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  • 1 asno

    m.
    1 ass (animal).
    * * *
    1 ass, donkey
    2 familiar (persona) ass, idiot
    * * *
    noun m.
    ass, donkey
    * * *
    asno, -a
    SM / F
    1) (Zool) donkey, ass
    2) (=tosco) ass, fathead *

    ¡soy un asno! — I'm an ass! *

    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (fam) dumb (colloq)
    II
    masculino (Zool) donkey; ( tonto) (fam) dimwit (colloq); para modismos ver burro II
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, moke.
    Ex. To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.
    Ex. Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (fam) dumb (colloq)
    II
    masculino (Zool) donkey; ( tonto) (fam) dimwit (colloq); para modismos ver burro II
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, moke.

    Ex: To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.

    Ex: Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.

    * * *
    asno1 -na
    ( fam); dumb ( colloq), dense ( colloq), thick ( BrE colloq)
    1 ( Zool) donkey
    2 ( fam) (tonto) dummy ( colloq), jackass ( AmE colloq), ass ( BrE colloq) para modismos ver burro2 (↑ burro (2))
    * * *

    asno sustantivo masculino (Zool) donkey;
    ( tonto) (fam) dimwit (colloq)
    asno sustantivo masculino donkey, ass
    ' asno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burro
    English:
    ass
    - donkey
    * * *
    asno, -a
    adj
    Fam [necio] stupid, dim
    nm,f
    1. [animal] ass
    2. Fam [necio] ass
    * * *
    m
    1 ZO donkey
    2 persona idiot
    * * *
    asno nm
    burro: ass, donkey
    * * *
    asno n ass / donkey

    Spanish-English dictionary > asno

  • 2 avestruz

    m.
    ostrich.
    la política/táctica del avestruz burying one's head in the sand
    * * *
    1 ostrich
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=ave) ostrich
    2) LAm * (=imbécil) dimwit *, idiot
    * * *
    masculino ostrich
    * * *
    Ex. Sometimes librarians have to explain to enquirers who will almost certainly not believe them that ostriches do not put their heads in the sand, that in Britain at least, doctors do not take the Hippocratic oath, and that both the yeti and Sweeney Todd's baber's shop are fiction.
    ----
    * esconder la cabeza como el avestruz = bury + Posesivo + head in the sand (like an ostrich), stick + Posesivo + head in the sand.
    * hacer como el avestruz = bury + Posesivo + head in the sand (like an ostrich), stick + Posesivo + head in the sand.
    * * *
    masculino ostrich
    * * *

    Ex: Sometimes librarians have to explain to enquirers who will almost certainly not believe them that ostriches do not put their heads in the sand, that in Britain at least, doctors do not take the Hippocratic oath, and that both the yeti and Sweeney Todd's baber's shop are fiction.

    * esconder la cabeza como el avestruz = bury + Posesivo + head in the sand (like an ostrich), stick + Posesivo + head in the sand.
    * hacer como el avestruz = bury + Posesivo + head in the sand (like an ostrich), stick + Posesivo + head in the sand.

    * * *
    ostrich
    * * *

    avestruz sustantivo masculino
    ostrich
    avestruz sustantivo masculino ostrich
    ' avestruz' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ostrich
    * * *
    ostrich;
    la política del avestruz burying one's head in the sand
    * * *
    m ZO ostrich;
    del avestruz política, táctica head-in-the-sand atr
    * * *
    avestruz nm, pl - truces : ostrich
    * * *
    avestruz n ostrich [pl. ostriches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > avestruz

  • 3 baboso

    adj.
    1 slimy.
    2 dribbly, slobbery, slavering.
    m.
    1 dunce, dope, dumb person, silly person.
    2 driveler, slaverer, driveller.
    * * *
    1 (adulto, animal) slobbering, slavering; (niño) dribbling, dribbly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (joven) kid
    mira cómo fuman, y no son más que unos babosos look at them smoking, and they're no more than kids
    * * *
    baboso, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=con baba) [adulto] drooling, slobbering; [niño] dribbling; [perro] slobbering; [caracol] slimy
    2) [persona] (=sentimental) slushy; (=sensiblero) mushy, foolishly sentimental; (=adulador) fawning, snivelling; (=sucio) dirty
    3) LAm (=tonto) silly
    4) CAm * rotten *, caddish *
    2.
    SM / F Méx, CAm fool, idiot; pey drip *
    babosa
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    1) ( con babas) slimy
    2) (AmL fam) ( estúpido)
    a) < persona> dim (colloq)
    b) <libro/espectáculo> ridiculous
    3) (CS fam & pey) ( pegajoso) < persona> lovey-dovey (colloq & pej)

    estar baboso con or por alguien — to be besotted with somebody

    II
    - sa masculino, femenino (AmL fam) ( tonto) dimwit (colloq)
    * * *
    = slimy [slimier -comp., slimiest -sup.], creep.
    Ex. The only real hazard in rock-pooling is a bad fall off a slimy rock, so make sure you wear suitable footwear.
    Ex. The main character, Tom Johnson, realizes that no girls go out with creeps like him so he quickly changes and buys a guitar and learns how to play one.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo
    1) ( con babas) slimy
    2) (AmL fam) ( estúpido)
    a) < persona> dim (colloq)
    b) <libro/espectáculo> ridiculous
    3) (CS fam & pey) ( pegajoso) < persona> lovey-dovey (colloq & pej)

    estar baboso con or por alguien — to be besotted with somebody

    II
    - sa masculino, femenino (AmL fam) ( tonto) dimwit (colloq)
    * * *
    = slimy [slimier -comp., slimiest -sup.], creep.

    Ex: The only real hazard in rock-pooling is a bad fall off a slimy rock, so make sure you wear suitable footwear.

    Ex: The main character, Tom Johnson, realizes that no girls go out with creeps like him so he quickly changes and buys a guitar and learns how to play one.

    * * *
    baboso1 -sa
    A (con babas) slimy
    B (CS fam pey) (pegajoso) lovey-dovey ( colloq pej) estar baboso CON or POR algn to be besotted WITH sb
    1 ‹persona› stupid, dim ( colloq)
    2 ‹libro/espectáculo› ridiculous
    baboso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    A ( AmL fam) (tonto) dimwit ( colloq)
    B ( RPl fam) (mala persona) rat ( colloq), creep ( colloq)
    C
    * * *

    baboso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    1 ( con babas) slimy
    2 (AmL fam) ( estúpido) ‹ persona dim (colloq);
    libro/espectáculo ridiculous
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (AmL fam) ( tonto) dimwit (colloq)
    baboso,-a
    I adjetivo & m,f fam
    1 (pelotillero, adulador) slimy
    2 (simple) fool, dim
    II adjetivo & m pey (sobón) groper
    ' baboso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    babosa
    English:
    slimy
    - sloppy
    * * *
    baboso, -a
    adj
    1. [niño] dribbling;
    [adulto] slobbering
    2. [animal] slobbering
    3. Fam [despreciable] slimy
    4. Am Fam [tonto] daft, stupid
    nm,f
    Fam
    1. [persona despreciable] creep
    2. Am [tonto] twit, idiot
    * * *
    L.Am. fam
    I adj stupid
    II m, babosa f idiot
    * * *
    baboso, -sa adj
    1) : drooling, slobbering
    2) : slimy
    3) CA, Mex fam : silly, dumb

