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nonsensical

  • 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
    * * *

    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 besugo

    m.
    sea bream (fish).
    * * *
    1 (pez) sea bream
    2 (persona) idiot
    \
    sostener un diálogo para besugos figurado to talk at cross purposes
    * * *
    1.
    2.
    SMF * idiot
    * * *
    masculino (Coc, Zool) red bream
    * * *
    = red sea bream, bream.
    Ex. Samples of mullet, sea bream and red sea bream were obtained from polluted water after the wreck of the ship 'Juliana' in order to detect contamination.
    Ex. A solution of chloride was added to samples of bream, garfish, pike and redfish fillets.
    * * *
    masculino (Coc, Zool) red bream
    * * *
    = red sea bream, bream.

    Ex: Samples of mullet, sea bream and red sea bream were obtained from polluted water after the wreck of the ship 'Juliana' in order to detect contamination.

    Ex: A solution of chloride was added to samples of bream, garfish, pike and redfish fillets.

    * * *
    A ( Coc, Zool) red bream
    B ( Esp fam) (necio) twerp ( colloq), twit ( colloq)
    * * *

    besugo sustantivo masculino (Coc, Zool) red bream
    besugo sustantivo masculino
    1 Zool sea bream
    2 (persona) idiot, half-wit 3 diálogo de besugos, nonsensical discussion
    * * *
    besugo nm
    1. [pez] sea bream
    2. Esp Fam [persona] idiot
    * * *
    m
    1 ZO bream;
    ojos de besugo bulging eyes
    idiot;
    no seas besugo fam don’t be stupid
    * * *
    besugo n sea bream

    Spanish-English dictionary > besugo

  • 3 carente

    adj.
    lacking, deficient, devoid.
    f. & m.
    destitute, deprived person, disadvantaged person, underprivileged person.
    * * *
    1 lacking (de, -)
    * * *
    ADJ

    carente de — lacking in, devoid of frm

    * * *
    adjetivo (frml)
    * * *
    ----
    * carente de = starved of, devoid of.
    * carente de valor = worthless.
    * * *
    adjetivo (frml)
    * * *
    * carente de = starved of, devoid of.
    * carente de valor = worthless.
    * * *
    ( frml):
    una respuesta carente de todo sentido a completely nonsensical reply
    son lugares carentes de interés para el turista they are places which are of no interest to tourists
    * * *

    carente adjetivo (frml):

    niños carentes de cariño children lacking affection
    carente adjetivo lacking: es una novela carente de todo interés, it's a novel which is devoid of any interest

    ' carente' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    fea
    - feo
    - necesitada
    - necesitado
    English:
    defective
    - dog-eat-dog
    - uncritical
    - blank
    - derivative
    * * *
    carente adj
    carente de lacking (in);
    carente de lógica lacking in logic, illogical;
    carente de sentido nonsensical;
    un libro carente de interés a book devoid of interest
    * * *
    adj
    :
    carente de lacking in
    * * *
    carente adj
    carente de : lacking (in)

    Spanish-English dictionary > carente

  • 4 disparatado

    adj.
    nonsensical, irrational, absurd, meaningless.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: disparatar.
    * * *
    1→ link=disparatar disparatar
    1 absurd, foolish, ridiculous
    * * *
    (f. - disparatada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ crazy, nonsensical
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acto/proyecto/idea> crazy, ludicrous; <gasto/precio> outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *
    = off-the-wall, high-flying, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, nonsensical.
    Ex. 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.
    Ex. I do have to add, however, that this rapid character drawing was a touch spoiled by the bathos of Slake's high-flying style.
    Ex. This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex. Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo <acto/proyecto/idea> crazy, ludicrous; <gasto/precio> outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *
    = off-the-wall, high-flying, screwy [screwier -comp., screwiest -sup.], harebrained, nonsensical.

    Ex: 'I hope this doesn't sound like an off-the-wall remark but have you ever heard of or read anything about the so called mid-life crisis?'.

    Ex: I do have to add, however, that this rapid character drawing was a touch spoiled by the bathos of Slake's high-flying style.
    Ex: This is the newspaper that ran a lengthy article about LaRouche's screwy assertion that the greenhouse effect doesn't exist and that the ozone layer is not disappearing.
    Ex: Then one day she finds herself shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.

    * * *
    1 ‹acto/proyecto/idea› crazy, ludicrous, absurd, ridiculous
    2 ‹gasto/precio› outrageous, ridiculous, excessive
    * * *

    Del verbo disparatar: ( conjugate disparatar)

    disparatado es:

    el participio

    disparatado
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹acto/proyecto/idea crazy, ludicrous;


    gasto/precio outrageous, ridiculous
    disparatado,-a adjetivo absurd
    ' disparatado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    disparatada
    - peregrina
    - peregrino
    English:
    crazy
    - mad
    - wild
    - cockeyed
    - nonsensical
    * * *
    disparatado, -a adj
    absurd, crazy;
    precios disparatados ridiculous o crazy prices;
    una disparatada comedia de Brooks a screwball comedy by Brooks
    * * *
    absurd, crazy fam
    * * *
    disparatado, -da adj
    absurdo, ridículo: absurd, ridiculous, crazy

    Spanish-English dictionary > disparatado

  • 5 doble moral

    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * * *

    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.

    Spanish-English dictionary > doble moral

  • 6 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

  • 7 incoherencia

    f.
    1 incoherence.
    2 nonsensical remark (comentario).
    * * *
    1 (falta de coherencia) incoherence
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=falta de sentido) [en pensamiento, ideas] incoherence; [en comportamiento, respuestas] inconsistency
    2) (=falta de conexión) disconnectedness
    * * *
    femenino ( cualidad) incoherence
    * * *
    = incoherency, non sequitur, mixed signal, disjoitness.
    Ex. The categories available for classifying legal problems simply mask the incoherency and indeterminacy of legal doctrine, inhibit the growth of the law and create injustice by causing unequal situations to be treated as if they were equal.
    Ex. Apart from the non sequitur, this takes no account of the fact that terrorists are effective.
    Ex. Instead, this may come off as a sort of mixed signal considering that God has chosen to smite California right after a proposition was passed banning same sex marriage.
    Ex. The story of disjointness stretches back to the dawn of communication complexity.
    ----
    * incoherencias = mumblings, cracks and crevices.
    * * *
    femenino ( cualidad) incoherence
    * * *
    = incoherency, non sequitur, mixed signal, disjoitness.

    Ex: The categories available for classifying legal problems simply mask the incoherency and indeterminacy of legal doctrine, inhibit the growth of the law and create injustice by causing unequal situations to be treated as if they were equal.

    Ex: Apart from the non sequitur, this takes no account of the fact that terrorists are effective.
    Ex: Instead, this may come off as a sort of mixed signal considering that God has chosen to smite California right after a proposition was passed banning same sex marriage.
    Ex: The story of disjointness stretches back to the dawn of communication complexity.
    * incoherencias = mumblings, cracks and crevices.

    * * *
    1 (cualidad) incoherence
    2
    (dicho, hecho): murmuraba incoherencias she was mumbling something incoherent o things that didn't make sense
    hacer eso fue una incoherencia that was an inconsistent thing to do
    * * *

    incoherencia sustantivo femenino
    1 (contradicción) incoherence
    2 (sinsentido) absurdity, nonsense
    ' incoherencia' also found in these entries:
    English:
    incoherence
    * * *
    1. [inconexión] incoherence
    2. [inconsecuencia] inconsistency
    3. [comentario absurdo] nonsensical remark;
    no dice más que incoherencias nothing he says makes sense, he's just talking nonsense
    4. [hecho]
    comprar ese abrigo de pieles fue una incoherencia buying that fur coat was inconsistent with her principles
    * * *
    f incoherence;
    eso que has dicho es una incoherencia what you said makes no sense
    * * *
    : incoherence

    Spanish-English dictionary > incoherencia

  • 8 medir a dos raseros

    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * * *

    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.

    Spanish-English dictionary > medir a dos raseros

  • 9 protección

    f.
    1 protection, refuge, roof, guard.
    2 shelter, refuge, protection.
    3 safety net.
    4 protection, insurance, coverage.
    * * *
    1 protection
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *

    protección civilcivil defence o (EEUU) defense

    * * *
    femenino protection

    brindar/dar protección a alguien — to offer/give protection to somebody

    viviendas de protección oficial — (Esp) subsidized housing

    * * *
    = protection, safeguard, security, cushion, safeguarding, padding, shield, guard against, protectiveness.
    Ex. The second title may be indexed under: wire, rope, lubrication, corrosion, protection.
    Ex. DBMS systems aim to provide data security and access safeguards.
    Ex. DBMS systems aim to provide data security and access safeguards.
    Ex. Libraries ordinarily have only a small staff ' cushion' to provide for sickness, vacation, and compensatory days off.
    Ex. Working together, librarians and indexers can ensure that one of the primary objectives of the Society of Indexers, the safeguarding and improvement of indexing standards, becomes a reality.
    Ex. Not far behind football in terms of profile is rugby (slightly similar to American Football, but without the excessive padding).
    Ex. Display cases are thermostatically controlled to 68F and heat shields are fitted.
    Ex. Her article is surely a basic text for all librarians to be regularly reread as a guard against the sins she lists.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    ----
    * Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA) = Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    * buscar la protección de = burrow back into.
    * cuidado y protección = nurture, nurturing.
    * dejar sin protección = leave + unprotected.
    * desactivar un programa de protección = unlock + protection program(me).
    * equipo de protección = protective gear.
    * gafas de protección = safety glasses.
    * grupo de protección a menores = Shelter group.
    * grupo de protección ciudadana = civic trust group.
    * medida de protección = safeguard.
    * oficina de protección al consumidor = consumer protection office.
    * programa de protección = protection program(me), software protection program(me).
    * protección acústica = hearing protection.
    * protección auditiva = hearing protection.
    * protección contra incendios = fire protection.
    * protección de datos = data protection.
    * protección de información entre fronteras = transborder data protection.
    * protección de la información = data protection.
    * protección del medio ambiente = environmental protection.
    * protección del sistema = system security.
    * protección de menores = child protection, child welfare.
    * protección legal = legal protection.
    * protección mediante contraseña = password protection.
    * protección militar = military protection.
    * proteccion para excluir o aislar = excluder.
    * protección solar = solar protection.
    * protección solar mediante sombras = solar shading.
    * protección territorial = turf protection.
    * relación sexual sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * sexo sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * sin protección = unprotected.
    * * *
    femenino protection

    brindar/dar protección a alguien — to offer/give protection to somebody

    viviendas de protección oficial — (Esp) subsidized housing

    * * *
    = protection, safeguard, security, cushion, safeguarding, padding, shield, guard against, protectiveness.

    Ex: The second title may be indexed under: wire, rope, lubrication, corrosion, protection.

    Ex: DBMS systems aim to provide data security and access safeguards.
    Ex: DBMS systems aim to provide data security and access safeguards.
    Ex: Libraries ordinarily have only a small staff ' cushion' to provide for sickness, vacation, and compensatory days off.
    Ex: Working together, librarians and indexers can ensure that one of the primary objectives of the Society of Indexers, the safeguarding and improvement of indexing standards, becomes a reality.
    Ex: Not far behind football in terms of profile is rugby (slightly similar to American Football, but without the excessive padding).
    Ex: Display cases are thermostatically controlled to 68F and heat shields are fitted.
    Ex: Her article is surely a basic text for all librarians to be regularly reread as a guard against the sins she lists.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    * Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA) = Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    * buscar la protección de = burrow back into.
    * cuidado y protección = nurture, nurturing.
    * dejar sin protección = leave + unprotected.
    * desactivar un programa de protección = unlock + protection program(me).
    * equipo de protección = protective gear.
    * gafas de protección = safety glasses.
    * grupo de protección a menores = Shelter group.
    * grupo de protección ciudadana = civic trust group.
    * medida de protección = safeguard.
    * oficina de protección al consumidor = consumer protection office.
    * programa de protección = protection program(me), software protection program(me).
    * protección acústica = hearing protection.
    * protección auditiva = hearing protection.
    * protección contra incendios = fire protection.
    * protección de datos = data protection.
    * protección de información entre fronteras = transborder data protection.
    * protección de la información = data protection.
    * protección del medio ambiente = environmental protection.
    * protección del sistema = system security.
    * protección de menores = child protection, child welfare.
    * protección legal = legal protection.
    * protección mediante contraseña = password protection.
    * protección militar = military protection.
    * proteccion para excluir o aislar = excluder.
    * protección solar = solar protection.
    * protección solar mediante sombras = solar shading.
    * protección territorial = turf protection.
    * relación sexual sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * sexo sin protección = unprotected sex.
    * sin protección = unprotected.

    * * *
    protection
    brindar/dar protección a algn to offer/give protection to sb
    bajo la protección de sus padres protected by his parents
    la protección del medio ambiente the protection of the environment
    viviendas de protección oficial ( Esp); subsidized housing
    es peligroso exponerse a los rayos del sol sin protección it is dangerous to expose yourself to the sun's rays without (adequate) protection
    protección solar factor 30 sun protection factor 30
    Compuestos:
    ( Inf) virus protection
    civil defense* organization
    * * *

     

    protección sustantivo femenino
    protection
    protección sustantivo femenino protection
    protección civil, civil defence
    vivienda de protección oficial, state subsidized housing
    ' protección' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    antinuclear
    - auspicio
    - cobijar
    - coraza
    - expuesta
    - expuesto
    - fortificación
    - gafas
    - ley
    - ministerio
    - revestir
    - rodillera
    - sola
    - solo
    - sombra
    - tutela
    - abrigo
    - amparo
    - defensa
    - dispensar
    - invocar
    - seguridad
    English:
    asylum
    - council housing
    - cushion
    - naked
    - protection
    - protection money
    - safety net
    - shelter
    - unguarded
    - unprotected
    - welfare
    - conservation
    - crash
    - crush
    - defense
    - NSPCC
    - protective
    - safe
    - safety
    - SPCC
    * * *
    protection;
    diez guardaespaldas se encargan de la protección del juez ten bodyguards are responsible for protecting the judge;
    sexo sin protección unprotected sex
    protección civil civil defence; Informát protección contra copia copy protection;
    protección de datos data protection;
    Informát protección de hardware dongle
    * * *
    f protection;
    protección solar suntan lotion o cream, sunblock
    * * *
    protección nf, pl - ciones : protection
    * * *
    protección n protection

    Spanish-English dictionary > protección

  • 10 ridículo

    adj.
    ridiculous, comic, absurd, silly.
    m.
    1 ridicule.
    2 reticule, small handbag.
    * * *
    1 ridiculous, absurd
    1 ridicule
    \
    hacer el ridículo to make a fool of oneself
    poner a alguien en ridículo to make a fool of somebody, ridicule somebody
    quedar en ridículo to make a fool of oneself
    ————————
    1 ridicule
    * * *
    (f. - ridícula)
    adj.
    * * *
    1.

    ¿a que suena ridículo? — doesn't it sound ridiculous?

