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effeminate

  • 1 acatante

    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
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    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acatante

  • 2 accesible

    adj.
    1 accessible (place).
    2 approachable (person).
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    1 accessible (persona) approachable
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    adj.
    accessible, attainable
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    ADJ
    1) [lugar, texto, lenguaje, estilo] accessible
    2) [persona] approachable
    3) [precio, producto] affordable
    * * *
    a) < lugar> accessible; < persona> approachable; < precio> affordable
    b) <novela/lenguaje> accessible; < explicación> easily comprehensible
    * * *
    = accessible, approachable, deliverable.
    Ex. This article gives examples of cases where readers borrow books that are more accessible, e.g. on a display or on the return book trolley.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. The author discusses how the transformation of a printed document into an electronically deliverable form is to be achieved.
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    * accesible a través de Internet = web-compliant.
    * accesible a través de la web = Web-accessible.
    * accesible electrónicamente = e-enabled.
    * accesible instantánemente = a click away.
    * accesible por el público en general = publicly accessible.
    * accesible por Internet = Internet-accessible.
    * accesible por todos = widely accessible.
    * directorio accesible por su contenido (cafs) = content-addressable file store (cafs).
    * estar accesible en línea = go + online.
    * estar accesible en red = go + online.
    * fácilmente accesible = easily available.
    * fácilmente accesible por = available at the fingertips of.
    * hacer accesible a través de = make + available through.
    * ser accesible a través de = be available through.
    * tener Algo fácilmente accesible = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + fingertips.
    * tener fácilmente accesible = have at + Posesivo + touch.
    * * *
    a) < lugar> accessible; < persona> approachable; < precio> affordable
    b) <novela/lenguaje> accessible; < explicación> easily comprehensible
    * * *
    = accessible, approachable, deliverable.

    Ex: This article gives examples of cases where readers borrow books that are more accessible, e.g. on a display or on the return book trolley.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex: The author discusses how the transformation of a printed document into an electronically deliverable form is to be achieved.
    * accesible a través de Internet = web-compliant.
    * accesible a través de la web = Web-accessible.
    * accesible electrónicamente = e-enabled.
    * accesible instantánemente = a click away.
    * accesible por el público en general = publicly accessible.
    * accesible por Internet = Internet-accessible.
    * accesible por todos = widely accessible.
    * directorio accesible por su contenido (cafs) = content-addressable file store (cafs).
    * estar accesible en línea = go + online.
    * estar accesible en red = go + online.
    * fácilmente accesible = easily available.
    * fácilmente accesible por = available at the fingertips of.
    * hacer accesible a través de = make + available through.
    * ser accesible a través de = be available through.
    * tener Algo fácilmente accesible = have + Nombre + at + Posesivo + fingertips.
    * tener fácilmente accesible = have at + Posesivo + touch.

    * * *
    1 ‹lugar› accessible
    difícilmente accesible a pie not easily accessible on foot
    2 ‹persona› approachable
    3 ‹precio› affordable
    accesible a todos los bolsillos within everyone's price range
    4 ‹novela/música› accessible; ‹lenguaje› accessible, easily comprehensible; ‹explicación› easily comprehensible
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    accesible adjetivo
    a) lugar accessible;

    persona approachable;
    precio affordable
    b)novela/lenguaje accessible

    accesible adjetivo
    1 accessible
    2 (de carácter abierto) approachable
    ' accesible' also found in these entries:
    English:
    accessible
    - approachable
    - handy
    - lay
    - unapproachable
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    1. [lugar] accessible
    2. [persona] approachable
    3. [texto, explicación] accessible
    4. [precio] affordable;
    una oferta accesible a los pequeños inversores an offer which is affordable for small investors
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    adj accessible
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    asequible: accessible, attainable
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    accesible adj accessible

    Spanish-English dictionary > accesible

  • 3 afable

    adj.
    affable.
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    1 affable, kind
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    adj.
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    ADJ affable, genial
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    adjetivo affable
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    = approachable, amiable, cordial, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], good-natured, sociable, forthcoming, chummy [chummier -comp., chummiest -sup.], affable, mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex. The librarian's response should always be cordial and positive in style.
    Ex. A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
    Ex. The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex. Public libraries have traditionally been places where information can be gathered and exchanged in a sociable atmosphere.
    Ex. In addition, this method is preferable where patrons may be less than forthcoming using another method (e.g., questionnaire) regarding behaviors that would traditionally be frowned upon by librarians = Además, este método es preferible sobre otro (por ejemplo, un cuestionario) cuando los usuarios puede que no sean tan sinceros en sus respuestas como deberían de serlo con respecto a ciertos comportamientos que tradicionalmente estarían mal vistos por los bibliotecarios.
    Ex. Within that chummy, insular world of imperial elites, Senator Jaguaribe recoiled in horror at the prospect of a permanent pauper class supported by public funds.
    Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex. People become more ' mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
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    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.
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    adjetivo affable
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    = approachable, amiable, cordial, tender [tenderer -comp., tenderest -sup.], good-natured, sociable, forthcoming, chummy [chummier -comp., chummiest -sup.], affable, mellow [mellower -comp., mellowest -sup.].

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex: The librarian's response should always be cordial and positive in style.
    Ex: A single drawing can have a highly emotional impact and can be effective as either a heavy, bold statement or a tender reminder.
    Ex: The illustrations were projected on a large screen and the children were able to see that it was a locus amoenus and a reflection of the character of the good-natured host.
    Ex: Public libraries have traditionally been places where information can be gathered and exchanged in a sociable atmosphere.
    Ex: In addition, this method is preferable where patrons may be less than forthcoming using another method (e.g., questionnaire) regarding behaviors that would traditionally be frowned upon by librarians = Además, este método es preferible sobre otro (por ejemplo, un cuestionario) cuando los usuarios puede que no sean tan sinceros en sus respuestas como deberían de serlo con respecto a ciertos comportamientos que tradicionalmente estarían mal vistos por los bibliotecarios.
    Ex: Within that chummy, insular world of imperial elites, Senator Jaguaribe recoiled in horror at the prospect of a permanent pauper class supported by public funds.
    Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
    Ex: People become more ' mellow' in response to negative emotions over their lifetime, research suggests.
    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.

