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  • 1 bobo

    adj.
    silly, booby, foolish, stupid.
    intj.
    you blot, you dope.
    m.
    fool, clod, blockhead, silly.
    * * *
    1 silly, foolish
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool
    * * *
    1. (f. - boba)
    noun
    fool, simpleton
    2. (f. - boba)
    adj.
    silly, stupid
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    1.
    ADJ (=tonto) silly, stupid; (=ingenuo) simple, naïve
    2.
    SM / F (=tonto) idiot, fool; (Teat) clown, funny man
    3. SM / F
    1) Caribe * (=reloj) watch
    2) Cono Sur (=corazón) heart, ticker *
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.
    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. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    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. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex. This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    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. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    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. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    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.
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    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.
    * * *
    I
    - ba adjetivo (fam) silly
    II
    - ba masculino, femenino (fam) fool

    deja de hacer el bobo — stop playing the fool, stop being so silly

    * * *
    = daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], fool, simpleton, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], witless, simp, deadhead, nincompoop, dumbbell, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], half-soaked, airhead, airheaded, drongo, dweeb.

    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: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    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: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    Ex: This collection of videos pays tribute to nincompoops, deadheads and simps: people who walk into sliding glass doors and out of public restrooms with toilet paper trailing from one of their shoes.
    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: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: Three half-soaked security guards sat around a desk at the main entrance letting through more than they checked.
    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: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    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.
    * como un bobo = stupidly.
    * tortuga boba = loggerhead turtle.

    * * *
    bobo1 -ba
    ( fam); silly
    bobo2 -ba
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); fool
    deja de hacer el bobo stop playing the fool, stop being so silly
    * * *

    bobo
    ◊ -ba adjetivo (fam) silly

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) fool
    bobo,-a
    I adj (simple, lelo) stupid, silly
    (cándido) naïve
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool

    ' bobo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    atontada
    - atontado
    - boba
    - pájaro
    - che
    - hacer
    - pavo
    - primo
    English:
    boob
    - daft
    - dopey
    - dumb
    - dummy
    - goof
    - halfwit
    - lemon
    - mug
    - simple
    - soft-headed
    - sucker
    * * *
    bobo, -a
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid, daft
    2. [ingenuo] naive, simple
    nm,f
    1. [tonto] fool, idiot;
    hacer el bobo to act o play the fool
    2. [ingenuo] simpleton
    nm
    1. Teatro = rustic simpleton
    2. CAm, Méx [pez] threadfin
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, boba f fool;
    pájaro bobo penguin
    * * *
    bobo, -ba adj
    : silly, stupid
    bobo, -ba n
    : fool, simpleton
    * * *
    bobo1 adj
    1. (tonto) silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    anda, no seas bobo come on, don't be silly
    2. (ingenuo) naive
    es tan bobo que se lo cree todo he's so naive, he'll believe anything
    bobo2 n fool

    Spanish-English dictionary > bobo

  • 2 memo

    adj.
    silly, stupid, brainless.
    m.
    1 memo, written note, memorandum.
    2 fool, dunce, simpleton, dweeb.
    * * *
    1 familiar stupid, dim
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar dummy, moron
    * * *
    I memo, -a *
    1.
    ADJ silly, stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    II
    * SM memo *, memorandum
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (Esp fam) stupid, dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    1) (Esp fam) idiot, peabrain (colloq)
    2) memo masculino ( memorándum) memo
    * * *
    = goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, witless, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, nonce, gaga, dweeb.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    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. 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 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. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    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.
    * * *
    I
    - ma adjetivo (Esp fam) stupid, dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ma masculino, femenino
    1) (Esp fam) idiot, peabrain (colloq)
    2) memo masculino ( memorándum) memo
    * * *
    = goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], dullard, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, witless, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, nonce, gaga, dweeb.

    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.

    Ex: The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to bad end.
    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: 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 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: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: So if Ellen and Baltar are anything to go by, it seems exceptionally smart people are a bit gaga.
    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.

