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  • 1 anormal

    adj.
    1 abnormal.
    2 subnormal (subnormal).
    f. & m.
    subnormal person (person).
    * * *
    1 (no normal) abnormal
    2 (inhabitual) unusual
    3 MEDICINA subnormal
    1 MEDICINA subnormal person
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=no normal) abnormal
    2) * (=imbécil) silly, cretinous
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo abnormal
    II
    masculino y femenino (fam) idiot
    * * *
    = anomalous, abnormal, deviant, arse, dumbbell, retard.
    Ex. Similarly anomalous paper may also be found when a whole sheet has been cancelled and reprinted.
    Ex. There was nothing malevolent in her response or in her look; she simply stated it as if it was the most natural thing in the world, not in the least abnormal.
    Ex. The author examines why a deviant news story such as 'Man bites dog' is more memorable than 'Dog bites man'.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    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. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.
    ----
    * anormal para la época del año = unseasonably.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo abnormal
    II
    masculino y femenino (fam) idiot
    * * *
    = anomalous, abnormal, deviant, arse, dumbbell, retard.

    Ex: Similarly anomalous paper may also be found when a whole sheet has been cancelled and reprinted.

    Ex: There was nothing malevolent in her response or in her look; she simply stated it as if it was the most natural thing in the world, not in the least abnormal.
    Ex: The author examines why a deviant news story such as 'Man bites dog' is more memorable than 'Dog bites man'.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    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: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.
    * anormal para la época del año = unseasonably.

    * * *
    1 ‹comportamiento› abnormal
    no seas anormal ( fam); don't be so stupid
    2 ‹situación› abnormal
    ( fam)
    idiot
    este anormal los dejó salir solos this stupid idiot let them go out on their own
    * * *

    anormal adjetivo
    abnormal
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino (fam) idiot
    anormal
    I adjetivo
    1 abnormal
    2 (inhabitual) unusual
    3 Med mentally handicapped
    II mf Med mentally handicapped person
    ' anormal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    extraordinaria
    - extraordinario
    English:
    abnormal
    - defective
    - irregular
    - unnatural
    - deviant
    * * *
    adj
    1. [anómalo] abnormal
    2. [subnormal] subnormal
    3. Fam [como insulto] moronic;
    no seas anormal don't be such a moron
    nmf
    1. [persona] subnormal person
    2. Fam [como insulto] moron
    * * *
    adj abnormal
    * * *
    anormal adj
    : abnormal
    anormalmente adv
    * * *
    anormal adj abnormal

    Spanish-English dictionary > anormal

  • 2 atrasar

    v.
    1 to put back (retrasar) (cita, reloj).
    2 to be slow (reloj).
    3 to delay, to detain, to hold up, to put back.
    María atrasó el bus a propósito Mary delayed the bus on purpose.
    María atrasó la reunión dos días Mary delayed the meeting two days.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to delay, postpone, put back; (reloj) to put back
    1 (reloj) to be slow
    1 (tren etc) to be late
    2 (quedarse atrás) to fall behind
    \
    atrasarse en los pagos to fall behind, be in arrears
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ progreso] to slow down; [+ salida etc] to delay; [+ reloj] to put back
    2.
    VI [reloj] to lose time, be slow
    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < reloj> to put back
    b) <reunión/viaje> to postpone, put back
    2.
    atrasar vi reloj to lose time
    3.
    atrasarse v pron
    1) reloj to lose time
    2) (en estudios, trabajo, pagos) to fall behind, get behind

    se atrasaron en el pago del alquilerthey fell behind o got into arrears with the rent

    3) país/industria to fall behind
    4) (esp AmL) ( llegar tarde) avión/tren to be late, be delayed; persona to be late
    5) menstruación to be late
    * * *
    = delay, hold up, hold + Nombre + back, retard.
    Ex. It would be wise to delay reading these until you have had some experience in using the scheme.
    Ex. Unfortunately, goods of Community origin can also be held up by the surveillance system, often for several weeks.
    Ex. Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    Ex. Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.
    ----
    * atrasarse = run + late, be late (for).
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) < reloj> to put back
    b) <reunión/viaje> to postpone, put back
    2.
    atrasar vi reloj to lose time
    3.
    atrasarse v pron
    1) reloj to lose time
    2) (en estudios, trabajo, pagos) to fall behind, get behind

    se atrasaron en el pago del alquilerthey fell behind o got into arrears with the rent

    3) país/industria to fall behind
    4) (esp AmL) ( llegar tarde) avión/tren to be late, be delayed; persona to be late
    5) menstruación to be late
    * * *
    = delay, hold up, hold + Nombre + back, retard.

    Ex: It would be wise to delay reading these until you have had some experience in using the scheme.

    Ex: Unfortunately, goods of Community origin can also be held up by the surveillance system, often for several weeks.
    Ex: Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    Ex: Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.
    * atrasarse = run + late, be late (for).

