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  • 1 acelerar el proceso de deterioro

    (v.) = hasten + rot
    Ex. CD rot can be hastened by many factors including improper storage and handling during use.
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    (v.) = hasten + rot

    Ex: CD rot can be hastened by many factors including improper storage and handling during use.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acelerar el proceso de deterioro

  • 2 acusar a Alguien

    (v.) = confront + Alguien + with accusation
    Ex. When a patron is accused of improper conduct and does not appear to present a danger, do not immediately confront the person with the accusation.
    * * *
    (v.) = confront + Alguien + with accusation

    Ex: When a patron is accused of improper conduct and does not appear to present a danger, do not immediately confront the person with the accusation.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acusar a Alguien

  • 3 alargar la vida

    (v.) = prolong + life, prolong + longevity
    Ex. Other library materials must be suitably treated at the outset to prolong life and fortunately many products are marketed which aid the librarian in this task.
    Ex. Because CD rot can be hastened by many factors, including improper storage and handling during use, guidelines for disc care and suggestions for prolonging longevity are given.
    * * *
    (v.) = prolong + life, prolong + longevity

    Ex: Other library materials must be suitably treated at the outset to prolong life and fortunately many products are marketed which aid the librarian in this task.

    Ex: Because CD rot can be hastened by many factors, including improper storage and handling during use, guidelines for disc care and suggestions for prolonging longevity are given.

    Spanish-English dictionary > alargar la vida

  • 4 colusión

    f.
    1 collusion, secret agreement or cooperation between two or more individuals for improper purposes, confederacy, connivance.
    2 collusion, plot, conspiracy.
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    1 collusion
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    femenino collusion
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    Ex. There are four prominent common law defenses to a divorce suit: condonation, recrimination, collusion, and connivance.
    ----
    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.
    * * *
    femenino collusion
    * * *

    Ex: There are four prominent common law defenses to a divorce suit: condonation, recrimination, collusion, and connivance.

    * actuar en colusión = connive.
    * en colusión con = in collusion with, in complicity with, in connivance with.

    * * *
    collusion
    actuaron en colusión they were in collusion
    * * *
    collusion
    * * *
    colusión nf, pl - siones : collusion

    Spanish-English dictionary > colusión

  • 5 comportamiento

    m.
    1 behavior.
    2 abearance.
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    1 behaviour (US behavior), conduct
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    noun m.
    behavior, conduct
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    SM
    1) behaviour, behavior (EEUU)

    comportamiento sexual — sexual behaviour, sexual behavior (EEUU)

    comportamiento social — social behaviour, social behavior (EEUU)

    2) [de mercado, automóvil] performance
    * * *
    a) ( conducta) behavior*

    mal/buen comportamiento — bad/good behavior

    b) (Mec) performance
    c) (Fin) ( de valores) performance
    * * *
    = behaviour [behavior, -USA], manner, demeanour [demeanor, -USA], conduct, deportment.
    Ex. An academic library should be secure to control user behaviour and loss of books.
    Ex. But there was no trace of sinisterness in Balzac's manner.
    Ex. Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex. It can guide the moral will in so far as its illuminations depreciate certain modes of conduct and, conversely, reinforce others.
    Ex. Deportment is a nebulous concept that is not easily explained yet is vitally important for the look and professionalism of the band.
    ----
    * adoptar un comportamiento = put on + demeanour, put on + manner, adopt + behaviour.
    * ciencias del comportamiento = behavioural sciences.
    * comportamiento agresivo = aggressive behaviour.
    * comportamiento antiético = unethical behaviour, unethical conduct.
    * comportamiento antisocial = antisocial behaviour.
    * comportamiento cívico = civic behaviour, civil behaviour.
    * comportamiento de búsqueda de información = information-seeking behaviour.
    * comportamiento de las organizaciones = organisational behaviour.
    * comportamiento de publicación = publication behaviour.
    * comportamiento de rechazo = avoidance behaviour.
    * comportamiento disoluto = loose behaviour.
    * comportamiento ético = ethical behaviour, ethical conduct.
    * comportamiento humano = human behaviour.
    * comportamiento informativo = information behaviour.
    * comportamiento inmoral = immoral conduct.
    * comportamiento inquisitivo = questioning behaviour.
    * comportamiento lingüístico = language behaviour.
    * comportamiento molesto = disruptive behaviour.
    * comportamiento moral = moral behaviour.
    * comportamiento poco cívico = uncivic behaviour.
    * comportamiento problemático = problem behaviour.
    * comportamiento social = social behaviour, social graces.
    * comportamiento suicida = suicidal behaviour.
    * comportamiento violento = violent behaviour.
    * de comportamiento = behavioural [behavioral, -USA].
    * de comportamiento impecable = prim and proper.
    * forma de comportamiento = mode of behaviour, way of conduct.
    * gestión del comportamiento = behaviour management.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * modo de comportamiento = mode of behaviour, way of conduct.
    * norma de comportamiento social = social pattern.
    * objetivo de comportamiento = behavioural objective.
    * orden por comportamiento antisocial = ASBO (Antisocial Behaviour Order).
    * patrón de comportamiento = pattern of behaviour, behavioural pattern, behaviour pattern.
    * problema de comportamiento = behaviour problem, behavioural problem.
    * terapia del comportamiento = behavioural therapy.
    * trastorno de comportamiento = conduct disorder.
    * * *
    a) ( conducta) behavior*

    mal/buen comportamiento — bad/good behavior

    b) (Mec) performance
    c) (Fin) ( de valores) performance
    * * *
    = behaviour [behavior, -USA], manner, demeanour [demeanor, -USA], conduct, deportment.

    Ex: An academic library should be secure to control user behaviour and loss of books.

