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  • 1 apático

    adj.
    1 apathetic, indifferent, lackadaisical, disinterested.
    2 apathic.
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    1 apathetic
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 apathetic person
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    ADJ (=abúlico) apathetic; (Med) listless
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    - ca adjetivo apathetic
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    = listless, unresponsive, plateaued, lethargic, impassive, apathetic, feckless.
    Ex. Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.
    Ex. A class may be keen, alert, contributive, except for one child who is withdrawn, distracted, unresponsive.
    Ex. This article suggests strategies which managers can adopt to assist passively plateaued individuals who are discontented with their situation and lack interest or motivation.
    Ex. Learning disabled and mentally retarded children have limited attention span and may be hyperactive or lethargic.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. In World War 2 librarians generally sympathised with Britain, but many were isolationist or apathetic during the early years = En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los bibliotecarios generalmente simpatizaban con Gran Bretaña, aunque muchos mantuvieron una actitud no intervencionista o indiferente durante los primeros años.
    Ex. The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
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    * de un modo apático = listlessly.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo apathetic
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    = listless, unresponsive, plateaued, lethargic, impassive, apathetic, feckless.

    Ex: Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.

    Ex: A class may be keen, alert, contributive, except for one child who is withdrawn, distracted, unresponsive.
    Ex: This article suggests strategies which managers can adopt to assist passively plateaued individuals who are discontented with their situation and lack interest or motivation.
    Ex: Learning disabled and mentally retarded children have limited attention span and may be hyperactive or lethargic.
    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex: In World War 2 librarians generally sympathised with Britain, but many were isolationist or apathetic during the early years = En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los bibliotecarios generalmente simpatizaban con Gran Bretaña, aunque muchos mantuvieron una actitud no intervencionista o indiferente durante los primeros años.
    Ex: The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
    * de un modo apático = listlessly.

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    apathetic
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    apático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    apathetic
    apático,-a
    I adjetivo apathetic
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino apathetic person

    ' apático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    apática
    - desganado
    English:
    apathetic
    - lethargic
    - listless
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    apático, -a
    adj
    apathetic
    nm,f
    apathetic person
    * * *
    adj apathetic
    * * *
    apático, -ca adj
    : apathetic

    Spanish-English dictionary > apático

  • 2 arpía

    adj.
    ravenous, harpy-like, predatory.
    f.
    1 vixen, brawling woman, old hag, shrew.
    2 harpy.
    3 Harpy, mythological monster with a woman's head and a bird's body, mythological monster Harpy.
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    1 harpy
    2 familiar figurado dragon, old witch, harpy
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    SF (Mit) harpy; (=mujer) old bag *
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    femenino ( mujer perversa) dragon, harpy (liter); (Mit) harpy
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    = dragon lady, harpy, harridan, hag.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex. For years past, the harpies of power have been industriously inculcating the idea that all our difficulties proceed from the impotency of Congress.
    Ex. The lifestyle of the bachelor is an enviable one: footloose and fancy-free, sailing through life without the constraints of a nagging harridan of a girlfriend.
    Ex. Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.
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    femenino ( mujer perversa) dragon, harpy (liter); (Mit) harpy
    * * *
    = dragon lady, harpy, harridan, hag.

    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.

    Ex: For years past, the harpies of power have been industriously inculcating the idea that all our difficulties proceed from the impotency of Congress.
    Ex: The lifestyle of the bachelor is an enviable one: footloose and fancy-free, sailing through life without the constraints of a nagging harridan of a girlfriend.
    Ex: Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.

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    1 (mujer perversa) dragon, harpy, harridan
    2 ( Mit) harpy
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    arpía sustantivo femenino Mit harpy
    figurado old witch, old hag
    ' arpía' also found in these entries:
    English:
    cow
    - hag
    - bitch
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    arpía nf
    1. Mitol harpy
    2. [mujer mala] witch
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    f harpy
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    arpía nf
    : shrew, harpy

    Spanish-English dictionary > arpía

  • 3 bruja

    f.
    1 witch, sorceress.
    3 vixen, old bag, old hag, bitch.
    4 crone, harridan.
    5 barn owl.
    pres.subj.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) Present Subjunctive of Spanish verb: brujir.
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    1 (hechicera) witch
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    noun f.
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    1.
    ADJ

    estar bruja Caribe, Méx ** to be broke *, be flat (EEUU) *

    ando bien bruja** I'm skint **

    2. SF
    1) (=hechicera) witch
    2) * (=arpía) old hag *; Méx woman
    3) Caribe, Cono Sur (=fantasma) spook *, ghost; (=puta) whore
    4) (Orn) barn owl
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    1) ( mujer antipática) (fam) witch (colloq), old hag (colloq); ver tb brujo II
    2) (AmC, Col) (Zool) moth
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    = witch, bitch, dragon lady, shrewish, evil old woman, sorceress, old hag, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
    Ex. Recently parents and concerned citizens have increasingly challenged library books that feature witches, demons and the devil whether in fiction, mythology or mysticism.
    Ex. Scarlett O'Hara, the main character, is portrayed as both a scheming bitch and hard-nosed survivor.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. The fear of evil old women flying across the sky on broomsticks and hunting for children still remains today because of the ignorance of humanity.
    Ex. Its origin is a German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
    Ex. On the streets of London we meet some of the denizens of the city -- there is the sandwich-board man, a blind old hag, and a lamplighter among them.
    Ex. Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.
    Ex. Feminists prior to her were the old bags, the women that were so ugly you couldn't stand to look at them.
    Ex. About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
    Ex. The other day some crazy old bat stole both my house keys and car keys.
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    * bieja bruja = old hag.
    * caza de brujas = witch-hunt, witch hunting.
    * vieja bruja = evil old woman, harridan, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
    * * *
    1) ( mujer antipática) (fam) witch (colloq), old hag (colloq); ver tb brujo II
    2) (AmC, Col) (Zool) moth
    * * *
    = witch, bitch, dragon lady, shrewish, evil old woman, sorceress, old hag, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

    Ex: Recently parents and concerned citizens have increasingly challenged library books that feature witches, demons and the devil whether in fiction, mythology or mysticism.