    Spanish-English dictionary > baboso

  • 4 bolo

    m.
    1 bowling pin (sport).
    (el juego de) los bolos (tenpin) bowling
    2 gig (informal). (peninsular Spanish)
    3 boozer (informal) (drunk). ( Central American Spanish)
    4 tenpin, skittle.
    5 drunkard.
    6 newel post.
    7 dimwit.
    8 christening keepsake.
    9 bolus.
    * * *
    1 skittle, ninepin
    2 (necio) dunce, idiot
    1 skittles
    \
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    I
    SM
    1) (=cilindro) skittle, ninepin (EEUU)
    2) pl bolos (=juego) skittles sing, ninepins (EEUU) sing
    3) (Med) large pill
    4) (Naipes) slam
    5) (=moneda) Caribe one-peso coin; Ven one-bolívar coin
    6) Méx (=regalo) christening present ( from godparents)
    7) *** (=pene) prick ***
    II CAm, Cuba, Méx
    1.
    ADJ drunk
    2.
    III
    ** SM (Mús) gig, concert
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo (AmC fam)
    a) ( borracho) sloshed (colloq)
    b) ( roto)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (AmC fam) old soak (colloq)
    III
    1) skittle, tenpin

    jugar a los bolos — to play skittles, to go bowling

    2) (Méx)
    * * *
    = bowl, bowling ball.
    Ex. There is a need for unpretentious, informative manuals which help readers to play bowls, arrange flowers, decorate the house, and the like.
    Ex. If you've ever been bowling you know that bowling balls range from about 8 to 16 pounds.
    ----
    * juego de bolos = bowling.
    * jugador de bolos = bowler.
    * jugar a los bolos = bowling.
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo (AmC fam)
    a) ( borracho) sloshed (colloq)
    b) ( roto)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (AmC fam) old soak (colloq)
    III
    1) skittle, tenpin

    jugar a los bolos — to play skittles, to go bowling

    2) (Méx)
    * * *
    = bowl, bowling ball.

    Ex: There is a need for unpretentious, informative manuals which help readers to play bowls, arrange flowers, decorate the house, and the like.

    Ex: If you've ever been bowling you know that bowling balls range from about 8 to 16 pounds.
    * juego de bolos = bowling.
    * jugador de bolos = bowler.
    * jugar a los bolos = bowling.

    * * *
    bolo1 -la
    ( AmC fam)
    1 (borracho) drunk, sloshed ( colloq)
    2
    (roto): parece que el motor está bolo looks like the engine's had it ( colloq)
    bolo2 -la
    masculine, feminine
    ( AmC fam) drunkard, old soak ( colloq)
    A
    1 (palo) skittle, tenpin
    tumbar bolo ( Col fam): con este vestido vas a tumbar bolo you'll knock them out o wow them in that dress ( colloq)
    2 bolos mpl (juego) bowling, tenpin bowling ( BrE)
    jugar a los bolo to play skittles, to go bowling
    Compuesto:
    bolus
    B ( Méx)
    * * *

    bolo sustantivo masculino

    b)

    bolos sustantivo masculino plural ( juego) bowling, ten pin bowling (BrE);

    jugar a los bolos to play skittles, to go bowling
    bolo sustantivo masculino
    1 skittle, ninepin 2 bolos (juego) skittles, bowling
    ' bolo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boliche
    English:
    cud
    - skittle
    * * *
    bolo1 nm
    1. [pieza] bowling pin
    2.
    los bolos [juego] (tenpin) bowling;
    jugar a los bolos to bowl, to go bowling
    4. Esp Fam [actuación] gig;
    hacer bolos to tour
    5. Ven Fam [bolívar] bolivar
    bolo2, -a CAm Fam
    adj
    [borracho] sloshed
    nm,f
    [borracho] boozer
    * * *
    m
    1 para el juego pin
    2 C.Am., Méx
    regalo christening present
    * * *
    bolo nm
    : bowling pin, tenpin
    * * *
    bolo n skittle

    Spanish-English dictionary > bolo

  • 5 burro

    m.
    1 donkey, ass, jackass, burro.
    2 ass, imbecile, jerk, pompous ass.
    3 sawhorse, trestle.
    4 ironing board.
    5 stepladder.
    6 corncob.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (animal) donkey, ass
    1 (de carpintero) sawhorse
    \
    apearse del burro / bajarse del burro to climb down
    no ver tres en un burro to be as blind as a bat
    no verse tres en un burro to be pitch dark
    burro de carga workhorse
    ————————
    1 (de carpintero) sawhorse
    * * *
    (f. - burra)
    noun
    ass, donkey
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) * (=estúpido) stupid

    ¡qué burro! ¡no sabe la capital de Italia! — what a fool o moron *, he doesn't know the capital of Italy!

    2) (=bruto)

    ¡deja de empujar, no seas burro! — stop pushing, you great oaf o you big brute! *

    ¡el muy burro se comió el pastel entero! — he ate the whole cake, the pig! *

    3) (=obstinado) pig-headed *

    ponerse burro — to dig one's heels in, be pigheaded *

    2. SM
    1) (Zool) donkey; Cono Sur hum racehorse; (=perdedor en carrera) also-ran

    salto de burro Méx leapfrog

    - apearse o bajarse del burro

    a pesar de las críticas, el gobierno no se apea o baja del burro — in spite of the criticism, the government refuses to back down

    ¡el niño no se apea o baja del burro! — this kid doesn't know when he's beaten!

    - caerse del burro

    comer burro —

    esto comió burro Cono Sur * it got lost, it vanished

    - el burro grande, ande o no ande
    - poner a algn a caer de un burro

    si los burros volaran, todos nos haríamos ricos con ese negocio — this business could make us rich, and pigs might fly

    burro de agua Caribe, Méx big wave

    burro de carga, trata a su empleados como burros de carga — he treats his workers like slaves

    2) * (=estúpido) fool, moron *

    ¡burro!, tres y dos son cinco — you fool o moron *, three plus two makes five!