    2.
    SM

    puso a Ana en ridículo delante de todos — he made a fool of Ana in front of everyone, he showed Ana up in front of everyone

    no te pongas en ridículo — don't make a fool of yourself, don't show yourself up

    exponerse al ridículofrm to lay o.s. open to ridicule

    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    a) <persona/comentario> ridiculous, absurd; < vestimenta> ridiculous

    lo ridículo de la situación era que... — the ridiculous thing about the situation was that...

    es ridículo decir que... — it is an absurdity to say that...

    b) <cantidad/precios> ridiculous, ludicrous; < sueldo> ridiculous, laughable
    II

    dejar or poner a alguien en ridículo — to make a fool of somebody, to make somebody look stupid o ridiculous

    * * *
    = preposterous, ludicrous, ridiculous, farcical, grotesque, ridicule, nonsensical, risible.
    Ex. This is unreasonable, in fact, preposterous.
    Ex. Hernandez described the encounter as futile and ludicrous, and concluded that it tallied entirely with Lespran's expectation of it..
    Ex. Such restraint creates a ridiculous and pathetic situation in which librarians refuse to speak out against, or work to defeat legislation destructive to libraries such as California's Propositions.
    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. The above examples are simple subjects; compound subjects such as 'Wiring methods in prefabricated steel-framed houses' would result in grotesque headings.
    Ex. Sometimes running the gauntlet of criticism and ridicule allows an opportunity for defending oneself.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. The film can be considered innovative for its frank (albeit risible) depiction of transvestism.
    ----
    * de forma ridícula = grotesquely.
    * dejar en ridículo = make + a joke of, put + Nombre + to shame.
    * de lo ridículo a lo sublime = from the ridiculous to the sublime.
    * de lo sublime a lo ridículo = from the sublime to the ridiculous.
    * de manera ridícula = grotesquely.
    * de tal modo que raya en lo ridículo = ridiculously.
    * hacer el ridículo = make + a fool of + Reflexivo, make + an arse of + Reflexivo, make + a spectacle of + Reflexivo.
    * poner en ridículo = poke + fun at.
    * ponerse en ridículo = make + a spectacle of + Reflexivo.
    * sentido del ridículo = self-consciousness, embarrassment, self-conscious feeling.
    * tener sentido del ridículo = feel + self-conscious, feel + embarrassed.
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    a) <persona/comentario> ridiculous, absurd; < vestimenta> ridiculous

    lo ridículo de la situación era que... — the ridiculous thing about the situation was that...

    es ridículo decir que... — it is an absurdity to say that...

    b) <cantidad/precios> ridiculous, ludicrous; < sueldo> ridiculous, laughable
    II

    dejar or poner a alguien en ridículo — to make a fool of somebody, to make somebody look stupid o ridiculous

    * * *
    = preposterous, ludicrous, ridiculous, farcical, grotesque, ridicule, nonsensical, risible.

    Ex: This is unreasonable, in fact, preposterous.

    Ex: Hernandez described the encounter as futile and ludicrous, and concluded that it tallied entirely with Lespran's expectation of it..
    Ex: Such restraint creates a ridiculous and pathetic situation in which librarians refuse to speak out against, or work to defeat legislation destructive to libraries such as California's Propositions.
    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: The above examples are simple subjects; compound subjects such as 'Wiring methods in prefabricated steel-framed houses' would result in grotesque headings.
    Ex: Sometimes running the gauntlet of criticism and ridicule allows an opportunity for defending oneself.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: The film can be considered innovative for its frank (albeit risible) depiction of transvestism.
    * de forma ridícula = grotesquely.
    * dejar en ridículo = make + a joke of, put + Nombre + to shame.
    * de lo ridículo a lo sublime = from the ridiculous to the sublime.
    * de lo sublime a lo ridículo = from the sublime to the ridiculous.
    * de manera ridícula = grotesquely.
    * de tal modo que raya en lo ridículo = ridiculously.
    * hacer el ridículo = make + a fool of + Reflexivo, make + an arse of + Reflexivo, make + a spectacle of + Reflexivo.
    * poner en ridículo = poke + fun at.
    * ponerse en ridículo = make + a spectacle of + Reflexivo.
    * sentido del ridículo = self-consciousness, embarrassment, self-conscious feeling.
    * tener sentido del ridículo = feel + self-conscious, feel + embarrassed.

    * * *
    ridículo1 -la
    1 ‹persona/comentario› ridiculous, absurd; ‹vestimenta› ridiculous
    lo ridículo de la situación era que … the absurd o ridiculous o ludicrous thing about the situation was that …
    parecía no comprender lo ridículo de su situación he seemed not to appreciate the absurdity of his situation
    2 ‹cantidad› ridiculous, ludicrous; ‹sueldo› ridiculous, laughable
    cobran precios ridículos they charge ludicrous prices o ridiculous prices o ridiculously high prices
    allí se consigue ropa de marca a un precio ridículo you can get well-known makes of clothes there at ridiculously low prices o at ridiculous prices
    tiene un exagerado sentido del ridículo she has an overdeveloped sense of the ridiculous o absurd
    dejar or poner a algn en ridículo to make a fool of sb, to make sb look stupid o ridiculous
    quedó en ridículo he made a fool of himself, he made himself look stupid
    te expones a hacer el ridículo públicamente you risk making a fool of yourself in public
    * * *

     

    ridículo 1
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    a)persona/comentario/vestimenta ridiculous;

    lo ridículo de la situación era que … the ridiculous thing about the situation was that …;

    eso es ridículo it's absurd o ridiculous
    b)cantidad/precios ridiculous, ludicrous;

    sueldo ridiculous, laughable
    ridículo 2 sustantivo masculino:
    sentido del ridículo sense of the ridiculous o absurd;

    dejar or poner a algn en ridículo to make a fool of sb;
    hacer el ridículo to make a fool of oneself
    ridículo,-a
    I adjetivo ridiculous
    II sustantivo masculino ridicule: hizo el más espantoso de los ridículos, she made an absolute fool of herself
    poner a alguien en ridículo, to make a fool of sb
    ponerse en ridículo, to make a fool of oneself

    ' ridículo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    blandir
    - esgrimir
    - esperpento
    - quedar
    - ridícula
    - encontrar
    English:
    daft
    - egg
    - face
    - fool
    - it
    - laughable
    - monkey
    - preposterous
    - ridiculous
    - silly
    - simply
    - spectacle
    - sublime
    - though
    - farcical
    - laughing
    - ludicrous
    * * *
    ridículo, -a
    adj
    1. [sombrero, traje] ridiculous;
    quedas ridículo con esos pantalones you look ridiculous in those Br trousers o US pants
    2. [afirmación, situación] ridiculous;
    eso que ha dicho es ridículo what she said was ridiculous;
    acéptalo, ¡no seas ridículo! take it, don't be ridiculous o silly!
    3. [precio, suma, sueldo] laughable, ridiculously low
    nm
    ridicule;
    hacer el ridículo to make a fool of oneself;
    hizo el ridículo más espantoso he made an utter fool of himself;
    poner o [m5] dejar en ridículo a alguien to make sb look stupid;
    quedar en ridículo (delante de alguien) to end up looking like a fool (in front of sb);
    no tiene sentido del ridículo he doesn't get embarrassed easily
    * * *
    I adj ridiculous
    II m ridicule;
    hacer el ridículo, quedar en ridículo make a fool of o.s.;
    poner a alguien en ridículo make a fool of s.o., make s.o. look stupid
    * * *
    ridículo, -la adj
    absurdo, disparatado: ridiculous, ludicrous
    ridículo, -la n
    1)
    hacer el ridículo : to make a fool of oneself
    2)
    poner en ridículo : to ridicule
    * * *
    ridículo adj ridiculous

    Spanish-English dictionary > ridículo

  • 11 sandía

    adj.
    foolish, nonsensical.
    * * *
    1 watermelon
    * * *
    sandío
    * * *
    femenino watermelon
    * * *
    Ex. A brief history of the following classic soul foods is included: pork, peas, collard, corn or maize, yams, okra, watermelon, and peanuts.
    * * *
    femenino watermelon
    * * *

    Ex: A brief history of the following classic soul foods is included: pork, peas, collard, corn or maize, yams, okra, watermelon, and peanuts.

    * * *
    watermelon
    * * *

     

    sandía sustantivo femenino
    watermelon
    sandía f Bot watermelon
    ' sandía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - pipa
    English:
    watermelon
    - water
    * * *
    watermelon
    * * *
    f watermelon
    * * *
    : watermelon
    * * *
    sandía n watermelon

    Spanish-English dictionary > sandía

  • 12 sentido

    adj.
    deeply felt, touching, heartfelt, moving.
    m.
    1 sense, meaning, purport.
    2 sense, each one of one's five senses.
    3 direction, course.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: sentir.
    * * *
    1 (gen) sense
    2 (significado) sense, meaning
    3 (conocimiento) consciousness
    4 (dirección) direction
    ————————
    1→ link=sentir sentir
    1 (muerte etc) deeply felt
    2 (sensible) touchy, sensitive
    1 (gen) sense
    2 (significado) sense, meaning
    3 (conocimiento) consciousness
    4 (dirección) direction
    \
    dejar a alguien sin sentido to knock somebody out
    en cierto sentido in a sense
    en sentido opuesto in the opposite direction
    hablar sin sentido to talk nonsense
    hacer algo con los cinco sentidos figurado to take great pains with something
    no tiene sentido / no tiene ningún sentido it doesn't make sense
    ¿qué sentido tiene + inf...? what's the point in/of + - ing...?
    ¿qué sentido tiene hablarle si no te hace caso? what's the point of talking to him if he won't listen?
    tener sentido to make sense
    doble sentido double meaning
    sentido común common sense
    sentido de la orientación sense of direction
    sentido del humor sense of humour (US humor)
    sentido figurado figurative meaning
    * * *
    noun m.
    3) direction, way
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [carta, declaración] heartfelt

    mi más sentido pésame — my deepest sympathy, my heartfelt condolences

    2) (=dolido) hurt
    3) [carácter, persona] sensitive
    2. SM
    1) (=capacidad)
    a) [para sentir] sense
    b) [para percibir] sense

    sentido del ridículo, su sentido del ridículo le impidió hacerlo — he felt self-conscious o embarrassed so he didn't do it

    sentido práctico, tener sentido práctico — to be practical

    2) (=significado) meaning

    ¿cuál es el sentido literal de esta palabra? — what is the literal meaning of this word?

    doble sentido — double meaning

    sin sentido — [palabras, comentario] meaningless

    3) (=lógica) sense

    poco a poco, todo empieza a cobrar sentido — everything is gradually beginning to make sense

    sin sentido — [crueldad, violencia] senseless

    tener sentido — to make sense

    solo tiene sentido quejarse si así puedes conseguir lo que quieresit only makes sense to complain if o the only point in complaining is if you can then get what you want

    no tiene sentido que te disculpes ahora — it's pointless (you) apologizing now, there's no sense o point in (you) apologizing now

    4) (=conciencia) consciousness

    perder el sentido — to lose consciousness

    recobrar el sentido — to regain consciousness

    5) (=dirección) direction

    en el sentido de las agujas del reloj — clockwise

    en sentido contrario al de las agujas del reloj — anti-clockwise, counterclockwise (EEUU)

    calle 1)
    6) [otras expresiones]

    en sentido amplioin the broad sense

    en el buen sentido de la palabra — in the best o good sense of the word

    en cierto sentido — in a sense

    en ese sentido — [con nombre] to that effect; [con verbo] in that sense, in that respect

    en ese sentido no sabemos qué hacerin that sense o respect, we don't know what to do

    en sentido estrictoin the strict sense of the word o term

    no es, en sentido estricto, un pez de río — it's not a freshwater fish in the strict sense of the word o term, it's not strictly speaking a freshwater fish

    en sentido figurado — in the figurative sense, figuratively

    en sentido latoin the broad sense

    tomar algo en el mal sentido — to take sth the wrong way

    en tal sentido — to that effect

    un acuerdo en tal sentido sería interpretado como una privatizaciónsuch an agreement o an agreement to that effect would be interpreted as privatization

    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) <palabras/carta> heartfelt; <anhelo/dolor> deep
    2) < persona>
    a) [ESTAR] (AmL) ( dolorido) hurt, offended
    b) [SER] (Esp) ( sensible) sensitive, touchy
    II
    1)
    a) (Fisiol) sense

    poner los cinco sentidos en algo — to give something one's full attention; ( ante peligro) to keep one's wits about one

    b) (noción, idea)
    2) ( conocimiento) consciousness

    recobrar el sentido — to regain consciousness, to come to, to come round

    en sentido literal/figurado — in a literal/figurative sense

    en cierto sentido... — in a sense...

    4) ( dirección) direction

    venían en sentido contrario or opuesto al nuestro — they were coming in the opposite direction to us

