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  • 1 simple

    adj.
    2 simple (sencillo, tonto).
    3 simple, easy.
    es muy simple, metes la moneda y ya está it's quite simple, all you have to do is insert the coin
    4 mere (mero).
    por simple estupidez through sheer stupidity
    nos basta con su simple palabra his word is enough for us by itself
    no le pedí más que un simple favor all I asked him for was a favor
    5 prime (Mat).
    f. & m.
    simpleton (person).
    * * *
    1 (gen) simple
    2 (único) single, just one
    3 (mero) mere
    4 (persona) simple, simple-minded
    1 simpleton
    1 (tenis) singles plural
    \
    por simple descuido through sheer carelessness
    * * *
    adj.
    1) mere
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=sin adornos) [peinado, objeto] simple; [vestido, decoración] plain
    2) [método] simple, easy, straightforward
    3) [antes de sustantivo] (=mero) mere
    4) [antes de sustantivo] (=corriente) ordinary

    es un simple abogadohe's only o just a solicitor

    5) [persona] (=sin complicaciones) simple; (=crédulo) gullible; pey (=de pocas luces) simple-minded
    6) (Ling, Quím) simple
    7) (Bot) single
    2.
    SMF (=persona) simpleton
    3.
    SMPL pl simples (Tenis) singles; (Bot) simples
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (sencillo, fácil) <sistema/procedimiento> simple
    b) (Quím) < sustancia> simple
    c) (Ling) < tiempo> simple
    2) (delante del n) ( mero) simple
    3) ( tonto) simple, simple-minded
    II
    masculino y femenino simpleton
    * * *
    = mere, non-intellectual, pure [pure -comp., purest -sup.], sheer [sheerer -comp., sheerest -sup.], simple [simpler -comp., simplest -sup.], single, straight [straighter -comp., straightest -sup.], straightforward, unadorned, low-key [low key], schematic, simple-minded, uncluttered, unsophisticated, naked, unfussy, uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly, low-keyed, hassle-free, no-brainer.
    Ex. Contextual logic or proximity operators: these are a useful means of searching for more than the mere occurrence of a term; they also permit the searcher to specify the context in which the term should appear in some sense or other.
    Ex. The picture of the self-improvement-oriented readers contrasts sharply with the typical adult user who asks quite non-intellectual questions at the reference desk.
    Ex. The notation used in DC is pure, and numbers.
    Ex. The sheer bulk of the headings and the complexity of references structures is sufficient to confirm that a more systematic approach might prove fruitful.
    Ex. Some simple measures of index effectiveness are introduced here so that it is possible to consider different indexing methods critically.
    Ex. Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
    Ex. Thus these indexes contain more entries than a straight KWIC index and are inclined to be relatively bulky.
    Ex. Even in this apparently straightforward situation, complications can arise.
    Ex. Concrete illustrations are always better than unadorned abstract description.
    Ex. Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
    Ex. None of this is ever as schematic and neatly arranged, step-by-step, as my discussion of it here makes it seem = Nunca nada de esto es tan simple, bien ordenado y secuencial como lo hago parecer.
    Ex. Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
    Ex. Google, the search engine, became popular because of its efficiency, simple structure uncluttered by advertising and its non-commercial look and feel.
    Ex. Here is a clear indication of the extent, during the eighteenth century, to which the unsophisticated reader lagged behind his middle class compatriots = Aquí tenemos una clara indicación del grado en el que, durante el siglo dieciocho, el lector normal iba por detrás de sus compatriotas de clase media.
    Ex. Everything in this book is set down without reference to context, or author's intention, or the naked facts and figures, or the difference between one kind of writing and reading and another.
    Ex. Above all the journal wishes to provide research and comment in a form that is easily and quickly understood: a fresh, rigorous, but unfussy, writing style is what is aimed for.
    Ex. It is an example of an uncomplicated but practical and successful artificial intelligence application.
    Ex. Children which lack reading experience should be presented with a sequence of shorter, very directly told, and uncomplicatedly structured books, rather than with denser and more subtle texts.
    Ex. Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    Ex. Cooking dry beans in the crockpot makes them relatively hassle-free.
    Ex. Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
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    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * búsqueda simple = simple search.
    * de una forma simple = in a simple manner.
    * de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * interés simple = simple interest.
    * las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * por simple curiosidad = (just) as a mater of interest, just out of interest.
    * simple ciudadano, el = man-on-the-street, man in the street, the.
    * simple mortal = lesser mortal.
    * simple y llanamente = just plain, plainly and simply.
    * tan simple como = with as little ado as.
    * unidad simple = singleton.
    * * *
    I
    1)
    a) (sencillo, fácil) <sistema/procedimiento> simple
    b) (Quím) < sustancia> simple
    c) (Ling) < tiempo> simple
    2) (delante del n) ( mero) simple
    3) ( tonto) simple, simple-minded
    II
    masculino y femenino simpleton
    * * *
    = mere, non-intellectual, pure [pure -comp., purest -sup.], sheer [sheerer -comp., sheerest -sup.], simple [simpler -comp., simplest -sup.], single, straight [straighter -comp., straightest -sup.], straightforward, unadorned, low-key [low key], schematic, simple-minded, uncluttered, unsophisticated, naked, unfussy, uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly, low-keyed, hassle-free, no-brainer.