    * * *
    atrasar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹reloj› to put back
    hay que atrasar los relojes una hora we have to put the clocks back one hour
    2 ‹reunión/fecha/viaje› to postpone, put back
    han atrasado la salida the departure has been delayed
    problemas financieros han atrasado la conclusión de las obras the completion of the work has been held up by financial problems
    ■ atrasar
    vi
    «reloj» to lose time
    A «reloj» to lose time
    este reloj se atrasa this watch loses time
    el reloj se me atrasa un minuto cada hora my watch loses one minute every hour
    B (en los estudios, el trabajo) to fall behind, get behind
    se atrasaron en el pago del alquiler they fell behind o got into arrears with the rent
    C «país/industria» to fall behind
    durante este período el país se atrasó en ciencia y tecnología during this period the country fell behind o lost ground in the area of science and technology
    nos estamos atrasando respecto a nuestros vecinos we are falling behind our neighbors
    D ( esp AmL) (llegar tarde) «avión/tren» to be late, be delayed; «persona» to be late
    me atrasé porque había mucho tráfico I was delayed or held up by the traffic
    E «menstruación» to be late
    F (Ur) «enfermo» to get worse
    * * *

    atrasar ( conjugate atrasar) verbo transitivo
    a) reloj to put back

    b)reunión/viaje to postpone, put back

    verbo intransitivo [ reloj] to lose time
    atrasarse verbo pronominal
    1


    b) (esp AmL) ( llegar tarde) [avión/tren] to be late, be delayed;

    [ persona] to be late
    2
    a) (en estudios, trabajo, pagos) to fall behind, get behind

    b) [país/industria] to fall behind

    atrasar
    I verbo transitivo to put back
    II vi (un reloj) to be slow
    ' atrasar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    set back
    - turn back
    - lose
    - put
    - set
    * * *
    vt
    1. [poner más atrás] to move (further) back
    2. [en el tiempo] [reunión, viaje, reloj] to put back;
    atrasaron la fecha de la reunión they put back the date of the meeting
    3. Dep [balón] to pass back
    vi
    [reloj] to be slow
    * * *
    I v/t reloj put back; fecha postpone, put back
    II v/i de reloj lose time
    * * *
    : to delay, to put off
    : to lose time
    * * *
    1. (retrasar el reloj) to put back [pt. & pp. put]
    2. (aplazar) to postpone / to put off [pt. & pp. put]
    3. (ir lento) to be slow

    Spanish-English dictionary > atrasar

  • 3 avance1

    1 = move, progress, push towards, progression, march.
    Ex. Better flexibility is achieved if the heating, ventilation and lighting can accommodate this move without the need for any alterations.
    Ex. AACR represented a significant element in the progress towards rational and standard cataloguing practices.
    Ex. In the frenetic push towards international cooperation among research libraries, the library needs of the nonscholar are easily overlooked.
    Ex. In the past few years, there has been a technological progression from the Internet to intranets and, now, to extranets.
    Ex. The march of information technology has changed service presentation but the media which are used today are those which have served public librarians for years.
    ----
    * avance inexorable = relentlessness.
    * avance rápido de imágenes = fast motion.
    * AvPág (Avance Página) = PgDn (Page Down).
    * coartar el avance de Algo = hinder + progress.
    * evaluación del avance realizado = progress evaluation.
    * hacer avances = make + headway.
    * informe sobre el avance de un proyecto = progress report.
    * retrasar el avance = retard + progress.
    * ser un gran avance = be half the battle.
    * símbolo de avance de línea = line feed character.
    * tecla de Avance de Página = Page Down key.

    Spanish-English dictionary > avance1

  • 4 ayudar a eliminar obstáculos

    (v.) = clear + the path, clear + the way
    Ex. All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
    Ex. Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.
    * * *
    (v.) = clear + the path, clear + the way

    Ex: All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.

    Ex: Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ayudar a eliminar obstáculos

  • 5 circulación libre

    (n.) = free flow
    Ex. The author explains the danger of the information explosions and the factors that retard the free-flow of information.
    * * *
    (n.) = free flow

    Ex: The author explains the danger of the information explosions and the factors that retard the free-flow of information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > circulación libre

  • 6 demorar

    v.
    1 to delay.
    María atrasó el bus a propósito Mary delayed the bus on purpose.
    2 to take time, to delay.
    * * *
    1 (retrasar) to delay, hold up
    1 (detenerse) to stop
    1 (retrasarse) to be delayed, be held up
    2 (detenerse en alguna parte) to stop, linger
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    1.
    VT [+ viaje] to delay; [+ llegada, terminación] to hold up
    2. VI
    1) (=detenerse) to stay on, linger on

    ¡no demores! — don't be long!