    Ex: But there was no trace of sinisterness in Balzac's manner.
    Ex: Nobody could have guessed from the librarian's placid demeanor that she was in a state of extreme agitation as she moved toward Edmonds' door.
    Ex: It can guide the moral will in so far as its illuminations depreciate certain modes of conduct and, conversely, reinforce others.
    Ex: Deportment is a nebulous concept that is not easily explained yet is vitally important for the look and professionalism of the band.
    * adoptar un comportamiento = put on + demeanour, put on + manner, adopt + behaviour.
    * ciencias del comportamiento = behavioural sciences.
    * comportamiento agresivo = aggressive behaviour.
    * comportamiento antiético = unethical behaviour, unethical conduct.
    * comportamiento antisocial = antisocial behaviour.
    * comportamiento cívico = civic behaviour, civil behaviour.
    * comportamiento de búsqueda de información = information-seeking behaviour.
    * comportamiento de las organizaciones = organisational behaviour.
    * comportamiento de publicación = publication behaviour.
    * comportamiento de rechazo = avoidance behaviour.
    * comportamiento disoluto = loose behaviour.
    * comportamiento ético = ethical behaviour, ethical conduct.
    * comportamiento humano = human behaviour.
    * comportamiento informativo = information behaviour.
    * comportamiento inmoral = immoral conduct.
    * comportamiento inquisitivo = questioning behaviour.
    * comportamiento lingüístico = language behaviour.
    * comportamiento molesto = disruptive behaviour.
    * comportamiento moral = moral behaviour.
    * comportamiento poco cívico = uncivic behaviour.
    * comportamiento problemático = problem behaviour.
    * comportamiento social = social behaviour, social graces.
    * comportamiento suicida = suicidal behaviour.
    * comportamiento violento = violent behaviour.
    * de comportamiento = behavioural [behavioral, -USA].
    * de comportamiento impecable = prim and proper.
    * forma de comportamiento = mode of behaviour, way of conduct.
    * gestión del comportamiento = behaviour management.
    * mal comportamiento = misconduct, disruptive behaviour, misbehaviour [misbehavior, -USA].
    * mal comportamiento científico = scientific misconduct.
    * modo de comportamiento = mode of behaviour, way of conduct.
    * norma de comportamiento social = social pattern.
    * objetivo de comportamiento = behavioural objective.
    * orden por comportamiento antisocial = ASBO (Antisocial Behaviour Order).
    * patrón de comportamiento = pattern of behaviour, behavioural pattern, behaviour pattern.
    * problema de comportamiento = behaviour problem, behavioural problem.
    * terapia del comportamiento = behavioural therapy.
    * trastorno de comportamiento = conduct disorder.

    * * *
    1 (conducta) behavior*
    el maestro lo castigó por mal comportamiento the teacher punished him for bad behavior o for misbehaving
    su comportamiento en la fiesta dio mucho que hablar everyone was talking about his conduct at the party o the way he behaved at the party
    2 ( Mec) performance
    3 ( Fin) (de valores) performance
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    comportamiento sustantivo masculino
    a) ( conducta) behavior( conjugate behavior);


    b) (Mec) performance

    comportamiento sustantivo masculino behaviour, US behavior
    ' comportamiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    betún
    - condenable
    - correcta
    - correcto
    - crasa
    - craso
    - cualesquiera
    - dolerse
    - error
    - esquema
    - execrable
    - gesto
    - incomprensible
    - indigna
    - indigno
    - innoble
    - intríngulis
    - ligereza
    - mamarrachada
    - martirizar
    - miserable
    - náusea
    - paleta
    - paleto
    - propiedad
    - recoveco
    - reincidir
    - repercutir
    - salvaje
    - sancionable
    - satisfacer
    - tosca
    - tosco
    - admisible
    - concordar
    - corregir
    - cosa
    - descortés
    - discreto
    - disculpar
    - dócil
    - estudiar
    - excusar
    - extravagante
    - gamberrismo
    - honrar
    - imperdonable
    - impropio
    - inadmisible
    - incorrecto
    English:
    appal
    - appall
    - ask back
    - barbaric
    - becoming
    - behavior
    - behaviour
    - compel
    - condone
    - conduct
    - conventional
    - demand
    - demeanor
    - demeanour
    - disgrace
    - disgusting
    - disreputable
    - dissatisfied
    - dramatic
    - emotional
    - erratic
    - exasperate
    - extraordinary
    - extravagance
    - fuel
    - have off
    - idiotic
    - improper
    - indefensible
    - inhuman
    - insight
    - ladylike
    - lapse
    - learned
    - off
    - outrageous
    - pay
    - proper
    - release
    - rude
    - self-conscious
    - shocking
    - short
    - sickly
    - strained
    - top
    - unacceptable
    - unaffected
    - uncivilized
    - unheard-of
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    1. [de personas] behaviour
    2. [uso crítico] [de vehículo, acciones] performance;
    el comportamiento de la inflación ha sido muy irregular este año inflation has fluctuated considerably this year
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    m behavior, Br
    behaviour
    * * *
    conducta: behavior, conduct
    * * *
    comportamiento n behaviour

    Spanish-English dictionary > comportamiento

  • 6 dar sugerencias

    (v.) = give + suggestions
    Ex. Because CD rot can be hastened by many factors, including improper storage and handling during use, guidelines for disc care and suggestions for prolonging longevity are given.
    * * *
    (v.) = give + suggestions

    Ex: Because CD rot can be hastened by many factors, including improper storage and handling during use, guidelines for disc care and suggestions for prolonging longevity are given.

    Spanish-English dictionary > dar sugerencias

  • 7 deshonesto

    adj.
    1 dishonest, backdoor, deceitful, lying.
    2 indecent, immodest, immoral, lewd.
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    1 (sin honestidad) dishonest
    2 (inmoral) immodest, indecent
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    ADJ
    1) (=no honrado) dishonest
    2) (=indecente) indecent
    proposición 1)
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    - ta adjetivo
    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    b) ( indecente) < proposiciones> improper, indecent; abuso
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    = unscrupulous, dishonest, corrupt, crooked, shifty, indecent, lewd [lewder -comp., lewdest -sup.].
    Ex. He had always anathematized those who took unscrupulous advantage of their positions, and those who succumbed to their insolent methods.
    Ex. Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex. Unrestricted access to the Internet for input is promoting not just the banal but the postively corrupt.
    Ex. The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex. 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex. The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral indecente.
    ----
    * de forma deshonesta = dishonestly.
    * de un modo deshonesto = dishonestly.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    b) ( indecente) < proposiciones> improper, indecent; abuso
    * * *
    = unscrupulous, dishonest, corrupt, crooked, shifty, indecent, lewd [lewder -comp., lewdest -sup.].

    Ex: He had always anathematized those who took unscrupulous advantage of their positions, and those who succumbed to their insolent methods.

    Ex: Mostly facsimiles are made without dishonest intent, although some have certainly been intended to deceive, and the ease with which they can be identified varies with the reproduction process used.
    Ex: Unrestricted access to the Internet for input is promoting not just the banal but the postively corrupt.
    Ex: The article has the title 'Piracy, crooked printers, inflation bedevil Russian publishing'.
    Ex: 'Client' has overtones of shifty lawyers and overpaid realtors.
    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral o indecente.
    Ex: The passage of the Exon bill would make criminal the sending of obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy or indecent data over the Net = La aprobación de la ley Exon haría que fuese un delito el envío a través de Internet de información obscena, lujuriosa, lasciva, inmoral indecente.
    * de forma deshonesta = dishonestly.
    * de un modo deshonesto = dishonestly.

