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  • 1 acidez

    f.
    1 acidity.
    2 acid stomach.
    * * *
    1 (sabor) sourness, sharpness
    2 QUÍMICA acidity
    \
    * * *
    SF (Quím) acidity; (Culin) sourness
    * * *
    femenino (Quím) acidity; (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity; ( en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *
    = acidity, sourness.
    Ex. If the spot stays yellow the paper is decidedly acid; an in-between colour (green, grey, grey-green, yellow-green) indicates mild acidity; while if the spot goes purple, the paper is near-neutral or alkaline.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
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    * acidez del papel = paper acidity.
    * acidez estomacal = heartburn.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * neutralización de la acidez = deacidification [de-acidification], deacidifying.
    * neutralizar la acidez = deacidify [de-acidify].
    * papel de acidez neutralizada = deacidified paper.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * prueba de acidez = litmus test.
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    femenino (Quím) acidity; (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity; ( en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *
    = acidity, sourness.

    Ex: If the spot stays yellow the paper is decidedly acid; an in-between colour (green, grey, grey-green, yellow-green) indicates mild acidity; while if the spot goes purple, the paper is near-neutral or alkaline.

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    * acidez del papel = paper acidity.
    * acidez estomacal = heartburn.
    * grado de acidez = pH, ph value.
    * neutralización de la acidez = deacidification [de-acidification], deacidifying.
    * neutralizar la acidez = deacidify [de-acidify].
    * papel de acidez neutralizada = deacidified paper.
    * papel sin acidez = acid-free paper.
    * prueba de acidez = litmus test.

    * * *
    1 ( Quím) acidity
    2 ( Med) (en el estómago) acidity; (en el esófago) heartburn
    * * *

    acidez sustantivo femenino (Quím) acidity;
    (Med) ( en el estómago) acidity;
    ( en el esófago) heartburn
    acidez sustantivo femenino
    1 (de un sabor) sharpness, sourness
    2 Quím acidity
    3 Med acidez de estómago, heartburn
    ' acidez' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    suave
    English:
    litmus
    - tang
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    acidez nf
    1. [química] acidity;
    grado de acidez degree of acidity
    acidez del suelo soil acidity
    2. [de sabor] acidity
    4. [desagrado] acidity, bitterness;
    habló con acidez she spoke caustically o acidly
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    f acidity
    * * *
    acidez nf, pl - deces
    1) : acidity
    2) : sourness
    3)
    acidez estomacal : heartburn
    * * *
    acidez n acidity

    Spanish-English dictionary > acidez

  • 2 acrimonia

    f.
    1 acrimony (aspereza).
    2 acridness, bitterness, acridity, acrimoniousness.
    3 rancour, acrimony.
    4 surliness, acrimony, asperity.
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    1 acrimony
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=olor) acridness, pungency; (=sabor) sharpness, sourness
    2) (=desabrimiento) acrimony, bitterness
    * * *
    femenino bitterness, acrimony
    * * *
    = acrimony, pungency, bitterness.
    Ex. However, by Spring 1897 Jones had resigned her post to escape an atmosphere of acrimony, where she had become the victim of sexual discrimination.
    Ex. Suddenly, the smell struck his nostrils -- the pungency of processed corn syrup, as if the car had gone off the road and fallen into the neck of a gigantic bottle of syrup.
    Ex. Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
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    femenino bitterness, acrimony
    * * *
    = acrimony, pungency, bitterness.

    Ex: However, by Spring 1897 Jones had resigned her post to escape an atmosphere of acrimony, where she had become the victim of sexual discrimination.

    Ex: Suddenly, the smell struck his nostrils -- the pungency of processed corn syrup, as if the car had gone off the road and fallen into the neck of a gigantic bottle of syrup.
    Ex: Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.

    * * *
    bitterness, acrimony
    respondió con acrimonia he replied bitterly o acrimoniously
    * * *
    [aspereza] acrimony;
    con acrimonia bitterly
    * * *
    f fig
    bitterness, acrimony
    * * *
    1) : pungency
    2) : acrimony

    Spanish-English dictionary > acrimonia

  • 3 acritud

    f.
    1 acrimony (aspereza).
    2 surliness, acrimony, asperity.
    3 bitterness, acrimony.
    4 acridness, acerbity, acridity, acrimoniousness.
    * * *
    1 (sabor) sourness, bitterness; (olor) acridity
    2 (dolor) intensity
    * * *
    * * *
    femenino (frml) asperity (frml), harshness
    * * *
    = acrimony, pungency, bitterness.
    Ex. However, by Spring 1897 Jones had resigned her post to escape an atmosphere of acrimony, where she had become the victim of sexual discrimination.
    Ex. Suddenly, the smell struck his nostrils -- the pungency of processed corn syrup, as if the car had gone off the road and fallen into the neck of a gigantic bottle of syrup.
    Ex. Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    * * *
    femenino (frml) asperity (frml), harshness
    * * *
    = acrimony, pungency, bitterness.

