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  • 1 arrogancia

    f.
    arrogance.
    * * *
    1 (orgullo) arrogance
    2 (gallardía) gallantry, valour (US valor), bravery
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF (=altanería) arrogance, haughtiness; (=orgullo) pride
    * * *
    femenino ( soberbia) arrogance
    * * *
    = arrogance, hubris, boastfulness, snobbery, haughtiness, superciliousness, chest-beating.
    Ex. That is a kind of, I would submit, bibliothecal arrogance on our part, a kind of intellectual elitism, if you will.
    Ex. The conference underscored the hubris behind the 'bigger is better' logic ALA has apparently embraced.
    Ex. For all their nationalistic boastfulness, the Spanish economy remained largely dependent on foreigners.
    Ex. Do we really need a book to tell us what snobbery is and how it infects all the nooks and crannies of society?.
    Ex. Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
    Ex. Whatever it is, humans are filled with superciliousness.
    Ex. It's really sad, when the primal chest-beating of leaders is what wins out and leads to unneccessary war and invasion.
    ----
    * andar con arrogancia = swagger, strut.
    * con arrogancia = superciliously, haughtily.
    * * *
    femenino ( soberbia) arrogance
    * * *
    = arrogance, hubris, boastfulness, snobbery, haughtiness, superciliousness, chest-beating.

    Ex: That is a kind of, I would submit, bibliothecal arrogance on our part, a kind of intellectual elitism, if you will.

    Ex: The conference underscored the hubris behind the 'bigger is better' logic ALA has apparently embraced.
    Ex: For all their nationalistic boastfulness, the Spanish economy remained largely dependent on foreigners.
    Ex: Do we really need a book to tell us what snobbery is and how it infects all the nooks and crannies of society?.
    Ex: Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
    Ex: Whatever it is, humans are filled with superciliousness.
    Ex: It's really sad, when the primal chest-beating of leaders is what wins out and leads to unneccessary war and invasion.
    * andar con arrogancia = swagger, strut.
    * con arrogancia = superciliously, haughtily.

    * * *
    1 (soberbia) arrogance
    contestó con arrogancia she replied arrogantly o haughtily
    2
    (gallardía): la arrogancia de su porte his imposing bearing
    * * *

    arrogancia sustantivo femenino
    arrogance;

    arrogancia sustantivo femenino arrogance

    ' arrogancia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fachada
    - fanfarronear
    - creer
    - dejo
    - molestar
    English:
    arrogance
    - haughtily
    - haughtiness
    - outward
    - presumption
    - pride
    - superciliousness
    * * *
    arrogance;
    con arrogancia arrogantly
    * * *
    f arrogance
    * * *
    altanería, altivez: arrogance, haughtiness

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrogancia

  • 2 arrogante

    adj.
    1 arrogant.
    2 overbearing, high-and-mighty, high-handed.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person, belittler.
    * * *
    1 (orgulloso) arrogant
    2 (gallardo) gallant, valiant, brave
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ (=altanero) arrogant, haughty; (=orgulloso) proud
    * * *
    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.
    Ex. Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    * * *
    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.

    Ex: Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.

    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    * * *
    1 (soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    2 (gallardo) imposing, dashing
    * * *

    arrogante adjetivo
    arrogant, haughty
    arrogante adjetivo arrogant
    ' arrogante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    altivo
    - presumido
    English:
    arrogant
    - both
    - cavalier
    - haughty
    - manner
    - stiff-necked
    - superior
    - swagger
    * * *
    arrogant
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    altanero, altivo: arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    arrogante adj arrogant

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrogante

  • 3 componer4

    4 = impose, impose + type, set, set + type, compose, set in + type.
    Ex. Although most London book houses owned galley presses for making slip proofs by the 1870, it appears that companionship bookwork was generally made up into pages and imposed before proofing until the mid 1880s.
    Ex. The trouble lay in the difficulty of imposing type on a curved surface.
    Ex. The clicker paid each man according to what he had set, keeping for himself a share equal to that of the most productive hand.
    Ex. It was usual to set type in the way that has just been described, but the old printers were men, not abstractions, who had good days and bad ones.
    Ex. Until the mid seventeenth century compositors generally sat to their work, but from then on it became more usual to compose standing up, an easier position for fast work.
    Ex. Preparation and casting off completed, the copy was given out to individual compositors for setting in type.
    ----
    * componer en + Tipo de Letra = set in + Tipo de Letra.
    * componer tipográficamente = typeset.
    * componer tipográficamente por ordenador = computer typeset.
    * componer una página = set + page.
    * máquina de componer en caliente = hot-metal composing machine, hot-metal machine.
    * maquina de componer en frío = cold-metal machine, cold-metal composing machine.
    * regla de componer = setting rule.

    Spanish-English dictionary > componer4

  • 4 crear

    v.
    1 to create.
    me crea muchos problemas it gives me a lot of trouble, it causes me a lot of problems
    Picasso creó escuela Picasso's works have had a seminal influence
    Ricardo crea obras de arte Richard creates works of art.
    Ellas crean criaturas raras They create weird creatures.
    2 to invent.
    3 to found.
    4 to make, to make up.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to create
    2 (fundar) to found, establish; (partido) to set up
    3 (inventar) to invent
    1 to make, make for oneself
    2 (imaginarse) to imagine
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    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=hacer, producir) [+ obra, objeto, empleo] to create
    2) (=establecer) [+ comisión, comité, fondo, negocio, sistema] to set up; [+ asociación, cooperativa] to form, set up; [+ cargo, puesto] to create; [+ movimiento, organización] to create, establish, found

    ¿qué se necesita para crear una empresa? — what do you need in order to set up o start a business?

    aspiraban a crear un estado independientethey aimed to create o establish o found an independent state

    3) (=dar lugar a) [+ condiciones, clima, ambiente] to create; [+ problemas] to cause, create; [+ expectativas] to raise