    calle de sentido único or (Méx) de un solo sentido — one-way street

    * * *
    = denotation, meaning, sense, drift, flavour [flavor, -USA], meaningfulness, heartfelt, respect, sense of purpose.
    Ex. In establishing subdivisions for use with the names of people or peoples consider the connotation, in addition to the denotation, of the wording and structure of the subdivision.
    Ex. The term indexing language can seem rather daunting, and has certainly had different meanings in its different incarnations.
    Ex. In some senses these could also be regarded as special classification schemes.
    Ex. The main drift of the proceedings concerned national libraries -- their role, functions and financing.
    Ex. Collected in 1907 from an oral source, this story depends for its charm and attraction on the colloquial flavour, its dialect.
    Ex. The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex. The author examines selected examples of the literature that generate conflict between cultural responsibility and artistic freedom along with a sampling of the heated and heartfelt exchange about that literature in Internet discussions.
    Ex. However, the survey developed in the current study would need to be similar in other key respects to the water quality survey developed by Carson and Mitchell = No obstante, el cuestionario desarrollado en este estudio debería parecerse en otros aspectos importantes al cuestionario desarrollado por Carson y Mitchell sobre la calidad del agua.
    Ex. This article argues that those in leadership roles bear a special responsibility for creating a sense of purpose in the organisation.
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    * ¿qué sentido tiene = what is/was the point of...?.
    * aclarar el sentido = clarify + meaning.
    * carecer de sentido = be meaningless.
    * con sentido = meaningful, purposeful, in a meaningful way.
    * dar sentido = make + sense (out) of, make + sense of life.
    * dar sentido a = make + meaningful, give + meaning to.
    * dar sentido a las cosas = sense-making, meaning making.
    * dar sentido a la vida = give + meaning to life.
    * dar sentido a + Posesivo + vida = make + sense of + Posesivo + life.
    * de doble sentido = double-edged, two-way.
    * dejar a Alguien sin sentido = knock + Nombre + out, knock + Nombre + unconscious.
    * desarrollarse en un sentido determinado = develop along + lines.
    * de sentido único = one-way.
    * devolver el sentido a la vida = put + meaning + back in + Posesivo + life.
    * discusión sin sentido = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * doble sentido = double meaning, equivocation.
    * empezar a tener sentido = become + meaningful.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el sentido del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this respect, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en más de un sentido = in more ways than one.
    * en muchos sentidos = in many ways, in many respects, in most respects, in more ways than one.
    * en ningún sentido de la palabra = in any sense of the word.
    * en sentido contrario = to the contrary.
    * en sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj = counterclockwise, anti-clockwise.
    * en su estricto sentido = strictly speaking.
    * en su sentido más amplio = in its/their broadest sense, in its/their widest sense.
    * en su sentido más general = in its/their broadest sense.
    * en todos estos sentidos = in all these regards.
    * en todos los sentidos = in all respects, in every sense.
    * en unel sentido amplio = in a/the broad sense.
    * en un/el sentido general = in a/the broad sense.
    * en un/el sentido más amplio = in a/the broader sense.
    * en un/el sentido más general = in a/the broader sense.
    * en un sentido general = in a broad sense.
    * en un sentido más amplio = in a broader sense, in a larger sense.
    * en un sentido más general = in a broader sense.
    * en varios sentidos = in several respects, in various respects.
    * escribir con sentido = write + sense.
    * falta de sentido = meaninglessness.
    * falto de sentido crítico = uncritical.
    * hacer perder el sentido a = make + nonsense of.
    * ir en contra del sentido común = violate + common sense.
    * no tener sentido = be meaningless, be pointless, be senseless.
    * no tener sentido + Infinitivo = there + be + little point in + Gerundio, there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * parece tener poco sentido que = there + seem + little point in.
    * perder el sentido = faint, lose + Posesivo + senses, lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * perder sentido = lose + purpose.
    * pérdida del sentido = fainting, fainting fit.
    * quedarse sin sentido = lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * que tiene sentido = meaningful.
    * quitarle el sentido = render + meaningless.
    * recobrar el sentido = regain + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * recuperar el sentido = regain + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * rima sin sentido = nonsense, nonsense verse.
    * sentido común = common sense, savvy, good judgement, judgement [judgment], good sense.
    * sentido de culpa = guilt.
    * sentido de desigualdad = sense of inequality.
    * sentido de identidad = sense of identity.
    * sentido de la historia = sense of history.
    * sentido de la obligación = sense of obligation.
    * sentido de la oportunidad = sense of timing.
    * sentido de la palabra = word sense.
    * sentido de la proporción = sense of proportion.
    * sentido de la responsabilidad = sense of responsibility.
    * sentido de la superioridad = sense of superiority.
    * sentido de la vida, el = meaning of life, the.
    * sentido de la vida y al muerte, el = meaning of life and death, the.
    * sentido del deber = sense of duty.
    * sentido del decoro = sense of decorum.
    * sentido del gusto = sense of taste.
    * sentido del humor = sense of humour.
    * sentido del oído = hearing.
    * sentido del olfato = sense of smell, olfaction.
    * sentido del ridículo = self-consciousness, embarrassment, self-conscious feeling.
    * sentido del ser humano = human sense.
    * sentido del tacto = sense of touch.
    * sentido del tiempo = sense of time, notion of time.
    * sentido de moralidad = sense of morality.
    * sentido de pertenencia = sense of ownership.
    * sentido de territorialidad = territoriality.
    * sentido humano = human sense.
    * sentido implícito = subtext.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * sentidos = grounds.
    * sexto sentido = sixth sense.
    * sin sentido = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious.
    * tener sentido = make + sense, be meaningful.
    * tener sentido del ridículo = feel + embarrassed.
    * teoría de dar sentido = sense-making approach.
    * tomar en sentido literal = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * un arraigado sentido de = a strong sense of.
    * ver el sentido = see + the point.
    * vía de doble sentido = two-way street.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    1) <palabras/carta> heartfelt; <anhelo/dolor> deep
    2) < persona>
    a) [ESTAR] (AmL) ( dolorido) hurt, offended
    b) [SER] (Esp) ( sensible) sensitive, touchy
    II
    1)
    a) (Fisiol) sense

    poner los cinco sentidos en algo — to give something one's full attention; ( ante peligro) to keep one's wits about one

    b) (noción, idea)
    2) ( conocimiento) consciousness

    recobrar el sentido — to regain consciousness, to come to, to come round

    en sentido literal/figurado — in a literal/figurative sense

    en cierto sentido... — in a sense...

    4) ( dirección) direction

    venían en sentido contrario or opuesto al nuestro — they were coming in the opposite direction to us

    calle de sentido único or (Méx) de un solo sentido — one-way street

    * * *
    = denotation, meaning, sense, drift, flavour [flavor, -USA], meaningfulness, heartfelt, respect, sense of purpose.

    Ex: In establishing subdivisions for use with the names of people or peoples consider the connotation, in addition to the denotation, of the wording and structure of the subdivision.

    Ex: The term indexing language can seem rather daunting, and has certainly had different meanings in its different incarnations.
    Ex: In some senses these could also be regarded as special classification schemes.
    Ex: The main drift of the proceedings concerned national libraries -- their role, functions and financing.
    Ex: Collected in 1907 from an oral source, this story depends for its charm and attraction on the colloquial flavour, its dialect.
    Ex: The author challenges the meaningfulness of precision and recall values as a measure of performance of a retrieval system.
    Ex: The author examines selected examples of the literature that generate conflict between cultural responsibility and artistic freedom along with a sampling of the heated and heartfelt exchange about that literature in Internet discussions.
    Ex: However, the survey developed in the current study would need to be similar in other key respects to the water quality survey developed by Carson and Mitchell = No obstante, el cuestionario desarrollado en este estudio debería parecerse en otros aspectos importantes al cuestionario desarrollado por Carson y Mitchell sobre la calidad del agua.
    Ex: This article argues that those in leadership roles bear a special responsibility for creating a sense of purpose in the organisation.
    * ¿qué sentido tiene = what is/was the point of...?.
    * aclarar el sentido = clarify + meaning.
    * carecer de sentido = be meaningless.
    * con sentido = meaningful, purposeful, in a meaningful way.
    * dar sentido = make + sense (out) of, make + sense of life.
    * dar sentido a = make + meaningful, give + meaning to.
    * dar sentido a las cosas = sense-making, meaning making.
    * dar sentido a la vida = give + meaning to life.
    * dar sentido a + Posesivo + vida = make + sense of + Posesivo + life.
    * de doble sentido = double-edged, two-way.
    * dejar a Alguien sin sentido = knock + Nombre + out, knock + Nombre + unconscious.
    * desarrollarse en un sentido determinado = develop along + lines.
    * de sentido único = one-way.
    * devolver el sentido a la vida = put + meaning + back in + Posesivo + life.
    * discusión sin sentido = pointless discussion, pointless argument.
    * doble sentido = double meaning, equivocation.
    * empezar a tener sentido = become + meaningful.
    * en algunos sentidos = in some respects.
    * en cierto sentido = in several respects, to some extent, in a sense, in some respects, to some degree.
    * en + Cuantificador + sentidos = in + Cuantificador + respects.
    * en el estricto sentido de la palabra = strictly speaking.
    * en el sentido del reloj = clockwise.
    * en el sentido de que = in the sense that, along the lines that, in that.
    * en el sentido más amplio = in the broadest sense, in the widest sense.
    * en el sentido más general = in the broadest sense.
    * en el sentido que = in which.
    * en ese sentido = on that score, to that effect.
    * en este mismo sentido = along the same lines.
    * en este sentido = along these lines, in this connection, in this direction, in this respect, in this sense, in this vein, in this spirit, in this regard, in this effort, in that spirit, on this score, to that effect.
    * en más de un sentido = in more ways than one.
    * en muchos sentidos = in many ways, in many respects, in most respects, in more ways than one.
    * en ningún sentido de la palabra = in any sense of the word.
    * en sentido contrario = to the contrary.
    * en sentido contrario a las agujas del reloj = counterclockwise, anti-clockwise.
    * en su estricto sentido = strictly speaking.
    * en su sentido más amplio = in its/their broadest sense, in its/their widest sense.
    * en su sentido más general = in its/their broadest sense.
    * en todos estos sentidos = in all these regards.
    * en todos los sentidos = in all respects, in every sense.
    * en unel sentido amplio = in a/the broad sense.
    * en un/el sentido general = in a/the broad sense.
    * en un/el sentido más amplio = in a/the broader sense.
    * en un/el sentido más general = in a/the broader sense.
    * en un sentido general = in a broad sense.
    * en un sentido más amplio = in a broader sense, in a larger sense.
    * en un sentido más general = in a broader sense.
    * en varios sentidos = in several respects, in various respects.
    * escribir con sentido = write + sense.
    * falta de sentido = meaninglessness.
    * falto de sentido crítico = uncritical.
    * hacer perder el sentido a = make + nonsense of.
    * ir en contra del sentido común = violate + common sense.
    * no tener sentido = be meaningless, be pointless, be senseless.
    * no tener sentido + Infinitivo = there + be + little point in + Gerundio, there + be + no sense in + Gerundio.
    * parece tener poco sentido que = there + seem + little point in.
    * perder el sentido = faint, lose + Posesivo + senses, lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * perder el sentido del humor = lose + sense of humour.
    * perder sentido = lose + purpose.
    * pérdida del sentido = fainting, fainting fit.
    * quedarse sin sentido = lose + Posesivo + consciousness, pass out.
    * que tiene sentido = meaningful.
    * quitarle el sentido = render + meaningless.
    * recobrar el sentido = regain + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * recuperar el sentido = regain + Posesivo + consciousness.
    * rima sin sentido = nonsense, nonsense verse.
    * sentido común = common sense, savvy, good judgement, judgement [judgment], good sense.
    * sentido de culpa = guilt.
    * sentido de desigualdad = sense of inequality.
    * sentido de identidad = sense of identity.
    * sentido de la historia = sense of history.
    * sentido de la obligación = sense of obligation.
    * sentido de la oportunidad = sense of timing.
    * sentido de la palabra = word sense.
    * sentido de la proporción = sense of proportion.
    * sentido de la responsabilidad = sense of responsibility.
    * sentido de la superioridad = sense of superiority.
    * sentido de la vida, el = meaning of life, the.
    * sentido de la vida y al muerte, el = meaning of life and death, the.
    * sentido del deber = sense of duty.
    * sentido del decoro = sense of decorum.
    * sentido del gusto = sense of taste.
    * sentido del humor = sense of humour.
    * sentido del oído = hearing.
    * sentido del olfato = sense of smell, olfaction.
    * sentido del ridículo = self-consciousness, embarrassment, self-conscious feeling.
    * sentido del ser humano = human sense.
    * sentido del tacto = sense of touch.
    * sentido del tiempo = sense of time, notion of time.
    * sentido de moralidad = sense of morality.
    * sentido de pertenencia = sense of ownership.
    * sentido de territorialidad = territoriality.
    * sentido humano = human sense.
    * sentido implícito = subtext.
    * sentido muy desarrollado de su propio territorio = territoriality.
    * sentidos = grounds.
    * sexto sentido = sixth sense.
    * sin sentido = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious.
    * tener sentido = make + sense, be meaningful.
    * tener sentido del ridículo = feel + embarrassed.
    * teoría de dar sentido = sense-making approach.
    * tomar en sentido literal = take + Nombre + at face value, accept + Nombre + at face value.
    * un arraigado sentido de = a strong sense of.
    * ver el sentido = see + the point.
    * vía de doble sentido = two-way street.

    * * *
    sentido1 -da
    A ‹palabras/carta› heartfelt; ‹anhelo/dolor› deep
    mi más sentido pésame my deepest sympathy
    B ‹persona›
    1 [ SER] (sensible) sensitive, touchy
    2 [ ESTAR] (dolorido) hurt, offended
    está muy sentido porque no lo invitamos he's very hurt that we didn't ask him
    A
    1 ( Fisiol) sense
    tiene muy aguzado el sentido del olfato she has a very keen sense of smell
    poner los cinco sentidos en algo to give sth one's full attention; (ante un peligro) to keep one's wits about one
    2 (noción, idea) sentido DE algo sense OF sth
    su sentido del deber/de la justicia her sense of duty/of justice
    tiene un gran sentido del ritmo he has a great sense of rhythm
    sexto1 (↑ sexto (1))
    Compuestos:
    common sense
    sense of direction
    sense of humor*
    sense of the ridiculous
    tiene mucho sentido práctico she's very practical, she's very practically minded
    B (conocimiento) consciousness
    el golpe lo dejó sin sentido he was knocked senseless o unconscious by the blow
    perder el sentido to lose consciousness
    recobrar el sentido to regain consciousness, to come to, to come round
    C
    en el buen sentido de la palabra in the nicest sense of the word
    en el sentido estricto/amplio del vocablo in the strict/broad sense of the term
    en sentido literal/figurado in a literal/figurative sense
    lo dijo con doble sentido he was intentionally ambiguous
    buscaba algo que le diera sentido a su vida he was searching for something to give his life some meaning
    conociendo su biografía la obra cobra un sentido muy diferente when one knows something about his life the work takes on a totally different meaning
    no le encuentro sentido a lo que haces I can't see any sense o point in what you're doing
    esa política ya no tiene sentido that policy makes no sense anymore o is meaningless now
    no tiene sentido preocuparse por eso it's pointless o there's no point worrying about that
    2
    (aspecto): en cierto sentido tienen razón in a sense they're right
    en muchos/ciertos sentidos la situación no ha cambiado in many/certain respects the situation hasn't changed
    en este sentido debemos recordarnos que … in this respect we should remember …
    D (dirección) direction
    se mueve en el sentido de las agujas del reloj it moves clockwise o in a clockwise direction
    gírese en sentido contrario al de las agujas del reloj turn (round) in a counterclockwise ( AmE) o ( BrE) an anticlockwise direction
    en el sentido de la veta de la madera with the grain of the wood
    venían en sentido contrario or opuesto al nuestro they were coming in the opposite direction to us
    calle de sentido único one-way street
    * * *

     

    Del verbo sentir: ( conjugate sentir)

    sentido es:

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    sentido 1
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    1palabras/carta heartfelt;
    anhelo/dolor deep;