    Ex: However, by Spring 1897 Jones had resigned her post to escape an atmosphere of acrimony, where she had become the victim of sexual discrimination.

    Ex: Suddenly, the smell struck his nostrils -- the pungency of processed corn syrup, as if the car had gone off the road and fallen into the neck of a gigantic bottle of syrup.
    Ex: Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.

    * * *
    ( frml)
    asperity ( frml), harshness
    * * *

    acritud sustantivo femenino
    1 (agresividad, mordacidad) acrimony
    2 (sabor) sourness, bitterness
    (olor) acridness
    * * *
    [aspereza] acrimony;
    con acritud bitterly
    * * *
    f harshness
    * * *
    1) : pungency, bitterness
    2) : intensity, sharpness
    3) : harshness, asperity

    Spanish-English dictionary > acritud

  • 4 amargura

    f.
    1 sorrow (disgusto).
    2 bitterness, grief, embitterment, sorrow.
    3 achor.
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    1 bitterness
    2 (dolor) sorrow, grief, sadness
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    noun f.
    * * *
    femenino bitterness
    * * *
    = sourness, bitterness.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    ----
    * con amargura = bitterly.
    * * *
    femenino bitterness
    * * *
    = sourness, bitterness.

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.

    Ex: Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    * con amargura = bitterly.

    * * *
    bitterness
    lloraba con amargura he wept bitterly
    llevar or traer a algn por la calle or el camino de la amargura to make sb's life a misery ( colloq), to make sb's life impossible o hell ( colloq)
    * * *

    amargura sustantivo femenino
    bitterness;

    amargura sustantivo femenino bitterness
    ♦ Locuciones: ese vecino me trae por la calle de la amargura, that neighbour is embittering me

    ' amargura' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    calle
    - escozor
    - hiel
    English:
    bitterness
    * * *
    [pena] sorrow;
    lloró con amargura he wept bitterly
    * * *
    bitterness
    * * *
    1) : bitterness
    2) : grief, sorrow

    Spanish-English dictionary > amargura

  • 5 aspereza

    f.
    1 roughness.
    limar asperezas to smooth things over
    2 asperity, abrasiveness, roughness, coarseness.
    3 harsh remark, sour remark.
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    1 roughness, coarseness, asperity
    * * *
    SF [de terreno] roughness, ruggedness; (=acidez) sourness, tartness; [de carácter] surliness
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( al tacto) roughness; ( de terreno) roughness, unevenness
    b) ( de sabor) sharpness; (de voz, clima) harshness

    un terreno lleno de asperezasa very uneven o rough piece of ground

    limar asperezas: el tiempo limó las asperezas de su personalidad time knocked the rough edges off her; en un intento de limar asperezas — in an attempt to iron out their differences

    3) ( brusquedad) abruptness, surliness
    * * *
    = roughness, harshness.
    Ex. In practice, we find that antonyms often fall into the category of quasi-synonyms which represent points on the same continuum, eg roughness -- smoothness.
    Ex. Ghobadi does not flinch from confronting the harshness of daily life in Iran in this portrayal of a small village high in the mountains.
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    * limar asperezas = iron out + the bugs, knock + the rough edges off.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( al tacto) roughness; ( de terreno) roughness, unevenness
    b) ( de sabor) sharpness; (de voz, clima) harshness

    un terreno lleno de asperezasa very uneven o rough piece of ground

    limar asperezas: el tiempo limó las asperezas de su personalidad time knocked the rough edges off her; en un intento de limar asperezas — in an attempt to iron out their differences

    3) ( brusquedad) abruptness, surliness
    * * *
    = roughness, harshness.

    Ex: In practice, we find that antonyms often fall into the category of quasi-synonyms which represent points on the same continuum, eg roughness -- smoothness.

    Ex: Ghobadi does not flinch from confronting the harshness of daily life in Iran in this portrayal of a small village high in the mountains.
    * limar asperezas = iron out + the bugs, knock + the rough edges off.

    * * *
    1 (al tacto) roughness
    2 (del terreno) roughness, unevenness
    3 (de un sabor) sharpness
    4 (de la voz) harshness
    5 (del clima) harshness
    B
    (parte áspera): usar papel de lija para quitar las asperezas use sandpaper to remove any roughness o rough patches ( o parts etc)
    quitar las asperezas con una lima file off the rough edges
    un terreno lleno de asperezas a very uneven o rough piece of ground
    limar asperezas: el tiempo ha limado las asperezas de su personalidad time has knocked the rough edges off her, she has mellowed with age
    en un intento de limar asperezas in an attempt to iron out their differences/problems
    C (brusquedad) abruptness, surliness
    * * *

    aspereza sustantivo femenino
    1
    a) (de superficie, piel) roughness


    (de voz, clima) harshness
    2 ( parte áspera):

    limar asperezas to smooth things over
    aspereza sustantivo femenino roughness
    ♦ Locuciones: figurado limar asperezas, to smooth things over
    ' aspereza' also found in these entries:
    English:
    abruptly
    - ruggedness
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    1. [al tacto] roughness
    2. [de terreno] ruggedness, roughness
    3. [de sabor] sharpness, sourness
    4. [de clima] harshness
    5. [de voz] harshness
    6. [rudeza] [de persona] abruptness;
    decir algo con aspereza to say something sharply o abruptly
    * * *
    f roughness, unevenness;
    limar asperezas knock the rough edges off
    * * *
    rudeza: roughness, coarseness