    el vacío creado por su muertethe gap left o created by her death

    4) liter (=nombrar) to make, appoint
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <obra/modelo/tendencia> to create, < producto> to develop
    b) < sistema> to create, establish, set up; < institución> to set up, create; <comisión/fondo> to set up; < empleo> to create; < ciudad> to build
    2) <dificultades/problemas> to cause, create; <ambiente/clima> to create; <fama/prestigio> to bring; < reputación> to earn
    2.
    crearse v pron < problema> to create... for oneself
    * * *
    = design (for/to), construct, create, engender, establish, fashion, forge, form, invent, set up, compose, originate, bring into + being, mint, found, institute, come into + existence, mother, come up with.
    Ex. In lists designed for international use a symbolic notation instead of textual notes may be used.
    Ex. The objective in executing these three stages is to construct a document profile which reflects its subject = El propósito de llevar a cabo estas tres etapas es elaborar un perfil documental que refleje su materia.
    Ex. National agencies creating MARC records use national standards within their own country, and re-format records to UNIMARC for international exchange.
    Ex. In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex. The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex. The preliminary discussions and proposals which led up to the AACR, did start out with an attempt to fashion an ideology, a philosophical context, for those rules.
    Ex. This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex. Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
    Ex. Frequently, but not always, this same process will have been attempted by the author when inventing the title, and this explains why the title is often a useful aid to indexing.
    Ex. By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex. There have never been any attempts to compose a bibliography of US government documents relating to international law.
    Ex. In the 'office of the present', a document is usually produced by several people: someone, say an administrator or manager, who originates and checks it, a typist, who prepares the text, and a draughtsman or artist who prepares the diagrams.
    Ex. MARC was brought into being originally to facilitate the creation of LC catalogue cards.
    Ex. The article 'The newly minted MLS: what do we need to know today?' describes the skills which, ideally, every US library school graduate should possess at the end of the 1990s.
    Ex. The earliest community information service in Australia dates from as recently as 1958 when Citizens' Advice Bureaux, modelled on their British namesake, were founded in Perth = El primer servicio de información ciudadana de Australia es reciente y data de 1958 cuando se creó en Perth la Oficina de Información al Ciudadano, a imitación de su homónima británica.
    Ex. The librarians have instituted a series of campaigns, including displays and leaflets on specific issues, eg family income supplement, rent and rates rebates, and school grants.
    Ex. Some university libraries have been built up over the centuries; others have come into existence over the last 40 years.
    Ex. Necessity mothers invention, and certainly invention in the presentation of books mothers surprised interest.
    Ex. Derfer corroborated her: 'I'd be very proud of you if you could come up with the means to draft a model collection development policy'.
    ----
    * crear adicción = be addictive.
    * crear alianzas = form + alliances, make + alliances.
    * crear apoyo = build + support.
    * crear canales para = establish + channels for.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * crear consenso = forge + consensus.
    * crear demanda = make + demand.
    * crear de nuevo = recreate [re-create].
    * crear desconfianza = create + distrust.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * crear interés = build + interest.
    * crear la ilusión = generate + illusion.
    * crear lazos = build up + links.
    * crear lazos afectivos = bond.
    * crear posibilidades = open + window, create + possibilities.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * crear prototipos = prototype.
    * crear relaciones = structure + relationships.
    * crearse = build up, hew.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * crear servidor web = put up + web site.
    * crearse una identidad = forge + identity.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crear una alianza = forge + alliance.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * crear una coalición = forge + coalition.
    * crear una colección = build + collection.
    * crear un acuerdo = work out + agreement.
    * crear una familia = have + a family.
    * crear una ilusión = create + illusion.
    * crear una imagen = build + an image, create + image, summon up + image.
    * crear una injusticia = create + injustice.
    * crear una marca de identidad = branding.
    * crear una ocasión = create + opportunity.
    * crear una preocupación = create + concern.
    * crear una situación = create + a situation.
    * crear un clima = promote + climate.
    * crear un comité = set up + committee.
    * crear un entorno = create + an environment.
    * crear un equilibrio = establish + a balance.
    * crear un fondo común de conocimientos = pool + knowledge.
    * crear un fondo común de experiencias profesionales = pool + expertise.
    * crear un grupo = set up + group.
    * crear un índice = generate + index.
    * crear un mercado para = produce + a market for.
    * crear un perfil = compile + profile, formulate + profile.
    * crear un servidor web = open up + web site.
    * crear vínculos = build up + links.
    * crear vínculos afectivos = bond.
    * oposición + crear = opposition + line up.
    * que crea adicción = addictive.
    * que crea hábito = addictive.
    * volver a crear = recreate [re-create].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <obra/modelo/tendencia> to create, < producto> to develop
    b) < sistema> to create, establish, set up; < institución> to set up, create; <comisión/fondo> to set up; < empleo> to create; < ciudad> to build
    2) <dificultades/problemas> to cause, create; <ambiente/clima> to create; <fama/prestigio> to bring; < reputación> to earn
    2.
    crearse v pron < problema> to create... for oneself
    * * *
    = design (for/to), construct, create, engender, establish, fashion, forge, form, invent, set up, compose, originate, bring into + being, mint, found, institute, come into + existence, mother, come up with.

    Ex: In lists designed for international use a symbolic notation instead of textual notes may be used.

    Ex: The objective in executing these three stages is to construct a document profile which reflects its subject = El propósito de llevar a cabo estas tres etapas es elaborar un perfil documental que refleje su materia.
    Ex: National agencies creating MARC records use national standards within their own country, and re-format records to UNIMARC for international exchange.
    Ex: In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex: The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex: The preliminary discussions and proposals which led up to the AACR, did start out with an attempt to fashion an ideology, a philosophical context, for those rules.
    Ex: This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex: Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
    Ex: Frequently, but not always, this same process will have been attempted by the author when inventing the title, and this explains why the title is often a useful aid to indexing.
    Ex: By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex: There have never been any attempts to compose a bibliography of US government documents relating to international law.
    Ex: In the 'office of the present', a document is usually produced by several people: someone, say an administrator or manager, who originates and checks it, a typist, who prepares the text, and a draughtsman or artist who prepares the diagrams.
    Ex: MARC was brought into being originally to facilitate the creation of LC catalogue cards.
    Ex: The article 'The newly minted MLS: what do we need to know today?' describes the skills which, ideally, every US library school graduate should possess at the end of the 1990s.
    Ex: The earliest community information service in Australia dates from as recently as 1958 when Citizens' Advice Bureaux, modelled on their British namesake, were founded in Perth = El primer servicio de información ciudadana de Australia es reciente y data de 1958 cuando se creó en Perth la Oficina de Información al Ciudadano, a imitación de su homónima británica.
    Ex: The librarians have instituted a series of campaigns, including displays and leaflets on specific issues, eg family income supplement, rent and rates rebates, and school grants.
    Ex: Some university libraries have been built up over the centuries; others have come into existence over the last 40 years.
    Ex: Necessity mothers invention, and certainly invention in the presentation of books mothers surprised interest.
    Ex: Derfer corroborated her: 'I'd be very proud of you if you could come up with the means to draft a model collection development policy'.
    * crear adicción = be addictive.
    * crear alianzas = form + alliances, make + alliances.
    * crear apoyo = build + support.
    * crear canales para = establish + channels for.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * crear consenso = forge + consensus.
    * crear demanda = make + demand.
    * crear de nuevo = recreate [re-create].
    * crear desconfianza = create + distrust.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * crear interés = build + interest.
    * crear la ilusión = generate + illusion.
    * crear lazos = build up + links.
    * crear lazos afectivos = bond.
    * crear posibilidades = open + window, create + possibilities.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * crear prototipos = prototype.
    * crear relaciones = structure + relationships.
    * crearse = build up, hew.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * crear servidor web = put up + web site.
    * crearse una identidad = forge + identity.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crear una alianza = forge + alliance.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * crear una coalición = forge + coalition.
    * crear una colección = build + collection.
    * crear un acuerdo = work out + agreement.
    * crear una familia = have + a family.
    * crear una ilusión = create + illusion.
    * crear una imagen = build + an image, create + image, summon up + image.
    * crear una injusticia = create + injustice.
    * crear una marca de identidad = branding.
    * crear una ocasión = create + opportunity.
    * crear una preocupación = create + concern.
    * crear una situación = create + a situation.
    * crear un clima = promote + climate.
    * crear un comité = set up + committee.
    * crear un entorno = create + an environment.
    * crear un equilibrio = establish + a balance.
    * crear un fondo común de conocimientos = pool + knowledge.
    * crear un fondo común de experiencias profesionales = pool + expertise.
    * crear un grupo = set up + group.
    * crear un índice = generate + index.
    * crear un mercado para = produce + a market for.
    * crear un perfil = compile + profile, formulate + profile.
    * crear un servidor web = open up + web site.
    * crear vínculos = build up + links.
    * crear vínculos afectivos = bond.
    * oposición + crear = opposition + line up.
    * que crea adicción = addictive.
    * que crea hábito = addictive.
    * volver a crear = recreate [re-create].