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    affable
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    afable adjetivo
    affable
    afable adjetivo affable
    ' afable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seca
    - seco
    English:
    amiable
    - congenial
    - good-humoured
    - good-natured
    - smooth
    - suave
    - affable
    - debonair
    - mild
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    afable adj
    affable
    * * *
    adj affable, pleasant
    * * *
    afable adj
    : affable
    afablemente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > afable

  • 4 afeminado

    adj.
    1 effeminate, unmanly, womanish.
    2 ladylike, effeminate, womanish.
    m.
    effeminate man, effeminate, sissy.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: afeminar.
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    1→ link=afeminar afeminar
    1 effeminate
    1 effeminate man (familiarmente) sissy
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    1.
    2.
    SM effeminate man, poof *, fag (EEUU) **
    * * *
    - da adjetivo effeminate
    * * *
    = effeminate, queer, sissy, mollycoddle, camp, swishy [swishier -comp., swishiest -sup.].
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Approximately 100 young adult novels with gay/lesbian/ queer content have been published since the first one appeared in 1969.
    Ex. Males who engage in more feminine activities may be considered ' sissies' and may often feel less accepted than females labeled as 'tomboys'.
    Ex. These are the words not of a mollycoddle or a sentimentalist, but of a veteran soldier nation.
    Ex. There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex. So, people object to Bruno because he's just perpetuating a giant swishy stereotype.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo effeminate
    * * *
    = effeminate, queer, sissy, mollycoddle, camp, swishy [swishier -comp., swishiest -sup.].

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: Approximately 100 young adult novels with gay/lesbian/ queer content have been published since the first one appeared in 1969.
    Ex: Males who engage in more feminine activities may be considered ' sissies' and may often feel less accepted than females labeled as 'tomboys'.
    Ex: These are the words not of a mollycoddle or a sentimentalist, but of a veteran soldier nation.
    Ex: There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    Ex: So, people object to Bruno because he's just perpetuating a giant swishy stereotype.

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    effeminate
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    Del verbo afeminar: ( conjugate afeminar)

    afeminado es:

    el participio

    afeminado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    effeminate
    afeminado,-a adjetivo effeminate

    ' afeminado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afeminada
    - amanerado
    English:
    camp
    - effeminate
    * * *
    afeminado, -a
    adj
    effeminate
    nm
    es un afeminado he's effeminate
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    I adj effeminate
    II m
    :
    es un afeminado he is very effeminate
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    afeminado, -da adj
    : effeminate

    Spanish-English dictionary > afeminado

  • 5 afeminar

    v.
    1 to effeminate, to unman.
    2 to debilitate, to enervate, to melt into weakness.
    3 to feminize, to make effeminate, to womanize, to effeminate.
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    1 to make effeminate
    1 to become effeminate
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    = feminise [feminize, -USA].
    Ex. The author reports the case of 15 transsexuals regarding their devastating long-term outcomes after the injection of up to 8 liters of silicone or mineral oil to feminize their bodies.
    * * *
    = feminise [feminize, -USA].

    Ex: The author reports the case of 15 transsexuals regarding their devastating long-term outcomes after the injection of up to 8 liters of silicone or mineral oil to feminize their bodies.

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    afeminar [A1 ]
    vt
    to make... effeminate
    to become effeminate
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    vt
    to make effeminate
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    v/t soften, feminize;
    afeminar sus cualidades varoniles get in touch with one’s feminine side

    Spanish-English dictionary > afeminar

  • 6 amanerado

    adj.
    mannered, camp, effeminate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: amanerar.
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    1→ link=amanerar amanerar
    1 affected, mannered
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    ADJ (=afectado) mannered, affected; LAm (=demasiado correcto) excessively polite
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    - da adjetivo ( afectado) affected, mannered; ( afeminado) (fam) mannered, camp (colloq)
    * * *
    = affected, mannered, camp.
    Ex. A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.
    Ex. Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex. There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo ( afectado) affected, mannered; ( afeminado) (fam) mannered, camp (colloq)
    * * *
    = affected, mannered, camp.

    Ex: A collection of such affected words from the Latin and Greek are either to be used warily or to be rejected totally as barbarous.

    Ex: Since 1975 his work has become mannered and predictable.
    Ex: There is an obvious positive correlation between camp behaviour and homosexuality.

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    1 (afectado) ‹estilo/lenguaje› affected, mannered; ‹persona› affected, mannered
    2 ( fam) ‹hombre› (afeminado) mannered, camp ( colloq)
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    Del verbo amanerar: ( conjugate amanerar)

    amanerado es:

    el participio

    amanerado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( afectado) affected, mannered;


    ( afeminado) (fam) mannered, camp (colloq)
    amanerado,-a adjetivo
    1 mannered, affected
    2 US effeminate
    ' amanerado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    afectada I
    - afectado
    - amanerada
    English:
    affected
    - camp
    * * *
    amanerado, -a adj
    1. [afeminado] effeminate
    2. [afectado] mannered, affected
    * * *
    adj affected
    * * *
    amanerado, -da adj
    : affected, mannered