    2 [ESTAR] (AmL) ( ofendido) hurt, offended
    sentido 2 sustantivo masculino
    1
    a) (Fisiol) sense

    b) (noción, idea) sentido DE algo sense of sth;


    sentido común common sense;
    sentido del humor sense of humor( conjugate humor)
    2 ( conocimiento) consciousness;

    el golpe lo dejó sin sentido he was knocked unconscious by the blow
    3 ( significado) sense;

    en sentido literal in a literal sense;
    lo dijo con doble sentido he was intentionally ambiguous;
    el sentido de la vida the meaning of life;
    en cierto sentido … in a sense …;
    no le encuentro sentido a lo que haces I can't see any sense o point in what you're doing;
    esa política ya no tiene sentido that policy doesn't make sense anymore o is meaningless now;
    palabras sin sentido meaningless words
    4 ( dirección) direction;
    gírese en sentido contrario al de las agujas del reloj turn (round) in a counterclockwise (AmE) o (BrE) an anticlockwise direction;

    venían en sentido contrario al nuestro they were coming in the opposite direction to us;
    calle de sentido único or (Méx) de un solo sentido one-way street
    sentir ( conjugate sentir) verbo transitivo
    1
    a)dolor/pinchazo to feel;

    sentido hambre/frío/sed to feel hungry/cold/thirsty

    b) emoción to feel;


    sentido celos to feel jealous
    2
    a) ( oír) ‹ruido/disparo to hear

    b) (esp AmL) ( percibir):


    le siento gusto a vainilla I can taste vanilla
    3 ( lamentar):

    sentí mucho no poder ayudarla I was very sorry not to be able to help her;
    ha sentido mucho la pérdida de su madre she has been very affected by her mother's death
    sentirse verbo pronominal
    1 (+ compl) to feel;

    no me siento con ánimos I don't feel up to it
    2 (Chi, Méx) ( ofenderse) to be offended o hurt;
    sentidose CON algn to be offended o upset with sb
    sentido,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 deeply felt: su muerte ha sido muy sentida, his death has been deeply felt
    2 (susceptible) sensitive
    es un chico muy sentido y a la mínima se ofende, he gets upset over the slightest things o he's a very sensitive child
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 sense
    sentido del gusto/olfato, sense of taste/smell
    2 (conocimiento, consciencia) recobrar/ perder el sentido, to regain/lose consciousness
    3 (lógica, razón) sense: no tiene sentido que te despidas, it makes no sense to leave the job
    4 (apreciación, capacidad) no tiene sentido de la medida, he has no sense of moderation
    sentido común, common sense
    sentido del humor, sense of humour
    sexto sentido, sixth sense
    5 (significado) meaning: la frase carece de sentido, the sentence has no meaning
    6 Auto direction
    de doble sentido, two-way
    (de) sentido único, one-way
    sentir
    I sustantivo masculino
    1 (juicio, opinion) opinion, view
    2 (sentimiento) feeling
    II verbo transitivo
    1 to feel
    sentir alegría/frío, to feel happy/cold
    te lo digo como lo siento, I speak my mind ➣ Ver nota en feel
    2 (oír, percibir) to hear: la sentí llegar de madrugada, I heard her come home in the small hours
    3 (lamentar) to regret, be sorry about: siento haberte enfadado, I'm sorry I made you angry
    ' sentido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ácida
    - ácido
    - acusada
    - acusado
    - apelar
    - cabeza
    - cazar
    - coger
    - contraria
    - contrario
    - despertarse
    - dirección
    - dotada
    - dotado
    - economía
    - educar
    - encarar
    - esperar
    - figurada
    - figurado
    - fina
    - fino
    - hogareña
    - hogareño
    - inversa
    - inverso
    - juicio
    - nariz
    - olfato
    - paladar
    - penetrar
    - perder
    - pésame
    - rara
    - raro
    - realista
    - recobrar
    - recta
    - recto
    - recuperar
    - sentida
    - tacto
    - tener
    - trancazo
    - visión
    - vista
    - agudeza
    - agudizar
    - agudo
    - alto
    English:
    add up
    - advantage
    - anticlockwise
    - appeal
    - arguable
    - babble
    - break
    - civic
    - clockwise
    - common sense
    - counterclockwise
    - derogatory
    - direction
    - ear
    - feel
    - few
    - figurative
    - figuratively
    - flail
    - gumption
    - hearing
    - high
    - humour
    - iota
    - literally
    - little
    - make
    - meaning
    - meaningless
    - mindless
    - modicum
    - obscure
    - one-way
    - pointless
    - practicality
    - quite
    - reason
    - respect
    - scent
    - sense
    - senseless
    - sight
    - smell
    - strictly
    - taste
    - three-point turn
    - touch
    - two-way
    - U-turn
    - unconscious
    * * *
    sentido, -a
    adj
    1. [profundo] heartfelt;
    mi más sentido pésame with deepest sympathy
    2. [sensible]
    ser muy sentido to be very sensitive
    3. [ofendido] hurt, offended;
    quedó muy sentido por tu respuesta he was very hurt by your reply
    4. RP [lesionado] hurt;
    el talonador no puede seguir jugando, está sentido the hooker is unable to carry on playing, he's hurt
    nm
    1. [capacidad para percibir] sense;
    sentido del tacto sense of touch;
    con los cinco sentidos [completamente] heart and soul;
    no tengo ningún sentido del ritmo I have no sense of rhythm;
    tiene un sentido muy particular de la sinceridad he has a very peculiar notion of sincerity;
    poner los cinco sentidos en algo to give one's all to sth
    sentido común common sense;
    tener sentido común to have common sense;
    sentido del deber sense of duty;
    sentido del humor sense of humour;
    sentido de la orientación sense of direction;
    sentido del ridículo sense of the ridiculous
    2. [conocimiento] consciousness;
    perder/recobrar el sentido to lose/regain consciousness;
    sin sentido unconscious
    3. [dirección] direction;
    los trenes circulaban en sentido opuesto the trains were travelling in opposite directions;
    en el sentido contrario al de las agujas del reloj Br anticlockwise, US counter-clockwise
    4. [significado] sense, meaning;
    esta expresión tiene un sentido peyorativo this expression has a pejorative sense;
    esta frase tiene varios sentidos this sentence has several possible interpretations;
    en sentido figurado in the figurative sense;
    doble sentido double meaning;
    una frase de doble sentido a phrase with a double meaning;
    en ese sentido [respecto a eso] as far as that's concerned;
    en ese sentido, tienes razón in that sense, you're right
    5. [razón de ser]
    tener sentido to make sense;
    no tiene sentido escribirle si no sabe leer there's no point writing to him if he can't read;
    no tiene sentido que salgamos si llueve there's no sense in going out if it's raining;
    para ella la vida ya no tenía sentido life no longer had any meaning for her;
    sin sentido [ilógico] meaningless;
    [inútil, irrelevante] pointless;
    un sin sentido nonsense
    * * *
    I adj heartfelt
    II m
    1 oído etc sense;
    el sexto sentido the sixth sense
    2 ( significado) meaning;
    doble sentido double meaning;
    en el sentido propio de la palabra in the true sense of the word;
    en todos los sentidos de la palabra in every sense of the word;
    en un sentido más amplio in a wider sense;
    3 ( dirección) direction;
    4 consciousness;
    perder/recobrar el sentido lose/regain consciousness
    * * *
    sentido, -da adj
    1) : heartfelt, sincere
    mi más sentido pésame: my sincerest condolences
    2) : touchy, sensitive
    3) : offended, hurt
    1) : sense
    sentido común: common sense
    los cinco sentidos: the five senses
    sin sentido: senseless
    2) conocimiento: consciousness
    3) significado: meaning, sense
    doble sentido: double entendre
    4) : direction
    calle de sentido único: one-way street
    * * *
    1. (capacidad) sense
    tenemos cinco sentidos: vista, oído, gusto, olfato y tacto we have five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch
    2. (significado) meaning
    3. (lógica) point
    4. (dirección) direction / way
    5. (conocimiento) consciousness

    Spanish-English dictionary > sentido

  • 13 sin

    prep.
    without.
    buscan gente sin experiencia previa they are looking for people with no o without previous experience
    sin alcohol alcohol-free
    ha escrito cinco libros sin (contar) las novelas he has written five books, not counting his novels
    está sin hacer it hasn't been done yet
    estamos sin vino we're out of wine
    muchos se quedaron sin casa a lot of people were left homeless, a lot of people lost their homes
    lleva tres noches sin dormir she hasn't slept for three nights
    sin que without
    sin que nadie se enterara without anyone noticing
    sin más (ni más) just like that
    m.
    INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
    * * *
    1 (carencia) without
    2 (además de) not counting
    \
    estar sin algo to be out of something
    estar sin + inf not to have been + past participle
    quedarse sin algo to run out of something
    seguir sin to still not
    sin casar unmarried
    sin lo cual otherwise
    sin más ni más without further ado
    sin que + subjuntivo without + - ing
    sin querer accidentally, by mistake
    sin vergüenza shameless
    * * *
    prep.
    * * *
    1. PREP
    1) [seguido de sustantivo, pronombre] without

    ¿puedes abrirla sin llave? — can you open it without a key?

    llevamos diez meses sin noticias — it's been ten months since we've had any news, we've been ten months without news

    parejas jóvenes, sin hijos — young couples with no children

    cerveza sin alcohol — alcohol-free beer, non-alcoholic beer

    estar sin algo, estuvimos varias horas sin luz — we had no electricity for several hours

    quedarse sin algo — (=terminarse) to run out of sth; (=perder) to lose sth

    sin papeles SMF illegal immigrant

    2) (=no incluyendo) not including, excluding

    ese es el precio de la bañera sin los grifos — that is the price of the bath, excluding o not including the taps

    cuesta 550 euros, sin IVA — it costs 550 euros, exclusive of VAT o not including VAT

    3) + infin
    a) [indicando acción]

    nos despedimos, no sin antes recordarles que... — (TV) before saying goodnight we'd like to remind you that...

    no me gusta estar sin hacer nada — I don't like having nothing to do, I don't like doing nothing

    b) [indicando continuidad]

    llevan mucho tiempo sin hablarse — they haven't spoken to each other for a long time

    seguir sin, las camas seguían sin hacer — the beds still hadn't been made

    c) [tras sustantivo pasivo]
    4)

    sin que+ subjun without

    sin que él lo sepa — without him knowing, without his knowing

    2.
    SF (=cerveza sin alcohol) alcohol-free beer
    * * *

    cerveza sin alcohol — non-alcoholic beer, alcohol-free beer

    una pareja sin hijos — a couple with no children, a childless couple

    2)
    a)

    sin + inf — ( con significado activo) without -ing

    b)

    sin + inf — ( con significado pasivo)

    3)

    sin que + subj: no voy a ir sin que me inviten I'm not going if I haven't been invited; quítaselo sin que se dé cuenta — get it off him without his o without him noticing

