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  • 1 absurdo

    adj.
    absurd, nonsensical, irrational, meaningless.
    m.
    1 absurdity, nonsense, folly, aberration.
    2 absurd act, absurdity.
    * * *
    1 absurd
    1 absurdity, nonsense
    ————————
    1 absurdity, nonsense
    * * *
    (f. - absurda)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ absurd

    lo absurdo es que... — the ridiculous thing is that...

    teatro del absurdotheatre o (EEUU) theater of the absurd

    2.
    SM absurdity, (piece of) nonsense
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo absurd, ridiculous

    lo más absurdo de todo es... — the ridiculous thing about it all is...

    II
    * * *
    = foolish, incongruous, ludicrous, absurd, farcical, meaningless, nonsensical.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. The idea is incongruous in our general catalogs where a publication is to be represented by a main entry as an edition of a particular work by a particular author.
    Ex. Hernandez described the encounter as futile and ludicrous, and concluded that it tallied entirely with Lespran's expectation of it..
    Ex. Too frequently absurd errors creep past the abstractor who does not know the field.
    Ex. There is considerable interest in picture books from the social realism of the 70s to the growing interest in fantasy, myth, legend, science fiction and the emphasis on the farcical and absurd aspects of life in the 80s.
    Ex. Although the isolate numbers for the concepts are correct, these mistakes in the use of facet indicators render this class number meaningless.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
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    * algo absurdo = nonsense.
    * lo absurdo = ridiculousness.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo absurd, ridiculous

    lo más absurdo de todo es... — the ridiculous thing about it all is...

    II
    * * *
    = foolish, incongruous, ludicrous, absurd, farcical, meaningless, nonsensical.

    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.

    Ex: The idea is incongruous in our general catalogs where a publication is to be represented by a main entry as an edition of a particular work by a particular author.
    Ex: Hernandez described the encounter as futile and ludicrous, and concluded that it tallied entirely with Lespran's expectation of it..
    Ex: Too frequently absurd errors creep past the abstractor who does not know the field.
    Ex: There is considerable interest in picture books from the social realism of the 70s to the growing interest in fantasy, myth, legend, science fiction and the emphasis on the farcical and absurd aspects of life in the 80s.
    Ex: Although the isolate numbers for the concepts are correct, these mistakes in the use of facet indicators render this class number meaningless.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * algo absurdo = nonsense.
    * lo absurdo = ridiculousness.

    * * *
    absurdo1 -da
    absurd, ridiculous
    eso es a todas luces absurdo that is absolutely preposterous o absurd o ridiculous
    esto es el colmo de lo absurdo this is totally absurd o the height of absurdity
    es absurdo que te comportes así it's ridiculous o absurd of you to behave like that
    1
    (absurdez): es un absurdo que trates de ocultarlo it's ridiculous o absurd (of you) to try to hide it
    2 ( Fil, Mat):
    un absurdo an absurdity
    reducción al absurdo reductio ad absurdum
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    absurdo
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    absurd, ridiculous
    absurdo,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 absurd: es un argumento completamente absurdo, it's an absolutely absurd line of argument
    2 (cosa ridícula) ludicrous: llevaba puesto un absurdo sombrero, she was wearing a ridiculous hat
    II sustantivo masculino absurdity, absurd thing

    ' absurdo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    absurda
    - baremo
    - mamarrachada
    - me
    - perfectamente
    English:
    absurd
    - all
    - farcical
    - ludicrous
    - mindless
    - nonsensical
    - preposterous
    - senseless
    - sound
    - to
    - wacky
    - absurdity
    - fantastic
    - wild
    * * *
    absurdo, -a
    adj
    absurd;
    lo absurdo sería que no lo hicieras it would be absurd for you not to do it
    nm
    decir/hacer un absurdo to say/do something ridiculous o idiotic;
    reducción al absurdo reductio ad absurdum;
    el teatro del absurdo the Theatre of the Absurd
    * * *
    I adj absurd
    II m
    1 absurdity;
    es un absurdo que it’s absurd that
    2
    :
    teatro del absurdo theater o Br theatre of the absurd
    * * *
    absurdo, -da adj
    disparatado, ridículo: absurd, ridiculous
    absurdamente adv
    : absurdity
    * * *
    absurdo adj absurd

    Spanish-English dictionary > absurdo

  • 2 acrítico

    adj.
    acritical, mindless, thoughtless, uncritical.
    * * *
    = non-judgmental [non-judgemental].
    Ex. Ageist forms of headings like CHILDREN-MANAGEMENT (instead of the familiar and nonjudgmental CHILD-REARING) and AGED (instead of SENIORS or SENIOR CITIZENS) should not be used.
    * * *
    = non-judgmental [non-judgemental].

    Ex: Ageist forms of headings like CHILDREN-MANAGEMENT (instead of the familiar and nonjudgmental CHILD-REARING) and AGED (instead of SENIORS or SENIOR CITIZENS) should not be used.

    * * *
    acrítico, -a adj
    uncritical
    * * *
    adj uncritical, non-critical

    Spanish-English dictionary > acrítico

  • 3 actividad

    f.
    1 activity.
    desplegar una gran actividad to be in a flurry of activity
    en actividad active
    2 alertness.
    * * *
    1 activity
    \
    estar en plena actividad to be in full swing
    * * *
    noun f.
    2) work
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acción) activity

    ha sido una jornada de escasa actividad bursátiltrading was slow o sluggish on the stock exchange today

    en actividad: el volcán aún está en actividad — the volcano is still active

    2) (=tarea profesional) work
    3) pl actividades (=actos) activities pl
    extraescolar
    * * *
    a) ( ocupación) activity
    b) (vida, movimiento) activity
    * * *
    = activity, ferment, operation, pursuit, business [businesses, -pl.], proaction, occasion.
    Ex. The vocabulary used in conjunction with PRECIS is split in two sections, one part for Entities (or things) and the other for Attributes (properties of things, for example colour, weight; activities of things, for example flow, and properties of activities, for example, slow, turbulent).
    Ex. Despite the ferment that was going on in the scientific information field during the middle years of the decade of the '50's, the ADI was struggling to survive; membership had shrunk to only 200.
    Ex. With the advent of micro-computers even much smaller cataloguing operations can effectively be computerised.
    Ex. What is more arguable is whether or not it is a bibliographical pursuit at all since it bears little relationship to the physical nature of the book.
    Ex. I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex. Based on their experience of mutual benefit over the past 3 years, both university libraries have transformed the goal of their interinstitutional agreement from protection to proaction.
    Ex. Children must be involved in important school occasions like school play performances, orchestral and choir concerts.
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    * actividad al aire libre = outdoor activity.
    * actividad bibliotecaria = library activity.
    * actividad comercial = commercial activity.
    * actividad complementaria = follow-up activity.
    * actividad conjunta = cooperative effort.
    * actividad cultural = cultural activity.
    * actividad de extensión bibliotecaria = outreach activity.
    * actividad dirigida a recabar fondos = fundraiser [fund-raiser].
    * actividad editorial = publishing activity.
    * actividad extraescolar = extra-mural event, after-school activity, out-of-school activity.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * actividad fundamental = core activity.
    * actividad investigadora = research activity.
    * actividad lúdica = recreational activity.
    * actividad mental = mental activity.
    * actividad política = political activity.
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actividad profesional = professional activity.
    * actividad programada = planned activity.
    * actividad secundaria = sidelight activity.
    * actividad social = social activity.
    * actividad suplementaria = sideline.
    * bullir de actividad = be a hive of activity.
    * campo de actividad = area of application.
    * centro de actividad = focal point.
    * Clasificación Industrial General de las Actividades Económicas (NACE) = General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (NACE).
    * con muchas actividades = event-filled.
    * desempeñar las actividades de uno = conduct + affairs.
    * desempeño de actividades = conduct of business.
    * desempeño de las actividades = conduct of affairs.
    * diversificar las actividades = branch out (into), branch into.
    * falta de actividad = inactivity, inaction.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * industria de actividades al aire libre, la = outdoor industry, the.
    * iniciar las actividades = get + things going, get + things rolling, start + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling.
    * intervalo de cese de actividad interactiva = interactive timeout interval (ITI).
    * lleno de actividades = event-filled.
    * llevar a cabo actividades = conduct + business.
    * llevar a cabo una actividad = conduct + activity.
    * memoria de actividad realizada = interim report.
    * muestreo de actividades = activity sampling.
    * período de baja actividad = dry spell.
    * período de poca actividad = slack time, slack period, slack activity time.
    * planear una actividad = plot + activity.
    * presupuestación por actividades = performance budgeting.
    * presupuesto asignado por actividades = performance budget.
    * programa de actividades = timetable of activities, calendar of events, events calendar.
    * promover una actividad = launch + activity.
    * realización de actividades = conduct of business.
    * realizar actividades = conduct + business, do + activities.
    * realizar una actividad = engage in + practice, engage in + activity, perform + activity, conduct + activity.
    * registro de actividades realizadas = logbook [log book].
    * ser un hervidero de actividad = be a hive of activity.
    * suspender actividades = cease + activities.
    * tarea orientada hacia una actividad = activity-oriented task.
    * tasa de actividad = activity rate.
    * * *
    a) ( ocupación) activity
    b) (vida, movimiento) activity
    * * *
    = activity, ferment, operation, pursuit, business [businesses, -pl.], proaction, occasion.