    Spanish-English dictionary > aspereza

  • 6 flexible

    adj.
    flexible.
    * * *
    1 flexible
    * * *
    adj.
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [material, actitud] flexible; [cuerpo] supple; (Téc) pliable; [sombrero] soft
    2) [persona] flexible, open-minded; pey compliant
    2. SM
    2) (Elec) flex, cord
    * * *
    adjetivo flexible
    * * *
    = elastic, flexible, hospitable, tensile, accommodating, limber, compromising, soft-line, supple [suppler -comp., supplest -sup.], adaptable, versatile, lithe [lither -comp., lithest -sup.], springy [springier -comp., springiest -sup.], resilient, conformable.
    Ex. Any guidance concerning style and content must be elastic enough to permit the abstractor to use his discretion to achieve a good abstract.
    Ex. Some users and classifiers find it beneficial to have a notation which is sufficiently flexible to permit a variety of citation orders to be adopted as appropriate to the document and the user's perspective.
    Ex. It is necessary that any notation be hospitable to the insertion of new subjects.
    Ex. Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
    Ex. Style flexibility provides a way to be accommodating without compromising integrity or naturalness of expression = La flexibilidad de estilo es una forma de ser complaciente sin poner en peligro la integridad o la naturalidad de la expresión.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex. Part 1 examines and discusses the pros and cons of both hard-line and soft-line approaches to moral education.
    Ex. The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex. The intention was to make the interior finish as flexible and adaptable as possible.
    Ex. Moreover, they will be far more versatile than present commercial, so that they may readily be adapted for a wide variety of operations.
    Ex. He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex. The manufacturers of this type of artificial turf say that while the grass is soft and springy underfoot it is extremely tough and hard-wearing.
    Ex. The solution was found to be a composition of glue and treacle which could be cast on to the roller stock and which made a seamless, resilient surface that inked perfectly.
    Ex. For transducing, the proposal relies on conformable strips hosting pressure sensitive units directly placed on the aircraft aerodynamic surfaces.
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    * de un modo flexible = flexibly.
    * de uso flexible = hop-on/hop-off.
    * disco flexible = floppy disc.
    * encuadernación flexible en papel = limp paper binding.
    * encuadernación flexible en vitela = limp vellum binding.
    * hacer flexible = limber up.
    * hacer que sea flexible = render + flexible.
    * poco flexible = monolithic, inelastic.
    * * *
    adjetivo flexible
    * * *
    = elastic, flexible, hospitable, tensile, accommodating, limber, compromising, soft-line, supple [suppler -comp., supplest -sup.], adaptable, versatile, lithe [lither -comp., lithest -sup.], springy [springier -comp., springiest -sup.], resilient, conformable.

    Ex: Any guidance concerning style and content must be elastic enough to permit the abstractor to use his discretion to achieve a good abstract.

    Ex: Some users and classifiers find it beneficial to have a notation which is sufficiently flexible to permit a variety of citation orders to be adopted as appropriate to the document and the user's perspective.
    Ex: It is necessary that any notation be hospitable to the insertion of new subjects.
    Ex: Unless we are clear about the answers, we are likely to make a number of gross mistakes in trying to bring children and books together in a tensile and lasting connection.
    Ex: Style flexibility provides a way to be accommodating without compromising integrity or naturalness of expression = La flexibilidad de estilo es una forma de ser complaciente sin poner en peligro la integridad o la naturalidad de la expresión.
    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex: Part 1 examines and discusses the pros and cons of both hard-line and soft-line approaches to moral education.
    Ex: The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex: The intention was to make the interior finish as flexible and adaptable as possible.
    Ex: Moreover, they will be far more versatile than present commercial, so that they may readily be adapted for a wide variety of operations.
    Ex: He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex: The manufacturers of this type of artificial turf say that while the grass is soft and springy underfoot it is extremely tough and hard-wearing.
    Ex: The solution was found to be a composition of glue and treacle which could be cast on to the roller stock and which made a seamless, resilient surface that inked perfectly.
    Ex: For transducing, the proposal relies on conformable strips hosting pressure sensitive units directly placed on the aircraft aerodynamic surfaces.
    * de un modo flexible = flexibly.
    * de uso flexible = hop-on/hop-off.
    * disco flexible = floppy disc.
    * encuadernación flexible en papel = limp paper binding.
    * encuadernación flexible en vitela = limp vellum binding.
    * hacer flexible = limber up.
    * hacer que sea flexible = render + flexible.
    * poco flexible = monolithic, inelastic.