    3) * (=bruto)

    eres un burro, lo has roto — you're so rough you've gone and broken it

    4) (=obstinado) stubborn fool

    es un burro y no lo vas a convencerhe's so pig-headed * o stubborn you'll never persuade him

    5) (Naipes) old maid
    6) (Téc) sawhorse, sawbuck (EEUU)

    burro de planchar Méx ironing board

    7) Méx (=escalera) stepladder
    8) And, Caribe (=columpio) swing
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo
    1)
    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)
    b) (fam) (bruto, tosco) rough

    no seas burro, me has hecho daño! — careful, that hurt!

    c) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)
    2) (Col arg) ( marihuanero)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool)
    a) ( asno) (m) donkey; (f) female donkey, jenny

    apearse or bajarse del burro — to back down

    trabajar como un burroto slog one's guts out

    ver burros negros — (Chi fam) to be in agony, see stars (colloq)

    b) (CS fam) ( caballo de carrera) racehorse
    2) (fam)
    a) ( ignorante) idiot
    b) (bruto, tosco) oaf
    c) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq); ver tb burra
    III
    a) ( en carpintería) sawhorse; ( en herrería) workbench
    b) (Méx) ( para planchar) ironing board
    c) (Méx) ( caballete) trestle
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, asinine, moke.
    Ex. To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.
    Ex. Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    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. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    ----
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * orejas de burro = dunce cap.
    * tirado por burro = donkey-driven.
    * tirado por burros = donkey drawn.
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo
    1)
    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)
    b) (fam) (bruto, tosco) rough

    no seas burro, me has hecho daño! — careful, that hurt!

    c) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)
    2) (Col arg) ( marihuanero)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool)
    a) ( asno) (m) donkey; (f) female donkey, jenny

    apearse or bajarse del burro — to back down

    trabajar como un burroto slog one's guts out

    ver burros negros — (Chi fam) to be in agony, see stars (colloq)

    b) (CS fam) ( caballo de carrera) racehorse
    2) (fam)
    a) ( ignorante) idiot
    b) (bruto, tosco) oaf
    c) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq); ver tb burra
    III
    a) ( en carpintería) sawhorse; ( en herrería) workbench
    b) (Méx) ( para planchar) ironing board
    c) (Méx) ( caballete) trestle
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, asinine, moke.

    Ex: To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.

    Ex: Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    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: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * orejas de burro = dunce cap.
    * tirado por burro = donkey-driven.
    * tirado por burros = donkey drawn.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( fam) (ignorante) stupid, dumb ( AmE colloq), thick ( BrE colloq)
    2 ( fam)
    (bruto, tosco): ¡no seas burro, me has hecho daño! don't be so rough, that hurt!
    ¡qué burro es! lo movió él solo con todo lo que pesa what a brute! he moved it all on his own and it must weigh a ton ( colloq hum)
    3 ( fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded ( colloq)
    B
    ( Col arg) (marihuanero): son muy burros they're real dope fiends ( colloq)
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Zool)
    1 (asno) ( masculine) donkey; ( feminine) female donkey, jenny
    me tienen de burro de carga I'm just a dogsbody o drudge around here, I get landed o ( BrE) lumbered with all the donkey work
    brincar al burro ( Méx); to play leapfrog
    no ver tres en un burro ( fam); to be as blind as a bat ( colloq)
    trabajar como un burro to work like a dog o horse
    ver burros negros ( Chi fam); to be in agony, see stars ( colloq)
    burro grande, ande o no ande never mind the quality, feel the width ( colloq hum)
    después del burro muerto la cebada al rabo there's no point locking the stable door after the horse has bolted
    quien nace para burro, muere rebuznando a leopard never changes its spots
    2 (CS fam) (caballo de carrera) racehorse
    perdió todo en los burros he lost everything on the horses
    B ( fam)
    1 (ignorante) idiot
    2 (bruto, tosco) oaf
    es un burro trabajando, aguanta lo que le echen he's a real brute! he can take any amount of work ( colloq hum)
    3 (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig ( colloq) ver tb burra
    A
    1 (en carpintería) sawhorse, sawbuck ( AmE); (en herrería) workbench
    2 ( Méx) (para planchar) ironing board
    3 ( Méx) (caballete) trestle
    4 ( Méx) (escalera) stepladder
    B (juegode naipes) ≈ donkey; (— de niños) game similar to leapfrog
    C ( Méx) (de la mazorca) corncob
    entre menos burros más burros ( Méx fam); all the more for us/them ( colloq)
    D ( Chi) (de cerveza) small, squat stein ( AmE) o ( BrE) tankard ver tb burro2 (↑ burro (2))
    * * *

     

    burro 1
    ◊ - rra adjetivo

    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)

    b) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    1 (Zool) ( asno) (m) donkey;
    (f) female donkey, jenny;
    trabajar como un burro to slog one's guts out

    2 (fam)

    b) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq)

    burro 2 sustantivo masculino

    ( en herrería) workbench

    ( caballete) trestle;
    ( escalera) stepladder
    burro,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 donkey, ass
    burro de carga, (persona) dogsbody
    2 fam (estúpido) dimwit, blockhead
    II adjetivo
    1 fam (necio) stupid, dumb
    2 fam (terco) stubborn
    ♦ Locuciones: fam fig bajarse/apearse del burro, to climb down o to back down
    fam fig caer de la burra, to realize o to twig
    familiar no ver tres en un burro, to be as blind as a bat
    ' burro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - so
    - lomo
    English:
    ass
    - donkey
    - dunce
    - jackass
    - slave
    - thick
    - dense
    - ironing
    - leapfrog
    - mule
    - road
    - speed
    * * *
    burro, -a
    adj
    Fam
    1. [necio] thick, dumb
    2. [tosco] rough, oafish;
    ¡eres más burro! you're such an oaf!
    3. [terco] pigheaded;
    se puso burro y no pudimos convencerle he dug his heels in and we couldn't convince him
    nm,f
    1. [animal] donkey;
    Fam
    apearse o [m5] bajarse del burro to back down;
    Fam
    no ver tres en un burro to be as blind as a bat;
    con estas gafas no veo tres en un burro I can't see a thing with these glasses;
    Fam Hum
    ¡la carne de burro no es transparente! you make a better door than a window!
    Fam
    burro grande, ande o no ande big is best
    burro de carga workhorse
    2. Fam [necio] ass, dimwit;
    hacer el burro to behave like an idiot
    3. Fam [bruto] oaf
    4. Fam [terco] stubborn mule;
    es un burro he's as stubborn as a mule, he's really pigheaded
    5. Fam [trabajador]
    burro (de carga) workhorse;
    trabaja como una burra she works like a slave
    nm
    1. Esp [juego de cartas] ≈ old maid
    2. CSur [caballo de carreras] racehorse
    3. Carib [banco] improvised bench
    4. Arg burro de arranque starter motor
    5. Carib, Méx [escalera] stepladder
    6. Méx [tabla de planchar] ironing board
    7. Am Fam [transportador de drogas] mule
    8. RP Fam [caballo con arcos] pommel horse
    * * *
    m, burra f
    1 ZO donkey;
    caer o
    apearse del burro fam back down;
    no ver tres en un burro be as blind as a bat
    2 fam
    persona idiot
    3 Méx ( tabla de planchar) ironing board
    * * *
    burro, - rra adj, fam : dumb, stupid
    burro, - rra n
    1) asno: donkey, ass
    2) fam : dunce, poor student
    burro nm
    1) : sawhorse
    2) Mex : ironing board
    3) Mex : stepladder
    * * *
    burro1 adj
    1. (estúpido) thick / stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    2. (bruto) rough
    burro2 n
    1. (animal) donkey
    2. (idiota) idiot
    ¡qué burro eres! what an idiot!
    3. (bestia) brute
    ¡hay que ser burro para pegarle de esa forma al niño! what a brute, hitting the boy like that!