    2) (=perder tiempo) to waste time

    demorar en hacer algo LAm to take a long time to do sth, be slow in doing sth

    3.
    See:
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (AmL) ( tardar)

    demoró tres horas en llegarhe took o it took him three hours to arrive

    b) (AmL) ( retrasar) <viaje/decisión> to delay
    2.
    demorar vi (AmL)
    3.
    demorarse v pron (AmL)

    ¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá? — how long does it take you to get there?

    b) ( tardar demasiado) to be o take too long

    demorarse en + inf — to take a long time to + inf

    * * *
    = delay, hold up, hold + Nombre + back, retard, temporise [temporize, -USA], hold off, play for + time.
    Ex. It would be wise to delay reading these until you have had some experience in using the scheme.
    Ex. Unfortunately, goods of Community origin can also be held up by the surveillance system, often for several weeks.
    Ex. Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    Ex. Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.
    Ex. The first countries to enter the information society will reap the greatests rewards whereas countries which temporise or favour half-hearted solutions could, in less than a decade, face disastrous declines in investment and a squeeze on jobs.
    Ex. A dam at the Strait of Gibraltar could be constructed to limit the outflow and reverse the climate deterioration, thus holding off the next ice age.
    Ex. Saddam will play for time and avoid precipitating any crises that could cost him his hold on power.
    ----
    * demorarse = lag, tarry, drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels, linger, be late (for).
    * sin demorarse un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    a) (AmL) ( tardar)

    demoró tres horas en llegarhe took o it took him three hours to arrive

    b) (AmL) ( retrasar) <viaje/decisión> to delay
    2.
    demorar vi (AmL)
    3.
    demorarse v pron (AmL)

    ¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá? — how long does it take you to get there?

    b) ( tardar demasiado) to be o take too long

    demorarse en + inf — to take a long time to + inf

    * * *
    = delay, hold up, hold + Nombre + back, retard, temporise [temporize, -USA], hold off, play for + time.

    Ex: It would be wise to delay reading these until you have had some experience in using the scheme.

    Ex: Unfortunately, goods of Community origin can also be held up by the surveillance system, often for several weeks.
    Ex: Despite the improvements in the 17th edition, the scheme has been held back for years by the old policy of 'integrity of numbers' referred to above, the effects of which are not likely to be quickly mitigated.
    Ex: Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.
    Ex: The first countries to enter the information society will reap the greatests rewards whereas countries which temporise or favour half-hearted solutions could, in less than a decade, face disastrous declines in investment and a squeeze on jobs.
    Ex: A dam at the Strait of Gibraltar could be constructed to limit the outflow and reverse the climate deterioration, thus holding off the next ice age.
    Ex: Saddam will play for time and avoid precipitating any crises that could cost him his hold on power.
    * demorarse = lag, tarry, drag + Posesivo + feet, drag + Posesivo + heels, linger, be late (for).
    * sin demorarse un (solo) minuto = without a moment wasted, without a wasted moment, without a minute wasted, without a wasted minute.

    * * *
    demorar [A1 ]
    vt
    1
    ( esp AmL) (tardar): demoró tres horas en terminar la prueba he took o it took him three hours to complete the test
    2 ( AmL) (retrasar) ‹viaje/decisión› to delay
    ■ demorar
    vi
    ( esp AmL): ¡no demores! don't be long!
    demorar EN + INF:
    no me esperes que voy a demorar en terminar don't wait for me because I won't be finished for a while ( colloq)
    demoró en hacer efecto it took some time to take effect
    1
    ( AmL) (tardar cierto tiempo): ¿ya lo terminaste? ¡qué poco te demoraste! have you finished already? you didn't take very long o that didn't take you very long
    demorarse EN + INF:
    ¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá? how long does it take you to get there?
    2 ( AmL) (tardar demasiado) to be o take too long demorarse EN + INF to take a long time TO + INF
    perdón por demorarme en contestar tu carta I'm sorry I've taken o it's taken me so long to reply to your letter
    se demoró en decidirse y perdió la oportunidad she took too long to make her mind up and missed her chance
    * * *

     

    demorar ( conjugate demorar) verbo transitivo
    a) (AmL) ( tardar):

    demoró tres horas en llegar he took o it took him three hours to arrive

    b) (AmL) ( retrasar) ‹viaje/decisión to delay

    verbo intransitivo (AmL):
    ¡no demores! don't be long!

    demorarse verbo pronominal (AmL)