    * * *
    1 (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest
    2 (indecente) ‹proposiciones› improper, indecent ‹mujer› ( ant) immodest ( arch), shameless abuso
    * * *

    deshonesto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) (tramposo, mentiroso) dishonest


    deshonesto,-a adjetivo
    1 (no honrado) dishonest
    2 (no pudoroso) indecent, improper
    ' deshonesto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    deshonesta
    - sucia
    - sucio
    - chueco
    English:
    bent
    - corrupt
    - crooked
    - dishonest
    - improper
    * * *
    deshonesto, -a adj
    1. [sin honradez] dishonest
    2. [sin pudor] indecent, immoral
    * * *
    adj dishonest
    * * *
    deshonesto, -ta adj
    : dishonest
    * * *
    deshonesto adj dishonest

    Spanish-English dictionary > deshonesto

  • 8 echar vino

    (v.) = pour + wine
    Ex. Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.
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    (v.) = pour + wine

    Ex: Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > echar vino

  • 9 en pocas palabras

    = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated
    Ex. Simply put, it just doesn't pay to digitise information that few can use, and even fewer will pay for.
    Ex. Methods and results of the investigation are presented in brief.
    Ex. To say the least, weeding is taken seriously as an important component of library life.
    Ex. To put it quite simply, the building is a cut above the rest with facilities fitted to the highest standards.
    Ex. In short, the work and approach of the chief librarian is crucial to the success of the library he serves.
    Ex. To cut a long story short, just as they were nearing the weir the engine stopped working and they had to jump into the water.
    Ex. Drama is, bottom line, seen as a fluff subject by many people.
    Ex. Put simply, asymmetric threats are a version of not 'fighting fair,' which can include the use of surprise and weapons in ways unplanned by a nation.
    Ex. 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex. I'll spare you all the details, but the short story is that he looked her up last year when he was travelling in Scandinavia, and was delighted to find her.
    Ex. Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.
    * * *
    = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated

    Ex: Simply put, it just doesn't pay to digitise information that few can use, and even fewer will pay for.

    Ex: Methods and results of the investigation are presented in brief.
    Ex: To say the least, weeding is taken seriously as an important component of library life.
    Ex: To put it quite simply, the building is a cut above the rest with facilities fitted to the highest standards.
    Ex: In short, the work and approach of the chief librarian is crucial to the success of the library he serves.
    Ex: To cut a long story short, just as they were nearing the weir the engine stopped working and they had to jump into the water.
    Ex: Drama is, bottom line, seen as a fluff subject by many people.
    Ex: Put simply, asymmetric threats are a version of not 'fighting fair,' which can include the use of surprise and weapons in ways unplanned by a nation.
    Ex: 'Anyway, to make a long story short, Huish said he knows Lisa has been a little flighty at times'.
    Ex: I'll spare you all the details, but the short story is that he looked her up last year when he was travelling in Scandinavia, and was delighted to find her.
    Ex: Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en pocas palabras

  • 10 en resumen

    in short, to sum up
    * * *
    = in conclusion, in summary, simply put, the long and (the) short of, in sum, in all, to sum up, to sum it up, in essence, put simply, all in all, simply stated
    Ex. In conclusion, it should not be necessary to say that instructions and guiding must be as brief as possible.
    Ex. There are in summary two important applications for classification theory.
    Ex. Simply put, it just doesn't pay to digitise information that few can use, and even fewer will pay for.
    Ex. The article ' The long and short of a new business model' reviews the application of CD-R on-demand publishing to fill the gap between producing a few copies and spending large sums on replicators to produce 1000 or more copies = El artículo "Un nuevo modelo económico en breve" analiza la aplicación de la publicación en CD-Grabable según la demanda para cubrir el vacío que existe entre producir unas cuentas copias o invertir grandes sumas de dinero en reproductores de CD-ROM para producir 1.000 o más copias.
    Ex. In sum, the librarian should have the knowledge, experience and sense to provide the right book to the right child at the right time = En suma, el bibliotecario debería tener el conocimiento, la experiencia y el sentido para ofrecer el libro correcto al niño adecuado en el momento oportuno.
    Ex. In all 20 per cent of visitors went out of the bookshop with a book they had intended to buy, 15 per cent went out with a book they had not intended to buy and 67 went out with both intended and unintended purchases.
    Ex. To sum up it may be said that overall annual energy costs can be reduced by as much as a third by careful planning.
    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. In essence these indexing languages are very similar to the lists of subject headings which are used in pre-coordinate indexing.
    Ex. Put simply, asymmetric threats are a version of not 'fighting fair,' which can include the use of surprise and weapons in ways unplanned by a nation.
    Ex. All in all, then, the book has plenty to attend to, plenty to enjoy, plenty to share.
    Ex. Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.
    * * *
    = in conclusion, in summary, simply put, the long and (the) short of, in sum, in all, to sum up, to sum it up, in essence, put simply, all in all, simply stated

    Ex: In conclusion, it should not be necessary to say that instructions and guiding must be as brief as possible.

    Ex: There are in summary two important applications for classification theory.
    Ex: Simply put, it just doesn't pay to digitise information that few can use, and even fewer will pay for.
    Ex: The article ' The long and short of a new business model' reviews the application of CD-R on-demand publishing to fill the gap between producing a few copies and spending large sums on replicators to produce 1000 or more copies = El artículo "Un nuevo modelo económico en breve" analiza la aplicación de la publicación en CD-Grabable según la demanda para cubrir el vacío que existe entre producir unas cuentas copias o invertir grandes sumas de dinero en reproductores de CD-ROM para producir 1.000 o más copias.
    Ex: In sum, the librarian should have the knowledge, experience and sense to provide the right book to the right child at the right time = En suma, el bibliotecario debería tener el conocimiento, la experiencia y el sentido para ofrecer el libro correcto al niño adecuado en el momento oportuno.
    Ex: In all 20 per cent of visitors went out of the bookshop with a book they had intended to buy, 15 per cent went out with a book they had not intended to buy and 67 went out with both intended and unintended purchases.
    Ex: To sum up it may be said that overall annual energy costs can be reduced by as much as a third by careful planning.
    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: In essence these indexing languages are very similar to the lists of subject headings which are used in pre-coordinate indexing.
    Ex: Put simply, asymmetric threats are a version of not 'fighting fair,' which can include the use of surprise and weapons in ways unplanned by a nation.
    Ex: All in all, then, the book has plenty to attend to, plenty to enjoy, plenty to share.
    Ex: Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > en resumen

