresco
    - graznido
    - grosera
    - grosero
    - gustillo
    - horrorosa
    - horroroso
    - impresión
    - marrón
    - palma
    - sensación
    - terrible
    - terrorífica
    - terrorífico
    - chocante
    - ingrato
    - mal
    - shock
    English:
    bullet
    - business
    - creep
    - dirty
    - disagreeable
    - distasteful
    - emptiness
    - filthy
    - hard
    - ill-natured
    - miserable
    - nasty
    - off
    - off-putting
    - rude
    - thankless
    - ugly
    - unkind
    - unpleasant
    - unsavory
    - unsavoury
    - unwelcome
    - why
    - home
    - objectionable
    - offensive
    - painful
    - peevish
    - unpalatable
    - unwholesome
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    adj
    1. [sensación, tiempo, escena] unpleasant;
    no voy a salir, la tarde está muy desagradable I'm not going to go out, the weather's turned quite nasty this afternoon;
    una desagradable sorpresa an unpleasant o a nasty surprise
    2. [persona, comentario, contestación] unpleasant;
    está muy desagradable con su familia he's very unpleasant to his family;
    no seas desagradable y ven con nosotros al cine don't be unsociable, come to the cinema with us
    nmf
    son unos desagradables they're unpleasant people
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    adj unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    : unpleasant, disagreeable
    * * *
    desagradable adj unpleasant

    Spanish-English dictionary > desagradable

  • 7 dogmático

    adj.
    dogmatic, dogmatical, opinionated, doctrinaire.
    m.
    dogmatist.
    * * *
    1 dogmatic
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 dogmatic
    * * *
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dogmatic
    * * *
    = dogmatic, doctrinaire, doctrinal, full of opinions, opinionated.
    Ex. In these days of refresher courses right up to retirement I do not think we can be as dogmatic as that.
    Ex. This method requires adaptability and adherence to a consistent appreciation of what the particular employees want and need rather than a doctrinaire insistence on being permissive = Este método requiere que se aprecie regularmente de un modo flexible lo que los empleados concretos quieren y necesitan más que una insistencia dogmático en ser permisivo.
    Ex. The congregational library is considered as a parish asset providing devotional and doctrinal resources.
    Ex. He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    ----
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo dogmatic
    * * *
    = dogmatic, doctrinaire, doctrinal, full of opinions, opinionated.

    Ex: In these days of refresher courses right up to retirement I do not think we can be as dogmatic as that.

    Ex: This method requires adaptability and adherence to a consistent appreciation of what the particular employees want and need rather than a doctrinaire insistence on being permissive = Este método requiere que se aprecie regularmente de un modo flexible lo que los empleados concretos quieren y necesitan más que una insistencia dogmático en ser permisivo.
    Ex: The congregational library is considered as a parish asset providing devotional and doctrinal resources.
    Ex: He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    * ser dogmático = be dogmatic.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/enfoque› dogmatic
    2 ( Relig) dogmatic
    masculine, feminine
    dogmatist
    * * *

    dogmático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    dogmatic
    dogmático,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino dogmatic

    ' dogmático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dogmática
    English:
    dogmatic
    - sweeping
    - opinionated
    * * *
    dogmático, -a adj
    1. [persona, ideas, postura] dogmatic
    2. Rel dogmatic
    * * *
    I adj dogmatic
    II m, dogmática f dogmatist
    * * *
    dogmático, -ca adj
    : dogmatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > dogmático

  • 8 engreído

    adj.
    vain, cocky, proud, bigheaded.
    f. & m.
    swell-headed person, conceited person, swellhead.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: engreír.
    * * *
    1 vain, conceited, stuck-up
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vanidoso) vain, stuck-up *
    2) LAm (=afectuoso) affectionate; (=mimado) spoiled, spoilt
    2.
    SM / F bighead *, spoiled brat
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    engreído1 -da
    1 (vanidoso, presumido) conceited, bigheaded ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled*
    engreído2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    1 (vanidoso) bighead ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *

    Del verbo engreír: ( conjugate engreír)

    engreído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    engreído    
    engreír
    engreído
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled( conjugate spoiled)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled brat

    engreído,-a adjetivo conceited
    ' engreído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    además
    - cambio
    - corte
    - engreída
    - estiramiento
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - parecer
    - ufana
    - ufano
    - creído
    - pituco
    - presumido
    - sobrado
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - fatuous
    - self-important
    - smug
    - toffee-nosed
    - conceited
    - puffed
    - self
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    adj
    1. [creído] conceited, full of one's own importance
    2. Perú [mimado] spoiled
    nm,f
    1. [creído] conceited person;
    ser un engreído to be very conceited
    2. Perú [mimado]
    ser un engreído to be spoiled
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    engreído, -da adj
    presumido, vanidoso: vain, conceited, stuck-up

    Spanish-English dictionary > engreído

  • 9 exasperante

    adj.
    exasperating, infuriating.
    * * *
    1 exasperating
    * * *
    adjetivo exasperating
    * * *
    = abrasive, nerve-wracking [nerve-racking], maddening, exasperating.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. A program should always tell the operator what it is doing once an instruction has been given: there is nothing more nerve-wracking than to enter a command and have the screen go totally blank!.
    Ex. For people with 'print disabilities' this is maddening and frustrating.
    Ex. While information appliances will proliferate, they will not lessen the perception of an exasperating electronic environment.
    * * *
    adjetivo exasperating
    * * *
    = abrasive, nerve-wracking [nerve-racking], maddening, exasperating.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: A program should always tell the operator what it is doing once an instruction has been given: there is nothing more nerve-wracking than to enter a command and have the screen go totally blank!.
    Ex: For people with 'print disabilities' this is maddening and frustrating.
    Ex: While information appliances will proliferate, they will not lessen the perception of an exasperating electronic environment.

    * * *
    exasperating
    * * *

    exasperante adjetivo
    exasperating
    exasperante adjetivo exasperating
    ' exasperante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desesperante
    English:
    infuriating
    - maddening
    - maddeningly
    - exasperating
    * * *
    exasperating, infuriating
    * * *
    adj exasperating

    Spanish-English dictionary > exasperante

  • 10 manipulador

    adj.
    manipulating, handling, manipulative, maneuvering.
    m.
    manipulator, contriver, handler, warper.
    * * *
    1 manipulative
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 manipulator
    * * *
    manipulador, -a
    1.
    2. SM / F
    1) [de mercancías] handler
    2) (=mangoneador) manipulator
    3.
    SM (Elec, Telec) key, tapper
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo manipulative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) ( de mercancías) handler
    b) ( aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *
    = manipulative, handler, manipulating, manipulator.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Equipment such as computer controlled folders, an automatic combined collator, folder and stapler, wire binders, and handlers for adhesives are described = Se describen equipos como por ejemplo las plegadoras controladas por ordenador, una alzadora, plegadora y grapadora automática, las grapadoras de hilo de alambre y las manipuladoras de adhesivos.
    Ex. His bespectacled face bears the marks of decades of administrative decisions and manipulating markets.
    Ex. Sinclair identified specific industrialists and capitalists as behind-the-scene manipulators of higher education.
    ----
    * manipulador de alimentos = food handler.
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo manipulative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) ( de mercancías) handler
    b) ( aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *
    = manipulative, handler, manipulating, manipulator.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Equipment such as computer controlled folders, an automatic combined collator, folder and stapler, wire binders, and handlers for adhesives are described = Se describen equipos como por ejemplo las plegadoras controladas por ordenador, una alzadora, plegadora y grapadora automática, las grapadoras de hilo de alambre y las manipuladoras de adhesivos.
    Ex: His bespectacled face bears the marks of decades of administrative decisions and manipulating markets.
    Ex: Sinclair identified specific industrialists and capitalists as behind-the-scene manipulators of higher education.
    * manipulador de alimentos = food handler.