    ¡qué poco te demoraste! that didn't take you very long;

    me demoro 3 horas it takes me 3 hours
    b) ( tardar demasiado) to be o take too long;

    demorarse en hacer algo to take a long time to do sth
    demorar verbo transitivo to delay, hold up
    ' demorar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cuánto
    - durar
    English:
    procrastinate
    - delay
    - take
    * * *
    vt
    1. [retrasar] to delay;
    el tráfico me demoró I was held up by the traffic
    2. Am [tardar] to take;
    demoraron tres días en pintar la casa it took them o they took three days to paint the house
    vi
    Am to be late;
    ¡no demores! don't be late!;
    siempre demora en bañarse he always takes ages in the bathroom;
    este quitamanchas demora en actuar this stain remover takes a while to work
    * * *
    I v/i
    1 stay on
    2 L.Am. ( tardar) be late;
    no demores don’t be long
    II v/t delay
    * * *
    1) retrasar: to delay
    2) tardar: to take, to last
    la reparación demorará varios días: the repair will take several days
    : to delay, to linger

    Spanish-English dictionary > demorar

  • 7 eliminar obstáculos

    (v.) = clear + the path, clear + the way
    Ex. All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
    Ex. Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.
    * * *
    (v.) = clear + the path, clear + the way

    Ex: All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.

    Ex: Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.

    Spanish-English dictionary > eliminar obstáculos

  • 8 embrionario

    adj.
    embryonic, embryonal, embryo.
    * * *
    1 embryonic, embryonal
    * * *
    (f. - embrionaria)
    adj.
    * * *
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo embryonic
    * * *
    = foetal [fetal, -USA], embryo, embryonic, undeveloped, embryonal.
    Ex. Of those that proceeded beyond the fetal stage, few survived the close of the decade in their original form.
    Ex. This article describes an embryo training scheme for librarians.
    Ex. This illustrates both the complexity and the interdependent nature of what is still an embryonic industry.
    Ex. I would urge you most sincerely and strongly to think twice or three times before putting your shelflist into an undeveloped system.
    Ex. We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.
    ----
    * carcinoma embrionario = embryonal carcinoma.
    * célula madre embrionaria = embryonic stem cell.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en su estado embrionario = in its embryonic stage.
    * en un estado embrionario = in an embryonic stage.
    * muerte embrionaria = embryonal death.
    * sarcoma embrionario = embryonal sarcoma.
    * tumor embrionario = embryonal tumour.
    * * *
    - ria adjetivo embryonic
    * * *
    = foetal [fetal, -USA], embryo, embryonic, undeveloped, embryonal.

    Ex: Of those that proceeded beyond the fetal stage, few survived the close of the decade in their original form.

    Ex: This article describes an embryo training scheme for librarians.
    Ex: This illustrates both the complexity and the interdependent nature of what is still an embryonic industry.
    Ex: I would urge you most sincerely and strongly to think twice or three times before putting your shelflist into an undeveloped system.
    Ex: We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.
    * carcinoma embrionario = embryonal carcinoma.
    * célula madre embrionaria = embryonic stem cell.
    * en estado embrionario = embryo, in embryo, in the embryo stage.
    * en su estado embrionario = in its embryonic stage.
    * en un estado embrionario = in an embryonic stage.
    * muerte embrionaria = embryonal death.
    * sarcoma embrionario = embryonal sarcoma.
    * tumor embrionario = embryonal tumour.

    * * *
    ‹etapa› embryonic; ‹investigación› embryo ( before n)
    las negociaciones se encuentran en estado embrionario the negotiations are at a very preliminary stage
    * * *
    embrionario, -a adj
    1. Biol embryonic
    2. [en desarrollo] embryonic
    * * *
    adj embryonic;
    en estado embrionario fig in embryo
    * * *
    : embryonic

    Spanish-English dictionary > embrionario

  • 9 envejecimiento

    m.
    aging.
    * * *
    1 ageing, growing old
    * * *
    * * *
    masculino aging*
    * * *
    = aging [ageing], aging [ageing].
    Ex. Aging is one of the properties of scientific and technical literature.
    Ex. These are reference materials that may be useful to librarians who serve practitioners, researchers, caregivers, interested non-professionals and the elderly who wish to learn about the psychology of adult development and aging.
    ----
    * en proceso de envejecimiento = aging [ageing].
    * envejecimiento celular = cellular aging [cellular ageing].
    * envejecimiento de la población = aging population [ageing population].
    * envejecimiento mental = mental aging.
    * proceso de envejecimiento = aging process.
    * resistencia al envejecimiento = aging resistance [ageing resistance].
    * retardar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.
    * retrasar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.
    * * *
    masculino aging*
    * * *
    = aging [ageing], aging [ageing].

    Ex: Aging is one of the properties of scientific and technical literature.

    Ex: These are reference materials that may be useful to librarians who serve practitioners, researchers, caregivers, interested non-professionals and the elderly who wish to learn about the psychology of adult development and aging.
    * en proceso de envejecimiento = aging [ageing].
    * envejecimiento celular = cellular aging [cellular ageing].
    * envejecimiento de la población = aging population [ageing population].
    * envejecimiento mental = mental aging.
    * proceso de envejecimiento = aging process.
    * resistencia al envejecimiento = aging resistance [ageing resistance].
    * retardar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.
    * retrasar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.