    Spanish-English dictionary > burro

  • 6 calabaza

    f.
    pumpkin, gourd.
    * * *
    1 gourd, pumpkin
    2 figurado (cabeza humana) hard nut, bonce
    3 familiar (persona) dimwit, idiot
    \
    dar calabazas a alguien familiar (suspender un examen) to fail somebody 2 (rechazar un pretendiente) to turn somebody down, send somebody packing
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Bot) pumpkin; (=recipiente) gourd, calabash
    2) (=idiota) dolt
    3) * (=cabeza) bonce **, nut *, noggin (EEUU) **
    4)

    dar calabazas a[+ candidato, estudiante] to fail; [+ amante] to jilt; (=ofender) to snub, offend

    llevarse o recibir calabazas — [estudiante] to fail; [amante] to be jilted

    salir calabazato be a flop *, prove a miserable failure

    * * *
    femenino (Bot, Coc) ( fruto - redondo) pumpkin; (- alargado) squash (AmE), marrow (BrE)

    dar calabazas — (fam) ( a un pretendiente) to give... the brush-off (colloq); ( a un estudiante) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)

    * * *
    = pumpkin, calabash, gourd.
    Ex. For some of our readers, no matter how we wave the magic wand of persuasion, the library catalogue remains obdurately a pumpkin.
    Ex. He makes reference to a scrimmage with a Spaniard when Ahab spat into a silver calabash.
    Ex. Fruit flies were found to feed on gourds, cucumbers, marrows, cantaloupes and guavas.
    ----
    * farol de calabaza = jack-o'-lantern.
    * * *
    femenino (Bot, Coc) ( fruto - redondo) pumpkin; (- alargado) squash (AmE), marrow (BrE)

    dar calabazas — (fam) ( a un pretendiente) to give... the brush-off (colloq); ( a un estudiante) to fail, flunk (AmE colloq)

    * * *
    = pumpkin, calabash, gourd.

    Ex: For some of our readers, no matter how we wave the magic wand of persuasion, the library catalogue remains obdurately a pumpkin.

    Ex: He makes reference to a scrimmage with a Spaniard when Ahab spat into a silver calabash.
    Ex: Fruit flies were found to feed on gourds, cucumbers, marrows, cantaloupes and guavas.
    * farol de calabaza = jack-o'-lantern.

    * * *
    A ( Bot, Coc)
    1 (frutoredondo) pumpkin; (— alargado) squash ( AmE), marrow ( BrE)
    dar calabazas ( fam) (a un pretendiente) to give … the brush-off ( colloq) (a un estudiante) to fail, flunk ( AmE colloq)
    2 (recipiente) gourd
    B ( fam) (persona tonta) dimwit ( colloq), dummy ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    calabaza sustantivo femenino ( frutoredondo) pumpkin;
    (— alargado) squash
    calabaza f Bot pumpkin, gourd
    ♦ Locuciones: familiar dar calabazas, (a un pretendiente) to give sb the brush off
    ' calabaza' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ahuecar
    - guacal
    - jícara
    - mate
    - pepita
    - pipa
    English:
    pumpkin
    - scoop out
    - gourd
    - marrow
    - squash
    * * *
    1. [planta, fruto] pumpkin, gourd;
    Fam
    dar calabazas a alguien [a pretendiente] to turn sb down, Br to knock sb back
    calabaza de peregrino bottle gourd
    2. Fam [suspenso] fail, US failing grade;
    una calabaza en inglés a fail o US failing grade in English;
    dar calabazas a alguien to fail o US flunk sb
    * * *
    f pumpkin;
    en examen fail s.o., flunk s.o. fam ; en relación give s.o. the brush off fam
    * * *
    1) : pumpkin, squash
    2) : gourd
    3)
    dar calabazas a : to give the brush-off to, to jilt
    * * *
    calabaza n (fruto) pumpkin

    Spanish-English dictionary > calabaza

  • 7 cateto

    adj.
    boorish, hick.
    m.
    1 side of a triangle, leg.
    2 yokel, bumpkin, boor.
    3 cathetus.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 peyorativo (palurdo) dimwit, yokel
    ————————
    1 (de triángulo) side of a right-angled triangle forming the right angle
    * * *
    cateto, -a
    * SM / F yokel *, hick (EEUU) *
    * * *
    masculino (Mat) leg
    * * *
    = redneck, churl, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], rube, hick.
    Ex. His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.
    Ex. Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex. There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course.
    Ex. This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex. Good heavens, if American culture isn't about wearing baggy pants, baseball caps and talking like a rube, what is it all about then?.
    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'.
    * * *
    masculino (Mat) leg
    * * *
    = redneck, churl, tacky [tackier -comp., tackiest -sup.], tawdry [tawdrier -comp., tawdriest -sup.], rube, hick.

    Ex: His talks sparkle with Southern humor and a distinct voice known to mention rednecks, the evil of institutions, and racial reconciliation.

    Ex: Then again, who but a churl could fail to grieve at the waste of an artistic life of such immensity and grandeur?.
    Ex: There was nothing tacky about the invitation, other that the request that gifts be in the form of cash, of course.
    Ex: This article looks at 'fairness' in the book trade today, and some of the tawdry tricks indulged in by publishers, agents and authors at each other's expense.
    Ex: Good heavens, if American culture isn't about wearing baggy pants, baseball caps and talking like a rube, what is it all about then?.
    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'.

    * * *
    cateto1 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Esp) (paleto) peasant ( pej), yokel ( colloq), hick ( AmE colloq), yokel ( BrE colloq)
    B
    * * *

    cateto,-a
    I m,f pey yokel
    II m Mat cathetus
    ' cateto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cateta
    English:
    boorish
    - hick
    - redneck
    * * *
    cateto, -a
    adj
    Pey uncultured, uncouth
    nm,f
    Pey country bumpkin
    nm
    Geom = either of the two short sides of a right-angled triangle, Espec cathetus
    * * *
    I m MAT leg
    II m, cateta f pop
    hick fam, yokel fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > cateto

  • 8 ceporro

    m.
    1 idiot, blockhead (informal).
    2 old stock.
    * * *
    1 (cepo) log
    2 figurado dimwit, blockhead
    \
    dormir como un ceporro figurado to sleep like a log
    * * *
    a)

    dormir como un ceporro — (fam) to sleep like a log

    b) (fam) ( persona torpe) dimwit
    * * *
    = asinine, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], thick [thicker -comp., thickest -sup.].
    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. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. To call him thick is possibly the nicest thing you can say about the man.
    * * *
    a)

    dormir como un ceporro — (fam) to sleep like a log

    b) (fam) ( persona torpe) dimwit
    * * *
    = asinine, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], thick [thicker -comp., thickest -sup.].

    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: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: To call him thick is possibly the nicest thing you can say about the man.