    Ex: The vocabulary used in conjunction with PRECIS is split in two sections, one part for Entities (or things) and the other for Attributes (properties of things, for example colour, weight; activities of things, for example flow, and properties of activities, for example, slow, turbulent).

    Ex: Despite the ferment that was going on in the scientific information field during the middle years of the decade of the '50's, the ADI was struggling to survive; membership had shrunk to only 200.
    Ex: With the advent of micro-computers even much smaller cataloguing operations can effectively be computerised.
    Ex: What is more arguable is whether or not it is a bibliographical pursuit at all since it bears little relationship to the physical nature of the book.
    Ex: I think this whole business about whether punctuation is obtrusive or not is quite honestly not worth discussing.
    Ex: Based on their experience of mutual benefit over the past 3 years, both university libraries have transformed the goal of their interinstitutional agreement from protection to proaction.
    Ex: Children must be involved in important school occasions like school play performances, orchestral and choir concerts.
    * actividad al aire libre = outdoor activity.
    * actividad bibliotecaria = library activity.
    * actividad comercial = commercial activity.
    * actividad complementaria = follow-up activity.
    * actividad conjunta = cooperative effort.
    * actividad cultural = cultural activity.
    * actividad de extensión bibliotecaria = outreach activity.
    * actividad dirigida a recabar fondos = fundraiser [fund-raiser].
    * actividad editorial = publishing activity.
    * actividad extraescolar = extra-mural event, after-school activity, out-of-school activity.
    * actividad física = physical activity.
    * actividad fundamental = core activity.
    * actividad investigadora = research activity.
    * actividad lúdica = recreational activity.
    * actividad mental = mental activity.
    * actividad política = political activity.
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actividad profesional = professional activity.
    * actividad programada = planned activity.
    * actividad secundaria = sidelight activity.
    * actividad social = social activity.
    * actividad suplementaria = sideline.
    * bullir de actividad = be a hive of activity.
    * campo de actividad = area of application.
    * centro de actividad = focal point.
    * Clasificación Industrial General de las Actividades Económicas (NACE) = General Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (NACE).
    * con muchas actividades = event-filled.
    * desempeñar las actividades de uno = conduct + affairs.
    * desempeño de actividades = conduct of business.
    * desempeño de las actividades = conduct of affairs.
    * diversificar las actividades = branch out (into), branch into.
    * falta de actividad = inactivity, inaction.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * industria de actividades al aire libre, la = outdoor industry, the.
    * iniciar las actividades = get + things going, get + things rolling, start + the ball rolling, set + the ball rolling.
    * intervalo de cese de actividad interactiva = interactive timeout interval (ITI).
    * lleno de actividades = event-filled.
    * llevar a cabo actividades = conduct + business.
    * llevar a cabo una actividad = conduct + activity.
    * memoria de actividad realizada = interim report.
    * muestreo de actividades = activity sampling.
    * período de baja actividad = dry spell.
    * período de poca actividad = slack time, slack period, slack activity time.
    * planear una actividad = plot + activity.
    * presupuestación por actividades = performance budgeting.
    * presupuesto asignado por actividades = performance budget.
    * programa de actividades = timetable of activities, calendar of events, events calendar.
    * promover una actividad = launch + activity.
    * realización de actividades = conduct of business.
    * realizar actividades = conduct + business, do + activities.
    * realizar una actividad = engage in + practice, engage in + activity, perform + activity, conduct + activity.
    * registro de actividades realizadas = logbook [log book].
    * ser un hervidero de actividad = be a hive of activity.
    * suspender actividades = cease + activities.
    * tarea orientada hacia una actividad = activity-oriented task.
    * tasa de actividad = activity rate.

    * * *
    1 (ocupación) activity
    actividades extraescolares extracurricular activities
    2 (vida, movimiento) activity
    había mucha actividad en el aeropuerto there was a lot of activity at the airport
    todavía queda algo de actividad artesanal en estos pueblos there are still some crafts being practiced in these villages
    se registró escasa actividad en la Bolsa trading was slow o there was little movement on the Stock Exchange
    un volcán en actividad an active volcano
    su actividad mental es continua her mind is constantly active
    * * *

     

    actividad sustantivo femenino
    activity;

    actividad sustantivo femenino activity

    ' actividad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - alejada
    - alejado
    - alta
    - apuntarse
    - artesanía
    - baile
    - baja
    - borrarse
    - cacería
    - capitanear
    - cardiaca
    - cardíaca
    - cardiaco
    - cardíaco
    - catapulta
    - cerrarse
    - chupada
    - chupado
    - consagración
    - dejar
    - devoción
    - dominar
    - empezar
    - esquí
    - estampada
    - estampado
    - hacer
    - llenar
    - mosquearse
    - movimiento
    - obstaculizar
    - ocuparse
    - permanecer
    - practicar
    - práctica
    - propulsar
    - ramo
    - relación
    - respiro
    - retirar
    - retirada
    - retirado
    - retirarse
    - retiro
    - rutinaria
    - rutinario
    - salida
    - saltear
    - sastrería
    English:
    action
    - activity
    - bandwagon
    - business
    - change
    - chuck in
    - cooking
    - fall off
    - frantic
    - go in for
    - gym
    - heat up
    - hive
    - involvement
    - join
    - love
    - mindless
    - needlework
    - offshore
    - on
    - plumbing
    - practice
    - practise
    - risky
    - rowing
    - season
    - sex
    - shifty
    - sideline
    - spurt
    - strenuous
    - take up
    - time
    - work
    - writing
    - active
    - flurry
    - pursuit
    - side
    - slack
    - trading
    - yesterday
    * * *
    1. [trabajo, tarea] activity;
    mis numerosas actividades no me dejan tiempo para nada I'm involved in so many different activities o things that I have no time for anything else;
    empezó su actividad como escritor en 1947 he started writing in 1947;
    una ley que regula la actividad de las agencias de viajes a law that regulates the activities o operation of travel agencies
    actividad económica economic activity;
    tendrá un impacto negativo en la actividad económica mundial it will have a negative impact on world o global economic activity
    2.
    actividades [acciones] activities;
    la policía investiga las actividades de la organización the police are investigating the organization's activities
    3. [comercial] trading;
    el mercado registraba una actividad frenética there was furious trading on the markets
    4. [escolar] activity;
    un cuaderno de actividades an activities book
    actividades extraescolares extra-curricular activities
    5. [cualidad de activo] activeness;
    desplegar una gran actividad to be in a flurry of activity;
    un volcán en actividad an active volcano
    * * *
    f activity;
    * * *
    : activity
    * * *
    actividad n activity [pl. activities]

    Spanish-English dictionary > actividad

  • 4 acto

    m.
    1 act.
    no es responsable de sus actos he's not responsible for his actions
    hacer acto de presencia to show one's face
    acto de fe act of faith
    acto reflejo reflex action
    acto sexual sexual act
    2 ceremony (ceremonia).
    actos culturales cultural events
    acto electoral election rally
    3 act (Teatro).
    * * *
    1 act, action
    2 (ceremonia) ceremony, meeting, public function
    3 TEATRO act
    4 RELIGIÓN Act
    \
    acto seguido immediately afterwards
    en el acto at once
    acto de fe act of faith
    acto reflejo reflex action
    acto sexual sexual intercourse
    Actos de los Apóstoles Acts of the Apostles
    * * *
    noun m.
    act, deed
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=acción) act, action

    el acto de escribir es un tipo de terapiathe act o action of writing is a kind of therapy

    hacer acto de presencia(=asistir) to attend, be present; (=aparecer) to appear; (=dejarse ver brevemente) put in an appearance

    el acto sexualthe sexual o sex act

    2) (=ceremonia)
    3) (Teat) act
    4)

    en el acto(=inmediatamente) there and then

    5)

    acto seguido, acto continuo — frm immediately after(wards)

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( acción) act

    en el acto: murió en el acto he died instantly; lo despidieron en el acto he was fired on the spot; acudieron en el acto they arrived immediately; fotocopias en el acto — photocopies while you wait

    2) ( ceremonia)

    los actos conmemorativos de... — the celebrations to commemorate...