    * * *
    manipulative
    masculine, feminine
    2 (aprovechado) manipulator, manipulative person
    * * *

    manipulador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    manipulative
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( aprovechado) manipulator

    ' manipulador' also found in these entries:
    English:
    manipulative
    - manipulator
    * * *
    manipulador, -ora
    adj
    [dominador] manipulative
    nm,f
    1. [operario] handler
    2. [dominador] manipulator
    * * *
    : manipulating, manipulative
    : manipulator

    Spanish-English dictionary > manipulador

  • 11 mente

    f.
    1 mind (pensamiento, intelecto).
    tener en mente algo to have something in mind
    tener en mente hacer algo to intend to do something
    traer a la mente to bring to mind
    2 mentality.
    abierto de mente open-minded
    cerrado de mente set in one's ways o opinions
    tiene una mente muy abierta she's very open-minded
    * * *
    2 (facultades) mind, intelligence, intellect
    \
    tener algo en mente to bear something in mind
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=pensamiento) mind

    irse algo de la mente, se le fue completamente de la mente — it completely slipped his mind

    quitarse algo de la mente, no me lo puedo quitar de la mente — I can't get it out of my mind

    tener en mente hacer algo — to be thinking of doing sth

    traer a la mente — to call to mind

    venir a la mente — to come to mind

    2) (=mentalidad)

    tiene una mente muy abierta — she's very open-minded, she's got a very open outlook

    3) (=intelectual) mind
    * * *
    a) (cerebro, intelecto) mind

    tener algo en menteto have something in mind

    b) ( persona) mind
    * * *
    = mind.
    Ex. Titles present filing problems (particularly in the minds of users).
    ----
    * abrir la mente = broaden + Posesivo + outlook.
    * con la mente despejada = clear-headed.
    * con una mente práctica = practically minded.
    * cruzar la mente = shoot through + Posesivo + mind.
    * de mente cerrada = close-minded, narrow-minded.
    * descansar la mente = relieve + mind.
    * despejar la mente = blow + the cobwebs away/off/out.
    * ejercitar la mente = stretch + Posesivo + mind.
    * en mente = in view, in mind.
    * en + Posesivo + mente = on + Posesivo + mind.
    * estrecho de mente = narrow-minded.
    * grabar en la mente de Alguien = engrave in + Posesivo + mind.
    * leer la mente = read + Posesivo + mind, read + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * mente errante = meandering mind.
    * mente errática = meandering mind.
    * mente humana, la = human mind, the.
    * mente inquisitiva = enquiring mind [inquiring mind -USA].
    * mente pensante = mind at work, thinking mind.
    * mente + quedarse en blanco = mind + go blank.
    * mente sana = sound mind.
    * ofuscar la mente = cloud + Posesivo + mind.
    * representar en mente = visualise [visualize, -USA].
    * tener algo muy vivo en la mente de uno = be strong in + mind.
    * tener en mente = bear in + mind, have + in mind, keep in + mind.
    * tener una mente abierta = keep + an open mind.
    * venir a la mente = spring to + mind.
    * venirle a Uno a la mente = come to + mind.
    * * *
    a) (cerebro, intelecto) mind

    tener algo en menteto have something in mind

    b) ( persona) mind
    * * *
    = mind.

    Ex: Titles present filing problems (particularly in the minds of users).

    * abrir la mente = broaden + Posesivo + outlook.
    * con la mente despejada = clear-headed.
    * con una mente práctica = practically minded.
    * cruzar la mente = shoot through + Posesivo + mind.
    * de mente cerrada = close-minded, narrow-minded.
    * descansar la mente = relieve + mind.
    * despejar la mente = blow + the cobwebs away/off/out.
    * ejercitar la mente = stretch + Posesivo + mind.
    * en mente = in view, in mind.
    * en + Posesivo + mente = on + Posesivo + mind.
    * estrecho de mente = narrow-minded.
    * grabar en la mente de Alguien = engrave in + Posesivo + mind.
    * leer la mente = read + Posesivo + mind, read + Posesivo + thoughts.
    * mente errante = meandering mind.
    * mente errática = meandering mind.
    * mente humana, la = human mind, the.
    * mente inquisitiva = enquiring mind [inquiring mind -USA].
    * mente pensante = mind at work, thinking mind.
    * mente + quedarse en blanco = mind + go blank.
    * mente sana = sound mind.
    * ofuscar la mente = cloud + Posesivo + mind.
    * representar en mente = visualise [visualize, -USA].
    * tener algo muy vivo en la mente de uno = be strong in + mind.
    * tener en mente = bear in + mind, have + in mind, keep in + mind.
    * tener una mente abierta = keep + an open mind.
    * venir a la mente = spring to + mind.
    * venirle a Uno a la mente = come to + mind.