    * * *
    ( fam); dumb ( colloq), thick ( colloq)
    1 (tronco) old vine stock
    dormir como un ceporro ( fam); to sleep like a log
    estar como un ceporro to be very fat
    2 ( fam) (persona torpe) dimwit, thickhead ( colloq)
    * * *
    ceporro, -a Fam
    adj
    thick, dim
    nm,f
    1. [torpe] idiot, blockhead
    2. Comp
    dormir como un ceporro to sleep like a log
    * * *
    m, ceporra f
    1 fig
    idiot
    2
    :
    dormir como un ceporro sleep like a log

    Spanish-English dictionary > ceporro

  • 9 elemento

    m.
    1 element (sustancia).
    elemento químico chemical element
    estar (uno) en su elemento to be in one's element
    2 factor.
    el elemento sorpresa the surprise factor
    3 individual (en equipo, colectivo) (person).
    4 item, entry.
    * * *
    1 (gen) element
    2 (parte) component, part
    3 (individuo) type, sort
    1 (atmosféricos) elements
    2 (fundamentos) rudiments, basic principles
    \
    estar uno en su elemento figurado to be in one's element
    ¡menudo elemento! / ¡vaya elemento! familiar he's a right one!
    elementos de juicio facts of the case
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=parte) element
    2) (Fís, Quím) element
    3) (Elec) element; [de pila] cell
    4) (=ambiente)
    5) (=persona)

    vino a verle un elemento LAm someone came to see you

    ¡menudo elemento estás hecho, Pepe! — Esp * you're a proper little terror Pepe!

    su marido es un elemento de cuidado Esp * her husband is a nasty piece of work *

    6) And, Caribe, Cono Sur (=imbécil) dimwit *
    7) Caribe (=tipo raro) odd person, eccentric
    8) pl elementos (=nociones) elements, basic principles

    elementos de geometría — elements of geometry, basic geometry sing

    9) pl elementos (=fuerzas naturales) elements

    quedó a merced de los elementosliter she was left at the mercy of the elements

    10)
    * * *
    I
    1) (Elec, Fís, Quím) element; ( fuerza natural)
    2)
    a) ( componente) element
    b) ( medio)
    3) ( ambiente)

    está/se siente en su elemento — he's in his element

    4) elementos masculino plural elements (pl)

    elementos de física — elements of physics, basic physics

    5) (de secador, calentador) element
    6)
    a) ( persona)
    b) (RPl) ( tipo de gente) crowd

    el elemento que va a ese clubthe crowd that goes o the people who go to that club

    II
    - ta masculino, femenino (Esp fam & pey)
    * * *
    = component, data element, element, element, item, building block.
    Ex. The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).
    Ex. The Working Group undertook to determine from the data available what data elements should be included for each type of authority.
    Ex. In order to support these three elements it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
    Ex. An element is a group of characters, a word, phrase, etc., representing a distinct unit of bibliographic information and forming part of an area (q.v.) of the description.
    Ex. Since only twenty or so items can be displayed on the screen at a time, the ↑ (Up), ↓ (Down), Page Up and Page Down keys are used to scroll through the listing.
    Ex. This article seeks to explain why current on-line products have, despite tremendous capitalisation, not yet achieved satisfactory returns, but have provided the necessary building blocks towards future products.
    ----
    * colocar como primer elemento de un encabezamiento compuesto = lead.
    * elemento afín = nearest neighbour.
    * elemento bibliográfico = bibliographic element.
    * elemento clave = key element, building block.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * elemento de búsqueda ficticio = rogue string.
    * elemento de cambio = agent of(for) change.
    * elemento de entrada = entry element.
    * elemento destacado = standout.
    * elemento esencial = essential, kingpin.
    * elemento importante = major force.
    * elemento intangible = intangible.
    * elemento integrante = fixture.
    * elemento que se repite = repeater.
    * elementos del marketing, los = marketing mix, the.
    * enfrentarse a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * hacer frente a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * luchar contra los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * subelemento = sub-element [subelement].
    * * *
    I
    1) (Elec, Fís, Quím) element; ( fuerza natural)
    2)
    a) ( componente) element
    b) ( medio)
    3) ( ambiente)

    está/se siente en su elemento — he's in his element

    4) elementos masculino plural elements (pl)

    elementos de física — elements of physics, basic physics

    5) (de secador, calentador) element
    6)
    a) ( persona)
    b) (RPl) ( tipo de gente) crowd

    el elemento que va a ese clubthe crowd that goes o the people who go to that club

    II
    - ta masculino, femenino (Esp fam & pey)
    * * *
    = component, data element, element, element, item, building block.

    Ex: The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).

    Ex: The Working Group undertook to determine from the data available what data elements should be included for each type of authority.
    Ex: In order to support these three elements it is important to have some organisation which takes responsibility for revision and publication.
    Ex: An element is a group of characters, a word, phrase, etc., representing a distinct unit of bibliographic information and forming part of an area (q.v.) of the description.
    Ex: Since only twenty or so items can be displayed on the screen at a time, the &\#8593; (Up), &\#8595; (Down), Page Up and Page Down keys are used to scroll through the listing.
    Ex: This article seeks to explain why current on-line products have, despite tremendous capitalisation, not yet achieved satisfactory returns, but have provided the necessary building blocks towards future products.
    * colocar como primer elemento de un encabezamiento compuesto = lead.
    * elemento afín = nearest neighbour.
    * elemento bibliográfico = bibliographic element.
    * elemento clave = key element, building block.
    * elemento de absorción = absorber.
    * elemento de búsqueda ficticio = rogue string.
    * elemento de cambio = agent of(for) change.
    * elemento de entrada = entry element.
    * elemento destacado = standout.
    * elemento esencial = essential, kingpin.
    * elemento importante = major force.
    * elemento intangible = intangible.
    * elemento integrante = fixture.
    * elemento que se repite = repeater.
    * elementos del marketing, los = marketing mix, the.
    * enfrentarse a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * hacer frente a los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * luchar contra los elementos = brave + the elements.
    * subelemento = sub-element [subelement].

    * * *
    A
    1 ( Fís, Quím) element
    2
    (fuerza natural): los elementos the elements
    luchar contra los elementos to struggle against the elements
    líquido2 (↑ líquido (2))
    B
    1 (componente) element
    los distintos elementos de la oración the different elements of the sentence
    el elemento dramático de una novela the dramatic element in a novel
    introdujo un elemento de tensión en las relaciones it brought an element of tension into the relationship
    el elemento sorpresa the element of surprise
    2
    (medio): no disponemos de los elementos básicos para llevar a cabo la tarea we lack the basic resources with which to carry out the task
    Compuesto:
    mpl facts (pl)
    carezco de elementos de juicio para opinar I do not have sufficient information o facts o data to be able to form an opinion ( frml)
    C
    (ambiente): en el museo está/se siente en su elemento he's in his element at the museum
    me han sacado de mi elemento y no sé lo que hago I'm out of my element and I don't know what I'm doing
    D elementos mpl elements (pl)
    elementos de física elements of physics, basic physics
    E (CS) (de un secador, calentador) element
    F
    1
    (persona): es un elemento pernicioso he's a bad influence
    elementos subversivos subversive elements
    2 ( RPl) (tipo de gente) crowd
    no me gusta el elemento que va a ese club I don't like the crowd that goes o the people who go to that club
    elemento2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    ( Esp fam pey): es una elementa de cuidado she's a really nasty character o a nasty piece of work ( colloq)
    su hijo está hecho un elemento her son has turned into a little monster o horror o terror o brat ( colloq)
    * * *