    3) (Teatr) act
    * * *
    = act, event, deed.
    Ex. The sheer act of preservation renders the material permanent rather than transitory.
    Ex. The concept of corporate body includes named occasional groups and events, such as meetings, conferences, congresses, expeditions, exhibitions, festivals, and fairs.
    Ex. Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
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    * acto barbárico = barbaric act.
    * acto comunicativo = communication act.
    * acto de cobardía = act of cowardice.
    * acto de evitar = avoidance.
    * acto de fé = act of faith.
    * acto delictivo = delinquent act, criminal act.
    * acto de piratería = piracy.
    * acto de publicar = publication.
    * acto de rebeldía = act of opposition.
    * acto de traición = treasonable, treasonable, act of treachery, act of treason.
    * acto espontáneo de = random act of.
    * acto extraño = weirdness.
    * acto ilícito = wrongful act.
    * acto irracional = irrational act.
    * acto oficial = official act, public engagement.
    * acto racional = rational act.
    * acto raro = weirdness.
    * acto reflejo = knee-jerk reaction.
    * acto relacionado con el libro = book event.
    * acto seguido = thereupon [thereon].
    * acto sexual = sexual act.
    * actos heróicos = heroics.
    * acto social = networking event.
    * acto terrorista = act of terror.
    * cometer un acto de traición = commit + an act of treason.
    * cometer un acto violento = commit + violence.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * fusilar en el acto = shoot on + sight.
    * organizar un acto = hold + event.
    * organizar un acto público = organise + function.
    * presidir un acto = preside over + act.
    * realizar un acto = commit + act.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( acción) act

    en el acto: murió en el acto he died instantly; lo despidieron en el acto he was fired on the spot; acudieron en el acto they arrived immediately; fotocopias en el acto — photocopies while you wait

    2) ( ceremonia)

    los actos conmemorativos de... — the celebrations to commemorate...

    3) (Teatr) act
    * * *
    = act, event, deed.

    Ex: The sheer act of preservation renders the material permanent rather than transitory.

    Ex: The concept of corporate body includes named occasional groups and events, such as meetings, conferences, congresses, expeditions, exhibitions, festivals, and fairs.
    Ex: Books were kept for historical records of deeds done by the inhabitants: their worthy acts as well as their sins.
    * acto barbárico = barbaric act.
    * acto comunicativo = communication act.
    * acto de cobardía = act of cowardice.
    * acto de evitar = avoidance.
    * acto de fé = act of faith.
    * acto delictivo = delinquent act, criminal act.
    * acto de piratería = piracy.
    * acto de publicar = publication.
    * acto de rebeldía = act of opposition.
    * acto de traición = treasonable, treasonable, act of treachery, act of treason.
    * acto espontáneo de = random act of.
    * acto extraño = weirdness.
    * acto ilícito = wrongful act.
    * acto irracional = irrational act.
    * acto oficial = official act, public engagement.
    * acto racional = rational act.
    * acto raro = weirdness.
    * acto reflejo = knee-jerk reaction.
    * acto relacionado con el libro = book event.
    * acto seguido = thereupon [thereon].
    * acto sexual = sexual act.
    * actos heróicos = heroics.
    * acto social = networking event.
    * acto terrorista = act of terror.
    * cometer un acto de traición = commit + an act of treason.
    * cometer un acto violento = commit + violence.
    * en el acto = ipso facto, outright, on the spot, while-you-wait [while-u-wait], at the drop of a hat.
    * fusilar en el acto = shoot on + sight.
    * organizar un acto = hold + event.
    * organizar un acto público = organise + function.
    * presidir un acto = preside over + act.
    * realizar un acto = commit + act.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) act
    2 ( en locs):
    acto seguido immediately after, immediately afterward(s)
    en el acto: murió en el acto he died instantly
    me cambiaron la rueda en el acto they changed my wheel there and then o then and there
    los bomberos acudieron en el acto the firefighters arrived immediately
    [ S ] llaves/fotocopias en el acto keys cut/photocopies while you wait
    Compuestos:
    act of war
    ( frml):
    el acto carnal the sexual act ( frml)
    act of contrition
    act of atonement
    act of faith
    act of war
    hacer acto de precencia to put in an appearance
    morir en acto de servicio «soldado» to die on active service;
    «policía/bombero» to die in the course of one's duty
    Freudian slip
    legally binding act
    public engagement
    religious service
    reflex action
    sexual act ( frml)
    durante el acto sexual during sexual intercourse o the sexual act
    B
    (ceremonia): acto inaugural/de clausura opening/closing ceremony
    los actos conmemorativos de … the celebrations to commemorate …
    asiste a todos los actos oficiales he attends all official functions
    C ( Teatr) act
    una comedia en tres actos a comedy in three acts
    * * *

     

    acto sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) ( acción) act;



    [policía/bombero] to die in the course of one's duty;

    b) ( en locs)


    en el acto ‹ morir instantly;

    acudir immediately;

    2

    b) (Teatr) act

    acto sustantivo masculino
    1 act, action: es un acto impropio de su carácter, the behaviour is out of character for him
    acto reflejo, reflex action
    acto sexual, sexual intercourse
    2 (evento público) ceremony: el acto de inauguración fue muy aburrido, the opening ceremony was really boring
    3 Teat act
    ♦ Locuciones: hacer acto de presencia, to put in an appearance
    acto seguido, immediately afterwards
    Mil en acto de servicio, in action
    en el acto, at once: vinieron en el acto, they came immediately
    "se reparan zapatos en el acto", "shoes repaired while you wait"
    ' acto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acción
    - alevosa
    - alevoso
    - amarre
    - coordinador
    - coordinadora
    - deplorable
    - desarrollo
    - deslucir
    - escena
    - fastos
    - impresión
    - presencia
    - responder
    - robar
    - seca
    - seco
    - sumisión
    - vandalismo
    - abrir
    - amor
    - asistir
    - atrocidad
    - barbaridad
    - cerrar
    - cívico
    - clausurar
    - comienzo
    - cultural
    - desarrollar
    - descortesía
    - disparatado
    - duración
    - emotivo
    - entierro
    - estupidez
    - extravagancia
    - gamberrada
    - hecho
    - homenaje
    - injusticia
    - introducir
    - lícito
    - ligereza
    - majadería
    - maldad
    - necedad
    - obra
    - patrocinador
    - patrocinar
    English:
    act
    - afterwards
    - appearance
    - benefit
    - deed
    - do
    - formal
    - function
    - ill-considered
    - impure
    - impurity
    - mindless
    - mount
    - on
    - opening
    - outright
    - presence
    - proceedings
    - reception
    - restoration
    - roll call
    - sober
    - spot
    - state
    - stay away
    - then
    - action
    - defiance
    - intercourse
    - most
    - there
    * * *
    nm
    1. [acción] act;
    no es responsable de sus actos she's not responsible for her actions;
    lo acusaron de cometer actos terroristas he was charged with committing acts of terrorism;
    lo cazaron en el acto de huir con el dinero they caught him just as he was making off with the money
    acto de conciliación = formal attempt to reach an out-of-court settlement;
    acto de fe act of faith;
    Ling acto de habla speech act; Ling acto ilocutivo illocution, illocutionary act; Ling acto perlocutivo perlocution, perlocutionary act;
    acto de presencia: [m5] hacer acto de presencia to attend;
    acto reflejo reflex action;
    acto de servicio: [m5] murió en acto de servicio [militar] he died on active service;
    [policía] he was killed in the course of his duty;
    acto sexual sexual act;
    acto de solidaridad show of solidarity
    2. [ceremonia] ceremony;
    un acto conmemorativo del Día de la Independencia an Independence Day celebration, an event to mark Independence Day;
    es responsable de la organización de actos culturales she is responsible for organizing cultural events;
    asistió a todos los actos electorales de su partido he attended all his party's election rallies;
    su último acto oficial fue la inauguración de un hospital her last official engagement was the opening of a hospital
    3. Teatro act;
    una comedia en dos actos a comedy in two acts
    acto seguido loc adv
    immediately after
    en el acto loc adv
    on the spot, there and then;
    reparaciones en el acto repairs done while you wait;
    murió en el acto she died instantly
    * * *
    m
    1 TEA act
    2 ( ceremonia) ceremony
    3 ( acción)
    :
    acto violento act of violence;
    en acto de servicio on active service;
    hacer acto de presencia put in an appearance
    4
    :
    acto seguido immediately afterward(s);
    en el acto instantly, there and then
    * * *
    acto nm
    1) acción: act, deed
    2) : act (in a play)
    3)
    el acto sexual : sexual intercourse
    4)
    en el acto : right away, on the spot
    5)
    acto seguido : immediately after
    * * *
    acto n
    2. (ceremonia) ceremony [pl. ceremonies]

    Spanish-English dictionary > acto

  • 5 adulación

    f.
    1 flattery, hero worship, adulation, brown-nosing.
    2 flattery, praise, adulation, high praise.
    * * *
    1 adulation, flattery
    * * *
    SF flattery, adulation
    * * *
    femenino flattery
    * * *
    = sycophancy, adulation, flattery.
    Ex. During his ascendancy he was accused of sycophancy by other staff members.
    Ex. This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex. The effects of flattery from a computer can produce the same general effects as flattery from humans, as described in the psychology literature.
    * * *
    femenino flattery
    * * *
    = sycophancy, adulation, flattery.