    * * *
    1 ‹material› flexible, pliable
    2 ‹cuerpo› supple, flexible
    3 ‹norma/horario› flexible
    4 ‹actitud/enfoque› flexible; ‹carácter/personalidad› easygoing, flexible
    * * *

    flexible adjetivo
    flexible
    flexible adjetivo
    1 flexible: no se puede decir que el cristal sea un material flexible, we couldn't class glass as a flexible material
    2 lax, tolerant, mellowed: con la edad se ha vuelto más flexible, she has mellowed with age
    ' flexible' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    adaptable
    - flexibilidad
    - goma
    - cerrazón
    - disco
    - elástico
    - horario
    - trampolín
    English:
    adaptable
    - elastic
    - flexible
    - floppy
    - fluid
    - lissom
    - lissome
    - lithe
    - pliable
    - supple
    - flex
    - versatile
    * * *
    1. [material] flexible;
    [cuerpo] supple
    2. [actitud] flexible
    3. [horario] flexible
    * * *
    I adj flexible
    II m EL cord, Br tb
    flex
    * * *
    : flexible
    1) : flexible electrical cord
    2) : soft hat
    * * *
    flexible adj flexible

    Spanish-English dictionary > flexible

  • 7 hacer trascendente

    (v.) = consequentialise [consequentialize, -USA]
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    * * *
    (v.) = consequentialise [consequentialize, -USA]

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer trascendente

  • 8 hosco

    adj.
    unfriendly, sullen, grim, rough.
    * * *
    1 (insociable) sullen, surly
    2 (lugar) gloomy, dark
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [persona] sullen, grim liter
    2) [tiempo, lugar, ambiente] gloomy
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo <persona/semblante> surly, sullen
    * * *
    = sullen, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], morose, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], unfriendly, disagreeable, testy [testier -comp., testiest -sup.].
    Ex. He makes his feelings abundantly clear by sullen silences and glances that indicate complete disgust.
    Ex. He perceived that his life threatened to be an interminable succession of these mortifying interviews unless he could discover a way or ways to deal with her surly and terrorizing ferocity.
    Ex. For this crusty author as well as for that young one having fun being famous is what matters = Tanto para este autor hosco como para aquel autor joven, ser famoso es lo que importa.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
    Ex. These messages were examined for 'friendly' features, such as politeness, specificity, constructiveness and helpfulness, and for ' unfriendly' features, like the use of cryptic codes or vocabulary, or language which users might find threatening, domineering, or emotive.
    Ex. Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex. We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo <persona/semblante> surly, sullen
    * * *
    = sullen, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], morose, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], unfriendly, disagreeable, testy [testier -comp., testiest -sup.].

    Ex: He makes his feelings abundantly clear by sullen silences and glances that indicate complete disgust.

    Ex: He perceived that his life threatened to be an interminable succession of these mortifying interviews unless he could discover a way or ways to deal with her surly and terrorizing ferocity.
    Ex: For this crusty author as well as for that young one having fun being famous is what matters = Tanto para este autor hosco como para aquel autor joven, ser famoso es lo que importa.
    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
    Ex: These messages were examined for 'friendly' features, such as politeness, specificity, constructiveness and helpfulness, and for ' unfriendly' features, like the use of cryptic codes or vocabulary, or language which users might find threatening, domineering, or emotive.
    Ex: Then I came within this disagreeable person's atmosphere, and lo! before I know what's happened I'm involved in an unpleasant altercation.
    Ex: We're assailed by doubts, mortified by our own shortcomings, surrounded by freaks, testy over silly details.

    * * *
    hosco -ca
    ‹persona/semblante› surly, sullen; ‹mirada› sullen
    * * *

    hosco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo ‹persona/semblante surly, sullen

    hosco,-a adjetivo surly, bad-tempered: es una persona hosca, parece siempre enfadado, he's quite unsociable, always in a bad mood

    ' hosco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    hosca
    English:
    sullen
    - surly
    * * *
    hosco, -a adj
    1. [persona] sullen, gruff
    2. [lugar] grim, gloomy
    * * *
    adj sullen
    * * *
    hosco, -ca adj
    : sullen, gloomy