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    memo1 -ma
    ( fam); stupid, dumb ( colloq)
    no seas memo don't be so stupid o dumb
    ¡no te quedes ahí mirando como si estuvieras mema! don't just stand there like an idiot!
    memo2 -ma
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Esp fam) idiot, peabrain ( colloq), dummy ( colloq)
    B
    * * *

    memo,-a insult
    I adjetivo silly, stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot
    ' memo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boluda
    - boludo
    - mema
    - circular
    - memorándum
    English:
    memo
    - nitwit
    - soft-headed
    - goofy
    * * *
    memo, -a Esp
    adj
    stupid
    nm,f
    idiot, fool
    * * *
    fam
    I adj dumb fam
    II m, mema f idiot
    * * *
    memo, -ma adj
    : silly, stupid
    * * *
    memo1 adj silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest]
    memo2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > memo

  • 3 nimiedad

    f.
    1 insignificance, triviality.
    2 trifle (dicho, hecho).
    3 pettiness, triviality.
    * * *
    1 (cualidad) smallness, triviality
    2 (cosa nimia) trifle
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=cualidad) insignificance, triviality
    2)

    una nimiedad — a trifle, a tiny detail

    3) (=minuciosidad) meticulousness; pey fussiness; (=prolijidad) long-windedness
    4) (=exceso) excess
    * * *
    a) ( cosa insignificante) triviality, trifle
    b) ( cualidad) triviality
    * * *
    = triviality, quibble, trifle.
    Ex. His work is criticized for its triviality, quantity, linguistically impoverished style, anemia of characterization, and cliched, stereotyped ideas and plots.
    Ex. In the article 'Caveats, qualms, and quibbles: a revisionist view of library automation', a public librarian expresses his concern about computers in libraries and the lack of healthy scepticism in libraries when considering the likely benefits of automation.
    Ex. As Sherlock Holmes reminded Dr Watson, 'You know my method; it is founded on the observance of trifles' = Como Sherlock Holmes recordaba al Doctor Watson: "Usted conoce mi método, se basa en la observación de las pequeñeces".
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    * discusión sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument, hair-splitting [hairsplitting].
    * discutir sobre nimiedades = split + hairs.
    * nimiedades = bagatelle.
    * * *
    a) ( cosa insignificante) triviality, trifle
    b) ( cualidad) triviality
    * * *
    = triviality, quibble, trifle.

    Ex: His work is criticized for its triviality, quantity, linguistically impoverished style, anemia of characterization, and cliched, stereotyped ideas and plots.

    Ex: In the article 'Caveats, qualms, and quibbles: a revisionist view of library automation', a public librarian expresses his concern about computers in libraries and the lack of healthy scepticism in libraries when considering the likely benefits of automation.
    Ex: As Sherlock Holmes reminded Dr Watson, 'You know my method; it is founded on the observance of trifles' = Como Sherlock Holmes recordaba al Doctor Watson: "Usted conoce mi método, se basa en la observación de las pequeñeces".
    * discusión sobre nimiedades = hair-splitting argument, hair-splitting [hairsplitting].
    * discutir sobre nimiedades = split + hairs.
    * nimiedades = bagatelle.

    * * *
    1 (cosa insignificante) triviality, trifle
    discuten por cualquier nimiedad they argue over the slightest o least o silliest little thing
    2 (cualidad) triviality
    es tal la nimiedad del asunto que no merece comentario the matter is so trivial that it isn't worth mentioning
    * * *

    nimiedad sustantivo femenino
    triviality
    ' nimiedad' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    simpleza
    English:
    trifle
    * * *
    1. [cualidad] insignificance, triviality
    2. [dicho, hecho] trifle;
    se enfadaron por una nimiedad they fell out over nothing
    * * *
    f triviality
    * * *
    insignificancia: trifle, triviality

    Spanish-English dictionary > nimiedad

  • 4 tonto

    adj.
    1 silly, dull, empty-headed, foolish.
    2 silly, footling, foolish.
    3 useless, dumb.
    4 stupefied.
    m.
    fool, blockhead, dunce, idiot.
    * * *
    1 silly, stupid, US dumb
    ¡qué idea más tonta! what a stupid idea!
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool, idiot
    \
    a tontas y a locas without rhyme or reason
    hacer el tonto / hacer la tonta to act the fool
    hacerse el tonto / hacerse la tonta to play dumb
    ponerse tonto,-a familiar to get stroppy
    tonto,-a de remate / tonto,-a de capirote familiar prize idiot
    un,-a tonto,-a del bote familiar a right berk, a real twerp
    * * *
    1. (f. - tonta)
    noun
    2. (f. - tonta)
    adj.
    foolish, stupid
    * * *
    tonto, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [persona]
    a) (=bobo) [dicho con afecto] silly; [dicho con enfado] stupid

    venga, vente con nosotros, ¡no seas tonto! — come on, come with us, don't be silly!