    * * *
    crear [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹obra/modelo› to create; ‹tendencia› to create
    crear una nueva imagen para el producto to create a new image for the product
    crearon un producto revolucionario they developed o created a revolutionary product
    2 ‹sistema› to create, establish, set up; ‹institución› to set up, create; ‹comisión/fondo› to set up; ‹empleo› to create
    crearon una ciudad en pleno desierto they built a city in the middle of the desert
    B ‹dificultades/problemas› to cause, create; ‹ambiente/clima› to create; ‹fama/prestigio› to bring; ‹reputación› to earn
    su arrogancia le creó muchas enemistades his arrogance made him many enemies
    no quiero crear falsas expectativas en mis alumnos I don't want to raise false hopes among my students, I don't want to give my students false hopes
    se crea muchas dificultades he creates o makes a lot of problems for himself
    ¿para qué te creas más trabajo? why make more work for yourself?
    será difícil llenar el vacío creado con su desaparición it will be difficult to fill the gap left by his death
    * * *

     

    crear ( conjugate crear) verbo transitivo
    to create;
    producto to develop;
    institución/comisión/fondo to set up;
    fama/prestigio to bring;
    reputación to earn;
    crea muchos problemas it causes o creates a lot of problems;

    no quiero crear falsas expectativas I don't want to raise false hopes
    crearse verbo pronominal ‹ problemato create … for oneself;

    enemigos to make
    crear verbo transitivo to create
    ' crear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    falsificar
    - hacer
    - ilusionar
    - infundio
    - rompecabezas
    - constituir
    - formar
    - meter
    English:
    boat
    - bonding
    - create
    - fashion
    - never-never land
    - rapport
    - stage
    - afoot
    - develop
    - devise
    - disrupt
    - establish
    - illusion
    - set
    - you
    * * *
    vt
    1. [hacer, producir, originar] to create;
    crear empleo/riqueza to create jobs/wealth;
    han creado un nuevo ministerio para él they have created a new ministry for him;
    me crea muchos problemas it gives me a lot of trouble, it causes me a lot of problems;
    Picasso creó escuela Picasso's works have had a seminal influence
    2. [inventar] to invent;
    [poema, sinfonía] to compose, to write; [cuadro] to paint
    3. [fundar] to found
    * * *
    v/t create; empresa set up
    * * *
    crear vt
    1) : to create, to cause
    2) : to originate
    * * *
    crear vb
    1. (en general) to create
    2. (comité, empresa, etc) to set up

    Spanish-English dictionary > crear

  • 5 criticar a

    (n.) = fulminate about, level + criticism at
    Ex. In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.
    Ex. As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.
    * * *
    (n.) = fulminate about, level + criticism at

    Ex: In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.

    Ex: As is the way with these things there were two conflicting criticisms levelled at the joint code.

    Spanish-English dictionary > criticar a

  • 6 despotricar de

    Ex. In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.
    * * *

    Ex: In his latest book Wilson Follett fulminates for two pages about librarians imposing these ridiculous distorted headings on the public.

    Spanish-English dictionary > despotricar de

  • 7 desvalido

    adj.
    1 helpless, underprivileged, underdog, destitute.
    2 aidless.
    * * *
    1 needy, destitute
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 needy person, destitute person
    1 the needy, the destitute
    * * *
    (f. - desvalida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=sin fuerzas) helpless
    2) (=desprotegido) destitute

    los desvalidos — (Pol) the underprivileged

    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino helpless person

    los desvalidos — the destitute, the helpless

    * * *
    = helpless, deprived, unprotected.
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex. The author focuses on the development of parish libraries in deprived parts of inner Chicago.
    Ex. Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    ----
    * dejar desvalido = leave + unprotected.
    * desvalidos, los = deprived, the, deprived population, the, underprivileged, the.
    * niño desvalido = deprived child.
    * * *
    - da masculino, femenino helpless person

    los desvalidos — the destitute, the helpless

    * * *
    = helpless, deprived, unprotected.

    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.

    Ex: The author focuses on the development of parish libraries in deprived parts of inner Chicago.
    Ex: Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    * dejar desvalido = leave + unprotected.
    * desvalidos, los = deprived, the, deprived population, the, underprivileged, the.
    * niño desvalido = deprived child.

    * * *
    desvalido1 -da
    helpless, destitute
    desvalido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    helpless person
    los desvalidos the destitute, the helpless
    * * *

    desvalido
    ◊ -da sustantivo masculino, femenino

    helpless person
    desvalido,-a adjetivo defenceless, US defenseless

    ' desvalido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desvalida
    English:
    underdog
    * * *
    desvalido, -a
    adj
    needy, destitute
    nm,f
    needy o destitute person;
    los desvalidos the needy, the destitute
    * * *
    adj helpless
    * * *
    desvalido, -da adj
    desamparado: destitute, helpless

    Spanish-English dictionary > desvalido

  • 8 establecer una regla

    (v.) = frame + rule
    Ex. Further, rules can be framed with greater regard for the convenience of the user without imposing undue burdens on the cataloging department.
    * * *
    (v.) = frame + rule

    Ex: Further, rules can be framed with greater regard for the convenience of the user without imposing undue burdens on the cataloging department.

    Spanish-English dictionary > establecer una regla

  • 9 formular una regla

    (v.) = frame + rule
    Ex. Further, rules can be framed with greater regard for the convenience of the user without imposing undue burdens on the cataloging department.
    * * *
    (v.) = frame + rule

    Ex: Further, rules can be framed with greater regard for the convenience of the user without imposing undue burdens on the cataloging department.

    Spanish-English dictionary > formular una regla

  • 10 hacer una prohibición

    (v.) = impose + ban
    Ex. By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    * * *
    (v.) = impose + ban

    Ex: By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer una prohibición

  • 11 imponente

    adj.
    1 imposing, impressive (impresionante).
    2 sensational, terrific (informal) (estupendo).
    ¡la profesora está imponente! the teacher is a stunner!
    f. & m.
    depositor.
    * * *
    1 impressive
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=que asusta) [persona, castillo, montaña] imposing
    2) (=magnífico) [aspecto] stunning; [edificio, fachada] impressive; [paisaje, representación] stunning, impressive
    2. SMF
    1) (Econ) depositor
    2) Chile Social Security contributor
    * * *
    a) < belleza> impressive; <edificio/paisaje> imposing, impressive

    estás imponente con ese vestido — (fam) you look terrific in that dress (colloq)

    * * *
    = awesome, daunting, grandiose, awe-inspiring, awe-inspiring, forbidding, redoubtable, imposing, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], breathtaking, mind-blowing, towering, formidable, face-melting.
    Ex. In the sometimes frenetic push towards the somewhat awesome concept of Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC), the library needs of the nonscholar are easily overlooked.
    Ex. One of the most daunting aspect of music cataloguing arises from the fact that music and music recordings have international value.
    Ex. It was initially intended for use in the classified arrangement of a grandiose index to all recorded human knowledge, a 'universal index'.
    Ex. Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex. Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex. All those shelves full of books are forbidding, daunting.
    Ex. The city has returned a majority for every Democratic presidential candidate since 1916, when Woodrow Wilson took 65% of the city's vote against the redoubtable Charles Evans Hughes.
    Ex. Today's imposing array of courses is seen as a worthy monument to the efforts of those who have given so much to education for librarianship.
    Ex. The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex. This breathtaking building is 213 meters long and has over 300 windows.
    Ex. The implications of this are mind-blowing, since oil provides 40 per cent of all energy.
    Ex. We will stop along the way to visit towering forests, waterfalls and scenic lakes.
    Ex. 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
    Ex. You can think of Homer as a badass literary ninja who wailed out a lyre solo so face-melting that it was remembered for the rest of history, and then dropped a smoke bomb and back-flipped out of sight forever.
    ----
    * ser Algo imponente = loom + large.
    * ser imponente = be awe-inspiring.
    * * *
    a) < belleza> impressive; <edificio/paisaje> imposing, impressive

    estás imponente con ese vestido — (fam) you look terrific in that dress (colloq)

    * * *
    = awesome, daunting, grandiose, awe-inspiring, awe-inspiring, forbidding, redoubtable, imposing, mighty [mightier -comp., mightiest -sup.], breathtaking, mind-blowing, towering, formidable, face-melting.

    Ex: In the sometimes frenetic push towards the somewhat awesome concept of Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC), the library needs of the nonscholar are easily overlooked.