    Ex: Scarlett O'Hara, the main character, is portrayed as both a scheming bitch and hard-nosed survivor.
    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: The fear of evil old women flying across the sky on broomsticks and hunting for children still remains today because of the ignorance of humanity.
    Ex: Its origin is a German folktale in which a beautiful girl with long golden hair is kept imprisoned in a lonely tower by a sorceress.
    Ex: On the streets of London we meet some of the denizens of the city -- there is the sandwich-board man, a blind old hag, and a lamplighter among them.
    Ex: Many stories about hags seem to have been used to frighten children into being good.
    Ex: Feminists prior to her were the old bags, the women that were so ugly you couldn't stand to look at them.
    Ex: About this time several of the old crones of the tribe offered their ribald advice on how the new couple should conduct themselves off in the forest together.
    Ex: The other day some crazy old bat stole both my house keys and car keys.
    * bieja bruja = old hag.
    * caza de brujas = witch-hunt, witch hunting.
    * vieja bruja = evil old woman, harridan, hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

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    A (mujer antipática) ( fam); witch ( colloq), old hag ( colloq) ver tb brujo2 (↑ brujo (2))
    B (AmC, Col) ( Zool) moth
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    bruja sustantivo femenino
    1 witch, sorceress
    2 fig (mujer antipática) old bag
    ' bruja' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mientras
    - chicha
    - escoba
    English:
    bitch
    - cow
    - hag
    - sorceress
    - witch
    - change
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    nf
    1. [hechicera] witch, sorceress
    2. Fam [mujer fea] hag
    3. Fam [mujer mala] witch
    adj
    CAm, Carib, Méx Fam
    andar o [m5] estar bruja [sin dinero] to be broke o Br skint
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    f
    1 witch;
    :
    estar bruja fam be broke fam
    * * *
    bruja n witch [pl. witches]

    Spanish-English dictionary > bruja

  • 4 calculador

    adj.
    1 calculating, computing.
    2 calculating, scheming, designing.
    m.
    calculator, estimator, reckoner.
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    1 calculating
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 calculator
    \
    calculadora de bolsillo pocket calculator
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    ADJ
    1) [gen] calculating
    2) LAm (=egoísta) selfish, mercenary
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    - dora adjetivo calculating
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    = calculating, matter-of-fact.
    Ex. Very common among young people is the belief that taken precautions in advance of intercourse is cold, calculating and unromantic.
    Ex. The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.
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    - dora adjetivo calculating
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    = calculating, matter-of-fact.

    Ex: Very common among young people is the belief that taken precautions in advance of intercourse is cold, calculating and unromantic.

    Ex: The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.

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    calculating
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    calculador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    calculating
    calculador,-ora
    I adjetivo (persona, mente) calculating
    II sustantivo femenino calculator

    ' calculador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calculadora
    - cerebral
    English:
    calculating
    * * *
    calculador, -ora adj
    calculating;
    una persona fría y calculadora a cold and calculating person
    * * *
    adj fig
    calculating
    * * *
    : calculating

    Spanish-English dictionary > calculador

  • 5 flemático

    adj.
    1 phlegmatic, phlegmatical, stolid.
    2 phlegmatic, self-possessed, phlegmatical, composed.
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    1 phlegmatic
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    ADJ (=imperturbable) [persona] phlegmatic; [tono, comportamiento] matter-of-fact, unruffled
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo phlegmatic
    * * *
    = phlegmatic, matter-of-fact.
    Ex. A historical outline of the study of personality is given with particular emphasis on the concept of the 4 humours: choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic and sanguine.
    Ex. The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo phlegmatic
    * * *
    = phlegmatic, matter-of-fact.

    Ex: A historical outline of the study of personality is given with particular emphasis on the concept of the 4 humours: choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic and sanguine.

    Ex: The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› phlegmatic
    2 ‹tos› phlegmy
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    flemático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    phlegmatic
    flemático,-a adjetivo phlegmatic

    ' flemático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    flemática
    English:
    matter-of-fact
    - phlegmatic
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    flemático, -a adj
    [tranquilo] phlegmatic
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    adj phlegmatic
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    flemático, -ca adj
    : phlegmatic, stolid, impassive

    Spanish-English dictionary > flemático

  • 6 harpía

    = dragon lady, harridan.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex. The lifestyle of the bachelor is an enviable one: footloose and fancy-free, sailing through life without the constraints of a nagging harridan of a girlfriend.
    * * *
    = dragon lady, harridan.

    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.

    Ex: The lifestyle of the bachelor is an enviable one: footloose and fancy-free, sailing through life without the constraints of a nagging harridan of a girlfriend.

    * * *
    1. [ave] harpy eagle
    2. Mitol harpy
    3. [mujer mala] witch

    Spanish-English dictionary > harpía

  • 7 impasibilidad

    f.
    impassivity.
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    1 impassiveness
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    SF impassiveness, impassivity

    le golpeó en el rostro ante la impasibilidad de todos los que pasaban por allí — he hit her in the face and no-one passing by took any notice

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    femenino impassivity
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    = impassivity, stiff upper lip.
    Ex. The most significant conclusion drawn was the librarian's impassivity in their day to day interactions with users.
    Ex. The British stiff upper lip is even more in evidence in countless war films, especially those set during World War II.
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    * con impasibilidad = impassively.
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    femenino impassivity
    * * *
    = impassivity, stiff upper lip.

    Ex: The most significant conclusion drawn was the librarian's impassivity in their day to day interactions with users.

    Ex: The British stiff upper lip is even more in evidence in countless war films, especially those set during World War II.
    * con impasibilidad = impassively.

    * * *
    impassivity
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    impassivity
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    f impassivity

    Spanish-English dictionary > impasibilidad

  • 8 impasible

    adj.
    1 impassive.
    2 impassible, cold, cold-blooded, deadpan.
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    1 impassive
    \
    quedarse impasible to remain impassive
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    * * *
    adjetivo impassive
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    = impassive, stolid, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unflappable, straight-faced, insensible.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex. Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex. In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex. Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex. I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex. Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex. Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex. Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
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    * mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.
    * * *
    adjetivo impassive
    * * *
    = impassive, stolid, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unflappable, straight-faced, insensible.

    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.

    Ex: A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex: Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex: In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex: Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex: I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex: Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex: Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex: Electrical stunning renders an animal instantly insensible by inducing a grand mal epileptic seizure.
    * mantenerse impasible = keep + a stiff upper lip.