    ¡qué tonto soy! — how silly o stupid of me!

    ¿tú te has creído que yo soy tonto?, ¿me tomas por tonto? — do you think I'm stupid?

    b) [poco inteligente] stupid

    ¡y parecía tonto! — and we thought he was stupid!

    a lo tonto —

    ¿para qué esforzarse a lo tonto? — why go to all that trouble for nothing?

    y a lo tonto, a lo tonto, se le pasó la mitad del día — and before he knew it, half the day had slipped by

    a tontas y a locas —

    piénsalo bien, no quiero que actúes/hables a tontas y a locas — think carefully, don't just do/say the first thing that comes into your head

    esos jóvenes sin seso que solo hablan a tontas y a locas — these silly youngsters who chatter away without even thinking what they're saying

    c) (=insolente) silly

    ¡si te pones tonto no te vuelvo a traer al cine! — if you start being silly I won't take you to the cinema again!

    d) (=torpe)

    hoy se me olvida todo, estoy como tonto — I keep forgetting things today, I'm out of it *

    dejar a algn tonto Esp to leave sb speechless

    e) (=presumido) stuck-up *
    f) (Med) imbecile
    pelo 8)
    2) [risa, frase, accidente] silly

    ¡qué fallo más tonto! — it was a really silly mistake!

    caja 1)
    2. SM / F

    soy un tonto, ¡nunca debí haberla escuchado! — I'm such an idiot, I should never have listened to her!

    allí estaba, riéndome como una tonta — there I was, laughing like an idiot

    2) (Med) imbecile
    3. SM
    1) (Circo, Teat) clown, funny man
    2) And, CAm (=palanca) jemmy
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq); ( ingenuo) silly

    fui tan tonto como para decirle que síI was stupid o foolish enough to say yes

    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly; ( disgustado) upset

    dejar tonto a alguien — (Esp fam) to leave somebody speechless

    hacer tonto a alguien — (Chi fam) to fool somebody

    2) <excusa/error/historia> silly
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq); ( ingenuo) idiot, fool

    hacer el tonto — ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool; ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself

    hacerse el tontoto act dumb

    * * *
    = fool, witless, bonehead, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], imbecile, cretin, lemon, airheaded, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    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. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    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. 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. 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. 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.
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    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * como un tonto = stupidly, foolishly.
    * guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * hacer el tonto = fool around, horse around/about.
    * hacerse el tonto = act + dumb.
    * no tener un pelo de tonto = there are no flies (on/about) + Pronombre.
    * risa tonta = giggle.
    * risita tonta = giggle.
    * rubia tonta = dumb blonde.
    * típica rubia tonta = bimbo.
    * típico guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * tonto de capirote = blockhead, prize idiot.
    * tonto del bote = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, bonehead, birdbrain, knucklehead.
    * tonto del bote, tonto de remate, tonto del culo, tonto perdido, chiflado per = knucklehead.
    * tonto del cullo = arsehole [asshole, -USA].
    * tonto del culo = mug, prick, as daft as a brush, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto del pueblo, el = village fool, the.
    * tonto de marca mayor = prize idiot.
    * tonto de remate = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto genio = idiot savant.
    * tonto perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, knucklehead.
    * tontos /tarea de tontos = fool's errand.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq); ( ingenuo) silly

    fui tan tonto como para decirle que síI was stupid o foolish enough to say yes

    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly; ( disgustado) upset

    dejar tonto a alguien — (Esp fam) to leave somebody speechless

    hacer tonto a alguien — (Chi fam) to fool somebody

    2) <excusa/error/historia> silly
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq); ( ingenuo) idiot, fool

    hacer el tonto — ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool; ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself

    hacerse el tontoto act dumb

    * * *
    = fool, witless, bonehead, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], imbecile, cretin, lemon, airheaded, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.