    Ex: One of the most daunting aspect of music cataloguing arises from the fact that music and music recordings have international value.
    Ex: It was initially intended for use in the classified arrangement of a grandiose index to all recorded human knowledge, a 'universal index'.
    Ex: Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex: Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex: All those shelves full of books are forbidding, daunting.
    Ex: The city has returned a majority for every Democratic presidential candidate since 1916, when Woodrow Wilson took 65% of the city's vote against the redoubtable Charles Evans Hughes.
    Ex: Today's imposing array of courses is seen as a worthy monument to the efforts of those who have given so much to education for librarianship.
    Ex: The October 2002 issue of CONVERGE magazine lists their picks for the 'Shapers of the Future 2002' -- 'today's leaders and innovators who have dreamed and accomplished mighty things in technology and education'.
    Ex: This breathtaking building is 213 meters long and has over 300 windows.
    Ex: The implications of this are mind-blowing, since oil provides 40 per cent of all energy.
    Ex: We will stop along the way to visit towering forests, waterfalls and scenic lakes.
    Ex: 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
    Ex: You can think of Homer as a badass literary ninja who wailed out a lyre solo so face-melting that it was remembered for the rest of history, and then dropped a smoke bomb and back-flipped out of sight forever.
    * ser Algo imponente = loom + large.
    * ser imponente = be awe-inspiring.

    * * *
    1 (grandioso) ‹belleza› impressive; ‹edificio/paisaje› imposing, impressive
    tiene una casa imponente he has a really grand o impressive house
    estás imponente con ese vestido ( fam); you look terrific in that dress ( colloq)
    tiene una figura imponente he cuts an imposing figure
    cayó un aguacero imponente there was an incredible o a terrific downpour
    tiene un coche imponente she has an amazing car
    hacía un frío imponente it was extraordinarily o unbelievably cold
    A ( Esp frml) (depositante) depositor
    B ( Chi) (a la seguridad social) contributor
    * * *

    imponente adjetivo ‹ belleza impressive;
    edificio/paisaje imposing, impressive
    imponente adjetivo
    1 (impresionante) imposing, impressive: estaba imponente, she looked terrific o great
    la imponente presencia de aquel hombre, the imposing presence of that man
    2 fam (guapo) terrific, tremendous, smashing
    ' imponente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    awe-inspiring
    - formidable
    - imposing
    - awesome
    - impressive
    - loom
    - mighty
    * * *
    adj
    1. [impresionante] imposing, impressive;
    un perro imponente guardaba la entrada an imposing-looking o a formidable dog guarded the entrance
    2. Fam [estupendo] sensational, terrific
    3. Fam [guapo] stunning;
    estaba imponente con esa falda she looked stunning in that skirt;
    ¡la profesora está imponente! the teacher is a stunner!
    nmf
    Esp depositor
    * * *
    I adj
    1 impressive, imposing
    2 fam
    terrific
    II m/f FIN depositor
    * * *
    : imposing, impressive

    Spanish-English dictionary > imponente

  • 12 imponer

    v.
    1 to set (moda).
    2 to be imposing.
    3 to impose, to enforce, to compel, to foist.
    Ella impone el reglamento She imposes the rules.
    4 to stipulate, to set, to determine, to lay down.
    Elsa impone el plan de acción Elsa stipulates the plan of action.
    5 to be imposed upon.
    Se me impuso una regla estúpida A stupid rule was imposed on me.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ PONER], like link=poner poner (pp impuesto,-a)
    1 (ley, límite, sanción) to impose
    2 (obediencia) to exact
    3 (respeto) to inspire
    4 FINANZAS (cantidad) to deposit
    1 (asustar) to be frightening
    1 to impose one's authority (a, on)
    2 (obligarse) to force oneself to
    3 (prevalecer) to prevail
    4 (predominar) to become fashionable
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    ( pp impuesto)
    1. VT
    1) (=poner) [+ castigo, obligación] to impose; [+ tarea] to set

    no quiero imponerte nada, solo darte un buen consejo — I don't want to force you to do anything o I don't want to impose anything on you, just to give you some good advice

    2) frm (=conceder) [+ medalla] to award

    a la princesa le impusieron el nombre de Mercedes — the princess was given the name Mercedes, the princess was named Mercedes

    3) (=hacer prevalecer) [+ voluntad, costumbre] to impose; [+ norma] to enforce; [+ miedo] to instil; [+ condición] to lay down, impose; [+ enseñanza, uso] to make compulsory

    imponer la modato set the trend

    algunos creadores japoneses imponen su moda en Occidente — some Japanese designers have successfully brought their fashions over to the West

    imponer respetoto command respect

    imponer el ritmoto set the pace

    4) (Com, Econ) [+ dinero] to deposit; [+ impuesto] to put (a, sobre on)
    levy (a, sobre on)

    han impuesto nuevas tasas sobre los servicios básicosthey have put o levied new taxes on essential services

    5) (=instruir)
    6) (Rel)
    7) Chile to pay (in contributions), pay (in Social Security)
    2. VI
    1) (=intimidar) [persona] to command respect; [edificio] to be imposing; [arma] to be intimidating

    ¿no te impone dormir solo? — don't you find it rather scary sleeping on your own?

    2) Chile to pay contributions, pay one's Social Security
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (frml) <castigo/multa> to impose (frml)
    b) (frml) <gravamen/impuesto> to impose, levy (frml)
    c) < obligación> to impose, place; < opinión> to impose; <reglas/condiciones> to impose, enforce; < tarea> to set
    d) < respeto> to command; < temor> to inspire, instill*
    e) < moda> to set
    2) (frml) (+ me/te/le etc) <condecoración/medalla> to confer; < nombre> to give
    3) ( informar)

    imponer a alguien de or en algo — to inform somebody of o about something

    4) (Esp frml) <dinero/fondos> to deposit
    5) (Chi) ( a la seguridad social) to contribute
    2.
    imponer vi (infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing
    3.
    imponerse v pron
    1)
    a) (refl) <horario/meta> to set oneself
    b) idea to become established
    c) (frml) cambio/decisión to be imperative (frml)
    d) color/estilo to come into fashion
    2) ( hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
    3) (frml) ( vencer) to win

    imponerse a alguien/algo — to defeat o beat somebody/something

    4) (frml) ( informarse)
    5) (Méx) ( acostumbrarse)
    * * *
    = be awe-inspiring, dictate, lay on, impose, enjoin, inflict, enforce, thrust on/upon, mete out.
    Ex. Yet the speed of action, the intricacy of trails, the detail of mental pictures, is awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.
    Ex. Also, economy dictates that every possible entry cannot be printed.
    Ex. Those are, as I said in another context, monickers that were laid on them by ignorant and, I would say, mean-minded authors for their own purposes.
    Ex. Results suggest that the structure imposed on a small document collection by an automatically produced subject representation is unrelated to the structure imposed on the documents by relevance relationships.
    Ex. Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
    Ex. This article discusses the budget cuts inflicted on Australian libraries.
    Ex. Economic necessity will enforce an improvement in the provision of patent information in Hungary.
    Ex. Different responsibilities will be thrust upon librarians as their work becomes an increasingly vital complement to academic work, in particular assisting academics and students alike in creating order out of the chaos that is the Internet.
    Ex. Governmental intervention has been criticized for the lenience of penalties meted out & the lack of a cohesive strategy.
    ----
    * imponer a = intrude on.
    * imponer autoridad = lay down + the law.
    * imponer castigo = mete out + punishment.
    * imponer condena = impose + prison sentence.
    * imponer exigencias a = place + demands on.
    * imponer impuestos = impose + VAT.
    * imponer multa = impose + penalty.
    * imponer orden = impose + order, bring + order.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * imponer + Posesivo + autoridad = pull + rank.
    * imponer recortes = impose + cuts.
    * imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
    * imponer restricciones a = impose + limits on.
    * imponer sanción económica = levy + fine.
    * imponer sanciones = exercise + sanctions.
    * imponerse = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule.
    * imponerse a Uno mismo = self-mandate.
    * imponerse disciplina = discipline + Reflexivo.
    * imponer sentencia = mete out + sentence.
    * imponerse una tarea = task + Reflexivo.
    * imponer una carga = place + burden.
    * imponer una condición = place + limitation.
    * imponer una limitación = place + restraint, impose + limitation.
    * imponer una limitación (sobre) = place + constraint (on/upon).
    * imponer una limitación sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
    * imponer una norma = place + prescription.
    * imponer una restricción = place + requirement, place + restraint.
    * imponer una restricción sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
    * imponer una sanción = impose + sanction.
    * imponer una tarea = task.
    * imponer una tarea a Alguien = foist + Nombre + on + Alguien + as a duty.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) (frml) <castigo/multa> to impose (frml)
    b) (frml) <gravamen/impuesto> to impose, levy (frml)
    c) < obligación> to impose, place; < opinión> to impose; <reglas/condiciones> to impose, enforce; < tarea> to set
    d) < respeto> to command; < temor> to inspire, instill*
    e) < moda> to set
    2) (frml) (+ me/te/le etc) <condecoración/medalla> to confer; < nombre> to give
    3) ( informar)