    Spanish-English dictionary > amanerado

  • 7 asequible

    adj.
    1 accessible.
    2 affordable.
    3 reachable, friendly.
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    1 accessible
    a un precio asequible at a reasonable price, at an affordable price
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    ADJ (=alcanzable) attainable; [plan] feasible; [precio] reasonable, within reach
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    adjetivo < precio> affordable, reasonable; < meta> attainable, achievable; < proyecto> feasible; < persona> approachable; <obra/estilo> accessible
    * * *
    = approachable, readable, affordable, acquirable.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Instead, the author has attempted to present a readable account of some of the key practices in the twin fields of abstracting and indexing.
    Ex. Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex. Frederick Holler claims that 'Information retrieval (ie, reference work) is nothing less than a full-fledged discipline and not simply a minor skill acquirable as a byproduct of other studies'.
    ----
    * asequible en establecimiento comercial = over the counter.
    * hacer asequible = make + amenable.
    * ser asequible = be amenable to, be available, become + available.
    * * *
    adjetivo < precio> affordable, reasonable; < meta> attainable, achievable; < proyecto> feasible; < persona> approachable; <obra/estilo> accessible
    * * *
    = approachable, readable, affordable, acquirable.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: Instead, the author has attempted to present a readable account of some of the key practices in the twin fields of abstracting and indexing.
    Ex: Information will become more affordable, accessible, and plentiful.
    Ex: Frederick Holler claims that 'Information retrieval (ie, reference work) is nothing less than a full-fledged discipline and not simply a minor skill acquirable as a byproduct of other studies'.
    * asequible en establecimiento comercial = over the counter.
    * hacer asequible = make + amenable.
    * ser asequible = be amenable to, be available, become + available.

    * * *
    1 ‹precio› affordable, reasonable; ‹meta› attainable, achievable; ‹proyecto› feasible
    la educación debe ser asequible a todos education must be accessible to all
    estos tratamientos no son asequibles para nosotros these treatments are not available to us
    2 ‹persona› approachable
    3 ‹obra/estilo/concepto› accessible
    * * *

    asequible adjetivo ‹ precio affordable, reasonable;
    meta attainable, achievable;
    proyecto feasible;
    persona approachable;
    obra/estilo accessible
    asequible adjetivo
    1 (barato) affordable
    2 (fácil de comprender) easy to understand
    (alcanzable) attainable
    ' asequible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mano
    English:
    accessible
    - affordable
    - unapproachable
    * * *
    1. [razonable] [precio, producto] affordable;
    [objetivo] attainable;
    un precio asequible para el consumidor medio a price within reach of the average consumer
    2. [comprensible] [concepto] accessible
    3. [sencillo] [persona] approachable
    * * *
    adj
    1 precio affordable
    2 obra accessible
    * * *
    accesible: accessible, attainable

    Spanish-English dictionary > asequible

  • 8 atlético

    adj.
    athletic, strong, muscular, strapping.
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    1 athletic
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    (f. - atlética)
    adj.
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    - ca adjetivo
    a) <club/competición> athletics (before n)
    b) < figura> athletic
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    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    ----
    * competición atlética = athletic competition.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <club/competición> athletics (before n)
    b) < figura> athletic
    * * *

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    * competición atlética = athletic competition.

    * * *
    1 ‹club/competición› athletics ( before n)
    2 ‹cuerpo/figura› athletic
    * * *

    atlético
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a)club/competición athletics ( before n)

    b) figura athletic

    atlético,-a adjetivo athletic
    ' atlético' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atlética
    English:
    athletic
    - meet
    * * *
    atlético, -a adj
    1. [competición, club] athletics;
    prueba atlética athletics event
    2. [cuerpo, persona] athletic
    3. [del Atlético de Madrid] = of/relating to Atlético de Madrid Football Club
    * * *
    adj athletic
    * * *
    atlético, -ca adj
    : athletic
    * * *
    atlético adj athletic

    Spanish-English dictionary > atlético

  • 9 callado

    adj.
    1 quiet, tranquil, silent, close-lipped.
    Ella es muy callada She is very quiet
    2 soft, hushed, soft-sounding.
    3 unsaid.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: callar.
    * * *
    1→ link=callar callar
    1 (silencioso) silent, quiet
    2 (reservado) reserved, quiet
    \
    más callado,-a que un muerto familiar as quiet as a mouse
    tener algo callado to keep something quiet
    ¡eso lo tenías bien callado! you really kept that one quiet!
    * * *
    (f. - callada)
    adj.
    quiet, silent
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [carácter] quiet, reserved
    2) (=silencioso) quiet

    tener algo callado — to keep quiet about sth, keep sth secret

    ¡qué callado te lo tenías! — you kept pretty quiet about it!

    pagar para tener callado a algn — to pay to keep sb quiet, pay for sb's silence

    * * *
    - da adjetivo [estar] quiet

    estuvo callado durante toda la reuniónhe didn't say a thing o he kept quiet throughout the whole meeting

    para callado — (Chi fam) < contar> in secret

    tener algo callado or calladito — to keep something quiet

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    = muted, subdued, quiet [quieter -comp., quietest -sup.], reserved.
    Ex. In more muted fashion the universities have displayed a similar interest.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    ----
    * estar callado = keep + quiet.
    * mantenerse callado = keep + quiet.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo [estar] quiet

    estuvo callado durante toda la reuniónhe didn't say a thing o he kept quiet throughout the whole meeting

    para callado — (Chi fam) < contar> in secret

    tener algo callado or calladito — to keep something quiet

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    = muted, subdued, quiet [quieter -comp., quietest -sup.], reserved.

    Ex: In more muted fashion the universities have displayed a similar interest.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex: Properly read, live literature -- even the quietest or most light-hearted -- may be disturbing, may subvert our view of life.
    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    * estar callado = keep + quiet.
    * mantenerse callado = keep + quiet.