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    impassive
    esperó impasible el resultado she remained impassive as she waited for the result
    se quedó impasible ante el espectáculo he remained impassive o unmoved at the sight
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    impasible adjetivo
    impassive
    impasible adjetivo
    1 (imperturbable) impassive, unemotional
    2 (insensible) impassive, insensitive: no podemos permanecer impasibles ante el hambre de tantos, we can't turn a blind eye to so much starvation
    ' impasible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    indiferente
    - insensible
    English:
    exhibit
    - impassive
    - lip
    - quiet
    - stolid
    - undismayed
    - unmoved
    - unperturbed
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    impassive;
    su rostro permaneció impasible his face showed o betrayed no emotion;
    escuchó impasible el veredicto she listened impassively as the verdict was read out
    * * *
    adj impassive
    * * *
    : impassive, unmoved

    Spanish-English dictionary > impasible

  • 9 imperturbable

    adj.
    imperturbable.
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    1 imperturbable
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    ADJ (=no cambiable) imperturbable; (=sereno) unruffled; (=impasible) impassive
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    a) [ser] ( sereno) imperturbable, unflappable
    b) [estar] ( ante un peligro) unperturbed, unruffled
    c) <rostro/sonrisa> impassive
    * * *
    = imperturbable, impassive, stolid, unflappable, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, cool-headed.
    Ex. 'I always hit him on the top of his highs when I want something,' the imperturbable Passantino answered = "Siempre espero a que esté eufórico para darle el sablazo cuando quiero algo", respondió el imperturbable Passantino.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex. Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex. Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex. In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex. Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex. I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex. But it is obvious that modern leftist philosophers are not simply cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge.
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    a) [ser] ( sereno) imperturbable, unflappable
    b) [estar] ( ante un peligro) unperturbed, unruffled
    c) <rostro/sonrisa> impassive
    * * *
    = imperturbable, impassive, stolid, unflappable, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, cool-headed.

    Ex: 'I always hit him on the top of his highs when I want something,' the imperturbable Passantino answered = "Siempre espero a que esté eufórico para darle el sablazo cuando quiero algo", respondió el imperturbable Passantino.

    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex: A political setback forced a wrenching transformation of the stolid but effective library into what ultimately became a brand new, proactive one.
    Ex: Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex: Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex: In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex: Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex: I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex: But it is obvious that modern leftist philosophers are not simply cool-headed logicians systematically analyzing the foundations of knowledge.

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    1 [ SER] (sereno) imperturbable, unflappable
    2 [ ESTAR] (ante un peligro) unperturbed, unruffled
    el avión daba tumbos y ella seguía imperturbable although the plane was lurching about she remained quite composed o unruffled o unperturbed
    3 ‹rostro/sonrisa› impassive
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    imperturbable adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( sereno) imperturbable


    c)rostro/sonrisa impassive

    imperturbable adjetivo imperturbable, unruffled
    ' imperturbable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    campante
    - impasible
    - inalterable
    English:
    unabashed
    - unshockable
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    1. [persona] imperturbable;
    escuchó imperturbable las acusaciones he listened impassively to the charges
    2. [sonrisa] impassive
    * * *
    adj imperturbable
    * * *
    : imperturbable, impassive, stolid

    Spanish-English dictionary > imperturbable

  • 10 impávido

    adj.
    1 impassive, imperturbable, emotionless, devoid of emotion.
    2 intrepid, dauntless, fearless, undaunted.
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    1 dauntless
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    ADJ
    1) (=valiente) intrepid; (=impasible) dauntless, undaunted
    2) LAm (=insolente) cheeky, sassy (EEUU) *
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    - da adjetivo (liter) ( impasible) impassive, unperturbed; ( sin miedo) undaunted
    * * *
    = unflappable, straight-faced, dauntless, undaunted.
    Ex. Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.
    Ex. Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex. He was a dauntless adventurer, a sleuthhound, a research scholar of exceptional acuity.
    Ex. His novels reflect the story of the spirit of man, undaunted and ceaselessly toiling and achieving ever higher levels of culture.
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    - da adjetivo (liter) ( impasible) impassive, unperturbed; ( sin miedo) undaunted
    * * *
    = unflappable, straight-faced, dauntless, undaunted.

    Ex: Steel's book exemplifies what might be termed the subgenre of 'Mutiny novel,' using such conventional characters as the plucky Englishwoman, the unflappable English gentleman-spy, and the crazed religious zealot.

    Ex: Satire and comedy can be better vehicles for social commentary than straight-faced, serious drama.
    Ex: He was a dauntless adventurer, a sleuthhound, a research scholar of exceptional acuity.
    Ex: His novels reflect the story of the spirit of man, undaunted and ceaselessly toiling and achieving ever higher levels of culture.

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    ( liter) (impasible) impassive, unperturbed; (sin miedo) undaunted
    aguantó impávido mis reproches he bore my reproaches impassively ( liter)
    todos huyeron pero él permaneció impávido en su puesto everyone else fled but he remained at his post undaunted o he remained fearlessly at his post
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    impávido,-a adjetivo
    1 (que no se asusta) unafraid, fearless, undaunted
    2 LAm cheeky
    ' impávido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    impávida
    English:
    undismayed
    - unflinching
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    impávido, -a adj
    1. [valeroso] fearless, courageous
    2. [impasible] impassive
    * * *
    adj
    1 ( valiente) fearless, undaunted
    2 ( impasible) impassive
    * * *
    impávido, -da adj
    : undaunted, unperturbed

    Spanish-English dictionary > impávido

  • 11 inalterable

    adj.
    1 stable.
    permanecer inalterable to remain unchanged
    2 fast (color).
    3 impassive.
    4 unalterable, changeless, unchanging, unmovable.
    * * *
    1 (propiedad) unchanging
    2 (color) fast
    3 (persona, vida) impassive, imperturbable
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [materia] inalterable, unchanging; [persona, cualidad] immutable; [cara] impassive; [color] permanent, fast; [lustre] permanent
    * * *
    a) < expresión> impassive; < valores> immutable (frml)
    b) < roca> unalterable
    c) < color> fast
    * * *
    = fast + Color, unalterable.
    Ex. A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards.
    Ex. Flexibility in the notation of a scheme enables us to make a choice, but once made that choice becomes unalterable.
    ----
    * hacer inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.
    * ser inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.
    * * *
    a) < expresión> impassive; < valores> immutable (frml)
    b) < roca> unalterable
    c) < color> fast
    * * *
    = fast + Color, unalterable.

    Ex: A covering material of fast, even colour, was eventually produced that was impervious to the adhesive with which it was stuck to the boards.