    Ex: During his ascendancy he was accused of sycophancy by other staff members.

    Ex: This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex: The effects of flattery from a computer can produce the same general effects as flattery from humans, as described in the psychology literature.

    * * *
    flattery
    * * *

    adulación sustantivo femenino
    flattery
    adulación sustantivo femenino adulation
    ' adulación' also found in these entries:
    English:
    flattery
    - sycophancy
    - adulation
    - bask
    * * *
    flattery
    * * *
    f flattery
    * * *
    adulación nf, pl - ciones : adulation, flattery

    Spanish-English dictionary > adulación

  • 6 atolondrado

    adj.
    1 bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, rattled.
    2 reckless, muddle-headed, harebrained, mindless.
    3 careless, thoughtless.
    f. & m.
    confused person, muddler, scatterbrain.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: atolondrar.
    * * *
    1→ link=atolondrar atolondrar
    1 (desatinado) scatterbrained, reckless, silly
    2 (aturdido) stunned, bewildered
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=aturdido) bewildered, stunned
    2) (=irreflexivo) thoughtless, reckless; (=casquivano) scatterbrained; (=tonto) silly
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    ----
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous; ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned
    II
    - da masculino, femenino scatterbrain
    * * *
    = reckless, harebrained, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, haywire.

    Ex: The article is entitled ' Reckless driving on the information highway, or, is the scholar of the research library effectively using the available resources?'.

    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The concept is brilliant -- young Owen begins to get back his superpowers but they are, well, a little bit haywire.
    * atolondrado con = besotted with.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (alocado) impetuous; (despistado) scatterbrained
    2 [ ESTAR] (por un golpe) dazed, stunned
    masculine, feminine
    scatterbrain
    * * *

    Del verbo atolondrar: ( conjugate atolondrar)

    atolondrado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    atolondrado    
    atolondrar
    atolondrado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( impetuoso) rash, impetuous;

    ( despistado) scatterbrained
    b) [estar] ( por golpe) dazed, stunned

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    scatterbrain
    atolondrar ( conjugate atolondrar) verbo transitivo


    atolondrarse verbo pronominal


    no te atolondres, piénsalo bien don't rush into it, think it over carefully

    atolondrado,-a adjetivo foolish, feather-brained,
    ' atolondrado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atolondrada
    English:
    scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -a
    adj
    1. [precipitado] foolish, thoughtless
    2. [aturdido] bewildered, confused
    nm,f
    [precipitado]
    es un atolondrado he's rather foolish, he's a bit of a fool
    * * *
    adj scatterbrained
    * * *
    atolondrado, -da adj
    1) aturdido: bewildered, dazed
    2) despistado: scatterbrained, absentminded

    Spanish-English dictionary > atolondrado

  • 7 automático

    adj.
    1 automatic, auto, automatical, self-operating.
    2 automatic, reflex.
    * * *
    1 automatic
    * * *
    (f. - automática)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.
    2. SM
    1) Cono Sur (=restaurante) self-service restaurant, automat (EEUU)
    2) (=cierre) press stud, popper, snap (fastener) (EEUU)
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo automatic

    es automático, se sienta a ver la tele y se queda dormido — (fam) it happens every time, he sits down in front of the TV and falls asleep

    II
    a) (Fot) self-timer; (Elec) circuit breaker, trip switch
    b) ( cierre) snap fastener (AmE), press-stud (BrE)
    * * *
    = off-hand [offhand], automatic, mindless, electrically-operated, unthinking, knee-jerk, unmanned.
    Ex. They suggest that instead of undergoing off-hand destruction, ephemera be considered a necessary part of a comprehensive archival collection.
    Ex. The superintendent stated that this was an area she herself was anxious to investigate, because for all practical purposes salary increases were automatic and equal 'across-the-board'.
    Ex. This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex. Attention has also been given to the needs of handicapped users by the provision of electrically-operated doors, invalid toilets and computer terminals with braille keyboards.
    Ex. The author outlines arguments against the unthinking application of new technologies.
    Ex. This publication reviews works on educational reform that represent attempts to do more than merely respond in knee-jerk fashion to political pressure for reform.
    Ex. The 'strategic computing' plan announced by the United States in early 1984 envisages, among others, the use of intelligent robots (for example, to serve as ammunition loaders in tanks, or in unmanned reconnaissance and manipulating devices).
    ----
    * cajero automático = automatic teller machine (ATM).
    * contestador automático = answering machine.
    * dispositivo de desconexión automática transcurrido un tiempo determinado = time out mechanism.
    * puerta corredera automática = automatic sliding door.
    * transmisión automática = automatic transmission.
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo automatic

    es automático, se sienta a ver la tele y se queda dormido — (fam) it happens every time, he sits down in front of the TV and falls asleep

    II
    a) (Fot) self-timer; (Elec) circuit breaker, trip switch
    b) ( cierre) snap fastener (AmE), press-stud (BrE)
    * * *
    = off-hand [offhand], automatic, mindless, electrically-operated, unthinking, knee-jerk, unmanned.

    Ex: They suggest that instead of undergoing off-hand destruction, ephemera be considered a necessary part of a comprehensive archival collection.

    Ex: The superintendent stated that this was an area she herself was anxious to investigate, because for all practical purposes salary increases were automatic and equal 'across-the-board'.
    Ex: This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex: Attention has also been given to the needs of handicapped users by the provision of electrically-operated doors, invalid toilets and computer terminals with braille keyboards.
    Ex: The author outlines arguments against the unthinking application of new technologies.
    Ex: This publication reviews works on educational reform that represent attempts to do more than merely respond in knee-jerk fashion to political pressure for reform.
    Ex: The 'strategic computing' plan announced by the United States in early 1984 envisages, among others, the use of intelligent robots (for example, to serve as ammunition loaders in tanks, or in unmanned reconnaissance and manipulating devices).
    * cajero automático = automatic teller machine (ATM).
    * contestador automático = answering machine.
    * dispositivo de desconexión automática transcurrido un tiempo determinado = time out mechanism.
    * puerta corredera automática = automatic sliding door.
    * transmisión automática = automatic transmission.