    Spanish-English dictionary > hosco

  • 9 malhumorado

    adj.
    bad-humored, cranky, bad-tempered, crabbed.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: malhumorar.
    * * *
    1 bad-tempered
    \
    estar malhumorado,-a to be in a bad mood
    * * *
    (f. - malhumorada)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ bad-tempered, grumpy
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] <persona/gesto> bad-tempered
    b) [ESTAR] < persona> in a bad mood
    * * *
    = sullen, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], truculent, peevish, morose, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], ill-humoured [ill-humored, -USA], cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], moody [moodier -comp., moodiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, cantankerous, bad-tempered, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], short-tempered, hipped, ornery, mardy [mardier -comp., mardiest -sup.], grouch, in a grouch.
    Ex. He makes his feelings abundantly clear by sullen silences and glances that indicate complete disgust.
    Ex. He perceived that his life threatened to be an interminable succession of these mortifying interviews unless he could discover a way or ways to deal with her surly and terrorizing ferocity.
    Ex. For this crusty author as well as for that young one having fun being famous is what matters = Tanto para este autor hosco como para aquel autor joven, ser famoso es lo que importa.
    Ex. Senior staff members said that these fevers of truculent behavior had manifested themselves only within the past two or three years.
    Ex. In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. That's despite grumpy comments like those of William Hartston who said it was 'surely one of the ugliest words ever to slither its way into our dictionaries'.
    Ex. The presence of this irony in ill-humored short articles from various journalistic sources is described.
    Ex. For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex. Moody explorations of unexplained phenomenon can also be found = También se pueden encontrar exploraciones taciturnas de fenómenos inexplicables.
    Ex. Offended by the idea of an addict selling sneakers to kids, he launched into a curmudgeonly rant.
    Ex. To attain this order within the structure of chaos, Eros divided himself into two parts: Eros as amicable, social love and Eros as cantankerous, divisive discord.
    Ex. He was a brave novelist but also bad-tempered, churlish and subject to fits of rage.
    Ex. The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
    Ex. A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex. His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    Ex. My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
    Ex. They were be very mardy about it, but they accepted it, because if they hadn't their course grade would have suffered.
    Ex. We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.
    Ex. Life is too short to be in a grouch all the time.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [SER] <persona/gesto> bad-tempered
    b) [ESTAR] < persona> in a bad mood
    * * *
    = sullen, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], truculent, peevish, morose, grumpy [grumpier -comp., grumpiest -sup.], ill-humoured [ill-humored, -USA], cranky [crankier -comp., crankiest -sup.], moody [moodier -comp., moodiest -sup.], curmudgeonly, cantankerous, bad-tempered, crabby [crabbier -comp., crabbiest, -sup.], short-tempered, hipped, ornery, mardy [mardier -comp., mardiest -sup.], grouch, in a grouch.

    Ex: He makes his feelings abundantly clear by sullen silences and glances that indicate complete disgust.

    Ex: He perceived that his life threatened to be an interminable succession of these mortifying interviews unless he could discover a way or ways to deal with her surly and terrorizing ferocity.
    Ex: For this crusty author as well as for that young one having fun being famous is what matters = Tanto para este autor hosco como para aquel autor joven, ser famoso es lo que importa.
    Ex: Senior staff members said that these fevers of truculent behavior had manifested themselves only within the past two or three years.
    Ex: In 1912 a group of women library students were accused of lacking a sense of proportion, being peevish and being absorbed in small details.
    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: That's despite grumpy comments like those of William Hartston who said it was 'surely one of the ugliest words ever to slither its way into our dictionaries'.
    Ex: The presence of this irony in ill-humored short articles from various journalistic sources is described.
    Ex: For example, you already know that living in a windowless room will make you cranky and out of sorts.
    Ex: Moody explorations of unexplained phenomenon can also be found = También se pueden encontrar exploraciones taciturnas de fenómenos inexplicables.
    Ex: Offended by the idea of an addict selling sneakers to kids, he launched into a curmudgeonly rant.
    Ex: To attain this order within the structure of chaos, Eros divided himself into two parts: Eros as amicable, social love and Eros as cantankerous, divisive discord.
    Ex: He was a brave novelist but also bad-tempered, churlish and subject to fits of rage.
    Ex: The normally perky and intrepid Cristina is flat out crabby these days.
    Ex: A medical doctor had told him that the reason why women have faster pulse beats is because they are short-tempered.
    Ex: His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    Ex: My mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush.
    Ex: They were be very mardy about it, but they accepted it, because if they hadn't their course grade would have suffered.
    Ex: We all have a grouch in our lives and if we wake up on the wrong side of the bed or take our daily mean pill, at the very nicest, we have been described as a ' grouch'.
    Ex: Life is too short to be in a grouch all the time.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] ‹persona/gesto› bad-tempered
    2 [ ESTAR] ‹persona› in a bad mood
    hoy se ha levantado/anda muy malhumorado he has woken up/he is in a very bad mood today
    * * *