  • 11 erróneo

    adj.
    erroneous, equivocal, wrong, mistaken.
    * * *
    1 erroneous, wrong, mistaken, unsound
    * * *
    (f. - errónea)
    adj.
    erroneous, wrong
    * * *
    ADJ (=equivocado) mistaken, erroneous; (=falso) untrue, false
    * * *
    - nea adjetivo (frml) <decisión/afirmación> wrong, erroneous (frml)
    * * *
    = erroneous, false, misguided, misleading, wrong, wrong-headed, misapplied, fallacious, misplaced, misinformed, in error.
    Ex. Mistakes in check-in will occasionally lead to erroneous entries in the receipt history.
    Ex. The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex. We have long recognized the necessity for medical schools and law schools to lead the way in exploring new methods and new ideas -- even ones that prove to be wrong or misguided.
    Ex. Some titles are deliberately misleading or eye-catching, rather than informative.
    Ex. In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex. His largest group of intentional alterations consisted of 27 relatively minor emendations, mostly wrong-headed.
    Ex. The word 'archival' has been rejected so as to avoid some misapplied promotional efforts by vendors.
    Ex. On the basis of current knowledge it seems fallacious to describe people's consumer behavior as having clear-cut objectives.
    Ex. Because of the nature of AIDS, much misinformation, prejudice, and misplaced fear exist both within the general public and in professional communities worldwide.
    Ex. In the 1990s damaging stereotypes and misguided caricatures persist in dominating the American public's generally misinformed view of what it means to be a librarian.
    Ex. Errors are indicated by a flashing light and the repositioning of the cursor at the item in error.
    ----
    * aplicar un tratamiento erróneo = mistreat.
    * colocado en lugar erróneo = misplaced.
    * correo con dirección errónea = misdirected mail.
    * interpretación errónea = misinterpretation, misrepresentation.
    * llevar a conclusiones erróneas = mislead.
    * representación errónea = misrepresentation.
    * ser erróneo = be wide of the mark, be wrong, be in error.
    * * *
    - nea adjetivo (frml) <decisión/afirmación> wrong, erroneous (frml)
    * * *
    = erroneous, false, misguided, misleading, wrong, wrong-headed, misapplied, fallacious, misplaced, misinformed, in error.

    Ex: Mistakes in check-in will occasionally lead to erroneous entries in the receipt history.

    Ex: The concept 'Senses' constitutes a false link in the chain.
    Ex: We have long recognized the necessity for medical schools and law schools to lead the way in exploring new methods and new ideas -- even ones that prove to be wrong or misguided.
    Ex: Some titles are deliberately misleading or eye-catching, rather than informative.
    Ex: In a conventional system, the omission of a punctuation mark or an abbreviation will not necessarily cause an entry to be filed in the wrong place, because humans can compensate for variations in spelling and punctuation.
    Ex: His largest group of intentional alterations consisted of 27 relatively minor emendations, mostly wrong-headed.
    Ex: The word 'archival' has been rejected so as to avoid some misapplied promotional efforts by vendors.
    Ex: On the basis of current knowledge it seems fallacious to describe people's consumer behavior as having clear-cut objectives.
    Ex: Because of the nature of AIDS, much misinformation, prejudice, and misplaced fear exist both within the general public and in professional communities worldwide.
    Ex: In the 1990s damaging stereotypes and misguided caricatures persist in dominating the American public's generally misinformed view of what it means to be a librarian.
    Ex: Errors are indicated by a flashing light and the repositioning of the cursor at the item in error.
    * aplicar un tratamiento erróneo = mistreat.
    * colocado en lugar erróneo = misplaced.
    * correo con dirección errónea = misdirected mail.
    * interpretación errónea = misinterpretation, misrepresentation.
    * llevar a conclusiones erróneas = mislead.
    * representación errónea = misrepresentation.
    * ser erróneo = be wide of the mark, be wrong, be in error.

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    ( frml); ‹decisión/afirmación› wrong, erroneous ( frml)
    sería erróneo afirmar que … it would be wrong o erroneous to say that …
    debido a un cálculo erróneo owing to a mistake in the calculations, owing to a miscalculation
    * * *

    erróneo
    ◊ - nea adjetivo (frml) ‹decisión/afirmación wrong, erroneous (frml)

    erróneo,-a adjetivo erroneous, wrong

    ' erróneo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    errónea
    - incorrecta
    - incorrecto
    English:
    erroneous
    - false
    - improper
    - misconceived
    - misleading
    - mistaken
    * * *
    erróneo, -a adj
    [juicio, afirmación, decisión] mistaken, erroneous; [cálculo, datos] incorrect, wrong;
    sería erróneo claudicar ahora it would be a mistake to give in now
    * * *
    adj wrong, erroneous fml
    * * *
    erróneo, - nea adj
    equivocado: erroneous, wrong
    * * *
    erróneo adj wrong / incorrect

    Spanish-English dictionary > erróneo

  • 12 escanciar vino

    (v.) = pour + wine
    Ex. Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.
    * * *
    (v.) = pour + wine

    Ex: Simply stated, no, it is not improper to pour wine into your guest s wine glass if it still contains wine.

    Spanish-English dictionary > escanciar vino

  • 13 feo

    adj.
    1 ugly, homely, bad-looking, ill-favored.
    2 ugly.
    * * *
    2 (aspecto, situación, tiempo, etc) nasty, horrible, unpleasant, awful
    3 (acción) horrible, awful
    4 (indigno) rude, not nice, improper
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 ugly person
    1 (ofensa) slight, snub
    \
    hacerle un feo a alguien to slight somebody, snub somebody
    ser más feo que Picio to be as ugly as sin
    siempre me (te, etc) toca bailar con la más fea I (you, etc) always get the short end of the stick
    ————————
    1 (ofensa) slight, snub
    * * *
    = fea, adj.
    1) ugly
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=sin belleza) [persona, casa, ropa] ugly

    bailar con la más fea —

    2) (=desagradable) [asunto, tiempo] nasty, unpleasant; [jugada] dirty
    3) (=de mala educación)

    está muy feo contestarle así a tu madreit's very rude o it's not nice to answer your mother like that

    está o queda feo comerse las uñas en público — it's bad manners to bite your nails in public

    4) LAm [olor, comida] nasty, unpleasant
    2. SM
    1) (=desaire)

    -no puedo ir a tu boda -¿me vas a hacer ese feo? — "I can't come to your wedding" - "but you can't refuse!" o "how can you refuse!"