    * * *
    callado -da
    A [ ESTAR] (silencioso) quiet
    estuvo callado durante toda la reunión he didn't say a thing o he kept quiet throughout the whole meeting
    siéntate aquí y estáte calladito sit here and keep quiet
    lo escucharon callados y atentos they listened to him quietly and attentively
    para callado ( Chi fam); ‹contar› in secret
    que sea para callado keep it a secret, keep it quiet
    ¡qué calladito te lo tenías! you kept it very quiet!
    B [ ESTAR] (reservado) quiet
    * * *

     

    Del verbo callar: ( conjugate callar)

    callado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    callado    
    callar
    callado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [estar] ( silencioso) quiet;


    lo escucharon callados they listened to him quietly
    b) [ser] ( poco hablador) quiet

    callar ( conjugate callar) verbo intransitivo
    to be quiet, shut up (colloq);

    hacer callado a la oposición to silence the opposition
    verbo transitivo
    a)secreto/informaciónto keep … quiet

    b) (AmL) ‹ personato get … to be quiet, to shut … up (colloq)

    callarse verbo pronominal

    ¡cállate! be quiet!, shut up! (colloq);

    cuando entró todos se calladoon when he walked in everyone went quiet o stopped talking;
    la próxima vez no me calladoé next time I'll say something
    b) ( no decir) ‹ noticiato keep … quiet, keep … to oneself

    callado,-a adjetivo quiet: es un tipo serio y callado, he's the quiet silent type
    ♦ Locuciones: se lo tiene muy callado, she's keeping that quiet
    callar
    I verbo intransitivo
    1 (parar de hablar) to stop talking: calla un momento, ¿qué ruido es ése?, be quiet, what's that noise?
    2 (no decir nada) to keep quiet, say nothing: tus ojos asienten y tu boca calla, your eyes say it all
    II verbo transitivo (dejar de dar una noticia) not to mention o to keep to oneself: desconfía de sus palabras, callarán la verdad, you can't trust what they're saying, they are going to hush up the truth
    ♦ Locuciones: ¡calla!, (para indicar sorpresa) never!: ¡calla, no me digas que se casó!, did she really marry?
    hacer callar, (hacer que alguien pare de hablar) to get someone to be quiet
    (silenciar) to silence: ¡no podrán hacernos callar! they can't make us keep our mouths shut
    quien calla otorga, silence speaks volumes
    ' callado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    callada
    - enmudecer
    - especialmente
    - reservada
    - reservado
    - preferible
    - ser
    - taciturno
    English:
    fall
    - quiet
    - silent
    - subdued
    * * *
    callado, -a adj
    estar callado to be quiet o silent;
    ¿quieres estar callado, por favor? would you please be o keep quiet!;
    ser callado to be quiet o reserved;
    tener algo callado to keep sth quiet o a secret;
    ¡qué callado lo tenías! you certainly kept that quiet o a secret!
    * * *
    adj quiet
    * * *
    callado, -da adj
    : quiet, silent
    calladamente adv
    * * *
    callado adj quiet

    Spanish-English dictionary > callado

  • 10 dócil

    adj.
    docile, yielding, obedient, tame.
    * * *
    1 docile, obedient
    * * *
    ADJ [animal] docile; [persona] submissive, meek
    * * *
    adjetivo <niño/comportamiento> meek, docile; <perro/caballo> docile, well-trained; < pelo> manageable
    * * *
    = meek, docile, malleable, tame [tamer -comp., tamest -sup.].
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Was she, too, destined to become as docile and obedient as the other staff members appeared to be?.
    Ex. While manual catalogs are essentially preestablished indexes which a user must deal with as found, electronic databases are inherently flexible and malleable = Mientras que los catálogos manuales son básicamente índices preestablecidos que el usuario debe utilizar tal y como se los encuentra, las bases de datos electrónicas son flexibles y maleables de por sí.
    Ex. Today, nudity, sex, and excessive violence are not an issue and even the raciest films would garner a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and most are even tamer than that.
    * * *
    adjetivo <niño/comportamiento> meek, docile; <perro/caballo> docile, well-trained; < pelo> manageable
    * * *
    = meek, docile, malleable, tame [tamer -comp., tamest -sup.].

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: Was she, too, destined to become as docile and obedient as the other staff members appeared to be?.
    Ex: While manual catalogs are essentially preestablished indexes which a user must deal with as found, electronic databases are inherently flexible and malleable = Mientras que los catálogos manuales son básicamente índices preestablecidos que el usuario debe utilizar tal y como se los encuentra, las bases de datos electrónicas son flexibles y maleables de por sí.
    Ex: Today, nudity, sex, and excessive violence are not an issue and even the raciest films would garner a PG-13 rating from the Motion Picture Association of America, and most are even tamer than that.

    * * *
    1 ‹niño/comportamiento› meek, docile; ‹perro/caballo› docile, well-trained
    2 ‹pelo› manageable
    * * *

    dócil adjetivo ‹niño/comportamiento meek, docile;
    perro/caballo docile, well-trained;
    pelo manageable
    dócil adjetivo
    1 (persona) docile, manageable
    2 (metal, piedra) ductile, malleable
    ' dócil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cordero
    - sumisión
    English:
    docile
    - lead
    - meek
    - well-behaved
    - amenable
    - manageable
    - tame
    * * *
    dócil adj
    1. [animal, niño] obedient;
    [persona] docile, tractable;
    es un caballo muy dócil he's a very docile o gentle horse;
    no deberías ser tan dócil you shouldn't be so submissive o compliant
    2. [cabello] manageable
    * * *
    adj docile
    * * *
    dócil adj
    : docile
    dócilmente adv

    Spanish-English dictionary > dócil

  • 11 estudiante de diplomatura

    (n.) = undergraduate, undergraduate student, honours student
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. For example, a university library might have several types of borrowers for circulation purposes, graduate students (intermediate-term loans) and undergraduate students (short-term loans).
    Ex. This paper is a proposal to enhance the research capabilities of undergraduate honours students.
    * * *
    (n.) = undergraduate, undergraduate student, honours student

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: For example, a university library might have several types of borrowers for circulation purposes, graduate students (intermediate-term loans) and undergraduate students (short-term loans).
    Ex: This paper is a proposal to enhance the research capabilities of undergraduate honours students.