    * * *
    1 (cerebro, intelecto) mind
    no podía apartar esas imágenes de la mente she couldn't get those images out of her mind o head
    tiene una mente calenturienta he has an overactive imagination
    tiene la mente ocupada en muchas cosas he has a lot of things on his mind
    tiene la mente en otra cosa her mind's on other things
    de repente me vino a la mente su nombre her name suddenly came to me
    esas fotos me traen a la mente muchos recuerdos those photos bring back a lot of memories
    tenía la mente en blanco my mind was a blank
    no se le pasó por la mente que pudiera ser el culpable it never entered her mind o occurred to her that he could be the culprit
    tener algo en mente to have sth in mind
    ¿tienes en mente algún modelo específico? do you have any specific model in mind?
    tengo en mente comprarme un piso I'm thinking of buying an apartment
    2 (persona) mind
    es una de las mentes más destacadas del país he is one of the country's most outstanding minds
    * * *

     

    Del verbo mentar: ( conjugate mentar)

    menté es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    mentar    
    mente
    mentar ( conjugate mentar) verbo transitivo
    to mention
    mente sustantivo femenino
    mind;

    de repente me vino a la mente it suddenly came to me;
    tener algo en mente to have sth in mind
    mentar verbo transitivo to mention by name: mentó a todas las chicas que habían estado en la fiesta, he mentioned by name all the girls that were at the party
    mentar la madre, to insult sb
    mente sustantivo femenino mind: tiene una mente retorcida, he has a devious mind

    ' mente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabeza
    - calculador
    - calculadora
    - cerrarse
    - clarividente
    - cuadrada
    - cuadrado
    - encima
    - fluir
    - penetrante
    - recuerdo
    - regir
    - relajar
    - relajación
    - retorcida
    - retorcido
    - saltar
    - ánimo
    - brillante
    - descansar
    - despejado
    - despierto
    - elevar
    - embotar
    - fijar
    - imagen
    - lúcido
    - morboso
    - sucio
    - sutil
    - tortuoso
    - trastornado
    English:
    block out
    - blot out
    - clear
    - consciousness
    - dirty
    - diseased
    - head
    - incisive
    - inquisitive
    - mind
    - morbid
    - penetrating
    - recess
    - right
    - sharp
    - sick
    - subtle
    - subtlety
    - turn
    - warp
    * * *
    mente nf
    1. [intelecto] mind;
    tiene una mente analítica she has an analytical mind
    2. [pensamiento] mind;
    no consigo borrar de la mente el accidente I can't get the accident out of my mind;
    tener en mente algo to have sth in mind;
    tener en mente hacer algo to intend to do sth;
    traer a la mente to bring to mind;
    me vienen a la mente una serie de soluciones a number of possible solutions come to mind;
    el nombre no me viene a la mente I can't think of the name
    3. [mentalidad] mentality;
    abierto de mente open-minded;
    cerrado de mente set in one's ways o opinions;
    tiene una mente muy abierta she's very open-minded
    * * *
    f mind;
    no se me va de la mente I can’t stop thinking about it, I can’t get it out of my mind
    * * *
    mente nf
    : mind
    tener en mente: to have in mind
    * * *
    mente n mind

    Spanish-English dictionary > mente

  • 12 miras

    Ex. Publishers, teachers and librarians need to adjust their field of vision and accept a trend away from Europe to one geared towards Africa, Asia, the Hispanic World, the Pacific Islands and Arabian countries.
    ----
    * con miras a (+ Infinitivo) = with a view to (+ Gerundio).
    * con miras al futuro = forward-looking.
    * cortas miras = nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * corto de miras = myopic, short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * de miras estrechas = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded.
    * de miras hacia el exterior = outward looking.
    * de miras hacia fuera = outwardly.
    * estrechez de miras = narrowness, tunnel vision.
    * estrecho de miras = narrow-minded.
    * * *

    Ex: Publishers, teachers and librarians need to adjust their field of vision and accept a trend away from Europe to one geared towards Africa, Asia, the Hispanic World, the Pacific Islands and Arabian countries.

