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  • 1 alfeñique

    m.
    1 barley sugar, stick of barley sugar, sugar paste, almond paste.
    2 skinny person, feeble person, thin and weak person, weed.
    * * *
    1 (pasta) sugar paste
    2 figurado (persona) weakling
    3 figurado (remilgo) primness, affectation
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=persona débil) weakling
    2) (=afectación) affectation
    3) (Culin) toffee-like paste, almond-flavoured o (EEUU) -flavored sugar paste
    * * *
    masculino (fam) ( persona) wimp (colloq)
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, softy [softie].
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.
    * * *
    masculino (fam) ( persona) wimp (colloq)
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, softy [softie].

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: She has a tendency to be a softy, although she does carry the brunt of the authority in the household.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (persona) wimp ( colloq), weed ( BrE colloq)
    2 (golosina) caramel bar
    * * *
    Fam [persona] wimp
    * * *
    m fam
    wimp fam
    * * *
    alfeñique nm, fam : wimp, weakling

    Spanish-English dictionary > alfeñique

  • 2 debilucho

    adj.
    weakling, feeblish, anemic, feeble.
    m.
    weak person, feeble person, weed.
    * * *
    1 peyorativo weak, frail, delicate
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 weakling
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.

    * * *
    debilucho, -a Fam
    adj
    weak
    nm,f
    weakling
    * * *
    debilucho, - cha adj
    : weak, frail
    : weakling

    Spanish-English dictionary > debilucho

  • 3 débil

    adj.
    1 weak, dim, faint, feeble.
    Toda esa situación pinta mal This whole situation looks bad.
    2 atonic.
    * * *
    1 (persona) weak, feeble
    2 (ruido) faint; (luz) dim, feeble
    1 weak person
    1 the weak
    \
    débil mental mentally retarded person, mentally deficient person
    * * *
    adj.
    1) weak
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [persona] [gen] weak; [extremadamente] feeble; [por mala salud o avanzada edad] frail

    se encuentra un poco débil de salud — his health is rather frail, he is in rather poor health

    2) [carácter] weak; [esfuerzo] feeble, half-hearted
    3) (=poco intenso) [voz, ruido] faint; [luz] dim
    2.
    SMF
    económicamente
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( físicamente) weak; ( falto de - firmeza) soft; (- voluntad) weak; <economía/ejército/gobierno> weak
    b) <sonido/voz> faint; < moneda> weak; < argumento> weak; < excusa> feeble, lame; < luz> dim, faint
    c) <sílaba/vocal> unstressed, weak
    * * *
    = powerless, flimsy [flimsier -comp., flimsiest -sup.], shaky [shakier -comp., shakiest -sup.], weak [weaker -comp., weakest -sup.], fragile, spineless, feeble, effete, faint, frail, feckless, thin [thinner -comp., thinnest -sup.], weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], boneless.
    Ex. In a world divided by ideology, by trade barriers, by military threats and nuclear fears, we librarians are not powerless.
    Ex. Many paperbacks actually stand up to this usage better than the flimsy hardback covers now being produced.
    Ex. The subdivision 'Discovery and Exploration' under geographic names reinforces the popularly held notion that the world outside Western Europe had no history -- and only a shaky hold on existence -- before it was 'discovered' by Western Europeans.
    Ex. Problems arise from weak or outmoded structuring of subjects in the schedules of DC.
    Ex. The material which carries the message is fragile.
    Ex. To call a supervisor ' spineless' is to tag him as weak and therefore unfair to his really good employees.
    Ex. Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.
    Ex. Some teachers argue against book clubs, claiming that they bring together only a certain kind of avid reader, the literary equivalent of the religiously effete and over-pious.
    Ex. As more and more copies are produced, so the amount of dye on the master is reduced layer by layer until the image on the copy paper becomes quite faint.
    Ex. Previous research has demonstrated that frail elderly living in subsidized high-rise apartments have greater unmet needs than elderly who reside in traditional community housing.
    Ex. The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
    Ex. Although it may be a bit thin in its use of standard academic sources of information, it is exceedingly strong on insider information and personal interviews.
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. By running away he shows who he is -- a boneless coward who never engaged in direct confrontation with the enemy.
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    * alto y débil = spindly [spindlier -comp., spindliest -sup.].
    * débil de salud = poor health.
    * débiles, los = little guy, the.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * eslabón débil = weak link.
    * hacerse el débil = sandbagging.
    * luz débil = glimmer.
    * más débil de la camada, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más débil del grupo, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * punto débil = blind spot, weak link.
    * punto débil, el = chink in the armour, the.
    * ser el contrincante más débil = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( físicamente) weak; ( falto de - firmeza) soft; (- voluntad) weak; <economía/ejército/gobierno> weak
    b) <sonido/voz> faint; < moneda> weak; < argumento> weak; < excusa> feeble, lame; < luz> dim, faint
    c) <sílaba/vocal> unstressed, weak
    * * *
    = powerless, flimsy [flimsier -comp., flimsiest -sup.], shaky [shakier -comp., shakiest -sup.], weak [weaker -comp., weakest -sup.], fragile, spineless, feeble, effete, faint, frail, feckless, thin [thinner -comp., thinnest -sup.], weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], boneless.