    * * *
    Ex. Without AACR is doubtful whether computerised cataloguing would have been implemented so relatively painlessly and successfully = Sin las RCAA es dudoso que la catalogación automatizada se hubiera implementado tan fácilmente y con tanto éxito, relativamente hablando.
    ----
    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster.
    * acercarse sin ser visto = sidle up to.
    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.
    * agua sin gas = still water.
    * andar sin prisa = mosey.
    * arreglárselas sin = live without, get along without.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * barato pero sin avergonzarse de ello = cheap and cheerful.
    * biblioteca sin muros = library without walls.
    * biblioteca sin paredes = library without walls.
    * bordado sin consido = needlepoint lace.
    * callejón sin salida = blind alley, catch 22, cul-de-sac, dead end, impasse.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * casi sin previo aviso = without much notice.
    * coche sin caballos = horseless carriage automobile, horseless carriage.
    * colocado sin escalón entre pieza y pieza = edge-flush.
    * continuar sin detenerse = go straight ahead.
    * conversación sin trascendencia = small-talk.
    * decir rápidamente sin parar = rattle off.
    * dejar a Alguien sin aliento = leave + Nombre + breathless.
    * dejar sin cambiar = leave + unchanged.
    * dejar sin hacer = leave + undone.
    * dejar sin referente a una referencia anafórica = dangle + anaphoric reference.
    * dejar sin tocar = leave + Nombre + alone.
    * dejar sin trabajo = put + Nombre + out of work.
    * demanda sin variaciones = inelastic demand.
    * demostrar sin lugar a dudas = prove + conclusively.
    * demostrar sin ninguna duda = demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * demostrar sin ningún género de duda = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + emphatically, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt.
    * desarrollarse sin problemas = go + smoothly.
    * estar sin vivir = be worried sick.
    * evaluación sin intervención del examinador = unobtrusive testing.
    * hablando sin rodeos = crudely put.
    * hablar sin parar = burble on.
    * hablar sin ser entendido = speak in + tongues.
    * hacerlo sin la ayuda de nadie = do + it + on + Posesivo + own.
    * homicidio sin premeditación = manslaughter.
    * ir a un Sitio sin prisa = mosey.
    * lanzarse sin ton ni son = dive + head-first.
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * medicamento sin receta médica = over the counter medicine.
    * método de la media sin ponderar = unweighted means method.
    * nación sin estado = stateless nation.
    * noche sin poder dormir = sleepless night.
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no sin fundamento = not without basis.
    * oficina sin papel = paperless office.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * pasar desadvertido, pasar sin ser visto = sneak under + the radar.
    * pasar sin = live without, live without.
    * pasar sin ser visto = go + unnoticed.
    * película sin fin = filmloop [film loop/film-loop].
    * permanecer sin cambios = remain + unchanged.
    * permanecer sin especificar = remain + undefined.
    * pero sin conseguirlo = but no dice.
    * pero sin suerte = but no dice.
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * personas sin hogar = homelessness.
    * personas sin techo = homelessness.
    * político sin escrúpulos = shyster.
    * pozo sin fondo = bottomless pit.
    * pregunta sin respuesta = unanswerable question.
    * publicación sin papel = paperless publishing.
    * quedarse sin aliento = run out of + breath.
    * quedarse sin habla = stun into + speechlessness.
    * quedarse sin negocio = go out of + business.
    * quedarse sin palabras = stun into + speechlessness.
    * rechazar sin más = dismiss + out of hand.
    * referencia anafórica sin referente = dangling anaphoric reference.
    * rima sin sentido = nonsense, nonsense verse.
    * salir sin ser visto = slip out.
    * sin abrir = unopened.
    * sin abrirse = unfolded.
    * sin abrochar = undone.
    * sin acabar = unfinished.
    * sin acentuar = unaccented.
    * sin acontecimientos que destacar = uneventful.
    * sin adornos = unadorned, unvarnished.
    * sin afectar = unaffected.
    * sin afeitar = unshaven.
    * sin afeitar desde hace varios días = stubbly [stubblier -comp., stubbliest -sup.].
    * sin afiliación a un partido político = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * sin afiliación religiosa = non-sectarian [nonsectarian].
    * sin agua = waterless.
    * sin aguja = needleless.
    * sin ajustar = unadjusted, loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin alcohol = alcoholfree.
    * sin aliento = breathlessly, breathless.
    * sin alinear = unjustified.
    * sin alterar = unaltered, unmodified.
    * sin ambigüedad = unambiguous.
    * sin amor = loveless.
    * sin analizar = unexamined, unanalysed.
    * sin ánimo = despondently.
    * sin ánimo de lucro = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making, not-for-profit, generously.
    * sin apenas ser oído = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin apoyo = unsupported.
    * sin apretar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin árboles = treeless.
    * sin arreglo = beyond repair.
    * sin arrepentimiento = no-looking-back.
    * sin asignar = unallocated.
    * sin asignar todavía = unassigned.
    * sin asimilar = undigested.
    * sin atajar = unconfronted.
    * sin atractivo = unattractive.
    * sin atrasos = paid-up, in good standing.
    * sin autorización = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unlicensed.
    * sin avergonzarse = unashamed.
    * sin avisar = unannounced, out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue.
    * sin aviso previo = without warning.
    * sin ayuda = unaided, unassisted.
    * sin ayuda de nadie = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * sin barba = beardless.
    * sin barnizar = unvarnished.
    * sin base = unsupported, ill-founded.
    * sin blanca = broke, skint.
    * sin blanquear = unbleached.
    * sin blindar = unshielded.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.
    * sin brillo = dull, tarnished.
    * sin cabeza = headless, decapitated.
    * sin cables = wireless.
    * sin cafeina = decaffeinated.
    * sin calorías = calorieless.
    * sin cambio = inviolate.
    * sin cambios = monotone, stable, undisturbed, unchanged, unmodified, unaltered, unedited.
    * sin cancelar = uncancelled.
    * sin canjear = unredeemed.
    * sin cansancio = indefatigably.
    * sin capacidad de discernimiento = undiscriminating.
    * sin cara = faceless.
    * sin carácter = boneless, spineless.
    * sin carne = meatless.
    * sin castigo = impunitive, unpunished.
    * sin catalogar = uncatalogued [uncataloged, -USA].
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin causa aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin causa justificada = without justified reason.
    * sin causar daño = harmlessly.
    * sin ceremonias = unceremonious, unceremoniously.
    * sin cerrar con llave = unlocked.
    * sin certeza de cobrar = on spec.
    * sin cesar = steadily.
    * sin clases sociales = classless.
    * sin clavos = studless.
    * sin clemencia = mercilessly.
    * sin cobrar = free of charge, unredeemed, uncollected.
    * sin cohesión = scrappily, scrappy [scrappier -comp., scrappiest -sup.], bitty [bittier -comp., bittiest -sup.].
    * sin cohibiciones = unselfconsciously.
    * sin cola = ecaudate.
    * sin columnas = single-column.
    * sin comentar = unannotated.
    * sin comerlo ni beberlo = without having anything to do with it.
    * sin comérselo ni bebérselo = without having anything to do with it.
    * sin compasión = mercilessly.
    * sin complicaciones = smoothly, boilerplate [boiler plate], uncomplicated, straightforward, uncomplicatedly, hassle-free.
    * sin comprimir = uncompressed.
    * sin comprobar = untested.
    * sin compromiso = without obligation, fancy-free.
    * sin compromisos = with no strings attached.
    * sin concluir = unfinished.
    * sin concretar = to be decided.
    * sin condiciones = unconditionally.
    * sin condiciones especiales = with no strings attached.
    * sin confirmar = unconfirmed, unsubstantiated, unvalidated, to be confirmed.
    * sin conocer = ignorant of.
    * sin conocimiento = unconscious.
    * sin conocimiento de causa = unbeknown to, unbeknownst to.
    * sin conservar información sobre las consultas realizadas anteriormente = stateless.
    * sin conservar información sobre las consultas realizadas anterior = stateless.
    * sin constancia de ello = unrecorded.
    * sin consumir = nonconsumptive.
    * sin contacto = non-contact.
    * sin contaminar = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * sin contar = not including, excluding.
    * sin contar con = in the absence of.
    * sin contenido = contentless, trivial.
    * sin contratiempos = smoothly.
    * sin control = uncontrolled.
    * sin controlar = unsupervised.
    * sin convicción = doubtfully, lamely.
    * sin coordinación = uncoordinated [unco-ordinated].
    * sin corregir = unamended, uncorrected, unrevised.
    * sin correlacionar = uncorrelated.
    * sin corroborar = unsubstantiated.
    * sin cortapisas = untrammelled.
    * sin cortar = uncut.
    * sin coscarse = without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin costas = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin coste alguno = at no personal cost, at no cost, without cost, costless, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge, at no extra cost, at no extra charge.
    * sin costuras = seamless.
    * sin crecimiento = non-growth.
    * sin créditos = non-credit.
    * sin criterio alguno = indiscriminate, indiscriminately.
    * sin cuajar = runny [runnier -comp., runniest -sup.].
    * sin cuantificar = unmeasured.
    * sin cubrir = unfilled.
    * sin cuestionarlo = uncritically.
    * sin cultura = uncultured.
    * sin daños = undamaged.
    * sin dar basto = left, right and centre.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin darme cuenta = before I know what's happened.
    * sin darnos cuenta = out of sight.
    * sin darse cuenta = inadvertently, unwittingly, unknowingly, without realising, without noticing, unconsciously.
    * sin debatir = undiscussed.
    * sin decir nada = dumbly.
    * sin decir ni mú = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir ni pío = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
    * sin dejar huella = into thin air.
    * sin dejar nada fuera = the works!.
    * sin dejar rastro = into thin air.
    * sin dejarse amedrentar por = undaunted by.
    * sin dejarse amilanar por = undaunted by.
    * sin dejarse desanimar = undaunted.
    * sin dejarse intimidar por = undaunted by.
    * sin delimitar = unmapped.
    * sin demora = on the spot, straight away, without delay, at short notice, promptly, right away, at once.
    * sin demorarse un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin demoras = in a timely fashion, in a timely manner.
    * sin desarrollar = undeveloped.
    * sin descansar = without (a) rest.
    * sin descanso = relentlessly, restlessly, breathlessly, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, day in and day out, without respite.
    * sin descanso, sin un descanso, sin parar, sin descansar, sin interrupción = without a break.
    * sin descubrir = undiscovered.
    * sin descuento = undiscounted.
    * sin desdoblarse = unfolded.
    * sin desearlo = unwantedly.
    * sin desgastar = unworn.
    * sin desperdiciar un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin determinación de culpabilidad = no-fault.
    * sin determinar = undefined.
    * sin detonar = unexploded.
    * sin deudas = debt free.
    * sin dientes = toothless.
    * sin diferencias = undifferentiated.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin diluir = undiluted.
    * sin dinero = impecunious.
    * sin dinero en metálico = cashless.
    * sin discapacidad = able-bodied.
    * sin discapacidades = able-bodied.
    * sin disciplina = undisciplined, ill-disciplined.
    * sin discriminar = indiscriminate, on equal terms.
    * sin discutir = no arguments!, undiscussed.
    * sin disminuir = non-decreasing, unabated.
    * sin disolver = undiluted.
    * sin disponer de = in the absence of.
    * sin división espacial = spatially unstructured.
    * sin doblarse = unfolded.
    * sin documentar = undocumented.
    * sin dolor = painless.
    * sin domicilio fijo = of no fixed abode.
    * sin drenar = undrained.
    * sin duda = doubtless, no doubt, of course, surely, to be sure, undoubtedly, indubitably, without a doubt, without doubt, no mistake, hands down.
    * sin duda alguna = without any doubt.
    * sin dudar = without a doubt.
    * sin dudarlo = without hesitation.
    * sin editar = unedited.
    * sin el menor asomo de duda = without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin embargo = however, nevertheless, still, yet, that being said, all this said.
    * sin emitir humo = smokeless.
    * sin empleo = jobless.
    * sin encuadernar = unbound.
    * sin energía = lethargic.
    * sin engorros = hassle-free.
    * sin entallar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin enterrar = unburied.
    * sin entusiasmo = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * sin envolver = unwrapped.
    * sin errores = error-free.
    * sin escatimar = without stint, unstintingly.
    * sin escenificar = unproduced.
    * sin escrúpulos = unscrupulous, unconscionable, without scruples, unprincipled.
    * sin escurrir = undrained.
    * sin esfuerzo = effortless, effortlessly.
    * sin esfuerzo alguno = effortlessly.
    * sin especializar = non-specialised.
    * sin especificar = unspecified.
    * sin esperanza = hopeless, dispiritedly, hopelessly.
    * sin esperarlo = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue.
    * sin espinas = boneless.
    * sin estar obstaculizado por = untrammelled by.
    * sin estilo = dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * sin estructura = unstructured.
    * sin estudios = ill-educated.
    * sin evaluar = unevaluated.
    * sin examinar = unexamined.
    * sin exceder el presupuesto = budgetable.
    * sin excepción = without exception, without fail.
    * sin excesivo rigor = loosely.
    * sin excusa justificada = unexcused.
    * sin existencias = out-of-stock.
    * sin éxito = unsuccessful.
    * sin experiencia = inexperience, callow [callower -comp., callowest -sup.].
    * sin explicar = unexplained.
    * sin explorar = unexplored.
    * sin explotar = untapped, unexploded.
    * sin extras = no-frills.
    * sin fallar = without fail.
    * sin fallos = flawlessly.
    * sin falta = without fail.
    * sin fecha = undated.
    * sin fechar = undated.
    * sin fianza = without bail.
    * sin fin = never-finishing, never-ending, bottomless, interminably, unending.
    * sin finalidad = purposeless.
    * sin financiación = unfunded.
    * sin fines lucrativos = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * sin firma = unsigned.
    * sin firmar = unsigned.
    * sin fondo = bottomless.
    * sin forma = bodilessly, formless.
    * sin formación = ill-educated.
    * sin formación previa = untrained.
    * sin forrar = uncovered.
    * sin fronteras = borderless.
    * sin fundamento = unwarranted, unsupported, ungrounded, without foundation, without basis.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin ganas = half-heartedly.
    * sin gastos = no cost(s).
    * sin grabar = unengraved.
    * sin gracia = dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * sin grasa = nonfat.
    * sin grasas = nonfat, fat free.
    * sin guardar una correlación = uncorrelated.
    * sin haber contacto = non-contact.
    * sin haber pasado por la calandria = uncalendered.
    * sin habla = speechless.
    * sin hacer = undone.
    * sin hacer caso = regardless.
    * sin hacer distinciones = one size fits all.
    * sin hacer ruido = as quiet as a mouse, furtively, softly.
    * sin herrar = unshod.
    * sin hilación = rambling.
    * sin hogar = homeless.
    * sin hueso = boneless.
    * sin humo = smokeless.
    * sin humor = humourless [humorless, -USA].
    * sin humos = smoke-free.
    * sin idea = clueless.
    * sin ideas preconcebidas = open mind.
    * sin identificar = unidentified, unmapped, unnamed.
    * sin igual = unequalled, unexampled, unsurpassed, unique unto itself, unrivalled [unrivaled, -USA], without equal, matchless.
    * sin impedimentos = unimpeded.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * sin importar = regardless of, independently of, disregarding.
    * sin importar + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * sin importar el tiempo = all-weather.
    * sin importar las consecuencias = regardless of the consequences.
    * sin importar qué = no matter what/which.
    * sin impuestos = duty-free, tax-free.
    * sin impurezas = purified.
    * sin incluir = unlisted, exclusive of, not including, excluding.
    * sin incluir las comidas = self-catering.
    * sin índice = indexless.
    * sin + Infinitivo = without + Gerundio.
    * sin información sobre el estado anterior = stateless.
    * sin inhibiciones = uninhibited.
    * sin inmutarse = undeterred, impassively, without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin intención = involuntarily.
    * sin interés = unexciting, uninteresting, unmoving, vapid.
    * sin interrupción = continuously, without a break, without (a) rest, in an unbroken line.
    * sin interrupciones = in a single phase.
    * sin intervención de un intermediario = disintermediated.
    * sin intervención directa = nonobtrusive.
    * sin investigar = unresearched.
    * sin justificación = unreasonably, unjustified.
    * sin justificación alguna = wantonly.
    * sin justificar = unjustified.
    * sin la amenaza de = unthreatened (by).
    * sin la ayuda de nadie = single-handed, single-handedly.
    * sin la debida autorización = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], warrantless.
    * sin la debida consideración = without due consideration.
    * sin la más mínima duda = without the shadow of a doubt, without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la más mínima duda = beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la menor duda = no mistake, no doubt.
    * sin la menor idea = clueless.
    * sin la menor sombra de duda = without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la suficiente financiación = underfinanced [under-financed].
    * sin lavar = unwashed.
    * sin leer = unread.
    * sin levadura = unleavened.
    * sin licencia = unlicensed.
    * sin líder = leaderless.
    * sin limitaciones = without stint, without limit.
    * sin límite = without limit, without stint, interminably.
    * sin límite(s) = unbounded, unfettered, unstinting, unstintingly, the sky is the limit.
    * sin litoral = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin llamar la atención = inconspicuously.
    * sin lógica ni explicación = without rhyme or reason.
    * sin lugar a dudas = conclusively, undeniably, unquestionably, without any doubt, by all accounts, no mistake, no doubt, without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be sure.
    * sin lujos = no-frills.
    * sin luna = moonless.
    * sin luz de luna = moonless.
    * sin madera = woodfree.
    * sin madurar = unripened.
    * sin maldad = guileless.
    * sin malicia = guileless.
    * sin mancha = unblemished, untainted, stainless.
    * sin mangas = sleeveless.
    * sin mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * sin marcar = unpriced.
    * sin marca registrada = non-proprietary.
    * sin más = out of hand, unceremoniously, unceremonious.
    * sin más dilación = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado, without warning.
    * sin más ni más = unceremoniously, unceremonious, for the love of it, without much ado.
    * sin más preámbulos = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado.
    * sin medir = unmeasured.
    * sin mencionar = not to mention, not to say, not to speak of.
    * sin meternos en el hecho de que = to say nothing of.
    * sin mezcla = unmixed.
    * sin mezclar = unmixed.
    * sin miedo = with confidence.
    * sin miramientos = unceremoniously.
    * sin misericordia = ruthlessly.
    * sin modificar = unmodified, unaltered, unedited.
    * sin molestias = hassle-free.
    * sin motivo alguno = wantonly.
    * sin motivo aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin motivo justificado = without justified reason.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.
    * sin movimiento = unmoving, motionless.
    * sin mucha antelación = at short notice.
    * sin mucha anticipación = at short notice.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * sin muchas contemplaciones = unceremoniously.
    * sin muchos inconvenientes = without much grudging.
    * sin nada de gracia = unfunny.
    * sin nada que destacar = uneventful.
    * sin necesidad de ello = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin necesidad de pensar = thought-free.
    * sin ninguna duda = without question, without any doubt, beyond doubt, beyond any doubt, no mistake, no doubt.
    * sin ningún cosste = without cost.
    * sin ningún coste = without charge, free of charge, at no cost, free of cost, cost free, for free, costless, at no charge.
    * sin ningún esfuerzo = effortlessly.
    * sin ningún esfuerzo mental = thought-free.
    * sin ningún género de duda = without any doubt whatsoever, without any doubt whatsoever.
    * sin ningún género de dudas = indisputably.
    * sin ningún motivo = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin ningún nivel de especialización = unskilled.
    * sin ningún otro motivo = (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * sin ningún remedio posible = beyond redemption.
    * sin ningún reparo = unabashed.
    * sin ningún resultado = to no avail, without any avail, of no avail.
    * sin ningún tipo de restricciones = no holds barred.
    * sin nombrar = unnamed.
    * sin norte = aimless, off course, rudderless.
    * sin notar la diferencia = seamlessly, seamless.
    * sin nubes = unclouded, uncloudy, cloudless.
    * sin numeración = unnumbered.
    * sin numerar = unnumbered.
    * sin obligaciones = at leisure.
    * sin obstáculos = unchecked, unhindered, unimpeded, unobstructed.
    * sin obstáculos de por medio = uncluttered.
    * sin obstrucciones = unobstructed.
    * sin olor = odourless [odorless, -USA].
    * sin olvidar = not to mention.
    * sin operario = unmanned.
    * sin oposición = without opposition, unchallenged, unopposed.
    * sin orden = unordered.
    * sin ordenar = unordered, unsorted.
    * sin orden ni concierto = higgledy-piggledy, without rhyme or reason.
    * sin originalidad = unoriginal.
    * sin palabras = wordless.
    * sin papel = paperless.
    * sin par = unequalled, unexampled, unsurpassed, unique unto itself, unique, without peer, unrivalled [unrivaled, -USA], without equal, matchless.
    * sin paralelo = unparalleled.
    * sin parangón = unparalleled, unequalled, without peer, matchless.
    * sin parar = steadily, non-stop, without a break, without (a) rest, on-the-go, interminably, without respite, without stopping.
    * sin parar a pensárselo = off-hand [offhand].
    * sin pararse a pensar = off-the-cuff, off the top of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin patente = non-proprietary.
    * sin pausa = breathlessly.
    * sin peculio = impecunious.
    * sin peligro alguno = safely.
    * sin pelo = hairless.
    * sin pelos en la lengua = outspokenly.
    * sin pensar = mindlessly.
    * sin pensar (en) = unmindful of, with little or no thought of, without thinking (about).
    * sin pensarlo = spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * sin pensarlo demasiado = off-the-cuff, off the top of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin pensarlo detenidamente = out of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin pensarlo mucho = off the top of + Posesivo + head, right off the bat.
    * sin pensárselo = spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * sin pensárselo dos veces = without a second thought, spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment, at the drop of a hat.
    * sin pepitas = seedless.
    * sin percatarse = without realising, without noticing, unconsciously, unknowingly, unwittingly.
    * sin perder de vista = with an eye on.
    * sin perder un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin pérdida = lossless.
    * sin perjuicio de = notwithstanding.
    * sin perjuicios = open mind.
    * sin permiso = without permission, unlicensed.
    * sin pestañear = impassively, without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin pico = flat-topped.
    * sin piedad = ruthlessly, remorseless, mercilessly.
    * sin piel = skinless.
    * sin pies ni cabeza = without rhyme or reason.
    * sin pistas = clueless.
    * sin planificar = unplanned.
    * sin poblar = unpopulated.
    * sin poder contenerse = helplessly.
    * sin poder dormir = sleepless.
    * sin poder extinguirlo = inextinguishably.
    * sin poder hacer nada = helplessly.
    * sin poner en duda la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspension of disbelief.
    * sin poner en escena = unproduced.
    * sin ponerlo en duda = uncritically.
    * sin ponerse en duda = unquestioned.
    * sin precedente = unparalleled, unexampled.
    * sin precedentes = unprecedented, record breaking, record-high, all-time.
    * sin precio = unpriced.
    * sin preguntar = unasked.
    * sin prejuicios = open-minded, fair-minded [fairminded].
    * sin prentesiones = unpretentious.
    * sin preocupaciones = carefree, worry-free.
    * sin preparación técnica = non-technical.
    * sin préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * sin prestar atención = mindlessly.
    * sin pretensiones = unassuming, humble [humbler -comp., humblest -sup.].
    * sin previo aviso = unannounced, without warning, without notice, without prior notice, without prior notification, on spec, at the drop of a hat, without (any) further notice.
    * sin principios = unscrupulous, unprincipled.
    * sin prisa(s) = unhurriedly, leisurely.
    * sin problemas = smoothly, smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free], without a hitch, unproblematically, carefree, without difficulty, in good standing.
    * sin problemas de vista = sighted.
    * sin procesar = unprocessed.
    * sin propiedades = propertyless.
    * sin propiedad rural = landless.
    * sin protección = unprotected.
    * sin provocación = unprovoked.
    * sin publicar = unpublished.
    * sin pulir = unpolished.
    * sin quejarse = uncomplaining, uncomplainingly.
    * sin quemar = unburned.
    * sin querer = involuntarily, unwilling, by accident, accidentally, unintentionally, unwantedly.
    * sin querer + Infinitivo = unwilling to + Infinitivo.
    * sin quererlo = unwantedly.
    * sin que se entienda = slurred.
    * sin que se note la diferencia = seamlessly.
    * sin rabo = ecaudate.
    * sin razón = wanton, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin razón justificada = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón justificda = for no particular reason.
    * sin recelo = with confidence.
    * sin receta médica = over the counter.
    * sin reclamar = unredeemed.
    * sin recoger = uncollected.
    * sin reconocer = unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * sin reconocimiento de créditos = non-credit.
    * sin recopilar = uncollected.
    * sin recursos = resource-starved.
    * sin refinar = unrefined.
    * sin reflexionar = rashly.
    * sin registrar = unlisted.
    * sin reglamentar = unregulated.
    * sin regular = unregulated.
    * sin regularizar = unregulated.
    * sin relación = unrelated, unconnected.
    * sin relación con = unrelated to.
    * sin remedio = beyond repair, incurably, incorrigibly.
    * sin remordimientos = no-looking-back.
    * sin reparar = unrepaired.
    * sin reparo = unashamed.
    * sin reparos = unshielded.
    * sin representación = unrepresented.
    * sin reserva = unconditionally, unreserved.
    * sin reservas = unshielded, wholehearted [whole-hearted], go + the whole hog, the full monty, without reservation, wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], forthright, categorical, uncompromising, uncompromisingly, unqualified, categoric, unmitigaged, unreserved, unreservedly.
    * sin residencia fija = of no fixed abode.
    * sin resistencia = unchallenged, unopposed.
    * sin resistirse = passively.
    * sin resolver = unresolved, unsolved, unsettled, uncleared.
    * sin respiro = without a break, without (a) rest, without respite.
    * sin responder = unanswered.
    * sin restricciones = unrestricted, unlimited, uninhibited, unrestrictive, unfettered, free-flowing, without stint, without limit, no holds barred, unencumbered.
    * sin restricciones de horario = unscheduled.
    * sin retirar = uncleared, uncollected.
    * sin retrasos = in a timely fashion, in a timely manner.
    * sin revelar = undisclosed, unrevealed.
    * sin revestir = uncoated.
    * sin revisar = unrevised.
    * sin riesgo = riskless.
    * sin rodeos = head-on, baldly, bluntly, outspokenly.
    * sin ruido = soundless.
    * sin rumbo = aimless, off course, rudderless.
    * sin saberlo = unbeknown to, unbeknownst to.
    * sin saber qué decir = nonplussed [nonplused].
    * sin sabor = tasteless.
    * sin saldar = uncollected.
    * sin salida al mar = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin sanción = unsanctioned.
    * sin seleccionar = unselected.
    * sin semillas = seedless.
    * sin sentido = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious.
    * sin sentir ningún reparo = unashamed.
    * sin sentir vergüenza = shamelessly.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * sin ser anunciado de antemano = unannounced.
    * sin ser consciente de ello = unbeknownst to, unbeknown to.
    * sin ser detectado = undetected.
    * sin ser evaluado por expertos = unrefereed.
    * sin ser necesario = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin ser percibido = out of sight.
    * sin ser superado = unsurpassed.
    * sin ser visto = unseen, undetected, unobserved, out of sight.
    * sin significado = meaningless.
    * sin simplificar = unabridged.
    * * *