    * * *
    1 ‹lavadora/coche/cámara› automatic
    2 ‹reflejo/reacción› automatic
    es automático, se sienta a ver la tele y se queda dormido ( fam); it happens every time, he sits down in front of the TV and falls asleep, he sits down in front of the TV and automatically falls asleep
    1 ( Fot) self-timer
    2 ( Elec) circuit breaker, trip switch
    3 (corchete) snap fastener ( AmE), press stud ( BrE), popper ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    automático 1
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    automatic;
    es automático, se sienta a ver la tele y se queda dormido (fam) it happens every time, he sits down in front of the TV and falls asleep
    automático 2 sustantivo masculino
    a) (Fot) self-timer;

    (Elec) circuit breaker, trip switch
    b) ( cierre) snap fastener (AmE), press stud (BrE)

    automático,-a adjetivo automatic
    ' automático' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    automática
    - cajera
    - cajero
    - cambio
    - contestador
    - corchete
    - encendida
    - encendido
    - portera
    - portero
    - contestador automático
    - discado
    - interfono
    English:
    ansaphone
    - answering machine
    - ATM
    - automated-teller machine
    - automatic
    - automatic pilot
    - cash card
    - cash dispenser
    - cash machine
    - dispenser
    - intercom
    - retractable pen
    - self-closing
    - answerphone
    - cash
    - debit
    - direct
    - entry
    - press
    - slot
    - snap
    - timer
    * * *
    automático, -a
    adj
    1. [mecanismo, dispositivo] automatic
    2. [gesto, reacción] automatic;
    la derrota provocó su cese automático he was automatically sacked after the defeat
    nm
    1. [cierre] snap fastener, Br press stud
    2. Elec trip switch
    3. Am [carro, auto] automatic
    * * *
    I adj automatic
    II m L.Am.
    AUTO automatic
    * * *
    automático, -ca adj
    : automatic
    * * *
    automático adj automatic

    Spanish-English dictionary > automático

  • 8 bebedor

    adj.
    drinking, bibulous, hard-drinking.
    m.
    heavy drinker, drinker, drinking man, heavy drinking man.
    * * *
    1 hard-drinking
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 hard drinker
    * * *
    bebedor, -a
    1.
    2.
    SM / F drinker; pey heavy drinker

    bebedor(a) empedernido/a — hardened drinker

    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino drinker

    es buen/mal bebedor — he can/can't hold his drink

    * * *
    = guzzler, drinker, binge drinker.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This view has helped exonerate the majority of drinkers & the alcohol industry from responsibility.
    Ex. Persistent binge drinkers could be fast-tracked into detox.
    ----
    * bebedor asiduo = frequent drinker.
    * bebedor empedernido = heavy drinker.
    * gran bebedor = heavy drinker.
    * * *
    - dora masculino, femenino drinker

    es buen/mal bebedor — he can/can't hold his drink

    * * *
    = guzzler, drinker, binge drinker.

    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.

    Ex: This view has helped exonerate the majority of drinkers & the alcohol industry from responsibility.
    Ex: Persistent binge drinkers could be fast-tracked into detox.
    * bebedor asiduo = frequent drinker.
    * bebedor empedernido = heavy drinker.
    * gran bebedor = heavy drinker.

    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    drinker
    un bebedor empedernido a hardened drinker
    es buen/mal bebedor he can/can't hold his drink
    * * *

    bebedor
    ◊ - dora sustantivo masculino, femenino

    drinker;
    un bebedor empedernido a hardened drinker
    bebedor,-ora sustantivo masculino y femenino heavy drinker

    ' bebedor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bebedora
    - empedernido
    English:
    closet
    - drinker
    - hard
    * * *
    bebedor, -ora nm,f
    [borrachín] heavy drinker;
    ser un gran bebedor to drink a lot;
    es un bebedor empedernido he's a hardened drinker
    * * *
    1 de café, drinker
    2 de alcohol (heavy) drinker
    * * *
    : drinker

    Spanish-English dictionary > bebedor

  • 9 buzón de voz

    (n.) = voice mail
    Ex. If weeding is not done, there is just another reason not to have librarians in this modern age of 'dumbing down' professions and replacing them with mindless clerks and voice mail.
    * * *
    (n.) = voice mail

    Ex: If weeding is not done, there is just another reason not to have librarians in this modern age of 'dumbing down' professions and replacing them with mindless clerks and voice mail.

    * * *
    TELEC voicemail

    Spanish-English dictionary > buzón de voz

  • 10 censurar

    v.
    1 to censor.
    El gobierno censuró la información The government censored the information
    2 to criticize severely, to censure.
    El público censuró la película The public censured the film.
    La editorial censuró la novela The publisher bowdlerized the novel.
    * * *
    1 to censor
    2 (criticar) to censure, criticize
    * * *
    verb
    2) censure, criticize
    * * *
    VT
    1) (Pol) to censor
    2) [+ obra, película] to censor
    3) (=criticar) to censure frm, criticize
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( reprobar) to censure (frml), to condemn
    b) <libro/película> to censor, <escena/párrafo> to cut
    * * *
    = censor, decry, denounce, rebuke, deprecate, castigate, chide, sanitise [sanitize, -USA], censure, indict, bleep, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, redact, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.
    Ex. The LC cataloging made no mention of the fact that this book had been severely censored.
    Ex. Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex. Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex. In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex. Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex. Attempts to sanitize the web will be as futile as any attempt to sanitize the private speech of all citizens.
    Ex. This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex. Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex. But they bleep the second syllable, not the first, so that instead of [bleep]hole, you get ass[bleep] time after time.
    Ex. The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex. Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex. The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex. The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex. Identifying information has been redacted to the extent necessary to protect the personal privacy of individuals discussed in the letter.
    Ex. The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex. What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    ----
    * censurar material = challenge + materials.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( reprobar) to censure (frml), to condemn
    b) <libro/película> to censor, <escena/párrafo> to cut
    * * *
    = censor, decry, denounce, rebuke, deprecate, castigate, chide, sanitise [sanitize, -USA], censure, indict, bleep, damn, recreminate, reprove, reproach, redact, roast, give + Nombre + a good roasting.

    Ex: The LC cataloging made no mention of the fact that this book had been severely censored.

    Ex: Dick decried the feeling among some scholarly publishers that there is no link between scholarly researchers, publishers, and the library.
    Ex: Some of the rules were imposed on Panizzi by the Trustees of the British Museum, and Panizzi could only join his critics in denouncing those rules, such as the rules for entry of anonymous publications.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex: In his report, one of the few really inspiring documents to have come out of librarianship, McColvin castigated the standards of cataloguing and classification he found.
    Ex: Some authors of papers lament the lack of a philosophy and gently chide librarians for the 'simplicity of their pragmatism'.
    Ex: Attempts to sanitize the web will be as futile as any attempt to sanitize the private speech of all citizens.
    Ex: This agreement must build in incentives to participating libraries as well as methods of censuring those participants which do not fulfil their obligations to the other participating libraries in the network = Este acuerdo debe incorporar incentivos para las bibliotecas participantes así cómo la forma de llamarle la atención a aquellos participantes que no cumplan sus obligaciones con las otras bibliotecas de la red.
    Ex: Another problem with the statistical analysis used to indict this and similar schools was the sample.
    Ex: But they bleep the second syllable, not the first, so that instead of [bleep]hole, you get ass[bleep] time after time.
    Ex: The play is damned by the critics but packs in the crowds and the producers may be upset by the adverse criticisms but they can, as the saying goes, cry all the way to the bank.
    Ex: Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote: 'Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate'.
    Ex: The person reproving his friend must understand that before he can reprove someone else, he must first reprove himself.
    Ex: The Governor, it is learnt, sternly reproached the party for putting the public to inconvenience for the last two days.
    Ex: Identifying information has been redacted to the extent necessary to protect the personal privacy of individuals discussed in the letter
    .
    Ex: The critics, however, roasted her for playing a tragic French heroine with a flat Midwestern accent.
    Ex: What impressed me was that the rest of the board gave him a good roasting for wasting peoples time.
    * censurar material = challenge + materials.

    * * *
    censurar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (reprobar) to censure ( frml), to condemn, criticize
    2 (examinar) ‹libro/película/cartas› to censor
    3 (suprimir) ‹escena/párrafo› to cut, censor
    * * *

    censurar ( conjugate censurar) verbo transitivo

    b)libro/película to censor, ‹escena/párrafo to cut, censor

    censurar verbo transitivo
    1 (libro, película) to censor: algunas escenas de la obra fueron censuradas, some scenes from the play werer cut
    2 (criticar, reprobar) to censure, criticize: censuramos su modo de tratar a los alumnos, we disapprove of the way he treats his students
    ' censurar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cortar
    - condenar
    - criticar
    English:
    black out
    - bowdlerize
    - censor
    - censure
    - reprove
    * * *
    1. [prohibir] to censor;
    censuraron dos escenas de la película two scenes in the movie were censored
    2. [reprobar] to criticize severely, to censure;
    siempre censura mi comportamiento she always criticizes my behaviour
    * * *
    v/t
    1 censor
    2 tratamiento condemn
    * * *
    1) : to censor
    2) : to censure, to criticize

    Spanish-English dictionary > censurar

  • 11 cerveza

    f.
    beer.
    cerveza de barril draft beer
    cerveza sin alcohol alcohol-free beer, non-alcoholic beer
    * * *
    1 beer, ale
    \
    cerveza de barril draught (US draft) beer
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF beer

    cerveza de barril — draught beer, draft beer (EEUU)

    = cerveza de barril
    * * *
    femenino beer
    * * *
    = beer.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    ----
    * aficionado a la cerveza = beer lover.
    * amante de la cerveza = beer lover.
    * bar que elabora su propia cerveza = brew pub.
    * barril de cerveza = beer keg, barrel of beer.
    * bodega de cerveza = beer cellar.
    * bodega para el almacenamiento de la cerveza = beer cellar.
    * cerveza de barril = keg beer.
    * cerveza de botella = bottled beer.
    * cerveza de lata = canned beer.
    * cerveza en botella = bottled beer.
    * cerveza inglesa = ale.
    * cerveza rubia = lager.
    * conocedor de la cerveza = beer lover.
    * elaboración de cerveza = brewing, beer brewing.
    * elaborar cerveza = brew + beer.
    * fábrica de cerveza = brewery.
    * fabricar cerveza = brew + beer.
    * fiesta de la cerveza = beer party.
    * grifo de la cerveza = beer tap.
    * hora de la cerveza, la = beer time.
    * industria de la cerveza, la = brewing industry, the.
    * jarra de cerveza = beer mug.
    * juerga de cerveza = beer bash.
    * lata de cerveza = beer can.
    * levadura de cerveza = brewer's yeast.
    * * *
    femenino beer
    * * *
    = beer.