    imponer a alguien de or en algo — to inform somebody of o about something

    4) (Esp frml) <dinero/fondos> to deposit
    5) (Chi) ( a la seguridad social) to contribute
    2.
    imponer vi (infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing
    3.
    imponerse v pron
    1)
    a) (refl) <horario/meta> to set oneself
    b) idea to become established
    c) (frml) cambio/decisión to be imperative (frml)
    d) color/estilo to come into fashion
    2) ( hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
    3) (frml) ( vencer) to win

    imponerse a alguien/algo — to defeat o beat somebody/something

    4) (frml) ( informarse)
    5) (Méx) ( acostumbrarse)
    * * *
    = be awe-inspiring, dictate, lay on, impose, enjoin, inflict, enforce, thrust on/upon, mete out.

    Ex: Yet the speed of action, the intricacy of trails, the detail of mental pictures, is awe-inspiring beyond all else in nature.

    Ex: Also, economy dictates that every possible entry cannot be printed.
    Ex: Those are, as I said in another context, monickers that were laid on them by ignorant and, I would say, mean-minded authors for their own purposes.
    Ex: Results suggest that the structure imposed on a small document collection by an automatically produced subject representation is unrelated to the structure imposed on the documents by relevance relationships.
    Ex: Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
    Ex: This article discusses the budget cuts inflicted on Australian libraries.
    Ex: Economic necessity will enforce an improvement in the provision of patent information in Hungary.
    Ex: Different responsibilities will be thrust upon librarians as their work becomes an increasingly vital complement to academic work, in particular assisting academics and students alike in creating order out of the chaos that is the Internet.
    Ex: Governmental intervention has been criticized for the lenience of penalties meted out & the lack of a cohesive strategy.
    * imponer a = intrude on.
    * imponer autoridad = lay down + the law.
    * imponer castigo = mete out + punishment.
    * imponer condena = impose + prison sentence.
    * imponer exigencias a = place + demands on.
    * imponer impuestos = impose + VAT.
    * imponer multa = impose + penalty.
    * imponer orden = impose + order, bring + order.
    * imponer orden en donde hay caos = bring + order out of chaos.
    * imponer + Posesivo + autoridad = pull + rank.
    * imponer recortes = impose + cuts.
    * imponer respeto = stand in + awe.
    * imponer restricciones a = impose + limits on.
    * imponer sanción económica = levy + fine.
    * imponer sanciones = exercise + sanctions.
    * imponerse = prevail, obtrude (into), take + hold, put + Posesivo + foot down, overrule.
    * imponerse a Uno mismo = self-mandate.
    * imponerse disciplina = discipline + Reflexivo.
    * imponer sentencia = mete out + sentence.
    * imponerse una tarea = task + Reflexivo.
    * imponer una carga = place + burden.
    * imponer una condición = place + limitation.
    * imponer una limitación = place + restraint, impose + limitation.
    * imponer una limitación (sobre) = place + constraint (on/upon).
    * imponer una limitación sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
    * imponer una norma = place + prescription.
    * imponer una restricción = place + requirement, place + restraint.
    * imponer una restricción sobre Algo = impose + constraint upon.
    * imponer una sanción = impose + sanction.
    * imponer una tarea = task.
    * imponer una tarea a Alguien = foist + Nombre + on + Alguien + as a duty.

    * * *
    vt
    A
    1 ( frml); ‹castigo/pena/multa› to impose ( frml)
    el gobierno impuso el toque de queda the government imposed a curfew
    le impusieron una pena de 20 años de cárcel he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, they imposed a 20-year prison sentence on him
    2 ( frml); ‹gravamen/impuesto› to impose, levy ( frml)
    3 ‹obligación› to impose, place; ‹opinión› to impose; ‹reglas/condiciones› to impose, enforce; ‹tarea› to set
    no lo sienten como una cosa impuesta they don't see it as an imposition o as something imposed upon them
    no te estoy tratando de imponer nada, sólo te estoy advirtiendo de un posible peligro I'm not trying to tell you what to do, I'm just warning you of a possible danger
    siempre tiene que imponer su punto de vista he always has to impose his point of view
    4 ‹respeto› to command; ‹temor› to inspire, instill*
    5 ‹moda› to set
    B ( frml) (+ me/te/le etc) ‹condecoración› to confer; ‹nombre› to give; ‹medalla› to confer
    le impuso la máxima condecoración civil he conferred the highest civil award on o upon him
    se le impuso el nombre de `calle de los Mártires' it was given the name of `street of the Martyrs'
    C (informar) imponer a algn DE or EN algo to inform sb OF o ABOUT sth
    D ( Relig):
    imponerle las manos a algn to lay one's hands upon o on sb
    E ( Esp frml) ‹dinero/fondos› to deposit
    F ( Chi) (a la seguridad social) to contribute
    ■ imponer
    vi
    (infundir respeto, admiración) to be imposing
    su mera presencia impone he has an imposing presence, his mere presence is imposing
    su dominio de la situación impone his command of the situation is impressive
    A
    1 ( refl) ‹horario› to set oneself; ‹régimen› to impose … on oneself
    2 «idea» to become established
    3 ( frml); «cambio/decisión» to be imperative ( frml)
    se impone tomar una decisión hoy mismo it is imperative that a decision is o be made today
    se impone la necesidad de un cambio a change is imperative, there is an urgent need for a change
    4 ‹color/estilo› to come into fashion, become fashionable
    este invierno se han impuesto las faldas por debajo de la rodilla skirts below the knee have become fashionable o have come into fashion this winter
    B (hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
    C ( frml) (vencer) to win
    se impuso por puntos he won on points
    se impondrá el sentido común common sense will prevail
    imponerse A algn/algo to defeat o beat sb/sth
    se impusieron a China por siete carreras a dos they beat China by seven runs to two
    D ( frml) (enterarse) imponerse DE algo to acquaint oneself WITH sth
    E ( Méx) (acostumbrarse) imponerse A algo; to become accustomed TO sth
    * * *

     

    imponer ( conjugate imponer) verbo transitivo (frml)
    a) to impose (frml);


    b) respeto to command;

    temor to inspire, instill( conjugate instill)
    c) moda to set

    imponerse verbo pronominal
    1
    a) ( refl) ‹horario/meta to set oneself


    c) [color/estilo] to come into fashion

    2 ( hacerse respetar) to assert oneself o one's authority
    3 (frml) ( vencer) to win;