    cerveza sin alcohol — non-alcoholic beer, alcohol-free beer

    una pareja sin hijos — a couple with no children, a childless couple

    2)
    a)

    sin + inf — ( con significado activo) without -ing

    b)

    sin + inf — ( con significado pasivo)

    3)

    sin que + subj: no voy a ir sin que me inviten I'm not going if I haven't been invited; quítaselo sin que se dé cuenta — get it off him without his o without him noticing

    * * *

    Ex: Without AACR is doubtful whether computerised cataloguing would have been implemented so relatively painlessly and successfully = Sin las RCAA es dudoso que la catalogación automatizada se hubiera implementado tan fácilmente y con tanto éxito, relativamente hablando.

    * abogado sin escrúpulos = shyster.
    * acercarse sin ser visto = sidle up to.
    * afable pero sin sinceridad = suave.
    * agua sin gas = still water.
    * andar sin prisa = mosey.
    * arreglárselas sin = live without, get along without.
    * aunque sin ningún resultado = but (all) to no avail.
    * barato pero sin avergonzarse de ello = cheap and cheerful.
    * biblioteca sin muros = library without walls.
    * biblioteca sin paredes = library without walls.
    * bordado sin consido = needlepoint lace.
    * callejón sin salida = blind alley, catch 22, cul-de-sac, dead end, impasse.
    * camino sin rumbo = the road to nowhere.
    * casi sin previo aviso = without much notice.
    * coche sin caballos = horseless carriage automobile, horseless carriage.
    * colocado sin escalón entre pieza y pieza = edge-flush.
    * continuar sin detenerse = go straight ahead.
    * conversación sin trascendencia = small-talk.
    * decir rápidamente sin parar = rattle off.
    * dejar a Alguien sin aliento = leave + Nombre + breathless.
    * dejar sin cambiar = leave + unchanged.
    * dejar sin hacer = leave + undone.
    * dejar sin referente a una referencia anafórica = dangle + anaphoric reference.
    * dejar sin tocar = leave + Nombre + alone.
    * dejar sin trabajo = put + Nombre + out of work.
    * demanda sin variaciones = inelastic demand.
    * demostrar sin lugar a dudas = prove + conclusively.
    * demostrar sin ninguna duda = demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond all doubt.
    * demostrar sin ningún género de duda = demonstrate + beyond (all) doubt, demonstrate + emphatically, demonstrate + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt, prove + beyond any doubt.
    * desarrollarse sin problemas = go + smoothly.
    * estar sin vivir = be worried sick.
    * evaluación sin intervención del examinador = unobtrusive testing.
    * hablando sin rodeos = crudely put.
    * hablar sin parar = burble on.
    * hablar sin ser entendido = speak in + tongues.
    * hacerlo sin la ayuda de nadie = do + it + on + Posesivo + own.
    * homicidio sin premeditación = manslaughter.
    * ir a un Sitio sin prisa = mosey.
    * lanzarse sin ton ni son = dive + head-first.
    * más largo que un día sin pan = as long as (my/your) arm.
    * medicamento sin receta médica = over the counter medicine.
    * método de la media sin ponderar = unweighted means method.
    * nación sin estado = stateless nation.
    * noche sin poder dormir = sleepless night.
    * no hay dos sin tres = things + come in threes.
    * no miel sin hiel = no pain, no gain.
    * no sin fundamento = not without basis.
    * oficina sin papel = paperless office.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * pasar desadvertido, pasar sin ser visto = sneak under + the radar.
    * pasar sin = live without, live without.
    * pasar sin ser visto = go + unnoticed.
    * película sin fin = filmloop [film loop/film-loop].
    * permanecer sin cambios = remain + unchanged.
    * permanecer sin especificar = remain + undefined.
    * pero sin conseguirlo = but no dice.
    * pero sin suerte = but no dice.
    * persona sin problemas de vista = sighted person.
    * personas sin hogar = homelessness.
    * personas sin techo = homelessness.
    * político sin escrúpulos = shyster.
    * pozo sin fondo = bottomless pit.
    * pregunta sin respuesta = unanswerable question.
    * publicación sin papel = paperless publishing.
    * quedarse sin aliento = run out of + breath.
    * quedarse sin habla = stun into + speechlessness.
    * quedarse sin negocio = go out of + business.
    * quedarse sin palabras = stun into + speechlessness.
    * rechazar sin más = dismiss + out of hand.
    * referencia anafórica sin referente = dangling anaphoric reference.
    * rima sin sentido = nonsense, nonsense verse.
    * salir sin ser visto = slip out.
    * sin abrir = unopened.
    * sin abrirse = unfolded.
    * sin abrochar = undone.
    * sin acabar = unfinished.
    * sin acentuar = unaccented.
    * sin acontecimientos que destacar = uneventful.
    * sin adornos = unadorned, unvarnished.
    * sin afectar = unaffected.
    * sin afeitar = unshaven.
    * sin afeitar desde hace varios días = stubbly [stubblier -comp., stubbliest -sup.].
    * sin afiliación a un partido político = non-partisan [nonpartisan].
    * sin afiliación religiosa = non-sectarian [nonsectarian].
    * sin agua = waterless.
    * sin aguja = needleless.
    * sin ajustar = unadjusted, loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin alcohol = alcoholfree.
    * sin aliento = breathlessly, breathless.
    * sin alinear = unjustified.
    * sin alterar = unaltered, unmodified.
    * sin ambigüedad = unambiguous.
    * sin amor = loveless.
    * sin analizar = unexamined, unanalysed.
    * sin ánimo = despondently.
    * sin ánimo de lucro = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making, not-for-profit, generously.
    * sin apenas ser oído = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin apoyo = unsupported.
    * sin apretar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin árboles = treeless.
    * sin arreglo = beyond repair.
    * sin arrepentimiento = no-looking-back.
    * sin asignar = unallocated.
    * sin asignar todavía = unassigned.
    * sin asimilar = undigested.
    * sin atajar = unconfronted.
    * sin atractivo = unattractive.
    * sin atrasos = paid-up, in good standing.
    * sin autorización = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], unlicensed.
    * sin avergonzarse = unashamed.
    * sin avisar = unannounced, out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue.
    * sin aviso previo = without warning.
    * sin ayuda = unaided, unassisted.
    * sin ayuda de nadie = all by + Reflexivo, by + Reflexivo.
    * sin barba = beardless.
    * sin barnizar = unvarnished.
    * sin base = unsupported, ill-founded.
    * sin blanca = broke, skint.
    * sin blanquear = unbleached.
    * sin blindar = unshielded.
    * sin bombo(s) ni platillo(s) = without much ado.
    * sin brillo = dull, tarnished.
    * sin cabeza = headless, decapitated.
    * sin cables = wireless.
    * sin cafeina = decaffeinated.
    * sin calorías = calorieless.
    * sin cambio = inviolate.
    * sin cambios = monotone, stable, undisturbed, unchanged, unmodified, unaltered, unedited.
    * sin cancelar = uncancelled.
    * sin canjear = unredeemed.
    * sin cansancio = indefatigably.
    * sin capacidad de discernimiento = undiscriminating.
    * sin cara = faceless.
    * sin carácter = boneless, spineless.
    * sin carne = meatless.
    * sin castigo = impunitive, unpunished.
    * sin catalogar = uncatalogued [uncataloged, -USA].
    * sin causa alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin causa aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin causa justificada = without justified reason.
    * sin causar daño = harmlessly.
    * sin ceremonias = unceremonious, unceremoniously.
    * sin cerrar con llave = unlocked.
    * sin certeza de cobrar = on spec.
    * sin cesar = steadily.
    * sin clases sociales = classless.
    * sin clavos = studless.
    * sin clemencia = mercilessly.
    * sin cobrar = free of charge, unredeemed, uncollected.
    * sin cohesión = scrappily, scrappy [scrappier -comp., scrappiest -sup.], bitty [bittier -comp., bittiest -sup.].
    * sin cohibiciones = unselfconsciously.
    * sin cola = ecaudate.
    * sin columnas = single-column.
    * sin comentar = unannotated.
    * sin comerlo ni beberlo = without having anything to do with it.
    * sin comérselo ni bebérselo = without having anything to do with it.
    * sin compasión = mercilessly.
    * sin complicaciones = smoothly, boilerplate [boiler plate], uncomplicated, straightforward, uncomplicatedly, hassle-free.
    * sin comprimir = uncompressed.
    * sin comprobar = untested.
    * sin compromiso = without obligation, fancy-free.
    * sin compromisos = with no strings attached.
    * sin concluir = unfinished.
    * sin concretar = to be decided.
    * sin condiciones = unconditionally.
    * sin condiciones especiales = with no strings attached.
    * sin confirmar = unconfirmed, unsubstantiated, unvalidated, to be confirmed.
    * sin conocer = ignorant of.
    * sin conocimiento = unconscious.
    * sin conocimiento de causa = unbeknown to, unbeknownst to.
    * sin conservar información sobre las consultas realizadas anteriormente = stateless.
    * sin conservar información sobre las consultas realizadas anterior = stateless.
    * sin constancia de ello = unrecorded.
    * sin consumir = nonconsumptive.
    * sin contacto = non-contact.
    * sin contaminar = untainted, uncontaminated.
    * sin contar = not including, excluding.
    * sin contar con = in the absence of.
    * sin contenido = contentless, trivial.
    * sin contratiempos = smoothly.
    * sin control = uncontrolled.
    * sin controlar = unsupervised.
    * sin convicción = doubtfully, lamely.
    * sin coordinación = uncoordinated [unco-ordinated].
    * sin corregir = unamended, uncorrected, unrevised.
    * sin correlacionar = uncorrelated.
    * sin corroborar = unsubstantiated.
    * sin cortapisas = untrammelled.
    * sin cortar = uncut.
    * sin coscarse = without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin costas = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin coste alguno = at no personal cost, at no cost, without cost, costless, without charge, free of charge, free of cost, cost free, for free, at no charge.
    * sin costo adicional alguno = at no extra charge, at no extra cost, at no extra charge.
    * sin costuras = seamless.
    * sin crecimiento = non-growth.
    * sin créditos = non-credit.
    * sin criterio alguno = indiscriminate, indiscriminately.
    * sin cuajar = runny [runnier -comp., runniest -sup.].
    * sin cuantificar = unmeasured.
    * sin cubrir = unfilled.
    * sin cuestionarlo = uncritically.
    * sin cultura = uncultured.
    * sin daños = undamaged.
    * sin dar basto = left, right and centre.
    * sin darle importancia = airily.
    * sin darme cuenta = before I know what's happened.
    * sin darnos cuenta = out of sight.
    * sin darse cuenta = inadvertently, unwittingly, unknowingly, without realising, without noticing, unconsciously.
    * sin debatir = undiscussed.
    * sin decir nada = dumbly.
    * sin decir ni mú = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir ni pío = as quiet as a mouse.
    * sin decir una palabra = without saying a word.
    * sin defecto = untainted, unblemished.
    * sin dejar huella = into thin air.
    * sin dejar nada fuera = the works!.
    * sin dejar rastro = into thin air.
    * sin dejarse amedrentar por = undaunted by.
    * sin dejarse amilanar por = undaunted by.
    * sin dejarse desanimar = undaunted.
    * sin dejarse intimidar por = undaunted by.
    * sin delimitar = unmapped.
    * sin demora = on the spot, straight away, without delay, at short notice, promptly, right away, at once.
    * sin demorarse un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin demoras = in a timely fashion, in a timely manner.
    * sin desarrollar = undeveloped.
    * sin descansar = without (a) rest.
    * sin descanso = relentlessly, restlessly, breathlessly, unabated, without a break, without (a) rest, day in and day out, without respite.
    * sin descanso, sin un descanso, sin parar, sin descansar, sin interrupción = without a break.
    * sin descubrir = undiscovered.
    * sin descuento = undiscounted.
    * sin desdoblarse = unfolded.
    * sin desearlo = unwantedly.
    * sin desgastar = unworn.
    * sin desperdiciar un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin determinación de culpabilidad = no-fault.
    * sin determinar = undefined.
    * sin detonar = unexploded.
    * sin deudas = debt free.
    * sin dientes = toothless.
    * sin diferencias = undifferentiated.
    * sin dificultad = without difficulty.
    * sin dificultad alguna = without a hitch.
    * sin diluir = undiluted.
    * sin dinero = impecunious.
    * sin dinero en metálico = cashless.
    * sin discapacidad = able-bodied.
    * sin discapacidades = able-bodied.
    * sin disciplina = undisciplined, ill-disciplined.
    * sin discriminar = indiscriminate, on equal terms.
    * sin discutir = no arguments!, undiscussed.
    * sin disminuir = non-decreasing, unabated.
    * sin disolver = undiluted.
    * sin disponer de = in the absence of.
    * sin división espacial = spatially unstructured.
    * sin doblarse = unfolded.
    * sin documentar = undocumented.
    * sin dolor = painless.
    * sin domicilio fijo = of no fixed abode.
    * sin drenar = undrained.
    * sin duda = doubtless, no doubt, of course, surely, to be sure, undoubtedly, indubitably, without a doubt, without doubt, no mistake, hands down.
    * sin duda alguna = without any doubt.
    * sin dudar = without a doubt.
    * sin dudarlo = without hesitation.
    * sin editar = unedited.
    * sin el menor asomo de duda = without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin embargo = however, nevertheless, still, yet, that being said, all this said.
    * sin emitir humo = smokeless.
    * sin empleo = jobless.
    * sin encuadernar = unbound.
    * sin energía = lethargic.
    * sin engorros = hassle-free.
    * sin entallar = loosely hanging, baggy [baggier -comp., baggiest -sup.], saggy [saggier -comp., saggiest -sup.].
    * sin enterrar = unburied.
    * sin entusiasmo = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * sin envolver = unwrapped.
    * sin errores = error-free.
    * sin escatimar = without stint, unstintingly.
    * sin escenificar = unproduced.
    * sin escrúpulos = unscrupulous, unconscionable, without scruples, unprincipled.
    * sin escurrir = undrained.
    * sin esfuerzo = effortless, effortlessly.
    * sin esfuerzo alguno = effortlessly.
    * sin especializar = non-specialised.
    * sin especificar = unspecified.
    * sin esperanza = hopeless, dispiritedly, hopelessly.
    * sin esperarlo = out of the blue, like a bolt out of the blue, like a bolt from the blue.
    * sin espinas = boneless.
    * sin estar obstaculizado por = untrammelled by.
    * sin estilo = dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * sin estructura = unstructured.
    * sin estudios = ill-educated.
    * sin evaluar = unevaluated.
    * sin examinar = unexamined.
    * sin exceder el presupuesto = budgetable.
    * sin excepción = without exception, without fail.
    * sin excesivo rigor = loosely.
    * sin excusa justificada = unexcused.
    * sin existencias = out-of-stock.
    * sin éxito = unsuccessful.
    * sin experiencia = inexperience, callow [callower -comp., callowest -sup.].
    * sin explicar = unexplained.
    * sin explorar = unexplored.
    * sin explotar = untapped, unexploded.
    * sin extras = no-frills.
    * sin fallar = without fail.
    * sin fallos = flawlessly.
    * sin falta = without fail.
    * sin fecha = undated.
    * sin fechar = undated.
    * sin fianza = without bail.