    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.

    * aficionado a la cerveza = beer lover.
    * amante de la cerveza = beer lover.
    * bar que elabora su propia cerveza = brew pub.
    * barril de cerveza = beer keg, barrel of beer.
    * bodega de cerveza = beer cellar.
    * bodega para el almacenamiento de la cerveza = beer cellar.
    * cerveza de barril = keg beer.
    * cerveza de botella = bottled beer.
    * cerveza de lata = canned beer.
    * cerveza en botella = bottled beer.
    * cerveza inglesa = ale.
    * cerveza rubia = lager.
    * conocedor de la cerveza = beer lover.
    * elaboración de cerveza = brewing, beer brewing.
    * elaborar cerveza = brew + beer.
    * fábrica de cerveza = brewery.
    * fabricar cerveza = brew + beer.
    * fiesta de la cerveza = beer party.
    * grifo de la cerveza = beer tap.
    * hora de la cerveza, la = beer time.
    * industria de la cerveza, la = brewing industry, the.
    * jarra de cerveza = beer mug.
    * juerga de cerveza = beer bash.
    * lata de cerveza = beer can.
    * levadura de cerveza = brewer's yeast.

    * * *
    beer
    un litro de cerveza a liter of beer
    ¿quieres una cerveza? do you want a beer?
    Compuestos:
    draft beer ( AmE), draught beer ( BrE)
    dark beer
    lager
    * * *

     

    cerveza sustantivo femenino
    beer;
    cerveza tirada o de barril draft beer (AmE), draught beer (BrE);

    cerveza negra dark beer
    cerveza sustantivo femenino beer
    cerveza de barril, draught beer
    cerveza sin alcohol, alcohol-free beer ➣ Ver nota en ale

    ' cerveza' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bar
    - bien
    - caja
    - caña
    - cervecería
    - espuma
    - fábrica
    - jarra
    - lúpulo
    - presión
    - rubia
    - rubio
    - tercio
    - antojarse
    - apostar
    - apurar
    - barril
    - bote
    - botella
    - espumoso
    - hacer
    - jarro
    - levadura
    - malta
    - morir
    - natural
    - porrón
    - schop
    - sesear
    - seseo
    - sifón
    - sin
    - ver
    English:
    ale
    - barrel
    - beer
    - bitter
    - bottled
    - brew
    - brewery
    - brewing
    - chaser
    - draught
    - flat
    - glass
    - guzzle
    - have
    - lager
    - like
    - mug
    - nice
    - pint
    - pt
    - real
    - shandy
    - stout
    - swig
    - tankard
    - to
    - would
    - alone
    - drinker
    - ginger
    - home
    * * *
    beer;
    dos cervezas, por favor two beers, please
    cerveza sin alcohol alcohol-free beer, non-alcoholic beer;
    cerveza de barril draught beer;
    Am cerveza clara lager;
    cerveza sin alcohol-free beer, non-alcoholic beer
    * * *
    f beer;
    * * *
    : beer
    cerveza de barril: draft beer
    * * *
    cerveza n beer

    Spanish-English dictionary > cerveza

  • 12 ciego1

    1 = blind, mindless, blind man.
    Ex. It is the order of words that helps us to distinguish between 'office post' and 'post office' or, to quote the hackneyed example, ' blind Venetian' and 'Venetian blind'.
    Ex. This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex. Volunteering to answer a query that has not yet been asked is like helping a blind man to the other side of the street without first making sure he wants to cross.
    ----
    * a ciegas = blindfold, blindfolded, in the dark.
    * amor ciego = blind love.
    * andar a tientas y a ciegas = grope (for/toward).
    * a tientas y a ciegas = blindly, in the dark.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * biblioteca para ciegos = library for the blind.
    * ciegos, los = blind, the.
    * cita a ciegas = blind date.
    * comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
    * curva ciega = hairpin bend, hairpin curve, hairpin turn.
    * dar palos de ciego = grope (for/toward).
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    * en el país de los ciegos el tuerto es el rey = be a case of the blind leading the blind.
    * ensayo doble ciego = double-blind research study.
    * fe ciega = blind faith, blind trust.
    * hacerse el ciego = pretend + not to have seen.
    * ir a tientas y a ciegas = bump around + in the dark, fumble.
    * licencia a ciegas = shrink-wrapped licence [shrinkwrapped licence].
    * más hambre que el perro de un ciego = as hungry as a wolf, as hungry as a bear, as hungry as a hunter.
    * palos de ciego = a stab in the dark, a shot in the dark.
    * pozo ciego = cesspool, cesspit.
    * punto ciego = blind spot.
    * referencia ciega o vacía = blind reference.
    * volverse ciego = become + blind.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ciego1

  • 13 desdeñar

    v.
    to disdain, to despise, to disregard, to down-play.
    * * *
    1 (despreciar) to disdain, scorn
    2 (rechazar) to turn down
    1 not to deign (de, to)
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) (=despreciar) to scorn, disdain
    2) (=rechazar) to turn up one's nose at
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( menospreciar) to scorn
    b) < pretendiente> to spurn
    * * *
    = disdain, scorn, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, spurn, disregard, despise, dismiss with + the wave of the hand, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon, fly in + the face of.
    Ex. If people want regimentation which relieves them of responsibility, how then do you explain parents reaching out for control of schools, disdaining the help of experts.
    Ex. Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
    Ex. There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
    Ex. Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
    Ex. Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
    Ex. The government seems to spurns the architecture profession and there is a growing rift between architects who assert their utility and those who cleave to artistic prerogatives.
    Ex. Although the overwhelming majority of technologically-driven programmes disregard information problems and issues, there are encouraging signs of a growing awareness of the need for information-driven.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. International 'rules' are often dismissed with the wave of the hand or a snort of contempt one week, and gilded and placed on a pedestal the next.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.
    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.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( menospreciar) to scorn
    b) < pretendiente> to spurn
    * * *
    = disdain, scorn, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, spurn, disregard, despise, dismiss with + the wave of the hand, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon, fly in + the face of.

    Ex: If people want regimentation which relieves them of responsibility, how then do you explain parents reaching out for control of schools, disdaining the help of experts.

    Ex: Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
    Ex: There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
    Ex: Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
    Ex: Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
    Ex: The government seems to spurns the architecture profession and there is a growing rift between architects who assert their utility and those who cleave to artistic prerogatives.
    Ex: Although the overwhelming majority of technologically-driven programmes disregard information problems and issues, there are encouraging signs of a growing awareness of the need for information-driven.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: International 'rules' are often dismissed with the wave of the hand or a snort of contempt one week, and gilded and placed on a pedestal the next.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.
    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.