    Ex: Contextual logic or proximity operators: these are a useful means of searching for more than the mere occurrence of a term; they also permit the searcher to specify the context in which the term should appear in some sense or other.

    Ex: The picture of the self-improvement-oriented readers contrasts sharply with the typical adult user who asks quite non-intellectual questions at the reference desk.
    Ex: The notation used in DC is pure, and numbers.
    Ex: The sheer bulk of the headings and the complexity of references structures is sufficient to confirm that a more systematic approach might prove fruitful.
    Ex: Some simple measures of index effectiveness are introduced here so that it is possible to consider different indexing methods critically.
    Ex: Equally important was the desire to achieve a single text.
    Ex: Thus these indexes contain more entries than a straight KWIC index and are inclined to be relatively bulky.
    Ex: Even in this apparently straightforward situation, complications can arise.
    Ex: Concrete illustrations are always better than unadorned abstract description.
    Ex: Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
    Ex: None of this is ever as schematic and neatly arranged, step-by-step, as my discussion of it here makes it seem = Nunca nada de esto es tan simple, bien ordenado y secuencial como lo hago parecer.
    Ex: Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
    Ex: Google, the search engine, became popular because of its efficiency, simple structure uncluttered by advertising and its non-commercial look and feel.
    Ex: Here is a clear indication of the extent, during the eighteenth century, to which the unsophisticated reader lagged behind his middle class compatriots = Aquí tenemos una clara indicación del grado en el que, durante el siglo dieciocho, el lector normal iba por detrás de sus compatriotas de clase media.
    Ex: Everything in this book is set down without reference to context, or author's intention, or the naked facts and figures, or the difference between one kind of writing and reading and another.
    Ex: Above all the journal wishes to provide research and comment in a form that is easily and quickly understood: a fresh, rigorous, but unfussy, writing style is what is aimed for.
    Ex: It is an example of an uncomplicated but practical and successful artificial intelligence application.
    Ex: Children which lack reading experience should be presented with a sequence of shorter, very directly told, and uncomplicatedly structured books, rather than with denser and more subtle texts.
    Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    Ex: Cooking dry beans in the crockpot makes them relatively hassle-free.
    Ex: Recycling is a no-brainer since it conserves our natural resources and reduces air pollution.
    * a simple vista = by the naked eye, superficially, on first thought.
    * búsqueda simple = simple search.
    * de una forma simple = in a simple manner.
    * de una manera simple = in a simple manner.
    * hacerle la vida más simple a todos = simplify + life for everyone.
    * interés simple = simple interest.
    * las cosas no son tan simples como parecen = there's more to it than meets the eye.
    * por simple curiosidad = (just) as a mater of interest, just out of interest.
    * simple ciudadano, el = man-on-the-street, man in the street, the.
    * simple mortal = lesser mortal.
    * simple y llanamente = just plain, plainly and simply.
    * tan simple como = with as little ado as.
    * unidad simple = singleton.