    imponer verbo transitivo
    1 to impose: impuso su criterio contra el de todos, she imposed her viewpoint over that of others
    2 (sobrecoger) to be impressive: la visión de la sangre le impone mucho, he can't stand the sight of blood
    (suscitar respeto) to inspire respect
    3 Fin to deposit
    ' imponer' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    sancionar
    - impuse
    - poner
    English:
    apply
    - compel
    - dictate
    - enforce
    - impose
    - keep
    - levy
    - reimpose
    - sanction
    - command
    - embargo
    - inflict
    - mete out
    * * *
    vt
    1. [forzar a aceptar]
    imponer algo (a alguien) to impose sth (on sb);
    a nadie le gusta que le impongan obligaciones no one likes to have responsibilities forced upon them;
    desde el principio el campeón impuso un fuerte ritmo de carrera the champion set a healthy pace right from the start of the race;
    el profesor impuso silencio en la clase the teacher silenced the class;
    una política impuesta por el Banco Mundial a policy imposed by the World Bank
    2. [aplicar]
    imponer una multa/un castigo a alguien to impose a fine/a punishment on sb;
    el juez le impuso una pena de dos años de cárcel the judge sentenced him to two years' imprisonment;
    le impusieron la difícil tarea de sanear las finanzas de la empresa he was charged with the difficult task of straightening out the company's finances;
    impusieron la obligatoriedad de llevar casco they made it compulsory to wear a helmet
    3. [inspirar] [miedo, admiración] to inspire (a in);
    imponer respeto (a alguien) to command respect (from sb)
    4. [establecer] [moda] to set;
    [costumbre] to introduce
    5. [asignar] [nombre] to give;
    [medalla, condecoración, título] to award;
    a la isla se le impuso el nombre de su descubridor the island was named after the person who discovered it;
    le fue impuesto el título de doctor honoris causa por la Universidad de México he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Mexico
    6. [tributos, cargas fiscales] to impose (a on)
    7. [en banca] to deposit
    vi
    to be imposing;
    el edificio impone por sus grandes dimensiones the size of the building makes it very imposing;
    imponía con su presencia he had an imposing presence
    * * *
    <part impuesto>
    I v/t
    1 impose; impuesto impose, levy
    2 miedo, respeto inspire
    II v/i be imposing o
    impressive
    * * *
    imponer {60} vt
    1) : to impose
    2) : to confer
    : to be impressive, to command respect
    * * *
    imponer vb to impose

    Spanish-English dictionary > imponer

  • 13 imponer multa

    v.
    to fine, to assess.
    * * *
    (v.) = impose + penalty
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    * * *
    (v.) = impose + penalty

    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.

    Spanish-English dictionary > imponer multa

  • 14 impotente

    adj.
    impotent.
    f. & m.
    impotent person.
    m.
    impotent man.
    * * *
    1 impotent
    \
    sentirse impotente to feel powerless, feel helpless
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [para hacer algo] impotent, helpless
    2) (Med) impotent
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (incapaz, sin poder) powerless, helpless, impotent; (Med) impotent
    II
    masculino impotent man
    * * *
    = powerless, helpless, impotent.
    Ex. In a world divided by ideology, by trade barriers, by military threats and nuclear fears, we librarians are not powerless.
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex. They seem to regard literature as a secondary experience, more akin to being a peeping Tom, an impotent voyeur, rather than being one of the healthy, active people who get on with real living.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo (incapaz, sin poder) powerless, helpless, impotent; (Med) impotent
    II
    masculino impotent man
    * * *
    = powerless, helpless, impotent.

    Ex: In a world divided by ideology, by trade barriers, by military threats and nuclear fears, we librarians are not powerless.

    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex: They seem to regard literature as a secondary experience, more akin to being a peeping Tom, an impotent voyeur, rather than being one of the healthy, active people who get on with real living.

    * * *
    1 (incapaz, sin poder) powerless, helpless, impotent
    2 ( Med) impotent
    impotent man
    * * *

    impotente adjetivo (incapaz, sin poder) powerless, helpless;
    (Med) impotent
    impotente adjetivo
    1 powerless, helpless
    2 Med impotent
    ' impotente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    helpless
    - impotent
    - powerless
    * * *
    adj
    1. [sin fuerza, poder] powerless, impotent
    2. [sexual] impotent
    nm
    impotent man
    * * *
    adj
    1 helpless, powerless, impotent
    2 MED impotent
    * * *
    1) : powerless
    2) : impotent
    * * *
    impotente adj powerless

    Spanish-English dictionary > impotente

  • 15 impresionante

    adj.
    1 amazing, astonishing (asombroso, extraordinario).
    2 impressive, awful, affecting, awe-inspiring.
    * * *
    1 (admirable) impressive
    2 (impactante) powerful; (inquietante) disturbing
    3 (sorprendente) astonishing, amazing
    4 familiar (gen) incredible; (negativamente) terrible; (enorme) tremendous
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=maravilloso) [edificio, acto] impressive; [espectáculo] striking
    2) (=conmovedor) moving, affecting
    3) (=espantoso) shocking
    * * *
    adjetivo <éxito/cantidad/paisaje> amazing, incredible; < accidente> horrific
    * * *
    = dazzling, formidable, impressive, striking, awe-inspiring, awe-inspiring, imposing, breathtaking, bedazzling, astonishing, spectacular, awesome, towering.
    Ex. It was a grand day, one of those dazzling spectacular blue and gold days of early fall.
    Ex. 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
    Ex. Given such an impressive array of advantages it may seem surprising that conventional subject indexes to the literature continue to be produced.
    Ex. A very striking example of this is the fact that in all our rules there is the provision that anonymous publications should be entered under the author when known.
    Ex. Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex. Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex. Today's imposing array of courses is seen as a worthy monument to the efforts of those who have given so much to education for librarianship.
    Ex. This breathtaking building is 213 meters long and has over 300 windows.
    Ex. He is a skillful raconteur, his writing is wonderfully entertaining and his message is controversial, bedazzling, savvy, disquieting... yet optimistic.
    Ex. It asserts that the answer to the problems relating to the astonishing growth of great research libraries lies in large-scale interlibrary cooperation.
    Ex. There were some quite spectacular success stories reported of SLIS exporting their IT talents to the rest of the institution.
    Ex. In the sometimes frenetic push towards the somewhat awesome concept of Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC), the library needs of the nonscholar are easily overlooked.
    Ex. We will stop along the way to visit towering forests, waterfalls and scenic lakes.
    ----
    * de un modo impresionante = impressively.
    * paisaje impresionante = breathtaking scenery.
    * vista impresionante = breathtaking view.
    * * *
    adjetivo <éxito/cantidad/paisaje> amazing, incredible; < accidente> horrific
    * * *
    = dazzling, formidable, impressive, striking, awe-inspiring, awe-inspiring, imposing, breathtaking, bedazzling, astonishing, spectacular, awesome, towering.

    Ex: It was a grand day, one of those dazzling spectacular blue and gold days of early fall.

    Ex: 'It's up to you to see that things are done,' she defended herself, somewhat nervous and abashed by his formidable stare.
    Ex: Given such an impressive array of advantages it may seem surprising that conventional subject indexes to the literature continue to be produced.
    Ex: A very striking example of this is the fact that in all our rules there is the provision that anonymous publications should be entered under the author when known.
    Ex: Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex: Some of the books recently published in the field of automotive engineering can perhaps best be described as awe-inspiring.
    Ex: Today's imposing array of courses is seen as a worthy monument to the efforts of those who have given so much to education for librarianship.
    Ex: This breathtaking building is 213 meters long and has over 300 windows.
    Ex: He is a skillful raconteur, his writing is wonderfully entertaining and his message is controversial, bedazzling, savvy, disquieting... yet optimistic.
    Ex: It asserts that the answer to the problems relating to the astonishing growth of great research libraries lies in large-scale interlibrary cooperation.
    Ex: There were some quite spectacular success stories reported of SLIS exporting their IT talents to the rest of the institution.
    Ex: In the sometimes frenetic push towards the somewhat awesome concept of Universal Bibliographic Control (UBC), the library needs of the nonscholar are easily overlooked.
    Ex: We will stop along the way to visit towering forests, waterfalls and scenic lakes.
    * de un modo impresionante = impressively.
    * paisaje impresionante = breathtaking scenery.
    * vista impresionante = breathtaking view.