    2) * (=fealdad)

    hoy está con el feo o de feo subido — he's looking really ugly today

    3.
    ADV LAm * bad, badly

    oler feo — to smell bad, have a nasty smell

    * * *
    I
    fea adjetivo
    a) <persona/edificio> ugly; < peinado> unflattering

    es un barrio/color feo — it's not a very nice neighborhood/color

    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado — to be as ugly as sin (colloq)

    b) <asunto/situación> unpleasant; <olor/sabor> (esp AmL) unpleasant

    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así — it's not nice to talk like that

    II
    adverbio (AmL) <oler/saber> bad

    sentir feo — (Méx) to feel terrible

    III
    masculino (fam) ( desaire)

    vamos, acéptalo, no me hagas ese feo — oh go on take it, I'll be hurt if you don't

    es de un feo... — (Esp) he's as ugly as they come (colloq)

    * * *
    = ugly [uglier -comp., ugliest -sup.], unsightly, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unlovely, minging, nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].
    Ex. This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.
    Ex. He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex. Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex. The article 'Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex. Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex. It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    Ex. It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    ----
    * cosas + ponerse feas = things + get rough.
    * grotescamente feo = grotesquely ugly.
    * patito feo = ugly duckling.
    * Patito Feo, el = Ugly Duckling, the.
    * vieja fea = old hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.
    * * *
    I
    fea adjetivo
    a) <persona/edificio> ugly; < peinado> unflattering

    es un barrio/color feo — it's not a very nice neighborhood/color

    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado — to be as ugly as sin (colloq)

    b) <asunto/situación> unpleasant; <olor/sabor> (esp AmL) unpleasant

    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así — it's not nice to talk like that

    II
    adverbio (AmL) <oler/saber> bad

    sentir feo — (Méx) to feel terrible

    III
    masculino (fam) ( desaire)

    vamos, acéptalo, no me hagas ese feo — oh go on take it, I'll be hurt if you don't

    es de un feo... — (Esp) he's as ugly as they come (colloq)

    * * *
    = ugly [uglier -comp., ugliest -sup.], unsightly, nasty [natier -comp., nastiest -sup.], unlovely, minging, nasty looking, shanky [shankier -comp., shankiest -sup.].

    Ex: This is not to say that the library should be cluttered with ugly signs; all notices should be carefully contrived and aesthetically pleasing.

    Ex: He went on to explain that while there were no unsightly slums, there was a fairly large district of rather nondescript homes intermingled with plain two- and three-family brick and frame dwellings, principally in the eastern reaches of the city.
    Ex: Anthony Datto thanked them for having permitted him to unburden himself and after a few desultory remarks about the nasty weather and nothing in particular, they parted.
    Ex: The article 'Lovely idea, but unlovely pricing' criticizes the pricing level of a new service aimed at research scientists in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies.
    Ex: Everyone is attractive to someone, there is no such thing as a minger, but there are many people who I think are minging.
    Ex: It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    Ex: It's more advisable to have a cheap and skanky bike for pootling around town, the idea being that no-one would want to nick a nasty looking bike.
    * cosas + ponerse feas = things + get rough.
    * grotescamente feo = grotesquely ugly.
    * patito feo = ugly duckling.
    * Patito Feo, el = Ugly Duckling, the.
    * vieja fea = old hag, old bag, old crone, old bat.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/animal/edificio› ugly; ‹peinado› unflattering
    es fea de cara she's not at all pretty, she has a very plain face
    es feo con ganas he's as ugly as sin ( colloq)
    la pobre chica es feíta or feúcha the poor girl is rather plain o ( AmE colloq) homely
    es un barrio feo it's not a very nice neighborhood
    es un color bastante feo it isn't a very attractive o nice color
    llevaba una corbata feísima he was wearing the most awful tie
    ser más feo que Picio or que un pecado or que pegarle a Dios or que pegarle a la madre ( fam); to be as ugly as sin ( colloq)
    siempre me toca bailar con la más fea ( fam); I always get the short end of the stick o draw the short straw ( colloq)
    2 ‹asunto/situación› unpleasant; ‹olor/sabor› ( esp AmL) unpleasant
    ¡qué feo está el día! ( AmL); what an awful day!
    me has dado cartas muy feas you've dealt me horrible cards
    la cosa se está poniendo fea, vámonos things are getting nasty o ugly o this is getting unpleasant, let's go
    es or ( Esp) está muy feo hablar así de los amigos it's not nice to talk about your friends like that
    tiene la fea costumbre de contestar he has an unpleasant habit of answering back
    feo2
    ( AmL) ‹oler/saber› bad
    me miró feo she gave me a dirty look
    sentir feo ( Méx); to feel terrible
    se siente feo que te traten así it's really terrible to be treated like that
    feo3
    ( fam)
    1
    (desaire): hacerle un feo a algn to snub sb
    2 ( fam)
    (fealdad): es encantador, pero es de un feo … he's charming, but boy, is he (ever) ugly! ( AmE), he's charming but he isn't half ugly! ( BrE colloq)
    es de un feo que asusta he's as ugly as sin o as ugly as they come ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    feo 1,
    fea adjetivo

    a)persona/edificio ugly;

    peinado unflattering;

    es un barrio feo it's not a very nice neighborhood
    b)asunto/situación unpleasant;

    olor/sabor› (esp AmL) unpleasant;
    ¡qué feo está el día! what an awful day!;

    la cosa se está poniendo fea things are getting nasty o ugly;
    es or (Esp) está muy feo hablar así it's not nice to talk like that
    feo 2 adverbio (AmL) ‹oler/saber bad;

    feo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (carente de belleza) ugly
    2 (turbio) nasty: esto se pone feo, this is looking bad
    una herida fea, a bad wound
    II m (desaire, descortesía) snub: no le hagas ese feo, don't snub him
    ♦ Locuciones: ser más feo que Picio, to be as ugly as sin

    ' feo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    espantosa
    - espantoso
    - esperpento
    - fea
    - horrorosa
    - horroroso
    - monstruosa
    - monstruoso
    - encima
    - espantar
    - feroz
    - gana
    - horrible
    English:
    hideous
    - nasty
    - ugly
    - ugly duckling
    - unsightly
    - dull
    - homely
    - nice
    - plain
    * * *
    feo, -a
    adj
    1. [persona, animal, traje] ugly;
    es un pueblo muy feo it's a very ugly town;
    es fea con ganas she's as ugly as sin;
    ser más feo que Picio to be as ugly as sin;
    Fam
    2. [aspecto, herida] nasty;
    [tiempo] foul, horrible; [color] unpleasant;
    está metido en un asunto muy feo he's mixed up in some really nasty business;
    ponerse feo [situación, tiempo] to turn nasty;
    la cosa está fea things are looking bad
    3. [desagradable] unpleasant;
    [ofensivo] rude;
    es o [m5] está feo escupir it's rude to spit;
    cuando me vio me hizo un gesto feo when she saw me she made a rude gesture;
    lo que hiciste quedó feo that wasn't a very nice thing to do
    4. Am [olor, sabor] unpleasant
    nm,f
    [persona] ugly person; Fam
    le tocó bailar con la más fea he drew the short straw
    nm
    [desaire]
    hacer un feo a alguien to offend o slight sb;
    le hizo el feo de no saludarla he snubbed her by not saying hello
    adv
    Am [oler, saber] bad;
    tus zapatos huelen muy feo your shoes smell awful
    * * *
    I adj ugly; fig
    nasty;
    la(s) cosa(s) se pone(n) feo(s) fig things are looking grim
    II m
    :
    hacer un feo a alguien fam snub s.o.
    III adv Méx
    oler, saber bad
    * * *
    feo adv
    : badly, bad
    feo, fea adj
    1) : ugly
    2) : unpleasant, nasty
    * * *
    feo adj
    1. (en general) ugly [comp. uglier; superl. ugliest]
    2. (malo) unpleasant / nasty [comp. nastier; superl. nastiest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > feo