    Del verbo malhumorar: ( conjugate malhumorar)

    malhumorado es:

    el participio

    malhumorado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) [SER] ‹persona/gesto bad-tempered

    b) [ESTAR] ‹ persona in a bad mood

    malhumorado,-a adjetivo bad-tempered
    ' malhumorado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    malencarada
    - malencarado
    - malhumorada
    - colérico
    - taimado
    English:
    crabby
    - cross
    - crotchety
    - crusty
    - grumpy
    - ill-humoured
    - ill-tempered
    - mean
    - moody
    - morose
    - peevish
    - petulant
    - stroppy
    - bad
    - sulky
    - truculent
    * * *
    malhumorado, -a adj
    1. [de mal carácter] bad-tempered
    2. [enfadado] in a bad mood
    * * *
    adj bad-tempered
    * * *
    malhumorado, -da adj
    : bad-tempered, cross
    * * *
    malhumorado adj bad tempered [comp. worse tempered; superl. worst tempered]

    Spanish-English dictionary > malhumorado

  • 10 resentimiento

    m.
    resentment, bitterness.
    * * *
    1 resentment
    * * *
    noun m.
    * * *
    SM (=rencor) resentment; (=amargura) bitterness
    * * *
    masculino resentment, bitterness
    * * *
    = resentment, sourness, ill-feeling, soreness, grudge, bitterness, unforgiveness, ill will, bad blood.
    Ex. Many trainees arrive on course with feelings of anxiety related to past frustrations and resentment over being sent on the course.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. The review is incompetent and irresponsible, apparently motivated by a need to vent spleen, and characterized by an amount of ill-feeling out of place in a scholarly journal.
    Ex. While there are no significant injury worries to speak of, there is no doubt both sides have a number of players with general soreness and niggling.
    Ex. Letting bygones be bygones is not a natural thing for most of us -- we humans have long memories, we hold on to both grudges and fantasies.
    Ex. Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    Ex. Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    Ex. On this theory, people are praiseworthy for acts of good will and blameworthy for acts of ill will or lack of good will.
    Ex. The conventional explanation of bad blood between Koreans and Japanese isthe 35 years of harsh Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945.
    ----
    * con resentimiento = resentfully, spitefully.
    * guardar resentimiento = carry + a chip on + Posesivo + shoulder.
    * * *
    masculino resentment, bitterness
    * * *
    = resentment, sourness, ill-feeling, soreness, grudge, bitterness, unforgiveness, ill will, bad blood.

    Ex: Many trainees arrive on course with feelings of anxiety related to past frustrations and resentment over being sent on the course.

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: The review is incompetent and irresponsible, apparently motivated by a need to vent spleen, and characterized by an amount of ill-feeling out of place in a scholarly journal.
    Ex: While there are no significant injury worries to speak of, there is no doubt both sides have a number of players with general soreness and niggling.
    Ex: Letting bygones be bygones is not a natural thing for most of us -- we humans have long memories, we hold on to both grudges and fantasies.
    Ex: Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    Ex: Love is the exact opposite of unforgiveness, envy, jealousy, hate, pride and bitterness.
    Ex: On this theory, people are praiseworthy for acts of good will and blameworthy for acts of ill will or lack of good will.
    Ex: The conventional explanation of bad blood between Koreans and Japanese isthe 35 years of harsh Japanese occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945.
    * con resentimiento = resentfully, spitefully.
    * guardar resentimiento = carry + a chip on + Posesivo + shoulder.

    * * *
    resentment, bitterness
    * * *

    resentimiento sustantivo masculino
    resentment, bitterness
    resentimiento sustantivo masculino resentment
    ' resentimiento' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    destilar
    - hiel
    - pique
    - escozor
    English:
    resentfulness
    - resentment
    - sullenness
    - ill
    - resentful
    - spite
    * * *
    resentment, bitterness
    * * *
    m resentment
    * * *
    : resentment
    * * *
    resentimiento n resentment

    Spanish-English dictionary > resentimiento

  • 11 sabor

    m.
    1 taste, flavor (gusto).
    un sabor dulce a sweet taste
    con sabor a limón lemon-flavored
    tener sabor a algo to taste of something
    2 flavor.
    * * *
    1 taste, flavour (US flavor)
    2 figurado feeling
    \
    dejar a alguien mal sabor de boca figurado to leave a bad taste in somebody's mouth
    sin sabor tasteless
    * * *
    noun m.
    flavor, taste
    * * *
    SM taste, flavour, flavor (EEUU)

    este caramelo tiene sabor a naranja — this sweet tastes of orange, this sweet's orange-flavoured

    sin sabor — tasteless; (fig) insipid

    sabor local — local colour, local color (EEUU)