    elemento sustantivo masculino


    los elementos ( fuerzas naturales) the elements
    b) ( persona):


    elementos subversivos subversive elements;
    es un elemento de cuidado (Esp fam &
    pey) he's a nasty piece of work
    c) (RPl) ( tipo de gente) crowd

    elemento sustantivo masculino
    1 element
    2 (parte integrante) component, part
    3 fam (tipo, sujeto) type, sort: ¡menudo e. estás tú hecho!, you are a real handful! 4 elementos, elements
    (nociones básicas) rudiments: no tengo elementos de juicio, I haven't enough information
    5 (medio vital) habitat: cuando va a una fiesta está en su elemento, she's in her element at parties
    ' elemento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    componente
    - disuasiva
    - disuasivo
    - disuasoria
    - disuasorio
    - nunca
    - clasificar
    - dato
    - detalle
    - estaño
    - metal
    - pieza
    English:
    air
    - deterrent
    - element
    - fire
    - lifeblood
    - solid
    - troublemaking
    - unit
    - constituent
    - creep
    - essential
    - fixture
    - ingredient
    * * *
    nm
    1. [sustancia] element;
    elemento (químico) (chemical) element;
    los cuatro elementos the four elements
    2. [medio natural] element;
    el agua es el elemento de estos animales water is these animals' natural element;
    en su elemento in one's element;
    entre niños está en su elemento he's in his element when he's with children;
    le quitaron el puesto de bibliotecario y lo sacaron de su elemento he was removed from his post as librarian and taken out of his element
    3. [parte, componente] element;
    el elemento clave en el proceso de fabricación es la materia prima the key element in the manufacturing process is the raw material;
    cada elemento del motor debe estar bien ajustado every part of the engine must be fitted tightly
    4. [factor] factor;
    un elemento decisivo en el triunfo electoral a decisive factor in the election victory;
    un elemento de distensión en las negociaciones a certain easing of tension in the negotiations;
    el elemento sorpresa the element of surprise
    5. [persona]
    tiene muy buenos elementos trabajando para él he has very good people working for him;
    elementos incontrolados provocaron graves destrozos unruly elements caused serious damage
    elementos nmpl
    1. [fuerzas atmosféricas] elements;
    se desataron los elementos the force of the elements was unleashed;
    luchar contra los elementos to struggle against the elements
    2. [nociones básicas] rudiments, basics
    3. [medios, recursos] resources, means;
    carece de los elementos mínimos indispensables para la tarea he lacks the minimum resources necessary for the task;
    no tenemos elementos de juicio para pronunciarnos we don't have sufficient information to give an opinion
    elemento2, -a nm,f
    1. Esp Fam Pey [persona]
    ¡vaya elemento que está hecho! he's a prize specimen!, he's a real piece of work!
    2. Chile, Perú, PRico [torpe] dimwit, blockhead
    * * *
    m element;
    estar en su elemento fig be in one’s element
    * * *
    : element
    * * *
    1. (en general) element
    2. (persona) little horror / little devil
    ¡menudo elemento es tu hijo! your son's a little horror!

    Spanish-English dictionary > elemento

  • 10 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

  • 11 ganso

    adj.
    1 clumsy, klutzy, sloppy.
    2 lazy, do-nothing.
    3 stupid, dumb, dimwit.
    m.
    1 goose, gander.
    2 clumsy oaf, klutz.
    * * *
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 ZOOLOGÍA goose (macho) gander
    2 (gandul) lazy oaf
    3 (torpe) dimwit, fool, idiot
    4 (bromista) clown, prankster
    1 (gandul) slow, lazy
    2 (torpe) dim
    3 (bromista) fond of joking
    \
    hacer el ganso familiar to play the fool
    ¡no seas ganso! don't be an idiot!
    ganso bravo / ganso salvaje wild goose
    paso de ganso MILITAR goose-step
    * * *
    (f. - gansa)
    noun
    * * *
    ganso, -a
    1. ADJ *
    1) (=grande) huge, hefty
    2) (=gandul) lazy
    3) (=estúpido) idiotic; pey (=bromista) play-acting

    ¡no seas ganso! — don't be an idiot!

    4) (=atractivo) hunky *, dishy *
    pasta 5)
    2.
    SM / F * (=torpe) idiot, dimwit *; (=rústico) country bumpkin, hick (EEUU) *
    3.
    SM (=ave) [gen] goose; (=macho) gander
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo (fam) ( torpe) clumsy; ( holgazán) lazy, idle; ( tonto) stupid
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool) (m) goose, gander; (f) goose
    2) (fam)
    a) ( persona torpe) oaf (colloq)
    b) ( holgazán) slob (colloq)
    c) ( tonto) clown (colloq)
    * * *
    1 = gander, goose [geese, -pl.].
    Ex. The disease was accompanied by a drop in weight of the affected ganders, though no deaths of birds were recorded.
    Ex. So, the search retrieves 'goose,' 'geese,' and 'guise,' as well as the acronyms 'gise' and 'gse'.
    * * *
    I
    - sa adjetivo (fam) ( torpe) clumsy; ( holgazán) lazy, idle; ( tonto) stupid
    II
    - sa masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool) (m) goose, gander; (f) goose
    2) (fam)
    a) ( persona torpe) oaf (colloq)
    b) ( holgazán) slob (colloq)
    c) ( tonto) clown (colloq)
    * * *
    ganso2
    2 = dishy [dishier -comp., dishiest -sup.].

    Ex: By chance, Giselle meets dishy divorce lawyer Robert Philip and his young daughter who are captivated by her sweetness and innocence.

    1 = gander, goose [geese, -pl.].

    Ex: The disease was accompanied by a drop in weight of the affected ganders, though no deaths of birds were recorded.

    Ex: So, the search retrieves 'goose,' 'geese,' and 'guise,' as well as the acronyms 'gise' and 'gse'.