  • 14 fracción

    f.
    1 fraction.
    2 fraction, part.
    3 paragraph.
    * * *
    1 (gen) fraction
    2 PLÍTICA faction
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Mat) fraction
    2) (=parte) part, fragment
    3) (Pol etc) faction, splinter group
    4) (=repartición) division, breaking-up (en into)
    * * *

    una fracción de segundo — a fraction of a second, a split second

    2) ( de organización) faction
    * * *
    = fraction, segment, fraction, denomination, moiety.
    Ex. The ALA Rules provide guidance on how to file fractions and superscript and subscript numerals.
    Ex. No such constraints exist where online display is anticipated, since only one segment at a time is displayed.
    Ex. Nowadays, the quantity of new information being generated is such that no individual can hope to keep pace with even a small fraction of it.
    Ex. Electric money will come in cent or less denominations to make high-volume, small-value transactions on the Internet practical.
    Ex. Based on the above considerations, medicinal ingredients containing the same active moiety are classified into identical or non-identical.
    ----
    * fracción decimal = decimal fraction.
    * fracción de moneda = penny, coin denomination, coin denomination.
    * fracción de segundo = split second.
    * * *

    una fracción de segundo — a fraction of a second, a split second

    2) ( de organización) faction
    * * *
    = fraction, segment, fraction, denomination, moiety.

    Ex: The ALA Rules provide guidance on how to file fractions and superscript and subscript numerals.

    Ex: No such constraints exist where online display is anticipated, since only one segment at a time is displayed.
    Ex: Nowadays, the quantity of new information being generated is such that no individual can hope to keep pace with even a small fraction of it.
    Ex: Electric money will come in cent or less denominations to make high-volume, small-value transactions on the Internet practical.
    Ex: Based on the above considerations, medicinal ingredients containing the same active moiety are classified into identical or non-identical.
    * fracción decimal = decimal fraction.
    * fracción de moneda = penny, coin denomination, coin denomination.
    * fracción de segundo = split second.

    * * *
    A
    1 (elemento, parte) part, fraction, fragment
    todo pasó en una fracción de segundo it all happened in a fraction of a second o in a split second
    C ( Chi period)
    * * *

    fracción sustantivo femenino
    fraction
    fracción sustantivo femenino fraction
    ' fracción' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    décima
    - décimo
    - sexta
    - sexto
    - parte
    English:
    eighteenth
    - eighth
    - eleventh
    - fifteenth
    - fifth
    - fourteenth
    - fourth
    - fraction
    - ninth
    - seventieth
    - sixtieth
    - split
    - tenth
    - third
    - thousandth
    - twelfth
    - twentieth
    * * *
    1. [parte] fraction;
    todos recibieron su fracción de la herencia everyone received their part o share of the legacy;
    fracción de segundo split second
    2. [quebrado] fraction
    fracción decimal decimal fraction;
    fracción impropia improper fraction;
    fracción mixta compound fraction;
    fracción propia proper fraction
    3. Pol faction
    * * *
    f fraction; POL faction
    * * *
    1) : fraction
    2) : part, fragment
    3) : faction, splinter group
    * * *
    fracción n fraction

    Spanish-English dictionary > fracción

  • 15 improcedente

    adj.
    1 inappropriate (inoportuno).
    2 inadmissible (law).
    3 unsuitable, improper, not right, inappropriate.
    * * *
    1 inappropriate
    2 DERECHO inadmissible
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=inadecuado) unsuitable, inappropriate
    2) (Jur) inadmissible
    * * *
    adjetivo (frml)
    a) <demanda/reclamación> inadmissible
    b) < conducta> improper, unseemly
    * * *
    Ex. Something must be done to resolve freelance authors' rights to remuneration for wrongful use of their property.
    ----
    * despido improcedente = wrongful dismissal.
    * ser improcedente = be out of order.
    * * *
    adjetivo (frml)
    a) <demanda/reclamación> inadmissible
    b) < conducta> improper, unseemly
    * * *

    Ex: Something must be done to resolve freelance authors' rights to remuneration for wrongful use of their property.

    * despido improcedente = wrongful dismissal.
    * ser improcedente = be out of order.

    * * *
    ( frml)
    1 ‹demanda/reclamación/recurso› inadmissible
    despido improcedente unfair dismissal
    2 ‹conducta› improper, inadmissible
    sería improcedente plantearlo en la asamblea sin consultarlo antes it would be improper o inappropriate o wrong to raise it at the meeting without consulting him first
    * * *

    improcedente adjetivo
    1 inappropriate, unsuitable
    2 Jur inadmissible
    ' improcedente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    impertinente
    - indebida
    - indebido
    English:
    unfair dismissal
    - unfair
    * * *
    1. [inoportuno] inappropriate
    2. Der [pruebas] inadmissible;
    despido improcedente wrongful dismissal
    * * *
    adj improper
    * * *
    1) : inadmissible
    2) : inappropriate, improper

    Spanish-English dictionary > improcedente

  • 16 impropiedad

    f.
    1 impropriety.
    2 improper act, impolite act, impolite action.
    * * *
    1 (gen) unsuitability, inappropriateness; (del lenguaje) impropriety
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=inadecuación) inappropriateness, unsuitability
    2) (=incorrección) [de estilo, palabras] impropriety, infelicity frm
    * * *
    femenino (frml)
    a) ( cualidad) unsuitability, inappropriateness
    b) (dicho, acto) impropriety (frml)
    * * *
    Ex. Librarians must recognize their moral obligation to the public and act to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
    * * *
    femenino (frml)
    a) ( cualidad) unsuitability, inappropriateness
    b) (dicho, acto) impropriety (frml)
    * * *

    Ex: Librarians must recognize their moral obligation to the public and act to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.