    * * *
    a) (de comida, bebida, etc) taste, flavor*

    dejar a alguien con mal sabor de bocato leave a bad taste in one's mouth

    b) ( carácter) flavor*
    * * *
    = flavour [flavor, -USA], zest, taste.
    Ex. Plainly, in many documents sections that can be regarded as truly representative of the flavour of the original are absent or difficult to identify.
    Ex. In the humanistic perspective, the concern is with potential, unique capabilities, and dignity -- with a dash of joy to add zest.
    Ex. This is to ensure that the taste for good English is kept alive and developed by the provision of good literature.
    ----
    * con sabor = flavoured [flavored, -USA].
    * con sabor a ajo = garlicky.
    * con sabor a fruta = fruity [fruitier -comp., fruitiest -sup.].
    * con sabor artificial = artificially flavoured.
    * dar sabor = spice up, add + spice.
    * dejar (un) buen sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un grato sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un sabor amargo en la boca = leave + a bitter aftertaste.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de sabor agradable = palatable.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * lleno de sabor = flavourful [flavorful, -USA], full-flavoured [full-flavored, -USA].
    * potenciador del sabor = flavour enhancer.
    * potenciar el sabor = enhance + flavour.
    * realzar el sabor = pep up.
    * sabor 7 mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * sabor a fruta = fruitiness.
    * sabor agrio = sourness.
    * sabor a sal = saltiness.
    * sabor áspero = off-flavour.
    * sabor dulce = sweetness.
    * sabor fuerte y penetrante = tang.
    * sabor insípido = off-flavour.
    * sabor sabrido = off-flavour.
    * sabor salado = saltiness.
    * sin sabor = tasteless.
    * * *
    a) (de comida, bebida, etc) taste, flavor*

    dejar a alguien con mal sabor de bocato leave a bad taste in one's mouth

    b) ( carácter) flavor*
    * * *
    = flavour [flavor, -USA], zest, taste.

    Ex: Plainly, in many documents sections that can be regarded as truly representative of the flavour of the original are absent or difficult to identify.

    Ex: In the humanistic perspective, the concern is with potential, unique capabilities, and dignity -- with a dash of joy to add zest.
    Ex: This is to ensure that the taste for good English is kept alive and developed by the provision of good literature.
    * con sabor = flavoured [flavored, -USA].
    * con sabor a ajo = garlicky.
    * con sabor a fruta = fruity [fruitier -comp., fruitiest -sup.].
    * con sabor artificial = artificially flavoured.
    * dar sabor = spice up, add + spice.
    * dejar (un) buen sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un grato sabor de boca = leave + a good taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un mal sabor de boca = leave + a bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * dejar un sabor amargo en la boca = leave + a bitter aftertaste.
    * de mal sabor = unbecoming.
    * de sabor agradable = palatable.
    * de sabor desagradable = unpalatable.
    * lleno de sabor = flavourful [flavorful, -USA], full-flavoured [full-flavored, -USA].
    * potenciador del sabor = flavour enhancer.
    * potenciar el sabor = enhance + flavour.
    * realzar el sabor = pep up.
    * sabor 7 mal sabor de boca = bad taste in + Posesivo + mouth.
    * sabor a fruta = fruitiness.
    * sabor agrio = sourness.
    * sabor a sal = saltiness.
    * sabor áspero = off-flavour.
    * sabor dulce = sweetness.
    * sabor fuerte y penetrante = tang.
    * sabor insípido = off-flavour.
    * sabor sabrido = off-flavour.
    * sabor salado = saltiness.
    * sin sabor = tasteless.

    * * *
    1 (de comida, bebida, etc) taste, flavor*
    dentífrico con sabor a menta mint-flavored toothpaste
    tiene un sabor parecido al de las frambuesas it tastes rather like raspberries
    el café me dejó un sabor amargo en la boca the coffee left a bitter taste in my mouth
    vienen en tres sabores diferentes they come in three different flavors
    dejar a algn con mal sabor de boca to leave a bad o nasty taste in one's mouth
    2 (carácter) flavor*
    música con un sabor muy tradicional music with a very traditional flavor o feel to it
    una novela de sabor romántico a novel with a romantic flavor
    * * *

     

    sabor sustantivo masculino
    a) (de comida, bebida, etc) taste, flavor( conjugate flavor);


    viene en tres sabores it comes in three flavors;
    no tiene sabor it has no taste to it
    b) ( carácter) flavor( conjugate flavor)