    Ex: Flexibility in the notation of a scheme enables us to make a choice, but once made that choice becomes unalterable.
    * hacer inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.
    * ser inalterable = set in + stone, set in + tablets of stone.

    * * *
    1 ‹expresión› impassive; ‹valores› immutable ( frml)
    una mujer de una serenidad inalterable a woman of immutable o unalterable serenity
    2 ‹roca› inalterable, unalterable
    un metal inalterable a metal which does not rust or corrode
    3 ‹color› fast
    * * *

    inalterable adjetivo
    1 unalterable: es una sustancia inalterable a altas temperaturas, the substance is unaffected by high temperatures
    2 (persona) impassive, imperturbable
    ' inalterable' also found in these entries:
    English:
    fast
    - immutable
    - unchangeable
    * * *
    1. [salud] stable;
    [amistad] undying; [principios] unshakeable; [decisión] final;
    permanecer inalterable to remain unchanged
    2. [color] fast
    3. [rostro, carácter] impassive
    4. Dep Fam
    el marcador permanece inalterable the score remains unchanged
    * * *
    adj
    1 color permanent, fast;
    materiales inalterables materials that do not deteriorate
    2 principios immutable
    2 carácter impassive
    * * *
    1) : unalterable, unchangeable
    2) : impassive
    3) : colorfast

    Spanish-English dictionary > inalterable

  • 12 indiferente

    adj.
    1 indifferent.
    2 unresponsive, apathetic, having little or no interest.
    f. & m.
    indifferent person.
    * * *
    1 indifferent
    \
    me es indiferente I don't care
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=impasible) [actitud, mirada] indifferent

    dejar indiferente a algn: esas imágenes no pueden dejarnos indiferentes — those images cannot fail to move us

    permanecer o quedarse indiferente — to remain indifferent (a, ante to)

    2) (=que da igual)

    -¿desea salir por la mañana o por la tarde? -me es indiferente — "do you want to leave in the morning or the afternoon?" - "it makes no difference to me o I don't mind"

    es indiferente que vengáis hoy o mañanait makes no difference o it doesn't matter whether you come today or tomorrow

    * * *
    a) (poco importante, de poco interés)

    es indiferente que salga hoy o mañanait doesn't matter o it makes no difference whether it goes today or tomorrow

    ¿té o café? - me es indiferente — tea or coffee? - either

    me es indiferente su amistadI'm not concerned o (colloq) bothered about his friendship

    b) ( poco interesado) indifferent

    indiferente al peligroindifferent to o unconcerned about the danger

    * * *
    = listless, unsympathetic, indifferent, half-hearted [halfhearted], uninterested, regardless, uncaring, unconcerned, detached, impassive, unengaged, apathetic, careless, feckless, insouciant, nonchalant, nonplus, nonplussed [nonplused], soulless, unemotional.
    Ex. Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.
    Ex. But of its four sentences, the third was so determined to present a grammatically structured metaphor for its meaning that it dazzled my eye, never mind my already unsympathetic brain.
    Ex. Contrary to popular belief, people who have been deaf from birth are not indifferent to aesthetic literature.
    Ex. Yet the response from government has been half-hearted at best.
    Ex. Other staff of the library remained at best uninterested in the project and at worst resented it as a diminution of traditional library services.
    Ex. What can we do is rethink our query, or we can 'bash on regardless' using the power of the computer to perform lots more searches in the hope that 'something will turn up'.
    Ex. The principal problem which faces archives is that of saving significant material from indiscriminate destruction by ignorant or uncaring owners.
    Ex. Then, with an elfin smile she said: 'You see, I haven't been entirely unconcerned!'.
    Ex. The attention good literature pays to life is both loving and detached.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex. In World War 2 librarians generally sympathised with Britain, but many were isolationist or apathetic during the early years = En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los bibliotecarios generalmente simpatizaban con Gran Bretaña, aunque muchos mantuvieron una actitud no intervencionista o indiferente durante los primeros años.
    Ex. They will spend time trying to ascribe reasons to the variations whereas the true facts are that the citer was simply sloppy and careless.
    Ex. The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
    Ex. Adopting an insouciant attitude toward empirical research -- shorn of such seemingly tough-minded concepts as objectivity and transparency -- makes her point more plausible.
    Ex. Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex. I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex. Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex. Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex. Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    ----
    * de un modo indiferente = listlessly.
    * mostrarse indiferente = give + Nombre + the cold shoulder, turn + a cold shoulder to, cold-shoulder.
    * * *
    a) (poco importante, de poco interés)

    es indiferente que salga hoy o mañanait doesn't matter o it makes no difference whether it goes today or tomorrow

    ¿té o café? - me es indiferente — tea or coffee? - either

    me es indiferente su amistadI'm not concerned o (colloq) bothered about his friendship

    b) ( poco interesado) indifferent

    indiferente al peligroindifferent to o unconcerned about the danger

    * * *
    = listless, unsympathetic, indifferent, half-hearted [halfhearted], uninterested, regardless, uncaring, unconcerned, detached, impassive, unengaged, apathetic, careless, feckless, insouciant, nonchalant, nonplus, nonplussed [nonplused], soulless, unemotional.

    Ex: Rejuvenation of listless, stagnant, or failing library operations is possible through renewal methods dependent on strengthening the communication function.

    Ex: But of its four sentences, the third was so determined to present a grammatically structured metaphor for its meaning that it dazzled my eye, never mind my already unsympathetic brain.
    Ex: Contrary to popular belief, people who have been deaf from birth are not indifferent to aesthetic literature.
    Ex: Yet the response from government has been half-hearted at best.
    Ex: Other staff of the library remained at best uninterested in the project and at worst resented it as a diminution of traditional library services.
    Ex: What can we do is rethink our query, or we can 'bash on regardless' using the power of the computer to perform lots more searches in the hope that 'something will turn up'.
    Ex: The principal problem which faces archives is that of saving significant material from indiscriminate destruction by ignorant or uncaring owners.
    Ex: Then, with an elfin smile she said: 'You see, I haven't been entirely unconcerned!'.
    Ex: The attention good literature pays to life is both loving and detached.
    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex: There is a commonly-held stereotype which views librarians as being isolated, uninformed, unengaged, impassive, and either uninterested in, or ignorant of, the world around them.
    Ex: In World War 2 librarians generally sympathised with Britain, but many were isolationist or apathetic during the early years = En la Segunda Guerra Mundial los bibliotecarios generalmente simpatizaban con Gran Bretaña, aunque muchos mantuvieron una actitud no intervencionista o indiferente durante los primeros años.
    Ex: They will spend time trying to ascribe reasons to the variations whereas the true facts are that the citer was simply sloppy and careless.
    Ex: The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
    Ex: Adopting an insouciant attitude toward empirical research -- shorn of such seemingly tough-minded concepts as objectivity and transparency -- makes her point more plausible.
    Ex: Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex: I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex: Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex: Our deliberate and passionate ambition is to avoid the traps of soulless, dead villages turned into museums, slowly sinking into oblivion.
    Ex: Australian researchers have observed that four to eight year-old boys who have an unemotional temperament are less responsive to discipline.
    * de un modo indiferente = listlessly.
    * mostrarse indiferente = give + Nombre + the cold shoulder, turn + a cold shoulder to, cold-shoulder.