    * sin fin = never-finishing, never-ending, bottomless, interminably, unending.
    * sin finalidad = purposeless.
    * sin financiación = unfunded.
    * sin fines lucrativos = non-profit [nonprofit], non-profit making.
    * sin firma = unsigned.
    * sin firmar = unsigned.
    * sin fondo = bottomless.
    * sin forma = bodilessly, formless.
    * sin formación = ill-educated.
    * sin formación previa = untrained.
    * sin forrar = uncovered.
    * sin fronteras = borderless.
    * sin fundamento = unwarranted, unsupported, ungrounded, without foundation, without basis.
    * sin fundamento alguno = without any basis.
    * sin ganas = half-heartedly.
    * sin gastos = no cost(s).
    * sin grabar = unengraved.
    * sin gracia = dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * sin grasa = nonfat.
    * sin grasas = nonfat, fat free.
    * sin guardar una correlación = uncorrelated.
    * sin haber contacto = non-contact.
    * sin haber pasado por la calandria = uncalendered.
    * sin habla = speechless.
    * sin hacer = undone.
    * sin hacer caso = regardless.
    * sin hacer distinciones = one size fits all.
    * sin hacer ruido = as quiet as a mouse, furtively, softly.
    * sin herrar = unshod.
    * sin hilación = rambling.
    * sin hogar = homeless.
    * sin hueso = boneless.
    * sin humo = smokeless.
    * sin humor = humourless [humorless, -USA].
    * sin humos = smoke-free.
    * sin idea = clueless.
    * sin ideas preconcebidas = open mind.
    * sin identificar = unidentified, unmapped, unnamed.
    * sin igual = unequalled, unexampled, unsurpassed, unique unto itself, unrivalled [unrivaled, -USA], without equal, matchless.
    * sin impedimentos = unimpeded.
    * sin importancia = negligible, unimportant, trifling, immaterial, of no consequence.
    * sin importar = regardless of, independently of, disregarding.
    * sin importar + Adjetivo/Adverbio + que sea = however + Adjetivo/Adverbio.
    * sin importar el tiempo = all-weather.
    * sin importar las consecuencias = regardless of the consequences.
    * sin importar qué = no matter what/which.
    * sin impuestos = duty-free, tax-free.
    * sin impurezas = purified.
    * sin incluir = unlisted, exclusive of, not including, excluding.
    * sin incluir las comidas = self-catering.
    * sin índice = indexless.
    * sin + Infinitivo = without + Gerundio.
    * sin información sobre el estado anterior = stateless.
    * sin inhibiciones = uninhibited.
    * sin inmutarse = undeterred, impassively, without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin intención = involuntarily.
    * sin interés = unexciting, uninteresting, unmoving, vapid.
    * sin interrupción = continuously, without a break, without (a) rest, in an unbroken line.
    * sin interrupciones = in a single phase.
    * sin intervención de un intermediario = disintermediated.
    * sin intervención directa = nonobtrusive.
    * sin investigar = unresearched.
    * sin justificación = unreasonably, unjustified.
    * sin justificación alguna = wantonly.
    * sin justificar = unjustified.
    * sin la amenaza de = unthreatened (by).
    * sin la ayuda de nadie = single-handed, single-handedly.
    * sin la debida autorización = unauthorised [unauthorized, -USA], warrantless.
    * sin la debida consideración = without due consideration.
    * sin la más mínima duda = without the shadow of a doubt, without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la más mínima duda = beyond a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la menor duda = no mistake, no doubt.
    * sin la menor idea = clueless.
    * sin la menor sombra de duda = without a shadow of a doubt.
    * sin la suficiente financiación = underfinanced [under-financed].
    * sin lavar = unwashed.
    * sin leer = unread.
    * sin levadura = unleavened.
    * sin licencia = unlicensed.
    * sin líder = leaderless.
    * sin limitaciones = without stint, without limit.
    * sin límite = without limit, without stint, interminably.
    * sin límite(s) = unbounded, unfettered, unstinting, unstintingly, the sky is the limit.
    * sin litoral = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin llamar la atención = inconspicuously.
    * sin lógica ni explicación = without rhyme or reason.
    * sin lugar a dudas = conclusively, undeniably, unquestionably, without any doubt, by all accounts, no mistake, no doubt, without a shadow of a doubt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be sure.
    * sin lujos = no-frills.
    * sin luna = moonless.
    * sin luz de luna = moonless.
    * sin madera = woodfree.
    * sin madurar = unripened.
    * sin maldad = guileless.
    * sin malicia = guileless.
    * sin mancha = unblemished, untainted, stainless.
    * sin mangas = sleeveless.
    * sin mantenimiento = maintenance-free.
    * sin marcar = unpriced.
    * sin marca registrada = non-proprietary.
    * sin más = out of hand, unceremoniously, unceremonious.
    * sin más dilación = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado, without warning.
    * sin más ni más = unceremoniously, unceremonious, for the love of it, without much ado.
    * sin más preámbulos = without (any) further ado, without (any) more ado.
    * sin medir = unmeasured.
    * sin mencionar = not to mention, not to say, not to speak of.
    * sin meternos en el hecho de que = to say nothing of.
    * sin mezcla = unmixed.
    * sin mezclar = unmixed.
    * sin miedo = with confidence.
    * sin miramientos = unceremoniously.
    * sin misericordia = ruthlessly.
    * sin modificar = unmodified, unaltered, unedited.
    * sin molestias = hassle-free.
    * sin motivo alguno = wantonly.
    * sin motivo aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin motivo justificado = without justified reason.
    * sin moverse del sitio = in place.
    * sin movimiento = unmoving, motionless.
    * sin mucha antelación = at short notice.
    * sin mucha anticipación = at short notice.
    * sin mucha dificultad = painlessly.
    * sin muchas contemplaciones = unceremoniously.
    * sin muchos inconvenientes = without much grudging.
    * sin nada de gracia = unfunny.
    * sin nada que destacar = uneventful.
    * sin necesidad de ello = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin necesidad de pensar = thought-free.
    * sin ninguna duda = without question, without any doubt, beyond doubt, beyond any doubt, no mistake, no doubt.
    * sin ningún cosste = without cost.
    * sin ningún coste = without charge, free of charge, at no cost, free of cost, cost free, for free, costless, at no charge.
    * sin ningún esfuerzo = effortlessly.
    * sin ningún esfuerzo mental = thought-free.
    * sin ningún género de duda = without any doubt whatsoever, without any doubt whatsoever.
    * sin ningún género de dudas = indisputably.
    * sin ningún motivo = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin ningún nivel de especialización = unskilled.
    * sin ningún otro motivo = (just) for the hell of (doing) it.
    * sin ningún remedio posible = beyond redemption.
    * sin ningún reparo = unabashed.
    * sin ningún resultado = to no avail, without any avail, of no avail.
    * sin ningún tipo de restricciones = no holds barred.
    * sin nombrar = unnamed.
    * sin norte = aimless, off course, rudderless.
    * sin notar la diferencia = seamlessly, seamless.
    * sin nubes = unclouded, uncloudy, cloudless.
    * sin numeración = unnumbered.
    * sin numerar = unnumbered.
    * sin obligaciones = at leisure.
    * sin obstáculos = unchecked, unhindered, unimpeded, unobstructed.
    * sin obstáculos de por medio = uncluttered.
    * sin obstrucciones = unobstructed.
    * sin olor = odourless [odorless, -USA].
    * sin olvidar = not to mention.
    * sin operario = unmanned.
    * sin oposición = without opposition, unchallenged, unopposed.
    * sin orden = unordered.
    * sin ordenar = unordered, unsorted.
    * sin orden ni concierto = higgledy-piggledy, without rhyme or reason.
    * sin originalidad = unoriginal.
    * sin palabras = wordless.
    * sin papel = paperless.
    * sin par = unequalled, unexampled, unsurpassed, unique unto itself, unique, without peer, unrivalled [unrivaled, -USA], without equal, matchless.
    * sin paralelo = unparalleled.
    * sin parangón = unparalleled, unequalled, without peer, matchless.
    * sin parar = steadily, non-stop, without a break, without (a) rest, on-the-go, interminably, without respite, without stopping.
    * sin parar a pensárselo = off-hand [offhand].
    * sin pararse a pensar = off-the-cuff, off the top of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin patente = non-proprietary.
    * sin pausa = breathlessly.
    * sin peculio = impecunious.
    * sin peligro alguno = safely.
    * sin pelo = hairless.
    * sin pelos en la lengua = outspokenly.
    * sin pensar = mindlessly.
    * sin pensar (en) = unmindful of, with little or no thought of, without thinking (about).
    * sin pensarlo = spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * sin pensarlo demasiado = off-the-cuff, off the top of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin pensarlo detenidamente = out of + Posesivo + head.
    * sin pensarlo mucho = off the top of + Posesivo + head, right off the bat.
    * sin pensárselo = spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment.
    * sin pensárselo dos veces = without a second thought, spur-of-the-moment, on the spur of the moment, at the drop of a hat.
    * sin pepitas = seedless.
    * sin percatarse = without realising, without noticing, unconsciously, unknowingly, unwittingly.
    * sin perder de vista = with an eye on.
    * sin perder un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * sin pérdida = lossless.
    * sin perjuicio de = notwithstanding.
    * sin perjuicios = open mind.
    * sin permiso = without permission, unlicensed.
    * sin pestañear = impassively, without batting an eyelid, without turning a hair.
    * sin pico = flat-topped.
    * sin piedad = ruthlessly, remorseless, mercilessly.
    * sin piel = skinless.
    * sin pies ni cabeza = without rhyme or reason.
    * sin pistas = clueless.
    * sin planificar = unplanned.
    * sin poblar = unpopulated.
    * sin poder contenerse = helplessly.
    * sin poder dormir = sleepless.
    * sin poder extinguirlo = inextinguishably.
    * sin poder hacer nada = helplessly.
    * sin poner en duda la veracidad de Algo temporalmente = suspension of disbelief.
    * sin poner en escena = unproduced.
    * sin ponerlo en duda = uncritically.
    * sin ponerse en duda = unquestioned.
    * sin precedente = unparalleled, unexampled.
    * sin precedentes = unprecedented, record breaking, record-high, all-time.
    * sin precio = unpriced.
    * sin preguntar = unasked.
    * sin prejuicios = open-minded, fair-minded [fairminded].
    * sin prentesiones = unpretentious.
    * sin preocupaciones = carefree, worry-free.
    * sin preparación técnica = non-technical.
    * sin préstamo = non-circulating [noncirculating].
    * sin prestar atención = mindlessly.
    * sin pretensiones = unassuming, humble [humbler -comp., humblest -sup.].
    * sin previo aviso = unannounced, without warning, without notice, without prior notice, without prior notification, on spec, at the drop of a hat, without (any) further notice.
    * sin principios = unscrupulous, unprincipled.
    * sin prisa(s) = unhurriedly, leisurely.
    * sin problemas = smoothly, smooth [smoother -comp., smoothest -sup.], problem-free, trouble free [trouble-free], without a hitch, unproblematically, carefree, without difficulty, in good standing.
    * sin problemas de vista = sighted.
    * sin procesar = unprocessed.
    * sin propiedades = propertyless.
    * sin propiedad rural = landless.
    * sin protección = unprotected.
    * sin provocación = unprovoked.
    * sin publicar = unpublished.
    * sin pulir = unpolished.
    * sin quejarse = uncomplaining, uncomplainingly.
    * sin quemar = unburned.
    * sin querer = involuntarily, unwilling, by accident, accidentally, unintentionally, unwantedly.
    * sin querer + Infinitivo = unwilling to + Infinitivo.
    * sin quererlo = unwantedly.
    * sin que se entienda = slurred.
    * sin que se note la diferencia = seamlessly.
    * sin rabo = ecaudate.
    * sin razón = wanton, for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón alguna = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no particular reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón aparente = for no apparent reason, for apparently no reason.
    * sin razón justificada = for no reason, for no specific reason, for no good reason.
    * sin razón justificda = for no particular reason.
    * sin recelo = with confidence.
    * sin receta médica = over the counter.
    * sin reclamar = unredeemed.
    * sin recoger = uncollected.
    * sin reconocer = unrecognised [unrecognized, -USA].
    * sin reconocimiento de créditos = non-credit.
    * sin recopilar = uncollected.
    * sin recursos = resource-starved.
    * sin refinar = unrefined.
    * sin reflexionar = rashly.
    * sin registrar = unlisted.
    * sin reglamentar = unregulated.
    * sin regular = unregulated.
    * sin regularizar = unregulated.
    * sin relación = unrelated, unconnected.
    * sin relación con = unrelated to.
    * sin remedio = beyond repair, incurably, incorrigibly.
    * sin remordimientos = no-looking-back.
    * sin reparar = unrepaired.
    * sin reparo = unashamed.
    * sin reparos = unshielded.
    * sin representación = unrepresented.
    * sin reserva = unconditionally, unreserved.
    * sin reservas = unshielded, wholehearted [whole-hearted], go + the whole hog, the full monty, without reservation, wholeheartedly [whole-heartedly], forthright, categorical, uncompromising, uncompromisingly, unqualified, categoric, unmitigaged, unreserved, unreservedly.
    * sin residencia fija = of no fixed abode.
    * sin resistencia = unchallenged, unopposed.
    * sin resistirse = passively.
    * sin resolver = unresolved, unsolved, unsettled, uncleared.
    * sin respiro = without a break, without (a) rest, without respite.
    * sin responder = unanswered.
    * sin restricciones = unrestricted, unlimited, uninhibited, unrestrictive, unfettered, free-flowing, without stint, without limit, no holds barred, unencumbered.
    * sin restricciones de horario = unscheduled.
    * sin retirar = uncleared, uncollected.
    * sin retrasos = in a timely fashion, in a timely manner.
    * sin revelar = undisclosed, unrevealed.
    * sin revestir = uncoated.
    * sin revisar = unrevised.
    * sin riesgo = riskless.
    * sin rodeos = head-on, baldly, bluntly, outspokenly.
    * sin ruido = soundless.
    * sin rumbo = aimless, off course, rudderless.
    * sin saberlo = unbeknown to, unbeknownst to.
    * sin saber qué decir = nonplussed [nonplused].
    * sin sabor = tasteless.
    * sin saldar = uncollected.
    * sin salida al mar = land-bound [landbound], land-locked [landlocked].
    * sin sanción = unsanctioned.
    * sin seleccionar = unselected.
    * sin semillas = seedless.
    * sin sentido = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious.
    * sin sentir ningún reparo = unashamed.
    * sin sentir vergüenza = shamelessly.
    * sin ser afectado = untouched.
    * sin ser anunciado de antemano = unannounced.
    * sin ser consciente de ello = unbeknownst to, unbeknown to.
    * sin ser detectado = undetected.
    * sin ser evaluado por expertos = unrefereed.
    * sin ser necesario = gratuitous, gratuitously.
    * sin ser percibido = out of sight.
    * sin ser superado = unsurpassed.
    * sin ser visto = unseen, undetected, unobserved, out of sight.
    * sin significado = meaningless.
    * sin simplificar = unabridged.