    Spanish-English dictionary > estudiante de diplomatura

  • 12 hermético

    adj.
    1 tight-lipped, tight, nondemonstrative, close-mouthed.
    2 hermetic, gastight, airproof, airtight.
    3 draftproof, draft-proof, draft-proofed, draughtproof.
    * * *
    1 hermetic, hermetical, airtight
    2 figurado impenetrable, secretive
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=cerrado) [gen] hermetic; [al aire] airtight; [al agua] watertight
    2) (=inescrutable) [teoría] watertight; [misterio] impenetrable; [persona] reserved, secretive
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <envase/cierre> airtight, hermetic (tech)
    b) <persona/rostro> inscrutable, secretive
    * * *
    = airtight, watertight, reserved.
    Ex. Another modification using an unaltered sparking plug screwed into an airtight, closed vessel was developed.
    Ex. It uses a heavy-duty seal and is therefore watertight, but not submersible.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    ----
    * cierre hermético = seal.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <envase/cierre> airtight, hermetic (tech)
    b) <persona/rostro> inscrutable, secretive
    * * *
    = airtight, watertight, reserved.

    Ex: Another modification using an unaltered sparking plug screwed into an airtight, closed vessel was developed.

    Ex: It uses a heavy-duty seal and is therefore watertight, but not submersible.
    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    * cierre hermético = seal.

    * * *
    1 ‹envase/cierre› airtight, hermetic ( tech)
    2 ‹persona/rostro› inscrutable, secretive
    * * *

    hermético
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a)envase/cierre airtight, hermetic (tech)

    b)persona/rostro inscrutable, secretive

    hermético,-a adjetivo
    1 (cierre, frasco) hermetic, airtight
    2 fig (impenetrable, secreto) secretive, inscrutable
    ' hermético' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hermética
    English:
    airtight
    - cliquey
    - seal
    - tight
    - watertight
    - air
    - draftproof
    - water
    * * *
    hermético, -a adj
    1. [al aire] airtight, hermetic;
    [al agua] watertight, hermetic
    2. [persona] uncommunicative;
    [texto, comentario] impenetrable
    * * *
    adj
    1 al aire airtight; al agua watertight;
    con cierre hermético hermetically sealed
    2 fig: persona inscrutable
    * * *
    hermético, -ca adj
    : hermetic, watertight

    Spanish-English dictionary > hermético

  • 13 nervioso

    adj.
    nervous, edgy, jumpy, jittery.
    * * *
    1 (gen) nervous
    2 (excitable) excitable
    3 (intranquilo) nervous, uptight, edgy
    \
    poner nervioso,-a a alguien to get on somebody's nerves
    ponerse nervioso,-a (intranquilizarse) to get nervous 2 (impacientarse) to get all excited 3 (aturullarse) to get flustered
    * * *
    (f. - nerviosa)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Anat) nerve antes de s, nervous
    2) (=excitable)

    ser nervioso — to be highly strung, be nervous

    3) (=intranquilo)

    ¡no te pongas nervioso! — keep cool! *

    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1) <persona/animal>
    a) [ser] ( excitable) nervous
    b) [estar] (preocupado, tenso) nervous
    c) [estar] ( agitado) agitated
    2) < trastorno> nervous
    * * *
    = nervous, in a tizz(y), nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], jumpy [jumpier -comp., jumpiest -sup.], on edge, fidgety, uptight, twitchy [twitchier -comp., twitchiest -sup.], stressed.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. And finally, we have the art librarians in a tizzy because they think certain types of headings have been tampered with.
    Ex. The article ' Nervy Days for Office Suppliers' reviews the present state of affairs of office automation.
    Ex. This film adaptation is scrappily made and jumpy, and there is nothing here that evokes either the joy of the moment or the death of the soul.
    Ex. The combination of trade deficit, budget deficit, and threat of war has international investors completely on edge.
    Ex. Fidgety people are rarely well, they have generally `a headache,' or `spasms,' or `nerves,' or something of that sort.
    Ex. Many of the working-class mothers who take part could be described as uptight.
    Ex. The day before she wouldn't eat or speak and she was twitchy since she didn't know what the future would hold.
    Ex. Australia is 'in a different league' to most stressed world economies because of the stability of its banks and China's hunger for its exports.
    ----
    * depresión nerviosa = breakdown.
    * de un modo nervioso = nervously.
    * estar nervioso = be in a tizz(y), have + butterflies in + Posesivo + stomach.
    * gas nervioso = nerve agent, nerve gas.
    * la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
    * muy nervioso = in a state of agitation, highly-strung, high-strung.
    * persona nerviosa = fidget.
    * poner nervioso = rattle.
    * ponerse nervioso = get + Posesivo + panties in a bundle, be in a tizz(y), get in(to) a tizz(y), have + butterflies in + Posesivo + stomach.
    * risa nerviosa = giggle.
    * risita nerviosa = giggle.
    * sistema nervioso = nervous system.
    * sistema nervioso periférico = peripheral nervous system.
    * sufrir una depresión nerviosa = have + a breakdown.
    * terminación nerviosa = nerve ending.
    * tic nervioso = tic.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1) <persona/animal>
    a) [ser] ( excitable) nervous
    b) [estar] (preocupado, tenso) nervous
    c) [estar] ( agitado) agitated
    2) < trastorno> nervous
    * * *
    = nervous, in a tizz(y), nervy [nervier -comp., nerviest -sup.], jumpy [jumpier -comp., jumpiest -sup.], on edge, fidgety, uptight, twitchy [twitchier -comp., twitchiest -sup.], stressed.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: And finally, we have the art librarians in a tizzy because they think certain types of headings have been tampered with.
    Ex: The article ' Nervy Days for Office Suppliers' reviews the present state of affairs of office automation.
    Ex: This film adaptation is scrappily made and jumpy, and there is nothing here that evokes either the joy of the moment or the death of the soul.
    Ex: The combination of trade deficit, budget deficit, and threat of war has international investors completely on edge.
    Ex: Fidgety people are rarely well, they have generally `a headache,' or `spasms,' or `nerves,' or something of that sort.
    Ex: Many of the working-class mothers who take part could be described as uptight.
    Ex: The day before she wouldn't eat or speak and she was twitchy since she didn't know what the future would hold.
    Ex: Australia is 'in a different league' to most stressed world economies because of the stability of its banks and China's hunger for its exports.
    * depresión nerviosa = breakdown.
    * de un modo nervioso = nervously.
    * estar nervioso = be in a tizz(y), have + butterflies in + Posesivo + stomach.
    * gas nervioso = nerve agent, nerve gas.
    * la gente se está poniendo nerviosa = the natives are nervous.
    * muy nervioso = in a state of agitation, highly-strung, high-strung.
    * persona nerviosa = fidget.
    * poner nervioso = rattle.
    * ponerse nervioso = get + Posesivo + panties in a bundle, be in a tizz(y), get in(to) a tizz(y), have + butterflies in + Posesivo + stomach.
    * risa nerviosa = giggle.
    * risita nerviosa = giggle.
    * sistema nervioso = nervous system.
    * sistema nervioso periférico = peripheral nervous system.
    * sufrir una depresión nerviosa = have + a breakdown.
    * terminación nerviosa = nerve ending.
    * tic nervioso = tic.