    * * *
    1
    (poco importante, de poco interés): es indiferente que salga hoy o mañana it doesn't matter o it makes no difference o it's immaterial whether it goes today or tomorrow
    ¿té o café? — me es indiferente tea or coffee? — either o I don't mind o it makes no difference
    no me cae mal, me es indiferente I don't dislike her, I don't really have any feelings one way or the other
    todo lo que no sea de su especialidad le es indiferente he's not interested in anything that isn't connected with his speciality
    me es indiferente su amistad I'm not concerned o ( colloq) bothered about his friendship
    2 (poco interesado) indifferent
    se mostró totalmente indiferente ante mi propuesta he was totally indifferent to o uninterested in my suggestion
    indiferente A algo indifferent TO sth
    indiferente al peligro indifferent to o unconcerned about the danger
    permanecieron/se mostraron indiferentes a mis súplicas they remained/they were indifferent to my pleas
    3
    (poco amable, afectuoso): conmigo es fría e indiferente she's cold and distant with me, she treats me coldly and with indifference
    4 (mediocre) indifferent
    * * *

    indiferente adjetivo
    a) (poco importante, de poco interés):

    es indiferente que venga hoy o mañana it doesn't matter o it makes no difference whether he comes today or tomorrow;

    me es indiferente su amistad I'm not concerned o (colloq) bothered about his friendship

    indiferente a algo indifferent to sth
    indiferente adjetivo
    1 (irrelevante) unimportant: le es indiferente el color, colour makes no difference to her
    2 (impasible) indifferent: es indiferente a mi dolor, he doesn't care about my grief
    ' indiferente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fresca
    - fresco
    - igual
    - despreocupado
    - displicente
    - frío
    - resbalar
    English:
    care
    - cold
    - hard
    - indifferent
    - listless
    - lukewarm
    - nonchalant
    - skin
    - unconcerned
    - unemotional
    - uninterested
    - detached
    - uncaring
    - unresponsive
    - unsympathetic
    * * *
    1. [indistinto] indifferent;
    me es indiferente [me da igual] I don't mind, it's all the same to me;
    me es indiferente que vayas o no it's all the same to me whether you go or not;
    ¿prefieres hacerlo hoy o mañana? – me es indiferente would you rather do it today or tomorrow? – I don't mind
    2. [apático]
    siempre se muestra indiferente he always seems so apathetic;
    es indiferente a la miseria ajena other people's suffering means nothing to him;
    no puedo permanecer indiferente ante tanto sufrimiento I cannot remain indifferent in the face of so much suffering;
    su belleza me deja indiferente her beauty leaves me cold o does nothing for me
    * * *
    adj
    1 indifferent
    2 ( irrelevante) immaterial
    * * *
    1) : indifferent, unconcerned
    2)
    ser indiferente : to be of no concern
    me es indiferente: it doesn't matter to me
    * * *
    indiferente adj (persona) indifferent / not interested
    ser indiferente to make no difference / not to matter
    serle indiferente a alguien not to mind / not to care

    Spanish-English dictionary > indiferente

  • 13 inmutable

    adj.
    immutable, unchangeable.
    * * *
    1 unchangeable, immutable
    * * *
    ADJ [principio, sociedad] unchanging; [persona] impassive
    * * *
    a) ( inalterable) <designios/principio> unchanging, immutable (frml)
    b) ( impasible) < persona> impassive
    * * *
    = immutable, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unfazed, undaunted.
    Ex. This is an immutable axiom, which can be assumed to hold true for the foreseeable generations of computing systems and systems analysts.
    Ex. Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex. In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex. Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex. I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex. Polish Prime Minister said his country was unfazed by Russian threats to point missiles at a planned US missile shield site in Poland.
    Ex. His novels reflect the story of the spirit of man, undaunted and ceaselessly toiling and achieving ever higher levels of culture.
    ----
    * cara inmutable = poker face.
    * rosto inmutable = poker face.
    * * *
    a) ( inalterable) <designios/principio> unchanging, immutable (frml)
    b) ( impasible) < persona> impassive
    * * *
    = immutable, nonplussed [nonplused], unperturbed, nonchalant, nonplus, unfazed, undaunted.

    Ex: This is an immutable axiom, which can be assumed to hold true for the foreseeable generations of computing systems and systems analysts.

    Ex: Considering all that has happened to them, the cousins were nonplussed.
    Ex: In one of the projects, a robot cohabitated with two chickens, who were unperturbed by its presence.
    Ex: Certainly the explanation was remarkably in accordance with the nonchalant character of the noble lord who gave it.
    Ex: I remember reading an interview where Boll was nonplus about it, but then days later the site got shut down.
    Ex: Polish Prime Minister said his country was unfazed by Russian threats to point missiles at a planned US missile shield site in Poland.
    Ex: His novels reflect the story of the spirit of man, undaunted and ceaselessly toiling and achieving ever higher levels of culture.
    * cara inmutable = poker face.
    * rosto inmutable = poker face.

    * * *
    1 (inalterable) ‹designios/principio› unchanging, immutable ( frml)
    2 (impasible) ‹persona› impassive
    permaneció inmutable he remained impassive
    un hombre de rostro inmutable a man whose expression never changes
    * * *

    inmutable adjetivo unchangeable, immutable: permanece inmutable ante los insultos, he's oblivious to insults
    ' inmutable' also found in these entries:
    English:
    unabashed
    - unchangeable
    * * *
    1. [que no cambia] immutable, unchangeable;
    un principio inmutable an unchanging principle
    2. [imperturbable] impassive;
    permaneció inmutable mientras leían la sentencia he remained impassive while the sentence was read out
    * * *
    adj unchanging
    * * *
    : immutable, unchangeable

    Spanish-English dictionary > inmutable

  • 14 malvada

    f., (m. - malvado)
    * * *
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    * * *

    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.