    * * *
    1 (de una persona, de la piel) aging*
    2 (del vino, queso) maturing, aging*
    * * *

    envejecimiento sustantivo masculino ageing
    ' envejecimiento' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ageing
    - aging
    * * *
    1. [de persona] ageing
    2. [de piel] ageing
    3. [de vino, licor] ageing
    4. [de madera, mueble] distressing
    * * *
    m ag(e)ing
    * * *
    : aging

    Spanish-English dictionary > envejecimiento

  • 10 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

  • 11 fenotipo

    m.
    phenotype.
    * * *
    1 phenotype
    * * *
    Ex. We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.
    * * *

    Ex: We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.

    * * *
    phenotype
    * * *
    phenotype
    * * *
    m BIO phenotype

    Spanish-English dictionary > fenotipo

  • 12 flujo libre

    (n.) = free flow
    Ex. The author explains the danger of the information explosions and the factors that retard the free-flow of information.
    * * *
    (n.) = free flow

    Ex: The author explains the danger of the information explosions and the factors that retard the free-flow of information.

    Spanish-English dictionary > flujo libre

  • 13 idiota

    adj.
    1 stupid (tonto).
    2 mentally deficient (enfermo).
    3 idiot, foolish, dumb, silly.
    4 ament.
    f. & m.
    idiot.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA idiotic
    2 familiar (tonto) stupid
    1 idiot
    \
    hacer el idiota (hacer payasadas) to be silly, fool about 2 (perder una oportunidad) to be stupid
    * * *
    1. noun mf. 2. adj.
    stupid, idiotic
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ idiotic, stupid
    2.
    SMF idiot

    ¡idiota! — you idiot!

    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    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. 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. 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. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    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. 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. 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. 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. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    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. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    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: 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: 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: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    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: 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: 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: 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: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    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: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid, idiotic
    me caí de la manera más idiota I had the most idiotic o stupid fall ( colloq)
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be so stupid!, don't be such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) idiotic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) idiot, stupid fool ( colloq)
    2 ( Med) idiot
    Compuesto:
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

    idiota adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic;
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be such an idiot!

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq)
    idiota
    I adjetivo idiotic, stupid
    II mf idiot, fool

    ' idiota' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tomar
    - trompo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - pedazo
    - perdido
    English:
    bozo
    - fool
    - idiot
    - idiotic
    - knob
    - make out
    - meathead
    - moron
    - nerd
    - plonker
    - right
    - some
    - inane
    - mug
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] mentally deficient
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] idiot
    * * *
    I adj idiotic
    II m/f idiot
    * * *
    idiota adj
    : idiotic, stupid, foolish
    idiota nmf
    : idiot, foolish person
    * * *
    idiota1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    idiota2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiota

  • 14 melón2

    2 = lemon, dummy.
    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. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > melón2

  • 15 mongólico

    adj.
    Mongol.
    * * *
    1 affected by Down's syndrome
    2 Mongolian
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 person affected by Down's syndrome
    2 Mongolian
    * * *
    mongólico, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (Med) mongoloid
    2) pey (=estúpido) moronic
    3) (=mongol) Mongolian
    2. SM / F
    1) (Med) Down's syndrome sufferer
    2) pey (=estúpido) moron *
    3) (=mongol) Mongolian
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (ant o crit) (Med) < rasgos> mongoloid (dated or crit)
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) moronic (colloq & pej)
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    a) (ant o crit) (Med) person suffering from Down's syndrome
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) moron (colloq & pej)
    * * *
    = retard.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.
    * * *
    I
    - ca adjetivo
    a) (ant o crit) (Med) < rasgos> mongoloid (dated or crit)
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) moronic (colloq & pej)
    II
    - ca masculino, femenino
    a) (ant o crit) (Med) person suffering from Down's syndrome
    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) moron (colloq & pej)
    * * *

    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a 'lemon and a retard'.

    * * *
    1 ( ant o crit) ( Med) ‹rasgos› mongoloid ( datedo crit)
    niños mongólicos Down's syndrome children
    2 ( fam pey) (tonto) moronic ( colloq pej)
    3 (de Mongolia) Mongolian
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( ant o crit) ( Med) person suffering from Down's syndrome, mongol ( datedor crit)
    una escuela para mongólicos a school for Down's syndrome children
    2 ( fam pey) (tonto) moron ( colloq pej)
    3 (de Mongolia) Mongol, Mongolian
    * * *

    mongólico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a) (ant o crit) (Med) ‹ rasgos mongoloid (dated or crit);


    b) (fam & pey) ( tonto) moronic (colloq & pej)