    * * *
    ‹éxito› amazing, incredible; ‹accidente› horrific
    había una vista impresionante desde el hotel there was a spectacular o an amazing view from the hotel
    había una cantidad impresionante de gente there was an amazing o incredible number of people there
    la caída del dólar fue impresionante the dollar's fall was dramatic
    * * *

     

    impresionante adjetivo ‹éxito/cantidad/paisaje amazing, incredible;
    accidente horrific
    impresionante adjetivo
    1 (admirable) impressive, striking: contemplamos un paisaje impresionante, we contemplated the astonishing landscape
    (sobrecogedor) shocking: sufrió un impresionante accidente, she had a horrific accident
    2 (intensificador) fue una metedura de pata impresionante, it was a terrible blunder
    tengo unas ganas impresionantes de verte, I can hardly wait to see you
    ' impresionante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ciega
    - ciego
    - conquistar
    - espectáculo
    - formidable
    - imponente
    - cantidad
    English:
    awe-inspiring
    - awesome
    - breathtaking
    - effective
    - imposing
    - impressive
    - impressively
    - mighty
    - spectacular
    - stunning
    - towering
    - awe
    - breath
    - cool
    * * *
    1. [asombroso, extraordinario] amazing, astonishing;
    tuvo un éxito impresionante it was amazingly successful
    2. [conmovedor] moving;
    era impresionante verlos sufrir it was terrible to watch them suffer
    3. [maravilloso] impressive;
    una puesta de sol impresionante an impressive o spectacular sunset
    4. [grande] enormous;
    hace un frío impresionante it's absolutely freezing
    * * *
    adj impressive
    * * *
    : impressive, incredible, amazing
    * * *
    1. (admirable) impressive
    2. (sorprendente) amazing / incredible
    3. (muy grande) terrible

    Spanish-English dictionary > impresionante

  • 16 indefenso

    adj.
    undefended, defenceless, defenseless, helpless.
    * * *
    1 defenceless, helpless
    * * *
    (f. - indefensa)
    adj.
    defenseless, helpless
    * * *
    ADJ defenceless, defenseless (EEUU)
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <niño/animal> defenseless*; < fortaleza> undefended
    * * *
    = defenceless [defenseless, -USA], helpless, unprotected, vulnerable.
    Ex. From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex. Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    Ex. Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    ----
    * dejar indefenso = leave + unprotected.
    * indefensos, los = little guy, the.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo <niño/animal> defenseless*; < fortaleza> undefended
    * * *
    = defenceless [defenseless, -USA], helpless, unprotected, vulnerable.

    Ex: From the skimming he had given their writings he knew that something like a chemical agent was working in Balzac's defenseless mind, and that the hapless fellow was trying not to succumb to it.

    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex: Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless.
    Ex: Ironically, the latter proved to be the most vulnerable and acutely criticized of Panizzi's rules, as, coincidentally, are the corresponding AACR rules.
    * dejar indefenso = leave + unprotected.
    * indefensos, los = little guy, the.

    * * *
    ‹niño/animal› defenseless*; ‹fortaleza› undefended
    * * *

    indefenso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo ‹niño/animal› defenseless( conjugate defenseless);


    fortaleza undefended
    indefenso,-a adjetivo defenceless, helpless
    ' indefenso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    indefensa
    English:
    defenceless
    - helpless
    - defenseless
    * * *
    indefenso, -a adj
    defenceless
    * * *
    adj defenseless, Br
    defenceless
    * * *
    indefenso, -sa adj
    : defenseless, helpless
    * * *
    indefenso adj defenceless / helpless

    Spanish-English dictionary > indefenso

  • 17 inútil

    adj.
    useless, needless, pointless, unnecessary.
    f. & m.
    lame duck, prat, ineffectual person, sad pack.
    * * *
    1 (gen) useless
    2 (intento) vain, futile
    3 MEDICINA disabled
    4 MILITAR unfit
    1 familiar (persona) hopeless case
    \
    es inútil que + subjuntivo there is no point in + gerund
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vano) [intento, esfuerzo] unsuccessful, fruitless

    lo intenté todo, pero fue inútil — I tried everything, but it was no use o useless

    es inútil que usted protesteit's no good o use you protesting, there's no point in protesting

    2) (=inepto) useless *, hopeless *
    3) (=inválido) disabled
    4) (=inservible) useless
    5) (Mil) unfit
    2.
    SMF

    ¡tu hermana es una inútil! — your sister is useless o hopeless! *

    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) <esfuerzo/papeleo> useless
    b) < trasto> useless
    2)
    a) ( incompetente) useless
    b) (Mil) ( no apto) unfit
    c) (Med) disabled
    II
    masculino y femenino
    * * *
    = futile, useless, deadwood [dead wood], helpless, ineffectual, inutile, wasteful, good-for-nothing, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], duffer, toothless, ineffective.
    Ex. To describe discursively all that an imaginatively successful scene in fiction or drama or poem says, means and is would be futile.
    Ex. Numerous titles which have to be entered under the title, as you prescribed are completely useless.
    Ex. Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex. In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex. A perusal of book reviews shows that many parental figures fall into one of two categories -- ineffectual or antagonistic.
    Ex. However, only certain philosophies are deemed relevant to social scientific inquiry; linguistic theory & deconstructionism are identified as inutile.
    Ex. It is thus uneconomical and wasteful of space in the catalogue to provide entries for documents under all synonymous subject headings.
    Ex. He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex. Some users hope that market forces will force some of the smaller hosts out of the marketplace, but with cheaper telecommunications and computing technology this seems something of a vain hope.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. This is what happens when a company does not listen to their customers, you end up with a toothless and ineffective policy.
    Ex. Too often US library professionals have difficulty 'code switching' in order to accommodate the foreign students' needs and resort to familiar but ineffective patterns.
    ----
    * algo inútil = a dead dog.
    * cosa inútil = dead horse.
    * misión inútil = fool's errand.
    * ser inútil = fire + blanks.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) <esfuerzo/papeleo> useless
    b) < trasto> useless
    2)
    a) ( incompetente) useless
    b) (Mil) ( no apto) unfit
    c) (Med) disabled
    II
    masculino y femenino
    * * *
    = futile, useless, deadwood [dead wood], helpless, ineffectual, inutile, wasteful, good-for-nothing, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], duffer, toothless, ineffective.

    Ex: To describe discursively all that an imaginatively successful scene in fiction or drama or poem says, means and is would be futile.

    Ex: Numerous titles which have to be entered under the title, as you prescribed are completely useless.
    Ex: Ostensibly, the maneuver was accomplished to curb patronage abuses and make it easier to dismiss deadwood employees in the long run.
    Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless.
    Ex: A perusal of book reviews shows that many parental figures fall into one of two categories -- ineffectual or antagonistic.
    Ex: However, only certain philosophies are deemed relevant to social scientific inquiry; linguistic theory & deconstructionism are identified as inutile.
    Ex: It is thus uneconomical and wasteful of space in the catalogue to provide entries for documents under all synonymous subject headings.
    Ex: He was a shiftless, good-for-nothing man and his shrewish wife was constantly importuning him.
    Ex: Some users hope that market forces will force some of the smaller hosts out of the marketplace, but with cheaper telecommunications and computing technology this seems something of a vain hope.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: This is what happens when a company does not listen to their customers, you end up with a toothless and ineffective policy.
    Ex: Too often US library professionals have difficulty 'code switching' in order to accommodate the foreign students' needs and resort to familiar but ineffective patterns.
    * algo inútil = a dead dog.
    * cosa inútil = dead horse.
    * misión inútil = fool's errand.
    * ser inútil = fire + blanks.