    * * *

    malvado,-a adjetivo evil, wicked
    * * *
    I adj evil
    II m, malvada f evil man; mujer evil woman

    Spanish-English dictionary > malvada

  • 15 mandonear

    v.
    to boss about, to boss around.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (fam) to boss... around (colloq)
    * * *
    = throw + Posesivo + weight around, boss about/around.
    Ex. So they are stifling growth in the industry by throwing their weight around in the interest of greed.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo (fam) to boss... around (colloq)
    * * *
    = throw + Posesivo + weight around, boss about/around.

    Ex: So they are stifling growth in the industry by throwing their weight around in the interest of greed.

    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.

    * * *
    mandonear [A1 ]
    vt
    ( AmL fam) to boss … around ( colloq)
    * * *

    mandonear ( conjugate mandonear) verbo transitivo (fam) to boss … around (colloq)
    ' mandonear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    mangonear
    English:
    push around
    - boss
    * * *
    mandonear vt, fam mangonear: to boss around

    Spanish-English dictionary > mandonear

  • 16 pragmático

    adj.
    pragmatic, practical, matter-of-fact, hard-nosed.
    m.
    pragmatist.
    * * *
    1 pragmatic
    * * *
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo pragmatic
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino pragmatist
    * * *
    = pragmatic, matter-of-fact.
    Ex. This could be regarded as a pragmatic approach to the design of devices for the organisation of knowledge by the subject approach.
    Ex. The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo pragmatic
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino pragmatist
    * * *
    = pragmatic, matter-of-fact.

    Ex: This could be regarded as a pragmatic approach to the design of devices for the organisation of knowledge by the subject approach.

    Ex: The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.

    * * *
    pragmatic
    masculine, feminine
    pragmatist
    * * *

    pragmático
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    pragmatic
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    pragmatist
    pragmático,-a
    I adjetivo pragmatic
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino pragmatist

    ' pragmático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    pragmática
    - realista
    English:
    pragmatic
    * * *
    pragmático, -a
    adj
    pragmatic
    nm,f
    [persona] pragmatist
    * * *
    I adj pragmatic
    II m, pragmática f pragmatist
    * * *
    pragmático, -ca adj
    : pragmatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > pragmático

  • 17 práctico

    adj.
    1 practical, no-nonsense, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact.
    2 practical, handy, helpful, useful.
    m.
    1 coast pilot.
    2 practitioner.
    * * *
    1 (gen) practical
    2 (hábil) skilful (US skillful)
    3 (pragmático) practical
    1 MARÍTIMO pilot
    ————————
    1 MARÍTIMO pilot
    * * *
    (f. - práctica)
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=útil) [gen] practical; [herramienta] handy; [ropa] sensible, practical

    resulta práctico vivir tan cerca de la fábricait's convenient o handy to live so close to the factory

    2) (=no teórico) [estudio, formación] practical
    3) (=pragmático)

    sé práctico y búscate un trabajo que dé dinerobe practical o sensible and find a job with money

    4) frm (=experto)

    ser muy práctico en algo — to be very skilled at sth, be an expert at sth

    2. SM
    1) (Náut) pilot ( in a port)
    2) (Med) practitioner
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1) <envase/cuchillo> useful, handy; <falda/diseño> practical

    es muy práctico tener el coche para hacer la comprait's very handy o convenient having the car to do the shopping

    2) ( no teórico) practical
    3) < persona> [SER] ( desenvuelto) practical
    II
    masculino y femenino (Náut) pilot
    * * *
    = workable, hands-on, practical, utilitarian, instrumental, working, down-to-earth, practice-oriented, hardheaded [hard-headed], serviceable, how-to, experiential, practically minded, worldly [worldlier -comp., worldliest -sup.], matter-of-fact.
    Ex. The type of environment in which the principles of pre-coordination are workable are restricted by the acceptable bulk or length of index headings.
    Ex. As an aid to evaluation, hands-on practical work is rarely cost effective, even in undertaken by inexperienced staff.
    Ex. Yet, in its own way, the press was taking the lead in putting pressure on the Community to adopt a more practical outlook, and by so doing kept the subject alive in the minds of the public.
    Ex. Descriptive bibliography has long been acknowledged as one primary field of bibliographical activity and greeted especially warmly by those who wish to see a strictly utilitarian end for these studies.
    Ex. There are five types of 'gratification', instrumental, prestige, reinforcement, aesthetic and respite, to be derived from the reading of literature.
    Ex. As they grow up, children have to develop an identity and a working philosophy of life.
    Ex. The report gives a down-to-earth account of the way in which membership of the European Community has materially affected major British industries.
    Ex. This paper describes a computerised index of the articles contained in 6 practice-oriented medical periodicals.
    Ex. Managers should be encouraged to raise critical questions, and the criteria for evaluating progress must be as hardheaded as possible.
    Ex. He provided us with this very serviceable definition: 'Bibliographical control is the development and maintenance of a system of adequate recording of all forms of material published and unpublished, printed, audio-visual or otherwise, which add to the sum of human knowledge and information'.
    Ex. In addition, adult education in general has moved from an emphasis on the liberal arts to a concentration on practical, 'how-to' courses.
    Ex. This necessitates the sharing of experiential knowledge at various levels and in various forms.
    Ex. He is practically minded, not taking unnecessary risks or deliberately hurting his victims if nothing is to be gained.
    Ex. There exist sets of duality in this philosophy; body versus soul, worldly versus unworldly and life versus salvation.
    Ex. The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.
    ----
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * basado en un método práctico = enquiry-based [inquiry-based, -USA].
    * caso práctico = case.
    * casos prácticos = best practices.
    * consejo práctico = tip.
    * con una mente práctica = practically minded.
    * cuestión práctica = practicality.
    * de un modo práctico = practically.
    * ejercicio práctico = practical, practical exercise.
    * escritor de casos prácticos = case writer [case-writer].
    * examen práctico = practical examination.
    * experiencia práctica = field experience, hands on experience, practical experience.
    * guía práctica = working guide.
    * información práctica = practical information.
    * poco práctico = impractical, awkward.
    * razón práctica = practical reason.
    * supuesto práctico = case.
    * trabajo práctico = fieldwork [field work], practical work.
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    1) <envase/cuchillo> useful, handy; <falda/diseño> practical

    es muy práctico tener el coche para hacer la comprait's very handy o convenient having the car to do the shopping

    2) ( no teórico) practical
    3) < persona> [SER] ( desenvuelto) practical
    II
    masculino y femenino (Náut) pilot
    * * *
    = workable, hands-on, practical, utilitarian, instrumental, working, down-to-earth, practice-oriented, hardheaded [hard-headed], serviceable, how-to, experiential, practically minded, worldly [worldlier -comp., worldliest -sup.], matter-of-fact.