    * * *
    mongólico, -a
    adj
    1. [enfermo] Down's syndrome;
    niño mongólico Down's syndrome child
    2. Fam [imbécil] moronic
    3. [de Mongolia] Mongolian
    nm,f
    1. [enfermo] person with Down's syndrome;
    es un mongólico he has Down's syndrome
    2. Fam [imbécil] moron
    3. [de Mongolia] Mongol, Mongolian
    * * *
    adj
    :
    niño mongólico MED child with Down’s syndrome

    Spanish-English dictionary > mongólico

  • 16 necio

    adj.
    silly, ignorant, stupid, foolish.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 imbecile, idiot
    * * *
    necio, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=tonto) foolish, stupid
    2) Méx (=terco) stubborn, pig-headed
    3) And (=displicente) peevish
    4) And, Caribe, Cono Sur (=quisquilloso) touchy, hypersensitive
    5) CAm [enfermedad] hard to shake off
    2.
    SM / F fool
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    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. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    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. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    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. 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. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un necio = stupidly.
    * * *
    - cia adjetivo
    1) ( tonto) stupid
    2) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty
    * * *
    = moron, cretin, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    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: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    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: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    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: 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: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un necio = stupidly.

    * * *
    A (tonto) stupid, brainless ( colloq)
    B ( RPl) (susceptible) touchy
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty
    masculine, feminine
    el necio es atrevido y el sabio comedido fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    B ( RPl) (persona susceptible) touchy person
    C (AmC, Col, Ven fam) (travieso) naughty boy ( o child etc)
    * * *

    necio
    ◊ - cia adjetivo


    b) (AmC, Col, Ven fam) ( travieso) naughty

    necio,-a
    I adjetivo stupid, fatuous
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino stupid fool: su hermano es un necio, his brother's an idiot
    ♦ Locuciones: a palabras necias, oídos sordos, turn a deaf ear to foolish comments
    ' necio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    animal
    - burra
    - burro
    - necia
    - subnormal
    * * *
    necio, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, foolish
    2. Am [terco] stubborn, pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] idiot, fool
    2. Am [terco] stubborn o pigheaded person;
    es un necio he's really stubborn o pigheaded
    3. Méx [susceptible] touchy person;
    es un necio he's really touchy
    * * *
    I adj brainless
    II m, necia f fool, idiot
    * * *
    necio, - cia adj
    1) : foolish, silly, dumb
    2) fam : naughty
    necio, - cia n
    estúpido: fool, idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > necio

  • 17 preparar el terreno

    figurado to pave the way, prepare the ground
    * * *
    * * *
    (v.) = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way
    Ex. In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.
    Ex. Before we look at how libraries in Great Britain have responded to community information, first it is important to set the scene by examining in more detail some of these other information and advice services.
    Ex. All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
    Ex. Continued communication regarding procedures and results smooths the way for long-term understanding and willingness to participate = La comunicación permanente con respecto a procedimientos y resultados facilita el entendimiento a largo plazo y el deseo de participar.
    Ex. Microcomputers or telecomputers (the successor to the television) set the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
    Ex. But if the groundwork for these accomplisments can be laid with patient, constructive efforts, that contribution is more important than presiding over the final act.
    Ex. Together, these technologies pave the road for the introduction of interactive television to fully exploit the benefits of the conversion to digital.
    Ex. Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.
    * * *
    (v.) = pave + the way (for/towards/to), set + the scene, clear + the path, smooth + the way, set + the stage, pave + the path (for/towards/to), pave + the path (for/towards/to), lay + the groundwork for, pave + the road (for/towards/to), clear + the way

    Ex: In the face of present priorities and staff commitments, the Library feels that it cannot undertake a comprehensive study of the subject heading system that would pave the way for a major restructuring of the system.

    Ex: Before we look at how libraries in Great Britain have responded to community information, first it is important to set the scene by examining in more detail some of these other information and advice services.
    Ex: All of this was intended to clear for the reader his/her path in the catalog, to obviate anything that might distract his/her attention or otherwise retard his/her progress, and to facilitate in every way possible his/her search in the catalog.
    Ex: Continued communication regarding procedures and results smooths the way for long-term understanding and willingness to participate = La comunicación permanente con respecto a procedimientos y resultados facilita el entendimiento a largo plazo y el deseo de participar.
    Ex: Microcomputers or telecomputers (the successor to the television) set the stage for an interactive environment that can banish the 'master-slave' architecture of television and its progeny, the culture of passivity.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'The long and winding road: the FCC paves the path with good intentions'.
    Ex: But if the groundwork for these accomplisments can be laid with patient, constructive efforts, that contribution is more important than presiding over the final act.
    Ex: Together, these technologies pave the road for the introduction of interactive television to fully exploit the benefits of the conversion to digital.
    Ex: Last night's decision by the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government-backed transaction to take place immediately.