    * * *
    ( frml)
    1 (cualidad) unsuitability, inappropriateness
    2 (dicho, acto) impropriety ( frml)
    * * *
    1. [cualidad] inappropriateness
    2. [dicho, hecho]
    eso es una impropiedad that's inaccurate
    * * *
    f inappropriateness

    Spanish-English dictionary > impropiedad

  • 17 impropio

    adj.
    improper, inconvenient, ill-suited, inappropriate.
    * * *
    1 (inadecuado) unsuitable, inappropriate
    2 (incorrecto) improper
    \
    ser impropio,-a de alguien not to be worthy of somebody, be beneath somebody
    ser impropio,-a para algo to be unsuitable for something
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=inadecuado) inappropriate, unsuitable

    impropio de o para — inappropriate for

    2) (=incorrecto) [estilo, palabras] improper, incorrect
    * * *
    - pia adjetivo
    a) <actitud/respuesta> inappropriate
    b) ( incorrecto) incorrect
    * * *
    = abusive, unbecoming, ignoble.
    Ex. This article discusses the ability of privacy laws that are presently on the books to protect us from abusive information collection, dissemination, and management practices.
    Ex. An analysis of their usage by readers of both sexes revealed some unbecoming sexist attitudes and some ungentlemanlike behaviour.
    Ex. Some religions (e.g. Judaism) explicitly demand ignoble attitudes in their followers.
    ----
    * impropio de un caballero = ungentlemanlike.
    * * *
    - pia adjetivo
    a) <actitud/respuesta> inappropriate
    b) ( incorrecto) incorrect
    * * *
    = abusive, unbecoming, ignoble.

    Ex: This article discusses the ability of privacy laws that are presently on the books to protect us from abusive information collection, dissemination, and management practices.

    Ex: An analysis of their usage by readers of both sexes revealed some unbecoming sexist attitudes and some ungentlemanlike behaviour.
    Ex: Some religions (e.g. Judaism) explicitly demand ignoble attitudes in their followers.
    * impropio de un caballero = ungentlemanlike.

    * * *
    1 ‹comportamiento/actitud/respuesta› inappropriate
    un libro impropio para su edad an unsuitable book for someone his age
    un comportamiento impropio de una persona educada inappropriate behavior for an educated person, behavior unbecoming to an educated person ( frml)
    2 (incorrecto) incorrect
    es un uso impropio de la palabra it is an incorrect usage of the word
    * * *

    impropio
    ◊ - pia adjetivo

    a)actitud/respuesta inappropriate;



    impropio,-a adj (inhabitual, inapropiado) inappropriate, unsuitable: es impropio de él, it's uncharacteristic of him
    ' impropio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acto
    - impropia
    - indigna
    - indigno
    English:
    improper
    * * *
    impropio, -a adj
    1. [no adecuado] improper (de for), unbecoming (de to);
    es un comportamiento impropio de un cargo público it is improper behaviour for someone in public office;
    llevaba una camiseta impropia para la ocasión she was wearing a T-shirt that was inappropriate for the occasion
    2. [no habitual]
    es impropio en ella it's not what you expect from her;
    tiene una madurez impropia de su edad he's unusually mature for his age
    * * *
    adj inappropriate;
    ser impropio de alguien be inappropriate for s.o.
    * * *
    impropio, - pia adj
    1) : improper, incorrect
    2) inadecuado: unsuitable, inappropriate

    Spanish-English dictionary > impropio

  • 18 inadecuado

    adj.
    1 unsuitable, inappropriate, inadequate, ill-fitted.
    2 inadequate, ill fitted, inappropriate, unfit.
    3 inadequate, incompetent.
    * * *
    1 unsuitable
    2 (inapropiado) inappropriate
    * * *
    (f. - inadecuada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ [recurso, medida] inadequate; [película, momento] unsuitable, inappropriate
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <color/traje> inappropriate, unsuitable; <norma/sistema> inadequate
    * * *
    = unsuited, improper, inadequate, inappropriate, unsuitable, inadequately + Participio, inapplicable, inapt, ill-adapted.
    Ex. In particular, some would argue that the discipline-oriented approach of such schemes is unsuited to any applications.
    Ex. It is important that those engaged in IR should not be abused by the improper use of the word 'intelligent'.
    Ex. Almost without exception these problems occurred in libraries with antiquated or inadequate ventilation without air-conditioning.
    Ex. A scheme should allow relocation, in order to rectify an inappropriate placement, to eliminate dual provision (more than one place for one subject) to make room for new subjects.
    Ex. Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.
    Ex. School libraries are inadequately funded, and until the mid 1960s, poorly sited and too small.
    Ex. Measures to alleviate the financial strain through cooperation, technology or fund-raising are often inapplicable.
    Ex. It is contended that biases that promote inaptness, in the areas of policy, organization, practice, research, & evaluation, have contributed to the proliferation & perpetuation of inapt services.
    Ex. She was emotionally and socially ill-adapted, manipulated by a mother crippled by the conventions of appropriate female behavior.
    ----
    * inadecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * resultar inadecuado = prove + inadequate.
    * uso inadecuado = misuse.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <color/traje> inappropriate, unsuitable; <norma/sistema> inadequate
    * * *
    = unsuited, improper, inadequate, inappropriate, unsuitable, inadequately + Participio, inapplicable, inapt, ill-adapted.

    Ex: In particular, some would argue that the discipline-oriented approach of such schemes is unsuited to any applications.

    Ex: It is important that those engaged in IR should not be abused by the improper use of the word 'intelligent'.
    Ex: Almost without exception these problems occurred in libraries with antiquated or inadequate ventilation without air-conditioning.
    Ex: A scheme should allow relocation, in order to rectify an inappropriate placement, to eliminate dual provision (more than one place for one subject) to make room for new subjects.
    Ex: Errors such as indexers assigning unsuitable terms to concepts, or relationships being omitted, will affect precision.
    Ex: School libraries are inadequately funded, and until the mid 1960s, poorly sited and too small.
    Ex: Measures to alleviate the financial strain through cooperation, technology or fund-raising are often inapplicable.
    Ex: It is contended that biases that promote inaptness, in the areas of policy, organization, practice, research, & evaluation, have contributed to the proliferation & perpetuation of inapt services.
    Ex: She was emotionally and socially ill-adapted, manipulated by a mother crippled by the conventions of appropriate female behavior.
    * inadecuado para = ill suited to/for.
    * resultar inadecuado = prove + inadequate.
    * uso inadecuado = misuse.