    Ex: The type of environment in which the principles of pre-coordination are workable are restricted by the acceptable bulk or length of index headings.

    Ex: As an aid to evaluation, hands-on practical work is rarely cost effective, even in undertaken by inexperienced staff.
    Ex: Yet, in its own way, the press was taking the lead in putting pressure on the Community to adopt a more practical outlook, and by so doing kept the subject alive in the minds of the public.
    Ex: Descriptive bibliography has long been acknowledged as one primary field of bibliographical activity and greeted especially warmly by those who wish to see a strictly utilitarian end for these studies.
    Ex: There are five types of 'gratification', instrumental, prestige, reinforcement, aesthetic and respite, to be derived from the reading of literature.
    Ex: As they grow up, children have to develop an identity and a working philosophy of life.
    Ex: The report gives a down-to-earth account of the way in which membership of the European Community has materially affected major British industries.
    Ex: This paper describes a computerised index of the articles contained in 6 practice-oriented medical periodicals.
    Ex: Managers should be encouraged to raise critical questions, and the criteria for evaluating progress must be as hardheaded as possible.
    Ex: He provided us with this very serviceable definition: 'Bibliographical control is the development and maintenance of a system of adequate recording of all forms of material published and unpublished, printed, audio-visual or otherwise, which add to the sum of human knowledge and information'.
    Ex: In addition, adult education in general has moved from an emphasis on the liberal arts to a concentration on practical, 'how-to' courses.
    Ex: This necessitates the sharing of experiential knowledge at various levels and in various forms.
    Ex: He is practically minded, not taking unnecessary risks or deliberately hurting his victims if nothing is to be gained.
    Ex: There exist sets of duality in this philosophy; body versus soul, worldly versus unworldly and life versus salvation.
    Ex: The videotape of the interviews showed the offender to be impassive and matter-of-fact in describing what he had done.
    * a efectos prácticos = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents.
    * basado en un método práctico = enquiry-based [inquiry-based, -USA].
    * caso práctico = case.
    * casos prácticos = best practices.
    * consejo práctico = tip.
    * con una mente práctica = practically minded.
    * cuestión práctica = practicality.
    * de un modo práctico = practically.
    * ejercicio práctico = practical, practical exercise.
    * escritor de casos prácticos = case writer [case-writer].
    * examen práctico = practical examination.
    * experiencia práctica = field experience, hands on experience, practical experience.
    * guía práctica = working guide.
    * información práctica = practical information.
    * poco práctico = impractical, awkward.
    * razón práctica = practical reason.
    * supuesto práctico = case.
    * trabajo práctico = fieldwork [field work], practical work.

    * * *
    práctico1 -ca
    A ‹envase/cuchillo› useful, handy; ‹falda/bolso› practical
    es un diseño muy práctico it's a very practical design
    regalémosle algo práctico let's give her something useful o practical
    es muy práctico tener el coche para hacer las compras it's very handy o convenient having the car to do the shopping
    B (no teórico) practical
    C ‹persona›
    1 [ SER] (desenvuelto) practical
    tiene gran sentido práctico she's very practically minded
    2 ( RPl) [ ESTAR] (experimentado) experienced
    cuando estés más práctica, te presto el auto when you're more experienced o when you've had more practice, I'll lend you the car
    ( Náut) pilot
    * * *

     

    Del verbo practicar: ( conjugate practicar)

    practico es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    practicó es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    practicar    
    práctico
    practicar ( conjugate practicar) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)idioma/pieza musical› to practice( conjugate practice);

    tenis to play;

    no practica ningún deporte he doesn't play o do any sport(s)
    b) profesión› to practice( conjugate practice)

    2 (frml) (llevar a cabo, realizar) ‹corte/incisión to make;
    autopsia/operación to perform, do;
    redada/actividad to carry out;
    detenciones to make
    verbo intransitivo ( repetir) to practice( conjugate practice);
    ( ejercer) to practice( conjugate practice)
    práctico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    1envase/cuchillo useful, handy;
    falda/diseño practical;
    es muy práctico tener el coche para hacer la compra it's very handy o convenient having the car to do the shopping

    2 ( no teórico) practical
    3 persona› [SER] ( desenvuelto) practical
    practicar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (una profesión) to practise, US practice
    2 (una actividad) to play, practise: deberías practicar el tenis más a menudo, you should play tennis more regularly
    3 (una operación, etc) to carry out, do, perform: tuvieron que practicarle una autopsia, they had to perform a post mortem on him
    4 Rel to practise
    II verbo intransitivo to practise: si quieres hablar bien el inglés, debes practicar más, if you want to speak good English, you must practise more ➣ Ver nota en practise
    práctico,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (un objeto) handy, useful
    2 (una persona, disciplina) practical
    II m Náut pilot
    ' práctico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ejercicio
    - práctica
    - realista
    - útil
    - utilitaria
    - utilitario
    - aplicación
    English:
    convenient
    - down-to-earth
    - exercise
    - handy
    - impractical
    - inconvenient
    - inconveniently
    - matter-of-fact
    - practical
    - practicality
    - sandwich course
    - sensible
    - serviceable
    - skilled
    - starry-eyed
    - tip
    - useful
    - down
    - hand
    - hard
    - matter
    - pilot
    - practically
    * * *
    práctico1, -a adj
    1. [objeto, situación] practical;
    [útil] handy, useful;
    un regalo práctico a practical gift;
    es muy práctico vivir cerca del centro it's very handy o convenient living near the centre
    2. [curso, conocimientos] practical;
    un curso práctico de fotografía a practical photography course;
    estudiaremos varios casos prácticos we will study a number of practical examples
    3. [persona] [pragmático] practical;
    es una persona muy práctica she's a very practical o pragmatic person
    4. [casi]
    la práctica desaparición de la variedad silvestre the virtual extinction of the wild variety
    5. RP [persona] [experimentado]
    estar práctico to be experienced, to have experience
    Náut pilot
    * * *
    I adj practical
    II m MAR pilot
    * * *
    práctico, -ca adj
    : practical, useful
    * * *
    1. (en general) practical
    2. (útil) handy [comp. handier; superl. handiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > práctico