    * * *
    A
    1 (sencillo, fácil) ‹sistema/procedimiento› simple
    el mecanismo no puede ser más simple the mechanism couldn't be (any) simpler o more straightforward
    la solución es muy simple the solution is very simple
    es una dieta simple pero completa it's a simple but complete diet
    2 ( Quím) ‹sustancia› simple
    3 ( Ling) ‹tiempo› simple
    B ( delante del n) (mero) simple
    un simple error puede causar un accidente a simple mistake can cause an accident
    no es más que un simple resfriado it's just a common cold
    era un simple soldado he was an ordinary soldier
    vista2 (↑ vista (2))
    C (tonto, bobo) simple, simple-minded
    es muy simple, pero buena persona he's rather simple o simple-minded, but he's a nice person
    no seas simple ¿no ves que así no haces nada? don't be silly o ( BrE colloq) daft, can't you see you won't get anywhere like that?
    simpleton
    * * *

     

    simple adjetivo
    1 (sencillo, fácil) simple;
    See also→ llanamente
    2 ( delante del n) ( mero) simple;
    el simple hecho de … the simple fact of …;

    es un simple resfriado it's just a common cold;
    un simple soldado an ordinary soldier
    3 ( tonto) simple, simple-minded
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    simpleton
    simple
    I adjetivo
    1 (sencillo) simple: estos ejercicios son muy simples, these exercises are very easy
    una cámara de simple manejo, an easy-to-use camera
    2 Ling Quím (no complejo, no compuesto) simple
    oración simple, simple sentence
    3 (mero, tan solo) mere, pure: somos simples espectadores, we are mere observers
    fue simple casualidad, it was pure coincidence
    pey es un simple secretario, he's just a secretary
    4 (cándido, sin malicia) naive, innocent
    pey (tonto) simple-minded, half-witted, foolish
    II m (ingenuo, inocente) innocent, naive person
    pey (simplón, tonto) simpleton, half-wit
    ' simple' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    babosa
    - baboso
    - bendita
    - bendito
    - boba
    - bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - bobo
    - borrica
    - borrico
    - clavar
    - compuesta
    - compuesto
    - hincapié
    - idea
    - lila
    - llaneza
    - mayoría
    - pánfila
    - pánfilo
    - pardilla
    - pardillo
    - preferir
    - sencilla
    - sencillo
    - simpleza
    - triste
    - vista
    - hechura
    - llanamente
    - mero
    - pretérito
    - puro
    - ya
    English:
    ago
    - arithmetic
    - dowdy
    - gravestone
    - mere
    - naked
    - plain
    - simple
    - simple interest
    - simple-minded
    - simple-mindedness
    - single-spacing
    - basic
    - simply
    - unsophisticated
    * * *
    adj
    1. [sencillo, tonto] simple
    2. [fácil] easy, simple;
    es muy simple, metes la moneda y ya está it's quite simple, all you have to do is insert the coin
    3. [sin complicación] simple;
    una decoración simple a simple decoration
    4. [único, sin componentes] single;
    dame una simple razón give me one single reason
    5. [mero]
    es un simple trabajador he's a simple o an ordinary worker;
    no le pedí más que un simple favor I merely asked her a favour;
    nos basta con su simple palabra his word is enough for us by itself;
    por simple estupidez through sheer stupidity
    6. Mat prime
    7. Quím simple
    8. Ling [verbo] simple
    nmf
    [persona] simpleton
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( fácil) simple
    2 ( mero) ordinary
    II m/f simpleton
    * * *
    simple adj
    1) sencillo: plain, simple, easy
    2) : pure, mere
    por simple vanidad: out of pure vanity
    3) : simpleminded, foolish
    : fool, simpleton
    * * *
    simple adj
    1. (sencillo) simple
    2. (solamente) just

    Spanish-English dictionary > simple

  • 2 persona muy simple

    • simple-minded person

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > persona muy simple

  • 3 bendito

    adj.
    blessed, sainted, holy, blest.
    m.
    simple minded soul.
    * * *
    2 irónico (maldito) damned, blessed
    3 (feliz) happy
    ¡bendita la hora en que la conocí! happy the hour I met her!
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 simple soul
    \
    ¡bendito sea Dios! familiar thank goodness!
    * * *
    (f. - bendita)
    adj.
    blessed, holy
    * * *
    bendito, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [persona, casa] blessed; [santo] saintly; [agua] holy

    ¡benditos los ojos que te ven! — you're a sight for sore eyes!

    ¡bendita la madre que te parió! — what a daughter for a mother to have!

    ¡bendito sea Dios! — thank goodness!