    * con miras a (+ Infinitivo) = with a view to (+ Gerundio).
    * con miras al futuro = forward-looking.
    * cortas miras = nearsightedness [near-sightedness], myopia.
    * corto de miras = myopic, short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * de miras estrechas = blinkered, close-minded, narrow-minded.
    * de miras hacia el exterior = outward looking.
    * de miras hacia fuera = outwardly.
    * estrechez de miras = narrowness, tunnel vision.
    * estrecho de miras = narrow-minded.

    Spanish-English dictionary > miras

  • 13 obstinado

    adj.
    obstinate, bulldogged, stubborn, bulldoggish.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: obstinar.
    * * *
    1 obstinate, stubborn
    * * *
    ADJ obstinate, stubborn
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( tozudo) obstinate, stubborn
    b) ( tenaz) tenacious, dogged
    c) (Ven) ( harto) fed up (colloq)
    * * *
    = obstinate, stubborn, dogged, perverse, stiff-necked, pigheaded, refractory, self-willed, tenacious, persevering.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
    Ex. The last 50 years of academic librarianship have seen a dogged search for standards.
    Ex. The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex. The problem was that the stiff-necked men of science refused to bow down before the idols of political expediency.
    Ex. I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex. However, these mushy words do little to reveal the refractory person uttering them.
    Ex. But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.
    Ex. She's tough and tenacious and she still has almost as many as she has friends.
    Ex. Napoleon Bonaparte said: 'Victory belongs to the most persevering' and 'Ability is of little account without opportunity'.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( tozudo) obstinate, stubborn
    b) ( tenaz) tenacious, dogged
    c) (Ven) ( harto) fed up (colloq)
    * * *
    = obstinate, stubborn, dogged, perverse, stiff-necked, pigheaded, refractory, self-willed, tenacious, persevering.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: He is seldom happy, never satisfied, temperamental, stubborn; his behavior at times can be charitably characterized as erratic.
    Ex: The last 50 years of academic librarianship have seen a dogged search for standards.
    Ex: The demand for business information, in relation to its price, is rather perverse in that high price often generates a high demand.
    Ex: The problem was that the stiff-necked men of science refused to bow down before the idols of political expediency.
    Ex: I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex: However, these mushy words do little to reveal the refractory person uttering them.
    Ex: But apparently the self-willed distinction affected his reason -- he went soft in the head and ended up believing in his divine origins.
    Ex: She's tough and tenacious and she still has almost as many as she has friends.
    Ex: Napoleon Bonaparte said: 'Victory belongs to the most persevering' and 'Ability is of little account without opportunity'.

    * * *
    A
    1 (tozudo) ‹persona/actitud› obstinate, stubborn
    2 (tenaz) ‹persona/lucha› tenacious, dogged
    B ( Ven) (harto) fed up ( colloq)
    su trabajo le tiene obstinado he has had enough of his job o he is fed up with his job
    * * *

    Del verbo obstinarse: ( conjugate obstinarse)

    obstinado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    obstinado    
    obstinarse
    obstinado
    ◊ -da adjetivo



    obstinarse ( conjugate obstinarse) verbo pronominal obstinado EN hacer algo to (obstinately) insist on doing sth;

    se ha obstinado en que hay que terminarlo hoy he is bent on finishing it today
    obstinado,-a adjetivo obstinate
    obstinarse verbo reflexivo to persist [en, in]

    ' obstinado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabezón
    - cabezona
    - empeñada
    - empeñado
    - impenitente
    - mollera
    - obstinada
    - burro
    - cazurro
    - obstinarse
    English:
    opinionated
    - stiff-necked
    - dogged
    - head
    - intractable
    - obstinate
    - perverse
    * * *
    obstinado, -a adj
    1. [terco] obstinate, stubborn
    2. [tenaz] tenacious
    3. Ven Fam [hastiado] fed up
    * * *
    adj obstinate
    * * *
    obstinado, -da adj
    1) terco: obstinate, stubborn
    2) : persistent
    * * *
    obstinado adj obstinate