    * * *
    A
    1 ‹esfuerzo/papeleo› useless
    es inútil, no lo vas a convencer it's useless o you're wasting your time, you won't convince him
    todo fue inútil it was all futile o useless o in vain
    es inútil que insistas there's no point (in) insisting
    es inútil que trates de hacerlo entender it's pointless trying to make him understand, there's no point trying to make him understand
    2 ‹trasto› useless
    B
    1 (incompetente) useless
    2 ( Mil) (no apto) unfit
    3 ( Med) disabled
    quedó inútil después del accidente the accident left him disabled
    es un inútil he's useless
    * * *

     

    inútil adjetivo
    useless;

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino: es un inútil he's useless
    inútil
    I adjetivo
    1 (sin utilidad) useless
    (sin resultado) vain, pointless
    2 Mil unfit (for service)
    II mf fam good-for-nothing

    ' inútil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chisme
    - desperdicio
    - gasto
    - lindeza
    - pegote
    - trasto
    - vana
    - vano
    - cachivache
    - calamidad
    - incapaz
    - inservible
    - insistir
    English:
    breath
    - dead loss
    - dead weight
    - dead wood
    - dud
    - futile
    - gesture
    - good-for-nothing
    - helpless
    - lemon
    - render
    - unhelpful
    - unnecessary
    - use
    - useless
    - vain
    - which
    - white elephant
    - wild-goose chase
    - hopeless
    - incapable
    - pointless
    - waste
    * * *
    adj
    1. [objeto] useless;
    [intento, esfuerzo] unsuccessful, vain;
    sus intentos resultaron inútiles his attempts were unsuccessful o in vain;
    es inútil, ya es demasiado tarde there's no point, it's too late;
    es inútil que lo esperes, se ha ido para siempre there's no point in waiting for him, he's gone for good
    2. [inválido] disabled;
    le dieron la baja por inútil he was allowed to take disability leave;
    quedó inútil tras el accidente she was disabled as a result of the accident
    3. [no apto] unfit;
    fue declarado inútil para el servicio militar he was declared unfit for military service
    nmf
    hopeless case, useless person;
    es un inútil he's useless o hopeless
    * * *
    I adj
    1 useless
    2 MIL unfit
    II m/f
    :
    es un inútil he’s useless
    * * *
    inútil adj
    inservible: useless
    inútilmente adv
    inútil nmf
    : good-for-nothing
    * * *
    inútil1 adj

    Spanish-English dictionary > inútil

  • 18 ir en contra de

    (v.) = contravene, fly in + the face of, go against, militate against, stand in + contrast to, tell against, be at odds with, work at + cross purposes, be at cross purposes, turn against, play against, be contrary to, run up against, work against, set against, run + counter to, run + contrary to, be at loggerheads with, argue against, stand in + sharp contrast to, speak against, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of
    Ex. Any mis-spellings, poor grammar and verbose phrasing and any other features that contravene good abstracting practice must be eliminated.
    Ex. If a planned activity flies in the face of human nature, its success will be only as great as the non-human factors can ensure.
    Ex. But since the project, development have largely gone against it, with many libraries installing their own data systems.
    Ex. Local interpretations of the rules, and modifications to suit local circumstances, certainly militate against standard records.
    Ex. To sum it up, ISBD stands in sharp contrast to the ideal of concise and clear entries followed by the founders of Anglo-American cataloging.
    Ex. What factors told against them?.
    Ex. These activities may also be at odds with processes routinely applied across the board, such as lamination.
    Ex. Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex. These two functions of the library have often been at cross purposes to one another, because each has been associated with a conflicting view of the kind and amount of assistance to be offered to the reader.
    Ex. By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex. For me a picture of myself in a dentist's waiting room is a perfect metaphor for set and setting very much in play against the easily obtained pleasures I usually get from reading.
    Ex. This is a rather unexpected conclusion, and is of course contrary to most of what has been stated in this text; it is also contrary to the experience of large numbers of librarians, who have found that controlled vocabularies are helpful in practice.
    Ex. Some of the information from the EEC Government in Brussels is provided off the record, which sometimes runs up against the UK Government's wall of secrecy.
    Ex. Which means we must create a reading environment that helps and encourages reading rather than works against it.
    Ex. Classes of children can sometimes prove to be stubbornly set against having anything to do with book introductions, and it is better then to engage them in other activities rather than be doggedly determined to have one's own way and to go on in the face of their antagonism.
    Ex. Unfortunately the Library of Congress still has a policy which runs counter to this need.
    Ex. This runs contrary to earlier user studies, particularly those of scientists and engineers, which concluded that perceived source accessibility was the overwhelming factor in source selection.
    Ex. Sharp of tongue, Watterston was often at loggerheads with the authorities, particularly the Joint Library Committee.
    Ex. Some teachers argue against book clubs, claiming that they bring together only a certain kind of avid reader, the literary equivalent of the religiously effete and over-pious.
    Ex. To sum it up, ISBD stands in sharp contrast to the ideal of concise and clear entries followed by the founders of Anglo-American cataloging.
    Ex. As a result public libraries came into disrepute and even today authorities speak against them.
    Ex. Unfortunately for them, this approach runs afoul of Iraqi tribal customs since they are, reportedly, endogamous with respect to tribe.
    Ex. As some of her prophecies came true, she fell afoul of the authorities and was arrested by the Holy Order.
    * * *
    (v.) = contravene, fly in + the face of, go against, militate against, stand in + contrast to, tell against, be at odds with, work at + cross purposes, be at cross purposes, turn against, play against, be contrary to, run up against, work against, set against, run + counter to, run + contrary to, be at loggerheads with, argue against, stand in + sharp contrast to, speak against, run + afoul of, fall + afoul of

    Ex: Any mis-spellings, poor grammar and verbose phrasing and any other features that contravene good abstracting practice must be eliminated.

    Ex: If a planned activity flies in the face of human nature, its success will be only as great as the non-human factors can ensure.
    Ex: But since the project, development have largely gone against it, with many libraries installing their own data systems.
    Ex: Local interpretations of the rules, and modifications to suit local circumstances, certainly militate against standard records.
    Ex: To sum it up, ISBD stands in sharp contrast to the ideal of concise and clear entries followed by the founders of Anglo-American cataloging.
    Ex: What factors told against them?.
    Ex: These activities may also be at odds with processes routinely applied across the board, such as lamination.
    Ex: Libraries in developing countries may represent part of an alien cultural package, an importation ill suited to the country's needs, even working at cross purposes to the people's interests.
    Ex: These two functions of the library have often been at cross purposes to one another, because each has been associated with a conflicting view of the kind and amount of assistance to be offered to the reader.
    Ex: By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex: For me a picture of myself in a dentist's waiting room is a perfect metaphor for set and setting very much in play against the easily obtained pleasures I usually get from reading.
    Ex: This is a rather unexpected conclusion, and is of course contrary to most of what has been stated in this text; it is also contrary to the experience of large numbers of librarians, who have found that controlled vocabularies are helpful in practice.
    Ex: Some of the information from the EEC Government in Brussels is provided off the record, which sometimes runs up against the UK Government's wall of secrecy.
    Ex: Which means we must create a reading environment that helps and encourages reading rather than works against it.
    Ex: Classes of children can sometimes prove to be stubbornly set against having anything to do with book introductions, and it is better then to engage them in other activities rather than be doggedly determined to have one's own way and to go on in the face of their antagonism.
    Ex: Unfortunately the Library of Congress still has a policy which runs counter to this need.
    Ex: This runs contrary to earlier user studies, particularly those of scientists and engineers, which concluded that perceived source accessibility was the overwhelming factor in source selection.
    Ex: Sharp of tongue, Watterston was often at loggerheads with the authorities, particularly the Joint Library Committee.
    Ex: Some teachers argue against book clubs, claiming that they bring together only a certain kind of avid reader, the literary equivalent of the religiously effete and over-pious.
    Ex: To sum it up, ISBD stands in sharp contrast to the ideal of concise and clear entries followed by the founders of Anglo-American cataloging.
    Ex: As a result public libraries came into disrepute and even today authorities speak against them.
    Ex: Unfortunately for them, this approach runs afoul of Iraqi tribal customs since they are, reportedly, endogamous with respect to tribe.
    Ex: As some of her prophecies came true, she fell afoul of the authorities and was arrested by the Holy Order.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ir en contra de

  • 19 literatura de evasión

    Ex. Librarians must not allow their professionalism to betray them into imposing a well-meaning censorship on what children should read in the way of escapist literature.
    * * *

    Ex: Librarians must not allow their professionalism to betray them into imposing a well-meaning censorship on what children should read in the way of escapist literature.

    Spanish-English dictionary > literatura de evasión

  • 20 mismísima cosa, la

    = very thing, the
    Ex. By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mismísima cosa, la

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