    2) iró (=maldito) blessed
    3) (=dichoso) happy; (=afortunado) lucky
    4) (=de pocas luces) simple, simple-minded
    2. SM / F
    1) (=santo) saint
    2) (=bobo) simpleton, simple soul
    3. SM
    1) Cono Sur (=oración) prayer
    2) (=hornacina) wayside shrine
    3) (=cabaña) native hut
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) (Relig) blessed

    bendito sea Dios! — ( expresando contrariedad) good God o grief!; ( expresando alivio) thank God!

    b) <agua/pan> holy; ( afortunado) lucky
    c) (delante del n) (iró) ( maldito) blessed (before n) (euph)
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino simple soul
    * * *
    = hallowed, blessed.
    Ex. The quiet and hallowed stacks provide comfort and solace to the bibliophile and a sense of rightness and order to the librarian.
    Ex. The article 'The blessed soul' refers to the glorious life of Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya and his work in the Indian public social services.
    ----
    * agua bendita = holy water.
    * gloria bendita = out of this world.
    * pila del agua bendita = holy water font.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) (Relig) blessed

    bendito sea Dios! — ( expresando contrariedad) good God o grief!; ( expresando alivio) thank God!

    b) <agua/pan> holy; ( afortunado) lucky
    c) (delante del n) (iró) ( maldito) blessed (before n) (euph)
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino simple soul
    * * *
    = hallowed, blessed.

    Ex: The quiet and hallowed stacks provide comfort and solace to the bibliophile and a sense of rightness and order to the librarian.

    Ex: The article 'The blessed soul' refers to the glorious life of Iyyanki Venkata Ramanayya and his work in the Indian public social services.
    * agua bendita = holy water.
    * gloria bendita = out of this world.
    * pila del agua bendita = holy water font.

    * * *
    bendito1 -ta
    1 ( Relig) blessed; ‹agua/pan› holy
    bendito sea el fruto de tu vientre blessed is the fruit of thy womb
    ¡bendita suerte hemos tenido al no tomar ese tren! thank God o thank heavens we didn't take that train!
    ¡bendito sea Dios! (expresando contrariedad) good God o grief!; (expresando alivio) thank God!
    2 ( delante del n) ( iró) (maldito) blessed ( before n) ( euph), blasted ( before n) ( colloq), damned ( before n) ( colloq)
    este bendito teléfono no para de sonar this blessed o blasted o damned phone never stops ringing
    bendito2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    simple soul
    es un bendito (de Dios) he's a simple soul, he's so simple
    dormir como un bendito to sleep like a baby
    quedarse como un bendito to fall fast asleep
    * * *

    Del verbo bendecir: ( conjugate bendecir)

    bendecido, bendito es:

    el participio

    bendito
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a) (Relig) blessed;

    ¡bendito sea Dios! ( expresando contrariedad) good God o grief!;


    ( expresando alivio) thank God!
    b)agua/pan holy

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    simple soul
    bendito,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 blessed
    2 fig irón (fastidioso) damned: bendita la hora en que le conocí, I curse the day I met him
    II m,f (santo, bondadoso) good sort, kind soul
    (pánfilo, cándido) simple soul: el pobre Simón, que es un bendito, se lo creyó todo, poor Simon, simpleton as he is, believed it all
    ' bendito' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bendita
    English:
    holy
    * * *
    bendito, -a
    adj
    1. [santo] holy;
    [alma] blessed; Fam
    ¡bendito sea Dios! [expresando gratitud] thank God o the Lord!;
    [expresando preocupación] good Lord o heavens!
    2. [dichoso] lucky;
    ¡bendita la hora en que llegaste! thank heavens you arrived!
    3. Fam [para enfatizar] blessed;
    ya está otra vez con esa bendita historia there she goes again with the same blessed story!;
    ya llegó el bendito autobús the blessed bus has finally arrived
    nm,f
    simple soul;
    dormir como un bendito to sleep like a baby
    * * *
    I adj blessed
    II m, bendita f simple soul;
    dormir como un bendito sleep like a baby, sleep the sleep of the just
    * * *
    bendito, -ta adj
    1) : blessed, holy
    2) : fortunate
    3) : silly, simple-minded

    Spanish-English dictionary > bendito

  • 4 fraile

    m.
    friar.
    * * *
    1 friar, monk
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Rel) friar, monk

    fraile de misa y olla simple-minded friar

    fraile predicador — preaching friar, friar preacher

    2) Caribe (=bagazo) bagasse, residue of sugar cane
    * * *
    masculino friar, monk
    * * *
    = friar.
    Ex. The last chapter explores specific ways in which the friars affected medieval society.
    ----
    * fraile mendicante = mendicant friar.
    * * *
    masculino friar, monk
    * * *

    Ex: The last chapter explores specific ways in which the friars affected medieval society.