    Spanish-English dictionary > obstinado

  • 14 patán

    adj.
    rude, randy, peasant, bumpkin.
    m.
    rough person, churl, boor, chuff.
    * * *
    1 boor
    * * *
    SM rustic, yokel, hick (EEUU) *; pey lout
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth
    II
    1) (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2) (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    * * *
    = oaf, redneck, lout, churl, schmuck, schmo.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex. It is not just yobbos and louts that are guilty of antisocial behaviour.
    Ex. Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    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.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth
    II
    1) (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2) (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    * * *
    = oaf, redneck, lout, churl, schmuck, schmo.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex: It is not just yobbos and louts that are guilty of antisocial behaviour.
    Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    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.

    * * *
    ( fam); loutish, uncouth, boorish
    no seas patán don't be such a lout o so uncouth
    A ( fam) (grosero) lout, yob ( BrE colloq)
    B ( Chi) (holgazán) good-for-nothing, layabout ( BrE colloq)
    * * *

    patán adjetivo (fam) loutish, uncouth;
    no seas patán don't be such a lout o so uncouth

    ■ sustantivo masculino
    1 (fam) ( grosero) lout, yob (BrE colloq)
    2 (Chi) ( holgazán) good-for-nothing
    ' patán' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bumpkin
    - oaf
    - lout
    * * *
    adj
    uncivilized, uncouth
    nm
    1. [ignorante] boor
    2. CSur [inútil] good-for-nothing
    * * *
    desp
    I adj loutish
    II m lout
    * * *
    patán adj, pl patanes : boorish, crude
    patán nm, pl patanes : boor, lout

    Spanish-English dictionary > patán

  • 15 pedante

    adj.
    1 pretentious.
    2 pedantic, vain, bookish, pedant.
    f. & m.
    1 pretentious person.
    2 pedant, dry-as-dust, dryasdust, popinjay.
    * * *
    1 pedantic, pompous
    1 pedant
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ [gen] pedantic; (=pomposo) pompous, conceited
    2.
    SMF pedant
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo pedantic
    II
    masculino y femenino pedant
    * * *
    = pompous, pedant, pedantic, pretentious, hyfoluted, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
    Ex. He didn't react quite as strongly as Voltaire, but he thought it poor stuff: artificial, pedantic, dull.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo pedantic
    II
    masculino y femenino pedant
    * * *
    = pompous, pedant, pedantic, pretentious, hyfoluted, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Librarians are expected, by their popular media image, to be fussy, nit-picking, pedants.
    Ex: He didn't react quite as strongly as Voltaire, but he thought it poor stuff: artificial, pedantic, dull.
    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    (detallista) pedantic; (presuntuoso) pompous
    pedant
    * * *

    pedante adjetivo
    pedantic
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    pedant
    pedante
    I adjetivo pedantic
    II mf pedant
    ' pedante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    repipi
    English:
    fastidious
    - pedantic
    - should
    * * *
    adj
    pretentious
    nmf
    pretentious person
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( perfeccionista) pedantic
    2 ( presuntuoso) pretentious
    II m/f
    1 ( perfeccionista) pedant
    2 ( presuntuoso) pretentious individual
    * * *
    pedante adj
    : pedantic
    pedante nmf
    : pedant

    Spanish-English dictionary > pedante

  • 16 pomposo

    1 pompous
    * * *
    ADJ (=espléndido) splendid, magnificent; (=majestuoso) majestic; (=ostentoso) pompous
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <boda/fiesta> magnificent, splendid; <lenguaje/estilo> pompous, high-sounding
    b) ( ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, ostentatious, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    a) <boda/fiesta> magnificent, splendid; <lenguaje/estilo> pompous, high-sounding
    b) ( ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *
    = pompous, hyfoluted, ostentatious, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: Then came the time when ostentatious opulence was replaced with a subtler, but no less striking design style.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    pomposo -sa
    1 ‹boda/fiesta› magnificent, splendid
    2 ‹lenguaje/estilo› pompous, high-sounding
    3 (ostentoso) pompous, ostentatious
    * * *