    * * *
    A without
    lo tomo con leche y sin azúcar I take milk but no sugar
    reserva garantizada sin recargo guaranteed reservation at no extra cost
    seguimos sin noticias we still haven't had any news
    solicite más información sin compromiso send for more details without obligation
    sin previo aviso with no advance warning
    ¡tírate! ¡sin miedo! jump! don't be scared!
    ¿qué harías tú sin mí? what would you do without me?
    agua mineral sin gas still mineral water
    cerveza sin alcohol non-alcoholic beer, alcohol-free beer
    una pareja sin hijos a couple with no children, a childless couple
    un vuelo sin escalas a non-stop o direct flight
    me quedé sin pan I ran out of bread
    se quedó sin trabajo he lost his job
    una persona totalmente sin escrúpulos a completely unscrupulous person
    B
    1 sin + INF (con significado activo) without -ING
    se fue sin pagar she left without paying
    lo mandaron a la cama sin cenar they sent him to bed without any dinner
    somos diez sin contarlos a ellos there are ten of us not counting them
    estuvo una semana entera sin hablarme she didn't speak to me for a whole week, she went a whole week without speaking to me
    sigo sin entender I still don't understand
    la pisé sin querer I accidentally trod on her foot
    2 sin + INF
    (con significado pasivo): una camisa sin planchar an unironed shirt, a shirt that hasn't/hadn't been ironed
    esto está aún sin terminar this still isn't finished
    C sin QUE + SUBJ:
    los días pasan sin que dé señales de vida the days go by and there is still no word from him, the days go by with no word from him o without any word from him
    no voy a ir sin que me inviten I'm not going if I haven't been invited
    quítaselo sin que se dé cuenta get it off him without his o without him noticing
    Compuesto:
    * * *

     

    sin preposición
    1 without;

    seguimos sin noticias we still haven't had any news;
    agua mineral sin gas still mineral water;
    cerveza sin alcohol non-alcoholic beer, alcohol-free beer;
    me quedé sin pan I ran out of bread
    2


    estuvo una semana sin hablarme she didn't speak to me for a week;
    sigo sin entender I still don't understand;
    la pisé sin querer I accidentally trod on her foot


    esto está aún sin terminar it still isn't finished
    3 sin que + subj:

    quítaselo sin que se dé cuenta get it off him without his o without him noticing;
    See Also→ embargo 2
    sin preposición without: se marchó sin ellos, he left without them
    costó mil pesetas, sin contar el IVA, it cost one thousand pesetas, not including VAT
    el edificio estaba sin terminar, the building was unfinished
    entre sin llamar, come in without knocking
    saldré sin que me vea, I'll go out without him seeing
    una bebida sin alcohol, a non-alcoholic drink
    ' sin' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - accidental
    - acéfala
    - acéfalo
    - agotar
    - agotada
    - agotado
    - agreste
    - ahora
    - ahorcarse
    - ajena
    - ajeno
    - alguna
    - alguno
    - aliento
    - alquilar
    - ambages
    - amorfa
    - amorfo
    - aparente
    - asesinar
    - aviso
    - ayunas
    - bagatela
    - baja
    - bajo
    - bañera
    - berrido
    - bien
    - blanca
    - blanco
    - bocado
    - bregar
    - bruta
    - bruto
    - burbuja
    - caldo
    - calle
    - callejón
    - calva
    - camino
    - caprichosa
    - caprichoso
    - causa
    - cazo
    - cero
    English:
    ability
    - accident
    - accidental
    - accidentally
    - accustom
    - ado
    - afraid
    - age
    - agree
    - aimless
    - aimlessly
    - all-time
    - ammunition
    - another
    - antsy
    - anyhow
    - arrogant
    - at
    - attach
    - away
    - AWOL
    - babble
    - backbencher
    - backing
    - bare
    - barge in
    - basic
    - bat
    - bean
    - begin
    - behave
    - beyond
    - blank
    - blind alley
    - blue
    - blunt
    - bluntly
    - blurt out
    - boarding card
    - boarding pass
    - book
    - boorish
    - bootstrap
    - bottomless
    - break
    - breath
    - breathless
    - broke
    - busywork
    - buzz off
    * * *
    SIN nf
    1. (abrev de Servicio de Inteligencia Nacional del Perú) = Peruvian national intelligence department
    2. (abrev de Servicio de Inmigración y Naturalización) INS [US Immigration and Naturalization Service]
    * * *
    prp without;
    sin preguntar without asking;
    sin decir nada without (saying) a word;
    sin paraguas without an umbrella;
    sin que without;
    y sin más and without further ado;
    me lo dijo así, sin más that’s all he said to me, just that
    * * *
    sin prep
    1) : without
    sin querer: unintentionally
    sin refinar: unrefined
    2)
    sin que : without
    lo hicimos sin que él se diera cuenta: we did it without him noticing
    * * *
    sin prep
    1. (en general) without

    Spanish-English dictionary > sin

  • 14 sin sentido

    adj.
    senseless, illogical, pointless, absurd.
    * * *
    (adj.) = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious
    Ex. Although the isolate numbers for the concepts are correct, these mistakes in the use of facet indicators render this class number meaningless.
    Ex. Nor are these training periods held in a purposeless vacuum.
    Ex. Money should be spent wisely by establishing proper priorities and eliminating the trivial and pointless tasks often assigned to libraries.
    Ex. Above all the senseless rivalry between German academic and public libraries could eventually harm both groups.
    Ex. The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.
    * * *
    (adj.) = meaningless, purposeless, pointless, senseless, wanton, nonsensical, unconscious

    Ex: Although the isolate numbers for the concepts are correct, these mistakes in the use of facet indicators render this class number meaningless.

    Ex: Nor are these training periods held in a purposeless vacuum.
    Ex: Money should be spent wisely by establishing proper priorities and eliminating the trivial and pointless tasks often assigned to libraries.
    Ex: Above all the senseless rivalry between German academic and public libraries could eventually harm both groups.
    Ex: The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By conscious or unconscious fixation on this single, already passé, facet of data processing technology we risk totally ignoring the other functions of a catalog.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sin sentido

  • 15 esperpéntico

    1 familiar (grotesco) grotesque, macabre
    2 familiar (ridículo) ridiculous, absurd
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=absurdo) absurd, nonsensical
    2) (=grotesco) grotesque, exaggerated
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo grotesque
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo grotesque
    * * *
    ‹personaje› grotesque, caricaturesque; ‹gesto/figura› grotesque, exaggerated
    * * *

    esperpéntico,-a adjetivo grotesque: es una obra de teatro esperpéntica, it's a grotesque play
    ' esperpéntico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    esperpéntica
    * * *
    esperpéntico, -a adj
    grotesque
    * * *
    esperpéntico, -ca adj
    grotesco: grotesque

    Spanish-English dictionary > esperpéntico

  • 16 adefesioso

    ADJ And, Cono Sur nonsensical, ridiculous

    Spanish-English dictionary > adefesioso

  • 17 botaratada

    f.
    1 blustering, thoughtless action; wild thing.
    2 waste of money, squandering.
    * * *
    SF wild scheme, nonsensical idea

    Spanish-English dictionary > botaratada

  • 18 pamplinero *

    ADJ
    1) (=tonto) silly, nonsensical
    2) (=aspaventero) given to making a great fuss
    3) (=zalamero) sweet-talking

    Spanish-English dictionary > pamplinero *

  • 19 sandío

    adj.
    1 foolish, nonsensical.
    2 indiscreet, tactless.
    m.
    indiscreet and foolish person, indiscreet person.
    * * *
    1 silly, foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    sandío, -a
    1.
    ADJ foolish, silly
    2.
    SM / F fool
    sandía

    Spanish-English dictionary > sandío

  • 20 absurdidad

    • absurd act
    • absurdity
    • absurdness
    • foolery
    • idiocy
    • imbecility
    • irrational act
    • nonscheduled airline
    • nonsensical
    • silliness

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > absurdidad

См. также в других словарях:

  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] * * * non·sen·si·cal (nŏn sĕnʹsĭ kəl) adj. 1. Lacking intelligible meaning: a nonsensical jumble of words. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Nonsensical — Non*sen si*cal, a. Without sense; unmeaning; absurd; foolish; irrational; preposterous. {Non*sen si*cal*ly}, adv. {Non*sen si*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nonsensical — index fatuous, incredible, inexpressive, irrational, ludicrous, lunatic, puerile, unreasonable Burto …   Law dictionary

  • nonsensical — (adj.) 1650s, from NONSENSE (Cf. nonsense) + ICAL (Cf. ical). Related: Nonsensically …   Etymology dictionary

  • nonsensical — [nän sen′si kəl] adj. unintelligible, foolish, silly, absurd, etc. nonsensically adv. nonsensicalness n. nonsensicality [nänkal′ə tē] …   English World dictionary

  • nonsensical — adj. nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) * * * [nɒn sensɪk(ə)l] nonsensical to + inf. (it s nonsensical to trust her) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • nonsensical — [[t]nɒnse̱nsɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (disapproval) If you say that something is nonsensical, you think it is stupid, ridiculous, or untrue. It seemed to me that Sir Robert s arguments were nonsensical... There were no nonsensical… …   English dictionary

  • nonsensical — adjective 1. incongruous; inviting ridicule the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework that s a cockeyed idea ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer a contribution so small as to be laughable it is ludicrous to call a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonsensical — non|sen|si|cal [nɔnˈsensıkəl US na:n ] adj ideas, actions, or statements that are nonsensical are not reasonable or sensible ▪ This is a nonsensical argument …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nonsensical — adjective 1) her nonsensical way of talking Syn: meaningless, senseless, illogical Ant: logical, rational 2) a nonsensical generalization Syn: foolish, insane, stupid …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nonsensical — adj. Nonsensical is used with these nouns: ↑lyrics …   Collocations dictionary

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