    * fraile mendicante = mendicant friar.

    * * *
    friar, monk
    * * *

    fraile sustantivo masculino
    friar, monk
    fraile sustantivo masculino friar, monk
    ♦ Locuciones: la docena del fraile, baker's dozen
    ' fraile' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hermano
    English:
    friar
    * * *
    fraile nm
    1. [sacerdote] friar
    2. [pez] (freshwater) blenny
    * * *
    m friar, monk
    * * *
    fraile nm
    : friar, monk
    * * *
    fraile n monk

    Spanish-English dictionary > fraile

  • 5 ingenuo

    adj.
    ingenuous, as innocent as a lamb, artless, childlike.
    * * *
    1 naive, ingenuous
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 naive person
    * * *
    (f. - ingenua)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ naïve, ingenuous
    * * *
    I
    - nua adjetivo naive, ingenuous
    II
    - nua masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = ingenuous, naive [naïve], innocent, simple-minded, gullible, born yesterday, guileless, clueless, corn-fed, unwordly.
    Ex. She put her empty cup in the dirty-dish cart, and mounted on the wings of a pure and ingenuous elation the long flight of stairs leading to the offices on the first floor.
    Ex. At the risk of sounding trite and a bit naive, I'd like to remind this group that the ISBD was also called, not for the cataloger's benefit, but as an international tool of bibliographic description.
    Ex. This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex. Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
    Ex. I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Born yesterday and other forms of original sin: two perspectives on library research'.
    Ex. He cites, for example, a popular reference book from the 1880s, which gushes about the Eskimo's guileless character, keen intelligence, and harmonious politics.
    Ex. This is largely clueless enthusiasm focused on things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
    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. There exist sets of duality in this philosophy; body versus soul, worldly versus unworldly and life versus salvation.
    ----
    * ingenuos, los = gullible, the.
    * * *
    I
    - nua adjetivo naive, ingenuous
    II
    - nua masculino, femenino
    * * *
    = ingenuous, naive [naïve], innocent, simple-minded, gullible, born yesterday, guileless, clueless, corn-fed, unwordly.

    Ex: She put her empty cup in the dirty-dish cart, and mounted on the wings of a pure and ingenuous elation the long flight of stairs leading to the offices on the first floor.

    Ex: At the risk of sounding trite and a bit naive, I'd like to remind this group that the ISBD was also called, not for the cataloger's benefit, but as an international tool of bibliographic description.
    Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    Ex: Granted the seemingly simple-minded examples that have been used, such as changing NEGROES to AFRO-AMERICANS and BLACKS, appear fairly straightforward.
    Ex: I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Born yesterday and other forms of original sin: two perspectives on library research'.
    Ex: He cites, for example, a popular reference book from the 1880s, which gushes about the Eskimo's guileless character, keen intelligence, and harmonious politics.
    Ex: This is largely clueless enthusiasm focused on things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
    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: There exist sets of duality in this philosophy; body versus soul, worldly versus unworldly and life versus salvation.
    * ingenuos, los = gullible, the.

    * * *
    naive, ingenuous
    ¡qué ingenuo eres! you're so naive!
    masculine, feminine
    es un ingenuo ¿cómo se ha podido creer eso? he's so naive, how could he possibly have believed that?
    * * *

    ingenuo
    ◊ - nua adjetivo

    naive, ingenuous
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino: es un ingenuo he's so naive
    ingenuo,-a
    I adjetivo naive
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino naive person: es un ingenuo, he's so naive