    pomposo
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    a)boda/fiesta magnificent, splendid;

    lenguaje/estilo pompous, high-sounding

    pomposo,-a adjetivo pompous
    ' pomposo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aparatosa
    - aparatoso
    - pomposa
    English:
    pompous
    * * *
    pomposo, -a adj
    1. [suntuoso] sumptuous, magnificent
    2. [ostentoso] showy
    3. [lenguaje] pompous
    * * *
    adj pompous
    * * *
    pomposo, -sa adj
    : pompous
    pomposamente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > pomposo

  • 17 predecible en cuanto a lo que dice

    (adj.) = platitudinous
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    * * *
    (adj.) = platitudinous

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > predecible en cuanto a lo que dice

  • 18 prepotente

    adj.
    1 domineering, overbearing (arrogante).
    2 very powerful (poderoso).
    3 prepotent, domineering.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person.
    * * *
    1 arrogant, domineering
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=arrogante) high-handed
    2) (=poderoso) powerful
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].
    Ex. He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].

    Ex: He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.

    * * *
    ‹persona› arrogant, overbearing; ‹actitud› high-handed
    * * *

    prepotente adjetivo ‹ persona arrogant, overbearing;
    actitud high-handed
    prepotente adjetivo overbearing, arrogant
    ' prepotente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    arrogant
    - high-handed
    - pushy
    * * *
    1. [arrogante] domineering, overbearing
    2. [poderoso] very powerful
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    : arrogant, domineering, overbearing

    Spanish-English dictionary > prepotente

  • 19 presumido

    adj.
    conceited, arrogant, vain, assuming.
    f. & m.
    conceited person, swell-headed person, vain person, poseur.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: presumir.
    * * *
    1 (arrogante) conceited; (en el vestir) vain
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (arrogante) conceited person; (en el vestir) vain person
    * * *
    (f. - presumida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=creído) conceited; (=coqueto) vain
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( engreído) conceited, full of oneself; ( arrogante) arrogant
    b) ( coqueto) vain
    * * *
    = conceited, smug, presumptuous, self-important, high-blown, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.
    Ex. Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( engreído) conceited, full of oneself; ( arrogante) arrogant
    b) ( coqueto) vain
    * * *
    = conceited, smug, presumptuous, self-important, high-blown, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: A little later in the same document, in a passage dealing in a rather smug way with the then infant county libraries we read that the purpose of such libraries should be to relieve the tedium of idle hours quite irrespective of intellectual profit or educational gain.
    Ex: Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.

    * * *
    1 (engreído) conceited, full of oneself; (arrogante) arrogant
    2 (coqueto) vain
    * * *

     

    Del verbo presumir: ( conjugate presumir)

    presumido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    presumido    
    presumir
    presumido
    ◊ -da adjetivo


    ( arrogante) arrogant

    presumir ( conjugate presumir) verbo intransitivo
    to show off;
    presumido DE algo ‹ de dinero› ( hablando) to boast o brag about sth;
    ( enseñándolo) to flash sth around;

    verbo transitivo: se presume una reacción violenta there is likely to be a violent reaction;
    era de presumido occurriría it was quite predictable what would happen
    presumido,-a
    I adjetivo vain
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino vain person, familiar poser
    presumir
    I vtr (sospechar) to predict, suppose
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 (de una cualidad) to fancy oneself as: presume de listo, he thinks he's very smart
    2 (de una posesión) to boast [de, about]: le gusta presumir de coche, he likes to show off his car

    ' presumido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    presumida
    - presuntuosa
    - presuntuoso
    - autosuficiente
    - vanidoso
    English:
    overconfident
    - toffee-nosed
    - vain
    - self
    * * *
    presumido, -a
    adj
    1. [jactancioso]
    ser presumido to be a show-off
    2. [vanidoso] vain
    nm,f
    1. [jactancioso] show-off
    2. [vanidoso]
    ser un presumido to be vain
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( creído) conceited
    2 ( coqueto) vain
    II m, presumida f bighead
    * * *
    presumido, -da adj
    vanidoso: conceited, vain
    * * *
    presumido adj vain