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

    Ex: Many paperbacks actually stand up to this usage better than the flimsy hardback covers now being produced.
    Ex: The subdivision 'Discovery and Exploration' under geographic names reinforces the popularly held notion that the world outside Western Europe had no history -- and only a shaky hold on existence -- before it was 'discovered' by Western Europeans.
    Ex: Problems arise from weak or outmoded structuring of subjects in the schedules of DC.
    Ex: The material which carries the message is fragile.
    Ex: To call a supervisor ' spineless' is to tag him as weak and therefore unfair to his really good employees.
    Ex: Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.
    Ex: Some teachers argue against book clubs, claiming that they bring together only a certain kind of avid reader, the literary equivalent of the religiously effete and over-pious.
    Ex: As more and more copies are produced, so the amount of dye on the master is reduced layer by layer until the image on the copy paper becomes quite faint.
    Ex: Previous research has demonstrated that frail elderly living in subsidized high-rise apartments have greater unmet needs than elderly who reside in traditional community housing.
    Ex: The author wrings sick humor from its feckless heroes' forlorn attempts to escape from a drug habit that they do not really enjoy any longer.
    Ex: Although it may be a bit thin in its use of standard academic sources of information, it is exceedingly strong on insider information and personal interviews.
    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: By running away he shows who he is -- a boneless coward who never engaged in direct confrontation with the enemy.
    * alto y débil = spindly [spindlier -comp., spindliest -sup.].
    * débil de salud = poor health.
    * débiles, los = little guy, the.
    * en el momento más débil de Alguien = at + Posesivo + weakest.
    * eslabón débil = weak link.
    * hacerse el débil = sandbagging.
    * luz débil = glimmer.
    * más débil de la camada, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * más débil del grupo, el = runt of the litter, the.
    * punto débil = blind spot, weak link.
    * punto débil, el = chink in the armour, the.
    * ser el contrincante más débil = punch above + Posesivo + weight.
    * ser el punto más débil de Alguien = be at + Posesivo + weakest.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› (físicamente) weak; (falto defirmeza) soft; (— voluntad) weak; ‹economía/ejército/gobierno› weak
    es de complexión débil she has a very weak constitution
    aún está débil he's still weak
    es muy débil de carácter he has a very weak character
    2 ‹sonido/voz› faint; ‹moneda› weak; ‹corriente› weak; ‹argumento› weak; ‹excusa› feeble, lame
    da una luz muy débil it gives out a very dim o feeble o weak light
    3 ( Ling) ‹sílaba/vocal› unstressed, weak
    los débiles the weak
    es un débil mental ( fam); he's soft in the head ( colloq)
    eres un debilucho ( fam); you're a wimp ( colloq)
    los económicamente débiles ( frml); those on low incomes
    * * *

     

    débil adjetivo
    a)persona/economía/gobierno weak

    b)sonido/voz faint;

    moneda/argumento weak;
    excusa feeble, lame;
    luz dim, faint;
    sílaba/vocal unstressed, weak
    débil
    I adj (fuerza, salud) weak, feeble: el argumento era muy débil, his reasoning was flawed
    es muy débil de carácter, she is very weak
    es muy débil con sus alumnos, he is lenient with his students o he is over-indulgent with his students
    (intensidad de luz o sonido) faint
    punto débil, weak spot
    II mf
    1 weak person: el fuerte oprime al débil, the powerful opress the weak
    2 (blandengue) wimp: eres una débil, no aguantas nada el calor, don't be such a wimp, it's not even hot
    ' débil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - alicaída
    - alicaído
    - flaca
    - flaco
    - flojear
    - goteo
    - talón
    - tenue
    - blando
    - flojo
    - lánguido
    - pelele
    - sexo
    English:
    A
    - an
    - anaemic
    - and
    - as
    - be
    - chink
    - dim
    - do
    - failing
    - faint
    - feather
    - feeble
    - frail
    - from
    - infirm
    - limp
    - link
    - shaky
    - shall
    - should
    - tenuous
    - than
    - that
    - them
    - thin
    - to
    - weak
    - were
    - what
    - whatever
    - wimp
    - wimpish
    - would
    - you
    - your
    - yourself
    - fragile
    - glimmer
    - hole
    - low
    - muted
    - run
    - spindly
    - spineless
    - weakly
    - weakness
    * * *
    adj
    1. [persona] [sin fuerzas] weak;
    [condescendiente] lax, lenient;
    de constitución débil prone to illness, sickly;
    débil de carácter of weak character
    2. [voz, sonido] faint;
    [luz] dim, faint;
    una débil mejoría a slight improvement;
    una débil brisa movía las cortinas a slight breeze moved the curtains
    3. [país, gobierno, moneda] weak;
    [argumento, teoría] weak, lame
    4. [sílaba] unstressed
    5. [vocal] weak [i, u]
    nmf
    weak person;
    ser un débil to be weak;
    una enfermedad que ataca a los más débiles a disease which attacks the weakest o most vulnerable
    * * *
    adj weak
    * * *
    débil adj
    : weak, feeble
    débilmente adv
    * * *
    débil adj
    1. (en general) weak
    2. (ruido) faint
    3. (luz) dim [comp. dimmer; superl. dimmest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > débil