    ' ingenuo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - incauta
    - incauto
    - infeliz
    - ingenua
    - inocente
    - prima
    - primo
    - simple
    - pavo
    - pueril
    - tonto
    English:
    deluded
    - dupe
    - green
    - ingenuous
    - naive
    - simple
    - simple-minded
    - unsophisticated
    - childlike
    * * *
    ingenuo, -a
    adj
    naive, ingenuous;
    ¡no seas ingenuo! don't be so naive!
    nm,f
    ingenuous o naive person;
    es un ingenuo he's (very) naive;
    hacerse el ingenuo to act the innocent
    * * *
    I adj naive
    II m, ingenua f naive person, sucker fam
    * * *
    ingenuo, - nua adj
    cándido: naive
    ingenuamente adv
    ingenuo, - nua n
    : naive person
    * * *
    ingenuo adj naive

    Spanish-English dictionary > ingenuo

  • 6 inocentón

    adj.
    gullible, credulous, naive, simple-minded.
    m.
    simpleton, babe in the woods, April fool, easy mark.
    * * *
    1 familiar naive
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar naive person, gullible person
    * * *
    inocentón, -ona *
    1.
    ADJ gullible, naïve
    2.
    SM / F simpleton
    * * *
    - tona adjetivo (fam) innocent, wet behind the ears (colloq)
    * * *
    = simpleton, dupe, gullible, fall guy, April fool, drongo.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. He is gullible, not very bright, the ready dupe of the charlatan and the demagogue.
    Ex. I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex. This biopic of the serial killer Ted Bundy portraying him as a sex maniac and a grotesque fall guy is misguided.
    Ex. The classic form of April fool hoax is to present an improbable situation in such a convincing way that people fall for it on the spur of the moment but later cannot understand why they did so.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
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    * inocentones, los = gullible, the.
    * * *
    - tona adjetivo (fam) innocent, wet behind the ears (colloq)
    * * *
    = simpleton, dupe, gullible, fall guy, April fool, drongo.

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

    Ex: He is gullible, not very bright, the ready dupe of the charlatan and the demagogue.
    Ex: I argue that intellectual vices (such as being gullible, dogmatic, pigheaded, or prejudiced) are essential.
    Ex: This biopic of the serial killer Ted Bundy portraying him as a sex maniac and a grotesque fall guy is misguided.
    Ex: The classic form of April fool hoax is to present an improbable situation in such a convincing way that people fall for it on the spur of the moment but later cannot understand why they did so.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    * inocentones, los = gullible, the.

    * * *
    ( fam); innocent, wet behind the ears ( colloq)
    * * *
    inocentón, -ona Fam
    adj
    naive
    nm,f
    es un inocentón he's so naive
    * * *
    inocentón, - tona adj, mpl
    - tones : naive, gullible
    inocentón, - tona n, mpl
    - tones : simpleton, dupe

    Spanish-English dictionary > inocentón

  • 7 cerril

    adj.
    1 wild (animal).
    2 stubborn, obstinate (obstinado).
    3 hilly, rough, uneven.
    * * *
    1 (terreno) rough, uneven
    2 (animal) wild, untamed
    3 (obstinado) pig-headed, stubborn
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [terreno] rough, mountainous
    2) [animal] untamed, unbroken
    3) [persona] (=brusca) rough, uncouth; (=de miras estrechas) small-minded
    * * *
    adjetivo < ganado> wild; < caballo> wild, unbroken; < persona> uncouth, rough
    * * *
    adjetivo < ganado> wild; < caballo> wild, unbroken; < persona> uncouth, rough
    * * *
    A ‹ganado› wild; ‹caballo› wild, unbroken
    B ‹persona› (basto) uncouth, rough; (obstinado) stubborn; (simple) simple-minded
    C ‹comportamiento› rude
    * * *
    cerril adj
    1. [animal] wild
    2. [obstinado] stubborn, obstinate
    3. [tosco, grosero] coarse
    * * *
    adj animal wild; ( terco) stubborn, pig-headed fam ; ( torpe) fam
    dense fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > cerril

  • 8 gaznápiro

    adj.
    daft.
    * * *
    1 familiar dim, thick
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar dolt, dimwit
    * * *
    gaznápiro, -a
    SM / F dolt, simpleton
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo (fam) dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino (fam) fool, dummy (colloq)
    * * *
    I
    - ra adjetivo (fam) dumb (colloq)
    II
    - ra masculino, femenino (fam) fool, dummy (colloq)
    * * *
    ( fam); dumb ( colloq)
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam); fool, dummy ( colloq)
    * * *
    gaznápiro, -a Fam
    adj
    simple-minded, dull-witted
    nm,f
    numbskull, dunce
    * * *
    I adj dumb
    II m, gaznápira f dimwit, dummy fam