    * * *
    ganso1 -sa
    ( fam)
    1 (torpe) clumsy, klutzy ( AmE colloq)
    2 (holgazán) lazy, idle
    3 (tonto) stupid pasta
    ganso2 -sa
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Zool) ( masculine) goose, gander; ( feminine) goose
    B ( fam)
    1 (persona torpe) clumsy oaf ( colloq), klutz ( AmE colloq)
    2 (holgazán) lazy slob ( colloq)
    3 (tonto) idiot, clown ( colloq)
    C
    * * *

    ganso
    ◊ -sa sustantivo masculino, femenino

    1 (Zool) (m) goose, gander;
    (f) goose
    2 (fam)
    a) ( persona torpe) clumsy oaf (colloq)

    b) ( tonto) idiot, clown (colloq)

    ganso,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 Zool goose
    (macho) gander
    2 familiar dimwit
    hacer el ganso, to play the fool
    II adj fam
    1 (persona) dumb, stupid
    2 (objeto) huge: les costó una pasta gansa, it cost them a fortune
    ' ganso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    gansa
    - graznar
    - graznido
    English:
    goose
    - gander
    - quill
    * * *
    ganso, -a
    adj
    Fam
    1. [alto] tall
    2. [grande] huge, enormous;
    Esp
    me costó una pasta gansa it cost me a fortune o an arm and a leg
    3. Esp [genial] great, terrific
    nm,f
    1. [ave] [hembra] goose;
    [macho] gander ganso de las nieves snow goose;
    ganso del Nilo Egyptian goose
    2. Fam [tonto] idiot, fool;
    hacer el ganso to clown around
    3. Fam [perezoso] lazy so-and-so
    nm
    Ven rump (steak)
    * * *
    m ZO goose; macho gander
    * * *
    ganso, -sa n
    1) : goose, gander m
    2) : idiot, fool
    * * *
    ganso n (ave) goose [pl. geese]

    Spanish-English dictionary > ganso

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 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

  • 15 lila

    adj.
    lilac (color).
    f.
    1 lilac (flower).
    2 Lila.
    * * *
    1 (color) lilac
    1 (flor) lilac
    ————————
    1 familiar nitwit
    * * *
    * * *
    I
    femenino (Bot) lilac
    II
    adjetivo (gen inv) < color> lilac
    III
    masculino ( color) lilac
    * * *
    = patsy, lilac bush, lilac.
    Ex. When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.
    Ex. Now no sign declares that once a prosperous farm stood here, save for the lilac bushes around the foundation and stone walls in old cattle lanes.
    Ex. The fragrance of a lilac is so powerfully stirring that, within a century of their introduction in the United States, the blooms were synonymous with home.
    * * *
    I
    femenino (Bot) lilac
    II
    adjetivo (gen inv) < color> lilac
    III
    masculino ( color) lilac
    * * *
    = patsy, lilac bush, lilac.

    Ex: When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.

    Ex: Now no sign declares that once a prosperous farm stood here, save for the lilac bushes around the foundation and stone walls in old cattle lanes.
    Ex: The fragrance of a lilac is so powerfully stirring that, within a century of their introduction in the United States, the blooms were synonymous with home.

    * * *
    ( Bot) lilac
    A [ Vocabulary notes (Spanish) ] ( gen inv) ‹vestido› lilac, lilac-colored*
    unos calcetines color lila lilac o lilac-colored socks
    B ( Esp fam ant) (tonto) silly
    A ( Esp fam) (tonto) fool
    B
    1 (color) lilac
    2 ( Esp arg) (homosexual) pansy ( sl pej), fag ( AmE sl pej), poof ( BrE colloq pej)
    * * *

    lila sustantivo femenino (Bot) lilac
    ■ adjetivo ( gen inv) ‹ color lilac
    ■ sustantivo masculino ( color) lilac
    lila 1 adj inv & sustantivo femenino lilac
    lila 2 fam pey
    I adj (pardillo) dumb, stupid
    II mf (simple) simpleton, twit
    ' lila' also found in these entries:
    English:
    lilac
    * * *
    adj inv
    [color] lilac
    nf
    [flor] lilac
    nm
    [color] lilac
    * * *
    I adj inv lilac
    II f BOT lilac
    III m color lilac
    IV m/f fam
    dimwit fam
    * * *
    lila adj
    : lilac, light purple
    lila nf
    : lilac
    * * *
    lila adj n lilac

    Spanish-English dictionary > lila

  • 16 majadero

    adj.
    annoying, bothersome.
    m.
    1 idiot, ninny, imbecile, dolt.
    2 annoying person, bore, annoyer, annoying individual.
    * * *
    1 stupid, dim-witted
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 idiot, dimwit
    * * *
    majadero, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) silly, stupid
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) idiot, fool

    ¡majadero! — you idiot!

    3. SM
    1) (Téc) pestle
    2) (Cos) bobbin
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) (fam) ( insensato) stupid
    b) (CS, Per fam) ( fastidioso) whiny (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino
    1)
    a) (fam) ( insensato) clown (colloq)
    b) (CS fam) ( quejoso) whiner (colloq), whinger (colloq)
    2) majadero masculino (Tec) pestle
    * * *
    = arse, berk.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    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.
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo
    a) (fam) ( insensato) stupid
    b) (CS, Per fam) ( fastidioso) whiny (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino
    1)
    a) (fam) ( insensato) clown (colloq)
    b) (CS fam) ( quejoso) whiner (colloq), whinger (colloq)
    2) majadero masculino (Tec) pestle
    * * *
    = arse, berk.

    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.

    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.

    * * *
    majadero1 -ra
    1 ( fam) (insensato) stupid
    2 (CS, Per fam) (fastidioso) whiny ( colloq)
    majadero2 -ra
    masculine, feminine
    A
    1 ( fam) (insensato) clown ( colloq)
    2 (CS fam) (quejoso) whiner ( colloq), whinger ( colloq)
    B
    * * *

    majadero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo (fam) ( insensato) stupid

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    clown (colloq)
    majadero,-a sustantivo masculino y femenino fool, idiot

    ' majadero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    majadera
    * * *
    majadero, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, idiotic
    2. CSur Fam [pesado] Br tiresome, US pesky
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. CSur Fam [pesado] pest, nuisance
    * * *
    fam
    I adj idiotic, stupid
    II m, majadera f idiot
    * * *
    majadero, -ra adj
    1) : foolish, silly
    2) Mex lépero: crude, vulgar
    majadero, -ra n
    1) tonto: fool
    2) Mex : rude person, boor

    Spanish-English dictionary > majadero

  • 17 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

  • 18 mental

    adj.
    1 mental.
    2 psychic.
    * * *
    1 mental
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [esfuerzo, salud] mental; [capacidad, trabajo] intellectual
    * * *
    adjetivo mental
    * * *
    = mental.
    Ex. We are only making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.
    ----
    * aberración mental = mental aberration.
    * actitud mental = set of mind.
    * actividad mental = mental activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * bloque mental = writer's block.
    * bloqueo mental = mental block, mental blockage.
    * bloqueo mental del escritor = writer's block.
    * capacidad mental = mental capability.
    * control mental = mind control.
    * deficiencia mental = mental deficiency.
    * deficiente mental = mentally deficient.
    * desequilibrado mental = mentally unstable.
    * desquiciado mental = out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * diarrea mental = brain spew, spew.
    * discapacidad mental = mental disability.
    * enajenado mental = deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * enfermedad mental = mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder.
    * enfermo mental = mental patient, mentally ill.
    * enfermos mentales, los = mentally disturbed, the, mentally handicapped, the, mentally ill, the, insane, the.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * envejecimiento mental = mental aging.
    * experimento mental = thought experiment.
    * facultad mental = mental faculty.
    * habilidad mental = mental ability.
    * higiene mental = mental hygiene.
    * lapsus mental = mental lapse.
    * manipulación mental = mind control.
    * mapa mental = rich picture.
    * masturbación mental = mental masturbation.
    * paja mental = mental masturbation.
    * personas con discapacidades mentales, las = intellectually disabled, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * proceso mental = thought process.
    * retrasado mental = mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.
    * rompecabezas mental = brain teaser, brain tickler.
    * salto mental = mental leap.
    * salud mental = mental health.
    * tener un bloqueo mental = mind + go blank.
    * trastornado mental = out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * trastorno mental = psychiatric disorder, brain disorder.
    * * *
    adjetivo mental
    * * *

    Ex: We are only making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.