    Spanish-English dictionary > presumido

  • 20 presuntuoso

    adj.
    1 conceited, arrogant, assuming, vain.
    2 pompous, highfaluting, lavish, highfalutin.
    m.
    self-conceited person, snob.
    * * *
    1 (presumido) conceited, vain; (arrogante) presumptuous
    * * *
    ADJ (=vanidoso) conceited, presumptuous; (=pretencioso) pretentious
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo conceited, vain
    * * *
    = conceited, pompous, presumptuous, immodest, pretentious, stuck-up, hyfoluted, high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur, cocksure, big-headed, portentous.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex. The author reviews an article by Tom Eadie, ' Immodest proposals: user instruction for students does not work'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    Ex. He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo conceited, vain
    * * *
    = conceited, pompous, presumptuous, immodest, pretentious, stuck-up, hyfoluted, high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], poseur, cocksure, big-headed, portentous.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Many feel that it is presumptuous to think that a 150- to 250-word abstract can carry enough information from a well-written 3,000-word paper to be of much use except as a guide.
    Ex: The author reviews an article by Tom Eadie, ' Immodest proposals: user instruction for students does not work'.
    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: I can believe that changing the logo broke some hyfoluted view ofthe library.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: This is an interesting little town wholly populated by poseurs and backpackers with a few salty sea dogs thrown in for good measure.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    Ex: He is described in the play as a "rather portentous man in his middle fifties but rather provincial in his speech'.

    * * *
    conceited, vain
    * * *

    presuntuoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    conceited, vain
    presuntuoso,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 (presumido) vain, conceited
    2 (pretencioso) pretentious, showy

    ' presuntuoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chula
    - chulo
    - presuntuosa
    - suficiente
    - ufana
    - ufano
    English:
    bumptious
    - immodest
    - jumped up
    - pompous
    - pretentious
    - upstart
    - conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso, -a
    adj
    [vanidoso] conceited; [pretencioso] pretentious
    nm,f
    conceited person
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso, -sa adj
    : conceited
    * * *
    presuntuoso adj boastful

    Spanish-English dictionary > presuntuoso

См. также в других словарях:

  • close-minded — adj. not ready to receive new ideas. Syn: closed minded. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Close-minded — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Close minded (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on close minded instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/close minded …   Wikipedia

  • close-minded — adjective not ready to receive to new ideas • Syn: ↑closed minded • Similar to: ↑narrow minded, ↑narrow * * * close minded UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaɪndɪd] US [ˌkloʊs ˈmaɪndəd] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   Useful english dictionary

  • close-minded — close mind·ed (klōsʹmīnʹdĭd, klōzʹ ) or closed mind·ed (klōzdʹ ) adj. Intolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others; stubbornly unreceptive to new ideas.   closeʹ mindʹed·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • close-minded — close mind|ed [ ,klous maındəd ] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • close-minded — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. narrow minded, intolerant, blind, unreceptive. ANT.: broad minded II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not tolerant of the beliefs or opinions of others, for example: bigoted, hidebound, illiberal, intolerant,… …   English dictionary for students

  • close-minded — adjective unreceptive to new ideas or information. Syn: doctrinaire, dogmatic, hidebound, illiberal, inflexible, intolerant, narrow minded, partisan …   Wiktionary

  • close-minded — UK [ˌkləʊs ˈmaɪndɪd] / US [ˌkloʊs ˈmaɪndəd] adjective not willing to try new things or consider other opinions …   English dictionary

  • close quarters — 1753, originally nautical, and reflecting the confusion of CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.) and CLOSE (Cf. close) (adj.); now understood of proximity, but orig. closed space on ship board where last stand could be made against boarders [Weekley]. Cf. also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • close — {{11}}close (adj.) late 14c., strictly confined, also secret, from O.Fr. clos confined; concealed, secret; taciturn (12c.), from L. clausus, pp. of claudere stop up, fasten, shut (see CLOSE (Cf. close) (v.)); main sense shifting to near (late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • close-mindedness — See close minded. * * * …   Universalium

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