  • 4 enclenque

    adj.
    1 sickly, frail.
    2 feeble, feeblish, frail, puny.
    3 lank.
    f. & m.
    weakling, feeble person, weak person, weed.
    * * *
    1 (flaco) skinny
    2 (débil) weak, puny; (enfermizo) sickly
    1 (flaco) skinny person
    2 (débil) weak person, puny person; (enfermizo) sickly person
    * * *
    ADJ weak, sickly
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( enfermizo) sickly; ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)
    b) < estructura> rickety
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.
    Ex. According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.
    Ex. Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.
    * * *
    a) < persona> ( enfermizo) sickly; ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)
    b) < estructura> rickety
    * * *
    = weakling, runt, nesh, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, wimpy [wimpier -comp., wimpiest -sup.], wimpish.

    Ex: According to Safire, when a slice a cake was put before him Putin said 'Sweets are for weaklings and children'.

    Ex: Under the same regimens of treatment the number of runts produced varied from none to as much as 80 per cent of the litter.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: What is not true is the assumption that art that is modest and discreet automatically lacks nerve and is intrinsically boring and wimpish.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› (enfermizo) sickly; (delgado) weak, weedy ( colloq)
    2 ‹estructura› rickety
    * * *

    enclenque adjetivo
    a) persona› ( enfermizo) sickly;

    ( delgado) weak, weedy (colloq)

    enclenque adj (debilucho) weak
    (de poca salud) sickly
    (delgaducho) puny: anda, come, que estás muy enclenque, come on, eat up, you're all skin and bone
    ' enclenque' also found in these entries:
    English:
    feeble
    - puny
    - weakling
    - weedy
    * * *
    sickly, frail
    * * *
    I adj sickly, weak
    II m/f weakling
    * * *
    : weak, sickly

    Spanish-English dictionary > enclenque

  • 5 enfermizo

    adj.
    1 sickly, unhealthy, infirm, lank.
    2 ailing.
    * * *
    1 sickly, unhealthy
    2 figurado morbid, unhealthy
    * * *
    ADJ [persona] sickly; [mente] morbid; [pasión] morbid, unhealthy
    * * *
    - za adjetivo unhealthy, sickly

    de aspecto enfermizo — unhealthy-looking, sickly-looking

    * * *
    = unhealthy, sickly, debilitating, nesh, poor health.
    Ex. I would venture to guess that he would have characterized these suggestions as the eructation of unhealthy souls'.
    Ex. In this novel, the plot involves two lovers who seek to take advantage of a sickly heiress.
    Ex. It is argued that years of 'making do' with inadequate resources has had a debilitating effect upon the ability of senior SLIS staff to formulate effective long term plans.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair.
    * * *
    - za adjetivo unhealthy, sickly

    de aspecto enfermizo — unhealthy-looking, sickly-looking

    * * *
    = unhealthy, sickly, debilitating, nesh, poor health.

    Ex: I would venture to guess that he would have characterized these suggestions as the eructation of unhealthy souls'.

    Ex: In this novel, the plot involves two lovers who seek to take advantage of a sickly heiress.
    Ex: It is argued that years of 'making do' with inadequate resources has had a debilitating effect upon the ability of senior SLIS staff to formulate effective long term plans.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: Much of his later life he lived in reclusion, loneliness, poor health, and despair.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona› unhealthy, sickly
    una mujer de aspecto enfermizo an unhealthy-looking o a sickly-looking woman
    2 ‹pasión/curiosidad› unhealthy
    * * *

    enfermizo
    ◊ -za adjetivo

    unhealthy, sickly;
    de aspecto enfermizo unhealthy-looking
    enfermizo,-a adjetivo unhealthy, sickly