    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: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    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: 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: 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: 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.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * como un tonto = stupidly, foolishly.
    * guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * hacer el tonto = fool around, horse around/about.
    * hacerse el tonto = act + dumb.
    * no tener un pelo de tonto = there are no flies (on/about) + Pronombre.
    * risa tonta = giggle.
    * risita tonta = giggle.
    * rubia tonta = dumb blonde.
    * típica rubia tonta = bimbo.
    * típico guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * tonto de capirote = blockhead, prize idiot.
    * tonto del bote = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, bonehead, birdbrain, knucklehead.
    * tonto del bote, tonto de remate, tonto del culo, tonto perdido, chiflado per = knucklehead.
    * tonto del cullo = arsehole [asshole, -USA].
    * tonto del culo = mug, prick, as daft as a brush, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto del pueblo, el = village fool, the.
    * tonto de marca mayor = prize idiot.
    * tonto de remate = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto genio = idiot savant.
    * tonto perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, knucklehead.
    * tontos /tarea de tontos = fool's errand.

    * * *
    tonto1 -ta
    A
    1 [ SER] ‹persona› (falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb ( colloq) (ingenuo) silly
    ¡pero qué tonto eres! ¿de verdad te lo has creído? you idiot! did you really believe it?
    mírala … y parecía tonta look at her, and we thought she was stupid!
    no seas tonta, aprovecha ahora que puedes don't be silly! make the most of it while you can
    y él fue tan tonto como para decirle que sí and he was stupid o dumb o foolish enough to say yes
    2 [ ESTAR] (travieso) difficult, silly; (disgustado) upset
    no me hagas caso, hoy estoy tonta don't take any notice of me, I'm in a funny mood today
    se pone muy tonto siempre que hay visita he gets really silly o difficult when there are visitors
    a lo tonto: a lo tonto, a lo tonto lleva ya ganados varios millones he's won several million just like that o without even trying
    lo dijo a lo tonto y resulta que acertó it was a wild guess o he said it without thinking and it turned out to be right
    hablas a lo tonto you're talking through your hat
    a tontas y a locas without thinking
    gasta el dinero a tontas y a locas she spends money like there's no tomorrow ( colloq)
    dejar tonto a algn ( Esp fam); to leave sb speechless
    hacer tonto a algn ( Chi fam); to make a fool of sb, fool sb
    ser más tonto que Abundio or que hecho de encargo or que una mata de habas ( Esp fam); to be as dumb as they come ( colloq), to be daft as a brush ( BrE colloq)
    ser tonto del bote or del culo ( Esp fam); to be a complete idiot
    B ‹excusa/error/historia› silly
    fue una caída de lo más tonta pero ya ves, me rompí el tobillo it was such a silly o ridiculous fall but, as you see, I broke my ankle
    tonto2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    (falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy ( colloq); (ingenuo) idiot, fool
    eres un tonto por haberte dejado engañar así you're an idiot o a fool to let yourself be taken in like that
    hacer el tonto (hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool, to fool o clown around; (actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself
    hacerse el tonto to act dumb
    no te hagas la tonta, que sabes muy bien de lo que estoy hablando you know very well what I'm talking about so don't pretend you don't o so don't act dumb
    le gusta/gustaba más que a un tonto una tiza or un lápiz or un palo ( Esp fam); he is/was crazy o nuts about it ( colloq)
    ser como tonto para algo ( Chi fam); to be crazy o nuts about sth ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    prize idiot, utter fool
    village idiot
    ( Chi fam) silly fool
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

     

    tonto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1
    a) [SER] ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq);

    ( ingenuo) silly
    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly;

    ( disgustado) upset
    2excusa/error/historia silly
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq);
    ( ingenuo) idiot, fool;
    hacer el tonto ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool;


    ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself;
    hacerse el tonto to act dumb

    tonto,-a
    I adjetivo silly, familiar dumb: ¿cómo pude ser tan tonto?, how could I be so stupid?
    fue lo bastante tonto como para decirle la verdad, he was foolish enough to tell him the truth
    una observación tonta, a trivial remark
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool, idiot, familiar dummy
    hacer el tonto, to play the fool
    hacerse el tonto, to play dumb
    tonto de remate, prize idiot

    ' tonto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - boluda
    - boludo
    - burrada
    - capirote
    - definitivamente
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - hacer
    - hombre
    - manteca
    - pelo
    - perdida
    - perdido
    - remate
    - simple
    - tarugo
    - todavía
    - tonta
    - tratar
    - asno
    - baboso
    - gana
    - ganso
    - huevón
    - idiota
    - imbécil
    - lelo
    - lerdo
    - mongólico
    - necio
    - pavo
    - pendejo
    - salame
    - soquete
    - tontear
    - tontería
    - zanahoria
    English:
    act
    - asinine
    - clot
    - clown around
    - dim
    - do
    - dozy
    - dumb
    - fool
    - goof
    - help
    - idiotic
    - lark about
    - lark around
    - mess about
    - mess around
    - muck about
    - muck around
    - need
    - play
    - prize
    - silly
    - soft-headed
    - such
    - thing
    - daft
    - foolish
    - kind
    - know
    - stupid
    - that
    * * *
    tonto, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] [estúpido] stupid;
    [menos fuerte] silly;
    pero ¿seré tonto? otra vez me he vuelto a confundir I must be stupid or something, I've gone and got it wrong again;
    nos toman por tontos they think we're idiots;
    ¿estás tonto? ¿para qué me pegas? don't be stupid! what are you hitting me for?;
    no seas tonto, no hay por qué preocuparse don't be silly, there's no need to worry;
    ser tonto de capirote o [m5] remate to be Br daft as a brush o US crazy as a loon;
    ser más tonto que Abundio to be as thick as two short planks
    2. [retrasado mental] dim, backward
    3.
    ponerse tonto [pesado, insistente] to be difficult;
    [arrogante] to get awkward, Br to get stroppy
    4. [sin sentido] [risa] mindless;
    [esfuerzo] pointless;
    fue una caída tonta it was so silly, falling over like that;
    a lo tonto: lo perdí a lo tonto I stupidly lost it;
    me tropecé a lo tonto I tripped over like an idiot;
    me he ido haciendo con una extensa colección de sellos a lo tonto I've built up a sizeable stamp collection without hardly realizing it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    los listos y los tontos de la clase the bright ones and the dim ones in the class;
    el tonto del pueblo the village idiot;
    hacer el tonto [juguetear] to mess around;
    [no actuar con inteligencia] to be stupid o foolish;
    estoy haciendo el tonto intentando convencerle I'm wasting my time trying to convince him;
    hacerse el tonto to act innocent;
    a tontas y a locas without thinking
    tonto útil useful idiot
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, tonta f fool, idiot;
    haba fam complete idiot;
    tonto del pueblo village idiot;
    hacer el tonto play the fool;
    hacerse el tonto act dumb fam ;
    a tontas y a locas in a slapdash way
    * * *
    tonto, -ta adj
    1) : dumb, stupid
    2) : silly
    3)
    a tontas y a locas : without thinking, haphazardly
    tonto, -ta n
    : fool, idiot
    * * *
    tonto1 adj silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest] / stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    ¡qué fallo más tonto! what a stupid mistake!
    tonto2 n fool / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > tonto

  • 5 gafedad

    femenino (Ven fam)
    a) ( error) dumb move (colloq), stupid mistake
    b) ( tontería)

    deja la gafedadstop clowning o messing around (colloq)

    * * *
    femenino (Ven fam)
    a) ( error) dumb move (colloq), stupid mistake
    b) ( tontería)

    deja la gafedadstop clowning o messing around (colloq)

    * * *
    1
    ( Ven fam) (tontería): se ríen de cualquier gafedad they laugh about the silliest little thing ( colloq)
    deja la gafedad stop clowning o messing around ( colloq)
    2 ( Ven fam) (error) dumb move ( colloq), stupid mistake
    esta vez deja la gafedad this time don't be so dumb ( colloq)

    Spanish-English dictionary > gafedad

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