    Spanish-English dictionary > preparar el terreno

  • 18 retardar

    v.
    1 to delay.
    La medicina retarda su aparición The medicine delays its appearance.
    2 to thwart.
    Elsa retardó los planes Elsa thwarted the plans.
    * * *
    1 (detener) to slow down; (retrasar) to delay
    2 (posponer) to postpone
    1 to be delayed, be held up, be late
    * * *
    VT (=frenar) to slow down, slow up; [+ marcha] to hold up; [+ tren] to delay, make late
    * * *
    verbo transitivo ( frenar) to delay, hold up, retard (tech); ( posponer) to postpone
    * * *
    = retard.
    Ex. Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.
    ----
    * retardar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo ( frenar) to delay, hold up, retard (tech); ( posponer) to postpone
    * * *

    Ex: Without the floppy disk, data processing on microcomputers would have been severely retarded.

    * retardar el envejecimiento = retard + aging.

    * * *
    retardar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 (frenar) to delay, hold up, retard ( tech)
    2 (posponer) to postpone
    to be late
    * * *

    retardar ( conjugate retardar) verbo transitivo ( frenar) to delay, hold up, retard (tech);
    ( posponer) to postpone
    retardar vtr (retrasar, posponer) to delay, put off: el mal tiempo retardó nuestra salida, the bad weather delayed our departure
    ' retardar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    retard
    * * *
    vt
    1. [retrasar] to delay
    2. [frenar] to hold up, to slow down
    * * *
    v/t delay
    * * *
    1) retrasar: to delay, to retard
    2) : to postpone

    Spanish-English dictionary > retardar

  • 19 retardar el envejecimiento

    (v.) = retard + aging
    Ex. We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.
    * * *
    (v.) = retard + aging

    Ex: We are selecting embryonal stem cells in vitro for phenotypes that may retard aging.

    Spanish-English dictionary > retardar el envejecimiento

  • 20 retrasado

    adj.
    1 late, behind schedule, behind-time, overdue.
    2 retarded, backward, cretinous, feeble-minded.
    3 underdeveloped, under-developed, backward, backwards.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: retrasar.
    * * *
    1→ link=retrasar retrasar
    1 (en conocimientos, trabajo) behind
    2 (pagos) late
    3 (reloj) slow
    4 (tren, avión, etc) delayed
    5 (país) backward, underdeveloped
    6 (mental) retarded, backward
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 mentally retarded person
    * * *
    (f. - retrasada)
    adj.
    * * *
    retrasado, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [en una actividad]

    estar o ir retrasado — to be behind

    va muy retrasado en química — he is very behind in chemistry, he has a lot to make up in chemistry

    estar retrasado en los pagosto be behind in o with one's payments, be in arrears

    2) [en el tiempo] [persona] late

    llegó retrasado a la reunión — he was late for the meeting, he got to the meeting late

    3) [en el desarrollo] [país, pueblo, sociedad] backward
    4) (=no actual) [ideas, estilo] outdated, outmoded
    5) [reloj] slow
    6) [mentalmente] mentally retarded
    2.
    SM / F (tb: retrasado/a mental) pey mentally handicapped
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped
    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad)

    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a los demás — he lags a long way behind the others

    c) <país/sociedad> backward
    d) < reloj> slow
    II
    - da masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasado mental — mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard (AmE colloq & pej)

    * * *
    = backward, backwards, retarded, cretinous, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, nonce.
    Ex. There are no entries under the terms backward, Deficient, Handicapped, Mental deficiency, Mentally deficient despite the fact that Class JGJ is devoted to the teaching of Deficient, Handicapped, etc.
    Ex. Besides, basing our future course on 'observations in our present-day libraries' is a little backwards.
    Ex. A social skills training program was conducted with three mildly retarded black mothers identified as child maltreaters.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    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. 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. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    ----
    * retrasado mental = mentally retarded person, mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped
    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad)

    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a los demás — he lags a long way behind the others

    c) <país/sociedad> backward
    d) < reloj> slow
    II
    - da masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasado mental — mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard (AmE colloq & pej)

    * * *
    = backward, backwards, retarded, cretinous, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, nonce.

    Ex: There are no entries under the terms backward, Deficient, Handicapped, Mental deficiency, Mentally deficient despite the fact that Class JGJ is devoted to the teaching of Deficient, Handicapped, etc.

    Ex: Besides, basing our future course on 'observations in our present-day libraries' is a little backwards.
    Ex: A social skills training program was conducted with three mildly retarded black mothers identified as child maltreaters.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    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: 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: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    * retrasado mental = mentally retarded person, mentally backward.
    * retrasados mentales, los = mentally retarded, the.