  • 18 subalterno

    adj.
    subaltern, assistant, secondary.
    m.
    subordinate, sub, person under administration, subaltern.
    * * *
    1 subordinate, subaltern
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 subordinate, subaltern
    * * *
    subalterno, -a
    1.
    ADJ [importancia] secondary; [personal] auxiliary
    2. SM / F
    1) (=subordinado) subordinate
    2) (Taur) assistant bullfighter
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (Adm, Mil) subordinate; ( secundario) secondary
    II
    - na masculino, femenino
    a) ( en jerarquía) subordinate
    * * *
    = doorman [doormen, -pl.], underling, minion.
    Ex. He somehow kept his head above water as a doorman at a bar and as a nightman at a slaughterhouse.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex. In general, a deity only accepts minions who have accomplished some great deed in service to the deity.
    ----
    * subalterno de biblioteca = library clerk, library page.
    * * *
    I
    - na adjetivo (Adm, Mil) subordinate; ( secundario) secondary
    II
    - na masculino, femenino
    a) ( en jerarquía) subordinate
    * * *
    = doorman [doormen, -pl.], underling, minion.

    Ex: He somehow kept his head above water as a doorman at a bar and as a nightman at a slaughterhouse.

    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex: In general, a deity only accepts minions who have accomplished some great deed in service to the deity.
    * subalterno de biblioteca = library clerk, library page.

    * * *
    1 ( Adm, Mil) subordinate
    2 (secundario) secondary
    masculine, feminine
    1 (en una jerarquía) subordinate
    * * *

    subalterno
    ◊ -na sustantivo masculino, femenino



    subalterno,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino subordinate
    ' subalterno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    subalterna
    English:
    junior
    - subaltern
    * * *
    subalterno, -a
    adj
    1. [empleado] auxiliary
    2. [secundario] secondary
    nm,f
    [empleado] subordinate
    nm
    Taurom bullfighter's assistant
    * * *
    I adj subordinate
    II m, subalterna f subordinate
    * * *
    subalterno, -na adj
    1) subordinado: subordinate
    2) secundario: secondary
    subalterno, -na n
    subordinado: subordinate

    Spanish-English dictionary > subalterno

  • 19 subordinado

    adj.
    1 subordinate, noncommissioned, subaltern, subservient.
    2 subordinated, yielding, submissive.
    f. & m.
    underling, subordinate, servient.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: subordinar.
    * * *
    1→ link=subordinar subordinar
    1 subordinate
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 subordinate
    * * *
    (f. - subordinada)
    noun adj.
    * * *
    subordinado, -a
    1.
    2.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo/masculino y femenino subordinate
    * * *
    = secondary, subordinate, subordinate, underling, minion, member of the staff.
    Ex. In general title entries are regarded as secondary to author entries.
    Ex. Returning to government agencies, some agencies are treated as subordinate to a government, whilst others are entered independently.
    Ex. 'I'd be disappointed to learn that my boss or subordinates -- or peers for that matter -- told tales out of school about me to others'.
    Ex. The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex. In general, a deity only accepts minions who have accomplished some great deed in service to the deity.
    Ex. There were at the time about 90 patients and 80 members of the staff with their families in the building.
    ----
    * entidad subordinada = subordinate body.
    * ser subordinado = be dependent.
    * subordinado a = secondary to.
    * subordinado al tiempo = time-dependent.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo/masculino y femenino subordinate
    * * *
    = secondary, subordinate, subordinate, underling, minion, member of the staff.

    Ex: In general title entries are regarded as secondary to author entries.

    Ex: Returning to government agencies, some agencies are treated as subordinate to a government, whilst others are entered independently.
    Ex: 'I'd be disappointed to learn that my boss or subordinates -- or peers for that matter -- told tales out of school about me to others'.
    Ex: The impassive Diane is portrayed early on as the office dragon lady, bossing about her underling.
    Ex: In general, a deity only accepts minions who have accomplished some great deed in service to the deity.
    Ex: There were at the time about 90 patients and 80 members of the staff with their families in the building.
    * entidad subordinada = subordinate body.
    * ser subordinado = be dependent.
    * subordinado a = secondary to.
    * subordinado al tiempo = time-dependent.

    * * *
    1 ‹personal› subordinate
    2 ‹oración› subordinate
    masculine, feminine
    subordinate
    * * *

    Del verbo subordinar: ( conjugate subordinar)

    subordinado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    subordinado    
    subordinar
    subordinado
    ◊ -da adjetivo, masculino y femenino

    subordinate
    subordinar ( conjugate subordinar) verbo transitivo
    to subordinate;
    subordinado algo A algo to subordinate sth to sth
    subordinado,-a adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino subordinate
    subordinar verbo transitivo to subordinate

    ' subordinado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    depender
    - subordinada
    - mandado
    English:
    averse
    - delay
    - depend
    - enjoy
    - imagine
    - mention
    - mind
    - opposed
    - stand
    - subordinate
    * * *
    subordinado, -a
    adj
    1. [sometido] subordinate (a to)
    2. Gram subordinate
    nm,f
    subordinate
    * * *
    I adj subordinate
    II m, subordinada f subordinate
    * * *
    subordinado, -da adj & n
    : subordinate

    Spanish-English dictionary > subordinado

  • 20 hierático

    adj.
    hieratic, hieratical, priestly, relating to priesthood and priests.
    * * *
    1 RELIGIÓN hieratic, hieratical
    2 (rígido) rigid
    * * *
    ADJ frm [figura, postura] hieratic, hieratical; [aspecto] stern, severe
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (Hist) hieratic(al)
    b) <rostro/expresión> severe and inscrutable
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (Hist) hieratic(al)
    b) <rostro/expresión> severe and inscrutable
    * * *
    1 ( Hist) hieratic, hieratical
    2 ‹rostro/expresión› severe and inscrutable
    * * *

    hierático,-a adjetivo inscrutable, hieratical: es una persona tan hierática que a veces me desconcierta, he's such an inscrutable person that he sometimes baffles me
    ' hierático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hierática
    * * *
    hierático, -a adj
    1. [expresión, actitud] impassive
    2. [en arte] hieratic
    * * *
    adj hieratical; fig
    severe, stern

    Spanish-English dictionary > hierático

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