    * * *
    A ‹persona/animal›
    1 [ SER] (excitable) nervous, high-strung ( AmE), highly strung ( BrE)
    2 [ ESTAR] (preocupado) nervous
    estoy muy nervioso por lo de los exámenes I'm very nervous o ( colloq) uptight about the exams
    3 [ ESTAR] (agitado) agitated
    todos estamos muy nerviosos we're all very agitated o ( colloq) worked up o ( colloq) het up
    estás muy nerviosa hoy ¿qué te ha pasado? you seem very agitated o on edge o ( colloq) jumpy today, what's up?
    ese ruido me tiene or me pone nerviosa that noise is getting on my nerves
    me pongo nervioso cada vez que la veo I get flustered every time I see her
    B ‹trastorno› nervous
    * * *

     

    nervioso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    1persona/animal
    a) [ser] ( excitable) nervous

    b) [estar] (preocupado, tenso) nervous;


    c) [estar] ( agitado) agitated;

    últimamente se le nota nervioso he's been on edge o (colloq) uptight lately;

    ese ruido me pone muy nerviosa that noise is getting on my nerves;
    me pongo nervioso cada vez que la veo I get flustered every time I see her
    2 trastorno nervous;
    célula nerve ( before n)
    nervioso,-a adjetivo
    1 nervous: la pregunta le puso nervioso, the question made him nervous
    ponerse nervioso, to get nervous/upset
    2 (inquieto, intranquilo) fidgety: es un niño muy nervioso, he's a very restless child
    ' nervioso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    agitada
    - agitado
    - agitarse
    - descomponer
    - descomponerse
    - desesperar
    - emocionarse
    - enervar
    - idea
    - impulso
    - nerviosa
    - toda
    - todo
    - ver
    - alborotado
    - poner
    -
    - sistema
    - tic
    English:
    crack up
    - edge
    - edgy
    - excite
    - fidgety
    - flap
    - fluster
    - fraught
    - gulp
    - highly-strung
    - jitters
    - jittery
    - jumpy
    - keyed up
    - knickers
    - lather
    - nerve gas
    - nervous
    - nervous system
    - panicky
    - rattle
    - state
    - twitchy
    - unnerve
    - uptight
    - work up
    - agitated
    - butter
    - cool
    - dither
    - high
    - hype
    - nerve
    - system
    - unnerving
    - up
    * * *
    nervioso, -a adj
    1. [sistema, enfermedad] nervous;
    centro/tejido nervioso nerve centre/tissue
    2. [inquieto, agitado] nervous;
    está muy nervioso he's very nervous;
    está muy nervioso por la operación de su padre he's very anxious about his father's operation;
    quise hablar con ella pero me puse muy nervioso I wanted to talk to her but I got all nervous;
    todavía no me han dicho el resultado y me estoy poniendo nervioso they still haven't told me the result and I'm getting nervous o a bit jumpy;
    ese ruidito me está poniendo nervioso that noise is getting on my nerves
    3. [muy activo] Br highly strung, US high-strung;
    es muy nervioso he's very Br highly strung o US high-strung
    * * *
    adj nervous;
    ponerse nervioso get nervous; ( agitado) get agitated;
    poner a alguien nervioso get on s.o.’s nerves
    * * *
    nervioso, -sa adj
    1) : nervous, nerve
    sistema nervioso: nervous system
    2) : high-strung, restless, anxious
    ponerse nervioso: to get nervous
    3) : vigorous, energetic
    * * *
    nervioso adj nervous

    Spanish-English dictionary > nervioso

  • 14 poco comunicativo

    adj.
    uncommunicative, closemouthed, nondemonstrative, self-contained.
    * * *
    (adj.) = uncommunicative, reserved
    Ex. He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    * * *
    (adj.) = uncommunicative, reserved

    Ex: He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poco comunicativo

  • 15 reservado

    adj.
    1 private, confidential.
    2 reserved, pre-selected, preselected.
    3 reserved, discreet, close-lipped, closemouthed.
    m.
    reserved place.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: reservar.
    * * *
    1 (en local) private room; (en tren) reserved compartment
    ————————
    1→ link=reservar reservar
    1 (plazas) booked, reserved
    2 (persona) reserved, discreet
    3 (asunto) confidential
    1 (en local) private room; (en tren) reserved compartment
    * * *
    (f. - reservada)
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [actitud, persona] (=poco comunicativo) reserved; (=discreto) discreet
    2) (=confidencial) [asunto, documento] confidential

    estos documentos son materia reservada — these documents are confidential, these documents contain confidential material