    * * *
    desdeñar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (menospreciar) to scorn
    no tienes por qué desdeñarlos porque no tienen estudios there's no reason to look down on them o to look down your nose at them just because they haven't had an education
    desdeñó el dinero/la fama she scorned money/fame
    2 ‹pretendiente› to spurn
    * * *

    desdeñar ( conjugate desdeñar) verbo transitivo


    desdeñar verbo transitivo to disdain
    ' desdeñar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    despreciar
    English:
    disdain
    - scorn
    - sniff
    - spurn
    - scornful
    - snub
    * * *
    1. [despreciar] to scorn;
    desdeñó a varios pretendientes she spurned several suitors;
    desdeña a la gente que no es de su clase he looks down on anyone not of his class
    2. [desestimar] to dismiss;
    no conviene desdeñar las posibilidades del equipo inglés the English team's chances should not be ruled out
    * * *
    v/t scorn
    * * *
    despreciar: to disdain, to scorn, to despise
    * * *
    desdeñar vb to scorn

    Spanish-English dictionary > desdeñar

  • 14 despreciar

    v.
    1 to scorn.
    2 to spurn.
    3 to despise, to disdain, to flout, to hold in contempt.
    Ricardo desprecia a los avaros Richard despises cheapskates.
    4 to turn down, to snub.
    La chica despreció su ayuda The girl turned down his help.
    * * *
    1 (desdeñar) to despise, scorn, look down on
    2 (desestimar) to reject; (ignorar) to disregard, ignore
    * * *
    1. VT
    1) [+ persona] to despise, scorn
    2) (=rechazar) [+ oferta, regalo] to spurn, reject
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( menospreciar) < persona> to look down on
    b) ( rechazar) <oferta/ayuda> to spurn (liter), to reject
    c) ( no tener en cuenta) <posibilidad/consejo> to disregard, discount
    * * *
    = disparage, scorn, despise, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, deprecate, have + contempt for, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.
    Ex. For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.
    Ex. Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
    Ex. Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
    Ex. Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
    Ex. In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex. The androgynous dandy lived the idea of beauty, had contempt for bourgeois values, and was elitist and estranged from women.
    Ex. It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex. The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    a) ( menospreciar) < persona> to look down on
    b) ( rechazar) <oferta/ayuda> to spurn (liter), to reject
    c) ( no tener en cuenta) <posibilidad/consejo> to disregard, discount
    * * *
    = disparage, scorn, despise, be scornful of, hold in + disgrace, snub, deprecate, have + contempt for, look down + Posesivo + nose at, look down on/upon.

    Ex: For whatever reason, Shera chose to disparage rather than to take seriously the substance of Briet's ideas.

    Ex: Marshall Edmonds seemed pathetic to her, a person more to be pitied than to be scorned.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: There is a large number of people who cannot afford paperbacks and would like to read, but are afraid or scornful of the ethos of the middle-class library.
    Ex: Yet, despite his great erudition and powerful writings, his scheme has had little success in establishing itself as a major competitor to such schemes as DC, UDC and LC, which Bliss himself held in some contempt.
    Ex: Some black librarian see little progress towards race-neutral attitudes and finds themselves either directly or indirectly snubbed, patronised or completely ignored by users as well as staff members.
    Ex: In these instances, it is important to avoid putting one's colleagues in another unit on the defensive or deprecating another unit to a patron.
    Ex: The androgynous dandy lived the idea of beauty, had contempt for bourgeois values, and was elitist and estranged from women.
    Ex: It's the kind of barn where you can learn to ride without feeling mocked or like some hoity-toities are looking down their nose at you.
    Ex: The problem with that is that most literate societies look down on people who can't read well.

    * * *
    despreciar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (menospreciar) ‹persona› to look down on
    la despreciaban por su humilde origen people looked down on her because of her humble background
    2 (rechazar) ‹oferta/ayuda› to spurn ( liter), to reject
    le despreció el regalo he spurned her gift
    es un trabajo que todos desprecian it's a job which everyone feels is beneath them
    3 (ser indiferente a) ‹peligro/muerte› to disregard, scorn ( liter)
    4 (no tener en cuenta) ‹posibilidad/consejo› to disregard, discount
    * * *

    despreciar ( conjugate despreciar) verbo transitivo

    ( profundamente) to despise
    b) ( rechazar) ‹oferta/ayuda to reject

    despreciar verbo transitivo
    1 (odiar) to despise
    2 (menospreciar) to look down on, to scorn
    3 (desdeñar) to reject, spurn
    ' despreciar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    menospreciar
    English:
    despise
    - disdain
    - flout
    - look down on
    - disregard
    - nose
    * * *
    1. [desdeñar] to look down on, to scorn;
    lo desprecian por su egoísmo they look down on him because of his selfishness;
    no sabes cómo te desprecio you can't imagine how much I despise you
    2. [rechazar] to spurn;
    ha despreciado muchas ofertas he has rejected many offers;
    tómeselo, no me lo desprecie take it, don't turn it down
    3. [ignorar] to scorn, to disregard;
    despreció el mal tiempo y se fue a esquiar scorning o disregarding the poor weather, he went skiing
    * * *
    v/t
    1 look down on, despise
    2 propuesta reject
    * * *
    desdeñar, menospreciar: to despise, to scorn, to disdain
    * * *
    1. (menospreciar) to look down on / to despise
    2. (rechazar) to reject

    Spanish-English dictionary > despreciar

  • 15 embrutecer

    v.
    1 to stultify, to make dull.
    2 to brutalize, to bestialize, to brutalise, to make brutish.
    * * *
    Conjugation model [ AGRADECER], like link=agradecer agradecer
    1 (facultades etc) to dull, deaden
    1 to become dull, become stupefied
    * * *
    1.
    VT to stupefy, dull the senses of
    2.
    See:
    * * *
    verbo transitivo trabajo to stultify; televisión to make... mindless
    * * *
    = barbarise [barbarize, -USA], brutalise [brutalize, -USA].
    Ex. The first option means fighting, the resistance brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.
    Ex. The first option means fighting the resistance, brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo trabajo to stultify; televisión to make... mindless
    * * *
    = barbarise [barbarize, -USA], brutalise [brutalize, -USA].

    Ex: The first option means fighting, the resistance brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.

    Ex: The first option means fighting the resistance, brutalizing, barbarizing and dehumanising both ourselves and our victims, and resulting, at best, in a desolate and desocialized state.

    * * *
    embrutecer [E3 ]
    vt
    «trabajo» to stultify, dull; «televisión» to make … mindless, turn … into a vegetable ( colloq)
    * * *

    embrutecer ( conjugate embrutecer) verbo transitivo [ trabajo] to stultify;
    [ televisión] to make … mindless
    embrutecer verbo transitivo to brutalize
    * * *
    vt
    to stultify, to make dull;
    la televisión embrutece a los niños television stunts children's mental development
    * * *
    v/t brutalize

    Spanish-English dictionary > embrutecer

  • 16 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 17 exceso en la bebida

    (n.) = intemperance
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    * * *

    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.

    Spanish-English dictionary > exceso en la bebida

  • 18 habitación

    f.
    1 room, chamber, hall.
    2 habitation, domicile, dwelling, house.
    * * *
    1 (gen) room
    2 (dormitorio) bedroom
    3 BIOLOGÍA habitat
    \
    habitación doble double room
    * * *
    noun f.
    1) room
    3) habitation, dwelling
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=cuarto) room

    habitación de matrimonio, habitación doble — double room

    2) (Bio) habitat, habitation
    * * *
    a) ( cuarto) room; ( dormitorio) bedroom

    habitación individual/doble — single/double room

    b) ( acción) habitation; ( hábitat) habitat
    * * *
    = room, suite.
    Ex. The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.
    Ex. The centre includes information in many formats, computers, audiovisual facilities, a recording studio and an editing suite.
    ----
    * alquilar habitaciones = take in + lodgers.
    * comida y habitación = board and lodging.
    * compañero de habitación = roommate.
    * en habitación doble = double occupancy.
    * en habitación individual = single occupancy.
    * en la misma habitación = ensuite.
    * en la propia habitación = ensuite.
    * habitación con cama doble = double room.
    * habitación de estudio = private study, study facilities.
    * habitación de hotel = guest room.
    * habitación de matrimonio = double room.
    * habitación de residencia de estudiantes = dorm room.
    * habitación doble = twin room, double bedroom.
    * habitación llena de = roomful.
    * habitación para cambiar bebés = baby changing room.
    * habitación para practicar con instrumentos musicales = room for music-making.
    * habitación sencilla = single room.
    * precio de la habitación = room rate.
    * reservar una habitación = book + room.
    * servicio de habitaciones = room service.
    * * *
    a) ( cuarto) room; ( dormitorio) bedroom

    habitación individual/doble — single/double room

    b) ( acción) habitation; ( hábitat) habitat
    * * *
    = room, suite.

    Ex: The open-plan flexible library can be enonomical since overseeing is facilitated by the openness rather than be dividing the building into rooms or halls, thereby requiring less staff.