    ' enfermizo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    delicada
    - delicado
    - enfermiza
    - malsana
    - malsano
    - enclenque
    English:
    diseased
    - infirm
    - sickly
    - unhealthy
    * * *
    enfermizo, -a adj
    1. [persona] sickly
    2. [interés, pasión, curiosidad] unhealthy
    * * *
    adj unhealthy
    * * *
    enfermizo, -za adj
    : sickly
    * * *
    enfermizo adj sickly [comp. sicklier; superl. sickliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > enfermizo

  • 6 escuchimizado

    adj.
    very thin.
    * * *
    1→ link=escuchimizarse escuchimizarse
    1 familiar puny, scrawny
    * * *
    = scrawny [scrawnier -comp., scrawniest -sup.], puny [punier -comp., puniest -sup.], nesh, gaunt.
    Ex. It is easy to see its two scrawny protagonists who ride around town on their bikes killing stray cats and dogs as victims of poverty and broken homes.
    Ex. They are for the most part, a puny, degenerate race, whose bodies are too weak for their overworked minds.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex. A dog standing in the middle of the road raised his hackles and growled as the line of filthy, gaunt humans marched down the dusty street towards him.
    * * *
    = scrawny [scrawnier -comp., scrawniest -sup.], puny [punier -comp., puniest -sup.], nesh, gaunt.

    Ex: It is easy to see its two scrawny protagonists who ride around town on their bikes killing stray cats and dogs as victims of poverty and broken homes.

    Ex: They are for the most part, a puny, degenerate race, whose bodies are too weak for their overworked minds.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    Ex: A dog standing in the middle of the road raised his hackles and growled as the line of filthy, gaunt humans marched down the dusty street towards him.

    * * *
    ( Esp fam) puny, scrawny
    * * *

    escuchimizado,-a adj fam scrawny, puny: solamente había dos gatos escuchimizados en el jardín, there were just two scrawny cats in the garden
    ' escuchimizado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    escuchimizada
    * * *
    escuchimizado, -a Esp Fam
    adj
    skinny, thin as a rake
    nm,f
    skinny person
    * * *
    adj fam
    puny fam, scrawny fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > escuchimizado

  • 7 pusilánime

    adj.
    pusillanimous, poor-spirited, faint-hearted, fainthearted.
    f. & m.
    pusillanimous person, fainthearted person.
    * * *
    1 faint-hearted, pusillanimous
    * * *
    ADJ fainthearted, pusillanimous
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo fainthearted, pusillanimous (frml)
    II
    masculino y femenino
    * * *
    = prude, prudish, pushover, whiner, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, nesh.
    Ex. For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.
    Ex. In his outward appearance Hitler showed himself as a prudish & ascetic person, overly concerned with personal cleanliness.
    Ex. The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex. That being said, every normal person can think of places we've worked where we were more like whiners than winners.
    Ex. Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex. I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex. Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    ----
    * pusilánimes, los = faint-hearted, the.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo fainthearted, pusillanimous (frml)
    II
    masculino y femenino
    * * *
    = prude, prudish, pushover, whiner, weedy [weedier -comp., weediest -sup.], wimp, nesh.

    Ex: For her refusal, Isabella has received a great deal of blame from subsequent critics, who call her a hard-hearted prude.

    Ex: In his outward appearance Hitler showed himself as a prudish & ascetic person, overly concerned with personal cleanliness.
    Ex: The author explores the myths about female leaders; they are either too soft due to their predisposition as nurturers and thus are pushovers; or they are too assertive when they assume an alpha role in the organization.
    Ex: That being said, every normal person can think of places we've worked where we were more like whiners than winners.
    Ex: Shock as boofy blokes beat weedy intellectual in popularity contest.
    Ex: I am the wimpiest wimp who ever wimped when it comes to surgery.
    Ex: Usually, half of us would sleep on the ground outside and the other half would go for the nesh option of sleeping in a tent or hut.
    * pusilánimes, los = faint-hearted, the.

    * * *
    pusillanimous ( frml), fainthearted
    inténtalo, no seas pusilánime try it, don't be such a coward ( colloq)
    para esta clase de negocios no se puede ser pusilánime this line of business is not for the fainthearted
    el mundo no es de los pusilánimes this world is no place for the fainthearted
    * * *

    pusilánime adjetivo
    fainthearted, pusillanimous (frml)
    pusilánime adjetivo fainthearted, timorous, weak
    ' pusilánime' also found in these entries:
    English:
    faint-hearted
    - pushover
    - weak-willed
    - pathetic
    * * *
    adj
    faint-hearted;
    tiene un carácter pusilánime he's a weak character
    nmf
    faint-hearted person;
    la carrera no fue para los pusilánimes the race was not for the faint-hearted
    * * *
    adj fainthearted
    * * *
    cobarde: pusillanimous, cowardly

    Spanish-English dictionary > pusilánime

См. также в других словарях:

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