    2. SM
    1) (=habitación aparte) [en restaurante] private room; [en tren] reserved compartment
    2) Cono Sur (=vino) vintage wine
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/actitud> reserved; <asunto/tema> confidential; ver tb reservar
    II
    1) (en restaurante, bar) private room; ( en tren) reserved compartment
    2) (CS) ( vino) vintage wine
    * * *
    = on hold, reserved, retiring, confidential, subdued, uncommunicative, secretive.
    Ex. The librarian may also review the borrower status to see what documents he has on loan and on hold.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Who would want to here the the ramblings of a retiring past president?.
    Ex. There is also a large amount of information that is kept secret: not merely cloak-and-dagger state secrets, but vast quantities of confidential technical and commercial data.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex. There is a tendency to be secretive about information, more prevalent in the UK and USA than in Japan, which is inimical to success.
    ----
    * cola de documentos reservados y disponibles = held-document-available queue.
    * documento reservado = held document.
    * espacio reservado para el estudio = study space.
    * reservados todos los derechos = all rights reserved.
    * tener algo reservado = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una alternativa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una sorpresa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * todos los derechos reservados = all rights reserved.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/actitud> reserved; <asunto/tema> confidential; ver tb reservar
    II
    1) (en restaurante, bar) private room; ( en tren) reserved compartment
    2) (CS) ( vino) vintage wine
    * * *
    reservado2

    Ex: Windows can place regular files in these reserved areas when the rest of the disk is full.

    * asiento reservado = reserved seat.
    * campo reservado = reserved field.
    * libro reservado = reserved book.

    = on hold, reserved, retiring, confidential, subdued, uncommunicative, secretive.

    Ex: The librarian may also review the borrower status to see what documents he has on loan and on hold.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex: Who would want to here the the ramblings of a retiring past president?.
    Ex: There is also a large amount of information that is kept secret: not merely cloak-and-dagger state secrets, but vast quantities of confidential technical and commercial data.
    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex: He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex: There is a tendency to be secretive about information, more prevalent in the UK and USA than in Japan, which is inimical to success.
    * cola de documentos reservados y disponibles = held-document-available queue.
    * documento reservado = held document.
    * espacio reservado para el estudio = study space.
    * reservados todos los derechos = all rights reserved.
    * tener algo reservado = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una alternativa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * tener una sorpresa reservada = have + something up + Posesivo + sleeve.
    * todos los derechos reservados = all rights reserved.

    * * *
    reservado1 -da
    A ‹persona/actitud› reserved
    B ‹asunto/tema› confidential
    un documento de carácter reservado a confidential document
    A
    1 (en un restaurante, bar) private room
    2 (en un tren) reserved compartment
    B (CS) (vino) vintage wine
    * * *

    Del verbo reservar: ( conjugate reservar)

    reservado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    reservado    
    reservar
    reservado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹persona/actitud reserved;


    asunto/tema confidential;
    ver tb

    reservar ( conjugate reservar) verbo transitivo
    1asiento/habitación/mesa to reserve, book;
    pasaje/billete to book
    2 ( guardar) ‹porción de comida/dinero to set aside;

    reservó lo mejor para el final she kept the best till last
    reservarse verbo pronominal
    a) ( para sí mismo) ‹porción/porcentajeto keep … for oneself;



    reservado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (información, etc) confidential
    2 (callado, discreto) reserved
    II sustantivo masculino private room
    reservar verbo transitivo
    1 (algo para más tarde) to keep back
    (guardar para alguien) to keep (aside): le reservamos una sorpresa, we have a surprise in store for him
    2 (en un hotel, restaurante, etc) to book, reserve: hemos reservado una mesa para cuatro (personas), we reserved a table for four
    ' reservado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    admisión
    - cámara
    - íntima
    - íntimo
    - privada
    - privado
    - reservar
    - reservada
    - sanctasanctórum
    - taciturna
    - taciturno
    - reticente
    English:
    antisocial
    - bay
    - cagey
    - close
    - distant
    - private
    - quiet
    - remote
    - reserved
    - secretive
    - shy
    - uncommunicative
    - unreserved
    - book
    - reserve
    - top
    * * *
    reservado, -a
    adj
    1. [mesa, plaza] reserved
    2. [tema, asunto] confidential
    3. [persona] reserved
    nm
    [en restaurante] private room; [en tren] reserved compartment
    * * *
    I adj reserved
    II m private room
    * * *
    reservado, -da adj
    1) : reserved, reticent
    2) : confidential
    * * *
    reservado adj reserved

    Spanish-English dictionary > reservado

  • 16 retraído

    adj.
    1 withdrawn, shy, introverted, reserved.
    2 abashed.
    3 shy.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: retraer.
    * * *
    1→ link=retraer retraer
    1 (tímido) shy, reserved
    2 (solitario) solitary
    3 (poco comunicativo) unsociable, withdrawn
    * * *
    (f. - retraída)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=tímido) shy, reserved
    * * *
    - da adjetivo withdrawn, retiring (before n)
    * * *
    = self-effacing, withdrawn, reclusive, reserved.
    Ex. Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.
    Ex. A class may be keen, alert, contributive, except for one child who is withdrawn, distracted, unresponsive.
    Ex. Then, just days later, the usually reclusive leader of the Pakistani Taliban Mehsud held a news conference of his own, in the same region.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo withdrawn, retiring (before n)
    * * *
    = self-effacing, withdrawn, reclusive, reserved.

    Ex: Self-effacing nervousness causes the epiglottis to tighten, strangling the words in the throat and stiffening the diaphragm so that it is like pulled-out elastic unable to propel anything.