    * aberración mental = mental aberration.
    * actitud mental = set of mind.
    * actividad mental = mental activity.
    * agotamiento físico y mental = attrition.
    * bloque mental = writer's block.
    * bloqueo mental = mental block, mental blockage.
    * bloqueo mental del escritor = writer's block.
    * capacidad mental = mental capability.
    * control mental = mind control.
    * deficiencia mental = mental deficiency.
    * deficiente mental = mentally deficient.
    * desequilibrado mental = mentally unstable.
    * desquiciado mental = out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * diarrea mental = brain spew, spew.
    * discapacidad mental = mental disability.
    * enajenado mental = deranged, out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * enfermedad mental = mental disease, brain disorder, mental disorder.
    * enfermo mental = mental patient, mentally ill.
    * enfermos mentales, los = mentally disturbed, the, mentally handicapped, the, mentally ill, the, insane, the.
    * en forma física y mental = physically and mentally fit.
    * en pleno uso de + Posesivo + facultades físicas y mentales = of (a) sound mind, of (a) sound and disposing mind and memory, mentally fit, physically and mentally fit.
    * envejecimiento mental = mental aging.
    * experimento mental = thought experiment.
    * facultad mental = mental faculty.
    * habilidad mental = mental ability.
    * higiene mental = mental hygiene.
    * lapsus mental = mental lapse.
    * manipulación mental = mind control.
    * mapa mental = rich picture.
    * masturbación mental = mental masturbation.
    * paja mental = mental masturbation.
    * personas con discapacidades mentales, las = intellectually disabled, the.
    * personas con problemas mentales = disturbed people.
    * proceso mental = thought process.
    * retrasado mental = mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.
    * rompecabezas mental = brain teaser, brain tickler.
    * salto mental = mental leap.
    * salud mental = mental health.
    * tener un bloqueo mental = mind + go blank.
    * trastornado mental = out of + Posesivo + mind, out of + Posesivo + senses.
    * trastorno mental = psychiatric disorder, brain disorder.

    * * *
    ‹capacidad› mental, intellectual; ‹cansancio› mental
    proceso mental thinking process
    * * *

    mental adjetivo
    mental
    mental adjetivo mental
    ' mental' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bloqueo
    - cabeza
    - cacao
    - deficiencia
    - desequilibrio
    - juicio
    - loquería
    - manicomio
    - mermar
    - meter
    - paliza
    - retrasada
    - retrasado
    - retraso
    - viveza
    - cálculo
    - crueldad
    - deficiente
    - desfase
    - enfermedad
    - facultad
    - incapacidad
    - loco
    - minusvalía
    - perturbado
    - psiquiátrico
    - uso
    English:
    agony
    - anguish
    - asylum
    - block
    - comfortable
    - disorder
    - distress
    - feeble-mindedness
    - form
    - fortitude
    - handicapped
    - judgemental
    - judgmental
    - mental
    - mental age
    - mentally ill
    - pain
    - power
    - retardation
    - strain
    - strength
    - thought process
    - unsound
    - can
    - comfort
    - dimwit
    - discomfort
    - endurance
    - handicap
    - intelligence
    - interior
    - inward
    - mentally
    - mind
    - sanity
    - spirit
    * * *
    mental adj
    mental
    * * *
    adj mental
    * * *
    mental adj
    : mental, intellectual
    mentalmente adv
    * * *
    mental adj mental

    Spanish-English dictionary > mental

  • 19 panoli

    adj.
    daft.
    * * *
    1 familiar simple
    1 familiar simpleton
    * * *
    = daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.].
    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. The press may be free, but the system is potty.
    * * *
    = daffy [daffier -comp., daffiest -sup.], daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], potty [pottier -comp., pottiest -sup.].

    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: The press may be free, but the system is potty.

    * * *
    ( fam); dimwitted ( colloq)
    ( fam)
    dimwit ( colloq)
    * * *
    adj
    foolish, silly
    nmf
    fool, idiot
    * * *
    I adj fam
    dopey fam
    II m/f fam
    nitwit

    Spanish-English dictionary > panoli

  • 20 papanatas

    adj.
    dunce, idiotic.
    m.
    fool.
    m.&f. s&pl.
    sucker (informal).
    * * *
    1 simpleton
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (pl papanatas) (fam) halfwit (colloq)
    * * *
    = simp.
    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.
    * * *
    masculino y femenino (pl papanatas) (fam) halfwit (colloq)
    * * *
    = simp.

    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.

    * * *
    (pl papanatas) ( fam)
    halfwit ( colloq)
    * * *

    papanatas mf dupe
    * * *
    papanatas nmf inv
    Fam sucker, simpleton
    * * *
    m/f inv fam
    dope fam, dimwit fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > papanatas

См. также в других словарях:

  • dimwit — [“dimwit] n. an oaf; a dullard. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Oh, Dave, you can be such a dimwit! □ Come on, now, you’re not really a dimwit …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dimwit — also dim wit, U.S. college slang by 1922, from DIM (Cf. dim) + WIT (Cf. wit). Related: dimwitted …   Etymology dictionary

  • dimwit — [n] a stupid person blockhead, bonehead, dolt, dullard, dunce, fool, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, moron, numskull, simpleton, twit; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • dimwit — ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid or silly person. DERIVATIVES dim witted adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • dimwit — ☆ dimwit [dim′wit΄ ] n. Slang a stupid person; simpleton dimwitted adj. dimwittedly adv. dimwittedness n …   English World dictionary

  • dimwit — dim|wit [ˈdımwıt] n spoken a stupid person >.dim witted adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dimwit — [[t]dɪ̱mwɪt[/t]] dimwits N COUNT If you say that someone is a dimwit, you mean that they are ignorant and stupid. [INFORMAL] Syn: idiot …   English dictionary

  • dimwit — one who is slow to respond or catch on    I felt like a dimwit when I couldn t remember her name …   English idioms

  • dimwit — /ˈdɪmwɪt / (say dimwit) noun Colloquial a stupid or slow thinking person. –dimwitted, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • dimwit — noun Date: 1921 a stupid or mentally slow person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dimwit — dimwitted, adj. dimwittedly, adv. dimwittedness, n. /dim wit /, n. Slang. a stupid or slow thinking person. [1920 25, Amer.; DIM + WIT1] Syn. dummy, nitwit, numskull, booby, dumbbell. * * * …   Universalium


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