    * * *
    1 (no apropiado) inappropriate
    2 (insuficiente) inadequate
    me siento totalmente inadecuado I feel totally inadequate
    * * *

    inadecuado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹color/traje inappropriate, unsuitable;


    norma/sistema inadequate
    inadecuado,-a adjetivo unsuitable, inappropriate
    ' inadecuado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    destiempo
    - inadecuada
    English:
    inadequate
    - inadequately
    - unfit
    - unsuited
    - inappropriate
    * * *
    inadecuado, -a adj
    [conducta, comportamiento] inappropriate; [iluminación] inadequate; [traje] unsuitable;
    muchos niños reciben una alimentación inadecuada many children do not have a proper diet;
    este es un lugar inadecuado para discutir del tema I don't think this is the best o right place to discuss the matter
    * * *
    adj inadequate
    * * *
    inadecuado, -da adj
    1) : inadequate
    2) impropio: inappropriate
    * * *
    inadecuado adj inappropriate / unsuitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > inadecuado

  • 19 inapropiado

    adj.
    1 inappropriate, inconvenient, improper, uncalled-for.
    2 unsuitable, ill-fitted, inadequate, inappropriate.
    * * *
    1 inappropriate
    * * *
    (f. - inapropiada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ unsuitable, inappropriate
    * * *
    - da adjetivo inappropriate
    * * *
    = inappropriate, insensitive, wide of the mark.
    Ex. A scheme should allow relocation, in order to rectify an inappropriate placement, to eliminate dual provision (more than one place for one subject) to make room for new subjects.
    Ex. In addition, Ms. Marshall has done a great deal of research in the area of subject control, particularly with respect to ethnically and otherwise insensitive topical and name headings.
    Ex. The reviewer, focusing on questions of methodology, finds the book often wide of its mark and the method historically licentious.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo inappropriate
    * * *
    = inappropriate, insensitive, wide of the mark.

    Ex: A scheme should allow relocation, in order to rectify an inappropriate placement, to eliminate dual provision (more than one place for one subject) to make room for new subjects.

    Ex: In addition, Ms. Marshall has done a great deal of research in the area of subject control, particularly with respect to ethnically and otherwise insensitive topical and name headings.
    Ex: The reviewer, focusing on questions of methodology, finds the book often wide of its mark and the method historically licentious.

    * * *
    inappropriate
    * * *

    inapropiado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    inappropriate
    inapropiado adjetivo unsuitable, inappropriate

    ' inapropiado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    impropia
    - impropio
    - salida
    English:
    ill-suited
    - misplaced
    - place
    - unsuitable
    - incongruous
    * * *
    inapropiado, -a adj
    inappropriate, unsuitable
    * * *
    adj inappropriate
    * * *
    inapropiado, -da adj
    : inappropriate, unsuitable

    Spanish-English dictionary > inapropiado

  • 20 inconveniencia

    f.
    1 inappropriateness.
    2 tactless remark (comentario).
    3 inconvenience, inadvisability, unsuitability.
    * * *
    1 (gen) inconvenience
    2 (imprudencia) tactless remark
    \
    decir una inconveniencia to be tactless
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    SF
    1) (=inoportunidad) inappropriateness
    2) (=comentario) tactless remark
    3) (=acto) improper thing to do, wrong thing to do
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad) inconvenience
    b) ( comentario inoportuno) tactless remark
    * * *
    Nota: Nombre.
    Ex. The main inconveniences of item record indexes arise from the necessity of searching the entire file.
    * * *
    a) ( cualidad) inconvenience
    b) ( comentario inoportuno) tactless remark
    * * *
    Nota: Nombre.

    Ex: The main inconveniences of item record indexes arise from the necessity of searching the entire file.

    * * *
    1 (cualidad) inconvenience
    destacó la inconveniencia de convocar una nueva reunión he pointed out that it would be inconvenient to call another meeting
    2 (comentario inoportuno) tactless remark
    * * *

    inconveniencia sustantivo femenino


    inconveniencia sustantivo femenino
    1 inconvenience
    2 (impertinencia) unsuitability: dijo otra de sus inconveniencias, he made another of his tactless remarks
    ' inconveniencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    quite
    English:
    inconvenience
    * * *
    1. [inoportunidad] inappropriateness
    2. [comentario] tactless remark;
    [acto] faux pas, mistake
    * * *
    f
    1 inconvenience
    2 ( impertinencia) inappropriate remark
    * * *
    1) : inconvenience, trouble
    2) : unsuitability, inappropriateness
    3) : tactless remark

    Spanish-English dictionary > inconveniencia

См. также в других словарях:

  • improper — im·prop·er adj: not proper: as a: not in accord with correct procedure an improper venue b: wrongful; specif: in violation of a constitution the denial of trial by jury was held improper im·prop·er·ly adv …   Law dictionary

  • Improper — Im*prop er, a. [F. impropre, L. improprius; pref. im not + proprius proper. See {Proper}.] 1. Not proper; not suitable; not fitted to the circumstances, design, or end; unfit; not becoming; incongruous; inappropriate; indecent; as, an improper… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improper — UK US /ɪmˈprɒpər/ adjective LAW ► dishonest, and not allowed by a rule or by law: »The cropland may have been polluted because of improper use of pesticides and fertilizers. » improper accounting/payments/trading »improper… …   Financial and business terms

  • improper — [im präp′ər] adj. [OFr impropre < L improprius: see IN 2 & PROPER] 1. not suitable for or consistent with the purpose or circumstances; poorly adapted; unfit 2. not in accordance with the truth, fact, or rule; wrong; incorrect 3. contrary to… …   English World dictionary

  • Improper — Im*prop er, v. t. To appropriate; to limit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He would in like manner improper and inclose the sunbeams to comfort the rich and not the poor. Jewel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • improper — [adj1] not suitable abnormal, at odds, awkward, bad form, discordant, discrepant, erroneous, false, ill advised, ill timed, imprudent, inaccurate, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, incorrect,… …   New thesaurus

  • improper — (adj.) mid 15c., not true, from Fr. impropre (14c.), from L. improprius, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + proprius (see PROPER (Cf. proper)). Meaning not suited, unfit is from 1560s; that of not in accordance… …   Etymology dictionary

  • improper — 1 inappropriate, unfitting, unsuitable, *unfit, inapt, unhappy, infelicitous Analogous words: wrong, *bad, poor: *amiss, astray: incongruous, inconsonant Antonyms: proper Contrasted words: right, *good: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • improper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not conforming with accepted standards of behaviour. 2) unseemly or indecent. DERIVATIVES improperly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Improper — ;In mathematics *Improper rotation *Improper integral *Improper fraction *Improper prior *Improper distribution *Improper point *Improper limits;Other *Improper English *Improper motion *Improper nounee also* Proper …   Wikipedia

  • improper — improperly, adv. improperness, n. /im prop euhr/, adj. 1. not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous: He drew improper conclusions from the scant evidence. 2. not in accordance with propriety of behavior, manners,… …   Universalium

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