    Ex: A class may be keen, alert, contributive, except for one child who is withdrawn, distracted, unresponsive.
    Ex: Then, just days later, the usually reclusive leader of the Pakistani Taliban Mehsud held a news conference of his own, in the same region.
    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    * * *
    withdrawn, retiring ( before n)
    * * *

    Del verbo retraer: ( conjugate retraer)

    retraído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    retraer    
    retraído
    retraído
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    withdrawn, retiring ( before n)
    retraer verbo transitivo
    1 (las uñas, etc) to retract, draw in
    2 (de un intento) to dissuade, put off: la timidez le retrajo de llamar, his shyness kept him from calling
    retraído,-a adjetivo shy, reserved

    ' retraído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    retraída
    - tímido
    English:
    retiring
    - withdrawn
    * * *
    retraído, -a adj
    withdrawn, retiring
    * * *
    I partretraer
    II adj withdrawn
    * * *
    retraído, -da adj
    : withdrawn, retiring, shy

    Spanish-English dictionary > retraído

  • 17 sumiso

    adj.
    submissive, obedient, dutiful, pliant.
    * * *
    1 submissive, obedient
    * * *
    ADJ (=dócil) submissive; (=que no se resiste) unresisting; (=que no se queja) uncomplaining
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo submissive
    * * *
    = submissive, docile.
    Ex. Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.
    Ex. Was she, too, destined to become as docile and obedient as the other staff members appeared to be?.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo submissive
    * * *
    = submissive, docile.

    Ex: Male librarians believed the public's image of themselves to be more submissive, meek, nervous, effeminate, reserved, following, subdued and less approachable, athletic, and attractive than the undergraduate sample actually saw them.

    Ex: Was she, too, destined to become as docile and obedient as the other staff members appeared to be?.

    * * *
    sumiso -sa
    submissive
    siempre acataba sumiso las órdenes de su amo he always obeyed his master's orders meekly o without question
    soportaba sus malos tratos con actitud sumisa she suffered his ill-treatment submissively
    * * *

    sumiso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    submissive
    sumiso,-a adjetivo submissive, docile, obedient

    ' sumiso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sumisa
    English:
    dutiful
    - meek
    - submissive
    - docile
    * * *
    sumiso, -a adj
    submissive
    * * *
    adj submissive
    * * *
    sumiso, -sa adj
    : submissive, acquiescent, docile

    Spanish-English dictionary > sumiso

  • 18 ajotado

    adj.
    effeminate, camp.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: ajotar.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (Méx fam) camp (colloq)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (Méx fam) camp (colloq)
    * * *
    ajotado -da
    ( Méx fam) camp ( colloq)

    Spanish-English dictionary > ajotado

  • 19 amanerarse

    pron.v.
    1 to become effeminate.
    2 to become affected (volverse afectado).
    * * *
    1 to become affected
    2 (afeminarse) to become effeminate
    * * *
    * * *
    verbo pronominal to become affected
    * * *
    verbo pronominal to become affected
    * * *
    amanerarse [A1 ]
    to become affected
    * * *
    1. [afeminarse] to become effeminate
    2. [volverse afectado] to become affected
    * * *
    v/r become affected

    Spanish-English dictionary > amanerarse

  • 20 amariconado

    1 familiar poofy, camp
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (fam) camp (colloq)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo (fam) camp (colloq)
    * * *
    ( fam); effeminate, camp ( colloq)
    * * *
    amariconado, -a Fam Pey
    adj
    1. [afeminado] limp-wristed, Br poofy, US faggy
    2. [delicado] wimpy, wimpish
    nm
    [delicado] wimp
    * * *
    effeminate, camp

    Spanish-English dictionary > amariconado

См. также в других словарях:

  • Effeminate — Ef*fem i*nate, a. [L. effeminatus, p. p. of effeminare to make a woman of; ex out + femina a woman. See {Feminine}, a.] 1. Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effeminate — Ef*fem i*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Effeminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Effeminating}.] To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken. [1913 Webster] It will not corrupt or effeminate children s minds. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effeminate — Ef*fem i*nate, v. i. To grow womanish or weak. [1913 Webster] In a slothful peace both courage will effeminate and manners corrupt. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effeminate — early 15c., from L. effeminatus womanish, effeminate, pp. of effeminare make a woman of, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + femina woman (see FEMININE (Cf. feminine)). Rarely used without reproach. Related: Effeminately …   Etymology dictionary

  • effeminate — [e fem′ə nit, ifem′ə nit] adj. [ME effeminat < L effeminatus pp. of effeminare, to make womanish < ex , out + femina, a woman: see FEMALE] 1. having the qualities generally attributed to women, as weakness, timidity, delicacy, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • effeminate — adj womanish, womanlike, womanly, feminine, *female, ladylike Analogous words: emasculated, enervated, unmanned (see UNNERVE): epicene (see BISEXUAL): *soft, mild, gentle, lenient, bland: pampered, indulged, humored, mollycoddled (see INDULGE)… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • effeminate — [adj] having female qualities epicene, feminine, womanish, womanlike, womanly; concepts 401,404 Ant. manly, masculine …   New thesaurus

  • effeminate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a man) having characteristics regarded as typical of a woman. DERIVATIVES effeminacy noun effeminately adverb. ORIGIN from Latin effeminare make feminine …   English terms dictionary

  • effeminate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin effeminatus, from past participle of effeminare to make effeminate, from ex + femina woman more at feminine Date: 15th century 1. having feminine qualities untypical of a man ; not manly in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • effeminate — [[t]ɪfe̱mɪnət[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a man or boy as effeminate, you think he behaves, looks, or sounds like a woman or girl. ...a skinny, effeminate guy in lipstick and earrings... His voice was curiously high pitched,… …   English dictionary

  • effeminate — effeminately, adv. effeminateness, n. effemination, n. adj. /i fem euh nit/; v. /i fem euh nayt /, adj., v., effeminated, effeminating. adj. 1. (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness… …   Universalium


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