    Spanish-English dictionary > gaznápiro

  • 9 zonzo

    adj.
    1 insipid, tasteless.
    2 stupid, thoughtless.
    3 silly, simple-minded, stupid.
    4 dumb.
    5 dazed, stunned, befuddled.
    m.
    nitwit.
    * * *
    * * *
    zonzo, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) LAm (=tonto) silly, stupid; (=pesado) boring
    2) Méx (=aturdido) dazed
    2.
    SM / F LAm (=tonto) idiot; (=pesado) bore
    * * *
    I
    - za adjetivo
    a) (AmL fam) ( tonto) silly
    b) (Col, Méx fam) ( atontado) dazed, stunned
    II
    - za masculino, femenino (AmL fam) idiot, fool
    * * *
    I
    - za adjetivo
    a) (AmL fam) ( tonto) silly
    b) (Col, Méx fam) ( atontado) dazed, stunned
    II
    - za masculino, femenino (AmL fam) idiot, fool
    * * *
    zonzo1 -za
    1 ( AmL fam) (tonto) silly, daft ( BrE colloq)
    2 (Col, Méx fam) (atontado) dazed, stunned
    zonzo2 -za
    masculine, feminine
    ( AmL fam)
    idiot, fool
    * * *

    zonzo
    ◊ -za sustantivo masculino, femenino (AmL fam) idiot, fool


    * * *
    zonzo, -a
    adj
    Am
    1. [tonto] foolish, silly
    2. [atontado] dopey
    nm,f
    Am fool, idiot
    nm
    Bol = dish made with yucca and cheese
    * * *
    adj L.Am.
    stupid
    * * *
    zonzo, -za adj
    : stupid, silly
    zonzo, -za n
    : idiot, nitwit

    Spanish-English dictionary > zonzo

  • 10 babieca

    adj.
    dumb, stupid, dunce, gormless.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    1 fool
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ simple-minded, stupid
    2.
    SMF dolt
    * * *
    ( fam); dumb ( colloq), stupid
    ( fam)
    idiot
    * * *
    adj
    simple, stupid
    nmf
    fool, idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > babieca

  • 11 guayaca

    f.
    purse.
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ Cono Sur (=torpe) slow, dull; (=corto) simple-minded
    2.
    SF LAm (=bolso) bag, purse (EEUU)

    Spanish-English dictionary > guayaca

  • 12 ababol

    • foolish person
    • poppy
    • simple-minded person

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > ababol

  • 13 bendito

    • blessed
    • blest
    • holster pistol
    • Holy Alliance
    • sainted
    • simple minded soul

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > bendito

  • 14 ingenuo

    • artless
    • as innocent as a lamb
    • childlike
    • dewy-eyed
    • guileful
    • guilelessness
    • gullet
    • gully
    • ingeniously
    • ingenuously
    • innocent
    • innocent holder for value
    • naiad
    • nail
    • nailpolish enamel
    • naive mistake
    • simple-minded
    • simplehearted
    • unsophisticated
    • unsuspecting

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > ingenuo

  • 15 inocente

    • as innocent as a lamb
    • childlike
    • dewy-eyed
    • guileful
    • guilelessness
    • guiltily
    • guiltlessness
    • ingeniously
    • ingenuously
    • innocent
    • innocent holder for value
    • nailpolish enamel
    • naive mistake
    • simple minded soul
    • sincere

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > inocente

  • 16 inocentón

    • April fool
    • credulous
    • easy mark
    • gullet
    • gully
    • nailpolish enamel
    • naive mistake
    • simple-minded
    • simpleton

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > inocentón

  • 17 persona ingenua

    • naive mistake
    • naively
    • simple minded soul

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > persona ingenua

  • 18 ser ingenuo

    • be easily taken in
    • be naive
    • be simple-minded

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > ser ingenuo

  • 19 ser un bendito

    • be simple-minded

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > ser un bendito

  • 20 ababol

    m.
    1 poppy.
    2 simple-minded person, foolish person.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ababol

См. также в других словарях:

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