    Ex: The centre includes information in many formats, computers, audiovisual facilities, a recording studio and an editing suite.
    * alquilar habitaciones = take in + lodgers.
    * comida y habitación = board and lodging.
    * compañero de habitación = roommate.
    * en habitación doble = double occupancy.
    * en habitación individual = single occupancy.
    * en la misma habitación = ensuite.
    * en la propia habitación = ensuite.
    * habitación con cama doble = double room.
    * habitación de estudio = private study, study facilities.
    * habitación de hotel = guest room.
    * habitación de matrimonio = double room.
    * habitación de residencia de estudiantes = dorm room.
    * habitación doble = twin room, double bedroom.
    * habitación llena de = roomful.
    * habitación para cambiar bebés = baby changing room.
    * habitación para practicar con instrumentos musicales = room for music-making.
    * habitación sencilla = single room.
    * precio de la habitación = room rate.
    * reservar una habitación = book + room.
    * servicio de habitaciones = room service.

    * * *
    1 (cuarto) room; (dormitorio) bedroom
    cinco habitaciones, cocina y baño five rooms, plus kitchen and bathroom
    comparto la habitación con mi hermana I share the room with my sister
    [ S ] habitaciones libres vacancies
    ¿tienen habitaciones libres? do you have any rooms free?
    habitación individual/doble single/double room
    habitación con baño room with bath
    2 (acción) habitation
    habitación humana human habitation
    3 (hábitat) habitat
    * * *

     

    habitación sustantivo femenino ( cuarto) room;
    ( dormitorio) bedroom;

    habitación f (pieza de una casa) room
    (dormitorio) bedroom: alquilan habitaciones, they rent rooms
    reservé una habitación doble, I booked a double room

    ' habitación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abuhardillada
    - abuhardillado
    - acomodar
    - alquiler
    - arreglar
    - cámara
    - cocina
    - comedor
    - comedora
    - compañera
    - compañero
    - comunicar
    - comunicarse
    - cuarta
    - cuarto
    - deprimente
    - desorden
    - en
    - encerrarse
    - estancia
    - fondo
    - húmeda
    - humedad
    - húmedo
    - leonera
    - luminosa
    - luminoso
    - menor
    - ordenar
    - pestazo
    - recargar
    - salir
    - sencilla
    - sencillo
    - tálamo
    - templar
    - tener
    - triste
    - vacante
    - acogedor
    - adaptar
    - adecentar
    - adornar
    - alegrar
    - alegre
    - altillo
    - aposento
    - aspiradora
    - caldear
    - calentar
    English:
    adjoining
    - air
    - airy
    - area
    - bare
    - barge into
    - be
    - book into
    - brighten up
    - bug
    - burst
    - can
    - centre
    - clean
    - clean out
    - clear out
    - cloak
    - complement
    - coop up
    - cramped
    - cubbyhole
    - curious
    - dash out
    - dim
    - dingy
    - double room
    - downstairs
    - empty
    - except
    - far
    - flamboyant
    - floor
    - flourish
    - free
    - habitation
    - illuminate
    - immaculate
    - instantly
    - march out
    - messy
    - mindless
    - musty
    - next
    - occupy
    - overcrowded
    - pace out
    - plunge
    - push aside
    - room
    - roommate
    * * *
    [cuarto] room; [dormitorio] bedroom;
    quisiera una habitación con baño I'd like an en-suite room o a room with a bath
    habitación doble [con cama de matrimonio] double room; [con dos camas] twin room;
    habitación sencilla single room;
    habitación simple single room
    * * *
    f room; ( dormitorio) bedroom
    * * *
    1) cuarto: room
    2) dormitorio: bedroom
    3) : habitation, occupancy
    * * *
    1. (en general) room
    2. (dormitorio) bedroom

    Spanish-English dictionary > habitación

  • 19 internauta

    f. & m.
    1 Net user, Nettie.
    2 Internet user.
    * * *
    1 internaut, netsurfer
    * * *
    SMF internet user, web surfer
    * * *
    = Internet user, clicker, Web surfer, net surfer, Internet surfer.
    Ex. Internet users may also derive articles and other information from electronic journals and newsletters and from the many electronic bulletin boards (EEB) and discussion lists.
    Ex. The revolution against the mindless click and the formation of a community of educated clickers has just begun.
    Ex. Web surfers are more politically active than the general population.
    Ex. Whilst net surfers enjoy web pages with exciting graphics, they don't like the slow download times that come with some of the larger pictures.
    Ex. Internet surfers in China have been warned that too many visits to pornographic websites may result in hefty international phone bills.
    * * *
    = Internet user, clicker, Web surfer, net surfer, Internet surfer.

    Ex: Internet users may also derive articles and other information from electronic journals and newsletters and from the many electronic bulletin boards (EEB) and discussion lists.

    Ex: The revolution against the mindless click and the formation of a community of educated clickers has just begun.
    Ex: Web surfers are more politically active than the general population.
    Ex: Whilst net surfers enjoy web pages with exciting graphics, they don't like the slow download times that come with some of the larger pictures.
    Ex: Internet surfers in China have been warned that too many visits to pornographic websites may result in hefty international phone bills.

    * * *
    netsurfer, Internet user
    * * *

    internauta sustantivo masculino y femenino
    Internet user
    * * *
    Informát Net user, netizen
    * * *
    m/f INFOR Internet user, Net surfer

    Spanish-English dictionary > internauta

  • 20 irreflexivo

    adj.
    thoughtless, foolhardy, reckless, irreflexive.
    m.
    thoughtless person, impulsive person.
    * * *
    1 (acto) rash; (persona) impetuous
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] (=inconsciente) thoughtless, unthinking; (=impetuoso) rash, impetuous
    2) [acto] rash, ill-considered
    * * *
    - va adjetivo < persona> unthinking, rash; <acto/impulso> rash
    * * *
    = ill-considered, mindless, unthinking, foolhardy, thoughtless.
    Ex. Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.
    Ex. This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex. The author outlines arguments against the unthinking application of new technologies.
    Ex. There is nothing wrong with killing enemy soldiers that are attacking you and it would seem foolhardy just to let them escape.
    Ex. Frivolous or thoughtless spending can eat up your income and hence your future savings.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo < persona> unthinking, rash; <acto/impulso> rash
    * * *
    = ill-considered, mindless, unthinking, foolhardy, thoughtless.

    Ex: Questions such as 'Can I help you?' on the part of the librarian are easily deflected by a hasty, perhaps automatic and ill-considered, 'Oh, no thanks' by the user.

    Ex: This article argues that mindless adulation is no substitute for honest discussions of the bad as well as the good in young adult literature.
    Ex: The author outlines arguments against the unthinking application of new technologies.
    Ex: There is nothing wrong with killing enemy soldiers that are attacking you and it would seem foolhardy just to let them escape.
    Ex: Frivolous or thoughtless spending can eat up your income and hence your future savings.

    * * *
    ‹persona› unthinking, rash; ‹acto/impulso› rash
    * * *
    irreflexivo, -a adj
    rash;
    es muy irreflexivo he's very rash
    * * *
    adj rash
    * * *
    irreflexivo, -va adj
    : rash, unthinking

    Spanish-English dictionary > irreflexivo

См. также в других словарях:

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  • mindless — (adj.) c.1400, unmindful, heedless, negligent, from MIND (Cf. mind) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Mindlessly; mindlessness. Old English had myndleas foolish, senseless …   Etymology dictionary

  • mindless — || maɪndlɪs adj. having little intelligence; having no opinion; careless, heedless; requiring little attention or thought …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mindless — [adj] oblivious, stupid; automatic asinine, brutish, careless, daydreaming, foolish, forgetful, gratuitous, heedless, idiotic, imbecilic, inattentive, mooning, moony, moronic, neglectful, negligent, nitwitted, obtuse, out, out of it*, rash,… …   New thesaurus

  • mindless — [mīnd′lis] adj. 1. not using one s mind; showing little or no intelligence or intellect; senseless or thoughtless 2. taking no thought; heedless or careless (of); unmindful mindlessly adv. mindlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • mindless — mind|less [ˈmaındləs] adj 1.) completely stupid and without any purpose = ↑senseless ▪ His drinking bouts often ended in acts of mindless violence. 2.) if something is mindless, you can do it or watch it without thinking or using your mind ▪ Doug …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mindless — [[t]ma͟ɪndləs[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a violent action as mindless, you mean that it is done without thought and will achieve nothing. [mainly BRIT] ...a plot that mixes blackmail, extortion and mindless violence. Syn …   English dictionary

  • mindless — adjective 1 completely stupid and without any purpose: mindless vandals 2 mindless work or a mindless activity can be done without intelligence or thought: a completely mindless task | mindless game shows on TV 3 mindless of not paying attention… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mindless — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. marked by a lack of mind or consciousness < a mindless sleep > b. (1) marked by or displaying no use of the powers of the intellect < mindless violence > (2) requiring little attention or thought;… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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