    * * *
    retrasado1 -da
    1 [ SER] ( Med, Psic) mentally handicapped, (mentally) retarded
    un niño retrasado a child with learning difficulties; (más grave) a mentally retarded o handicapped child
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (en una tarea, actividad): tengo mucho trabajo retrasado I have a big backlog of work, I have a lot of work to catch up on
    voy muy retrasado con el trabajo I'm really behind with my work
    va or está muy retrasado con respecto a sus compañeros he is lagging a long way behind his classmates
    están retrasados en los pagos they are behind in their payments, they are in arrears with their payments
    3 ‹país/sociedad› backward
    4 ‹reloj› slow
    retrasado2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    tb
    retrasado mental mentally handicapped person, (mentally) retarded person, retard ( AmE colloq pej)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo retrasar: ( conjugate retrasar)

    retrasado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    retrasado    
    retrasar
    retrasado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [SER] (Med, Psic) mentally handicapped

    b) [ESTAR] (en tarea, actividad):


    están retrasados en los pagos they are behind in their payments;
    tengo trabajo retrasado I have work to catch up on
    c)país/sociedad backward

    d) reloj slow

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino: tb

    retrasar ( conjugate retrasar) verbo transitivo
    a) personato make … late;


    b)producción/proceso to delay, hold up;


    c)partida/fecha to postpone

    d) reloj to put back

    retrasarse verbo pronominal

    b) [producción/trámite] to be delayed, be held up

    c) (en trabajo, estudios, pagos) to fall behind;



    retrasado,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (en el desarrollo físico) underdeveloped, immature
    2 (en el desarrollo mental) retarded, backward
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino retrasado (mental), mentally handicapped o retarded person
    retrasar
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (hacer que algo vaya más lento) to slow down: las obras retrasaron el tráfico, the road works held up the traffic
    2 (posponer) to delay, postpone: tendremos que retrasar las vacaciones, we will have to put off our holidays ➣ Ver nota en delay 3 (un reloj) to put back: retrasé el reloj una hora al llegar a Dublín, I put my clock back one hour when I arrived in Dublin
    ' retrasado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    floración
    - retrasada
    - retrasarse
    English:
    backward
    - delay
    - delayed
    - late
    - retarded
    - behind
    - subnormal
    - unavoidably
    * * *
    retrasado, -a
    adj
    1. [país, industria] backward
    2. [reloj] slow;
    llevo el reloj retrasado my watch is slow;
    ese reloj va retrasado that clock is slow
    3. [tren] late, delayed;
    vamos muy retrasados en el proyecto we're very behind (schedule) with the project
    4. [persona] retarded, backward;
    un paciente retrasado (mental) a mentally retarded patient
    nm,f
    1. [discapacitado]
    retrasado (mental) mentally retarded person
    2. Fam [como insulto] moron, cretin, US retard
    * * *
    I partretrasar
    II adj
    1 tren, entrega late
    2 con trabajo, pagos behind;
    está retrasado en clase he’s lagging behind in class;
    retrasado mental mentally handicapped
    * * *
    retrasado, -da adj
    1) : retarded, mentally slow
    2) : behind, in arrears
    3) : backward (of a country)
    4) : slow (of a watch)
    * * *
    1. (tren, etc) late
    2. (trabajo, etc) behind
    3. (reloj) slow
    4. (persona) retarded
    5. (país) backward

    Spanish-English dictionary > retrasado

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  • Retard — Re*tard , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Retarding}.] [L. retardare, retardatum; pref. re re + tardare to make slow, to delay, fr. tardus slow: cf. F. retarder. See {Tardy}.] 1. To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retard — Re*tard , n. 1. Retardation; delay. [1913 Webster] 2. A mentally retarded person. [Colloq. and disparaging] [PJC] 3. a person who is stupid or inept, especially in social situations. [Colloq. and disparaging] [PJC] {Retard of the tide}, or {Age… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retard — m. retard …   Diccionari Personau e Evolutiu

  • Retard — Re*tard , v. i. To stay back. [Obs.] Sir. T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retard — (franz., spr. rötār, »Verzögerung«), s. Avance …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Retard — (frz., spr. ahr), s. Avance …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • retard — I (delay) verb check, countercheck, defer, detain, ease off, hamper, hinder, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere, procrastinate, stall, stem II (obstruct) verb arrest, bar, block, check, clog, condemn, constrict, control, cramp, curb, debar,… …   Law dictionary

  • retard — (v.) late 15c., from Fr. retarder (13c.), from L. retardare (see RETARDATION (Cf. retardation)). The noun is recorded from 1788 in the sense retardation, delay; from 1970 in offensive meaning retarded person, originally Amer.Eng., with accent on… …   Etymology dictionary

  • retard — *delay, slow, slacken, detain Analogous words: reduce, lessen, *decrease: *arrest, check, interrupt: clog, fetter, *hamper: balk, baffle (see FRUSTRATE) Antonyms: accelerate: advance, further …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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