    sabor sustantivo masculino
    1 (de una sustancia) taste, flavour, US flavor: tenía un sabor amargo, it had a bitter taste
    tener sabor a, to taste of
    con sabor a menta, mint-flavoured
    2 (aire) estas calles tienen un ligero sabor medieval, these streets have a slight medieval flavour
    3 (similitud, semejanza, estilo) es un edificio de sabor neoclásico, this building has a neoclassical feel about it
    ♦ Locuciones: dejar mal sabor de boca, to leave a bad taste in one's mouth
    ' sabor' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acerba
    - acerbo
    - ácida
    - acidez
    - ácido
    - acritud
    - ahumada
    - ahumado
    - almibarada
    - almibarado
    - colín
    - deliciosa
    - delicioso
    - disgustar
    - gustillo
    - gustosa
    - gustoso
    - peculiar
    - picante
    - probar
    - realzar
    - regusto
    - resabio
    - saber
    - sosa
    - soso
    - suave
    - suavizar
    - suavidad
    - agradable
    - amargo
    - aspereza
    - áspero
    - como
    - conservar
    - dar
    - dejar
    - delicado
    - feo
    - fuerte
    - gusto
    - inmundo
    - ligero
    - sazón
    English:
    acid
    - acrid
    - ale
    - bitter
    - come out
    - delicate
    - detect
    - earthy
    - fiery
    - fishy
    - flat
    - flavor
    - flavour
    - foul
    - fruity
    - full-bodied
    - mild
    - mildness
    - nasty
    - nutty
    - obnoxious
    - pervasive
    - pungent
    - retain
    - savor
    - savour
    - sharp
    - sickly
    - smoky
    - smooth
    - spice
    - subtle
    - sweet
    - sweetness
    - tang
    - tart
    - taste
    - tinny
    - vile
    - Jell-O
    - jelly
    - sherbet
    - take
    - unpalatable
    * * *
    sabor nm
    1. [gusto] taste, flavour;
    tener sabor a algo to taste of sth;
    tiene un sabor dulce/picante it tastes sweet/spicy;
    no conviene mezclar sabores it's not a good idea to mix flavours;
    con sabor a limón lemon-flavoured
    2. [impresión]
    dejó mal sabor (de boca) it left a nasty taste in my mouth;
    dejó buen sabor (de boca) it left me with a warm feeling inside;
    aquella conversación me dejó un sabor amargo that conversation left me with a bitter taste in my mouth
    3. [estilo] flavour;
    una obra de sabor clásico a play with a classical flavour
    * * *
    m flavor, Br
    flavour, taste;
    dejar mal sabor de boca fig leave a bad taste in the mouth
    * * *
    sabor nm
    1) : flavor, taste
    2)
    sin sabor : flavorless
    * * *
    1. (gusto) taste
    2. (gusto añadido) flavour
    ¿qué sabor quieres? which flavour would you like?

    Spanish-English dictionary > sabor

  • 12 sabor agrio

    m.
    sour taste, sourness.
    * * *
    (n.) = sourness
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    * * *
    (n.) = sourness

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sabor agrio

  • 13 taciturno

    adj.
    1 morose, dour, glum, moody.
    2 taciturn, close-lipped, tight-lipped, silent.
    * * *
    1 (callado) taciturn, silent
    2 (triste) sad, melancholy
    * * *
    ADJ (=callado) taciturn, silent; (=malhumorado) sullen, moody; (=triste) glum
    * * *
    - na adjetivo
    a) [SER] (callado, silencioso) taciturn, uncommunicative
    b) [ESTAR] ( triste) glum, gloomy
    * * *
    = morose, moody [moodier -comp., moodiest -sup.], hipped, mardy [mardier -comp., mardiest -sup.].
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. Moody explorations of unexplained phenomenon can also be found = También se pueden encontrar exploraciones taciturnas de fenómenos inexplicables.
    Ex. His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    Ex. They were be very mardy about it, but they accepted it, because if they hadn't their course grade would have suffered.
    * * *
    - na adjetivo
    a) [SER] (callado, silencioso) taciturn, uncommunicative
    b) [ESTAR] ( triste) glum, gloomy
    * * *
    = morose, moody [moodier -comp., moodiest -sup.], hipped, mardy [mardier -comp., mardiest -sup.].

    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.

    Ex: Moody explorations of unexplained phenomenon can also be found = También se pueden encontrar exploraciones taciturnas de fenómenos inexplicables.
    Ex: His in danger of becoming hipped, a prey to his own doubts and fears, and unable to accomplish anything in life beyond catering to his own morbid fancies.
    Ex: They were be very mardy about it, but they accepted it, because if they hadn't their course grade would have suffered.

    * * *
    1 [ SER] (callado, silencioso) taciturn ( frml), uncommunicative
    2 [ ESTAR] (triste) glum, gloomy
    se hundió en un silencio taciturno he sank into a gloomy silence
    * * *

    taciturno
    ◊ -na adjetivo

    a) [SER] (callado, silencioso) taciturn, uncommunicative

    b) [ESTAR] ( triste) glum, gloomy

    taciturno,-a adjetivo
    1 (melancólico, triste) gloom, gloomy
    2 (silencioso, reservado) silent, uncommunicative, taciturn
    ' taciturno' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    seria
    - serio
    - taciturna
    English:
    moody
    - morose
    - taciturn
    * * *
    taciturno, -a adj
    [persona] silent, taciturn; [carácter, actitud] gloomy
    * * *
    adj taciturn
    * * *
    taciturno, -na adj
    1) : taciturn
    2) : sullen, gloomy

    Spanish-English dictionary > taciturno

  • 14 triste

    adj.
    1 sad (person).
    no te pongas triste don't be sad
    2 sad (que entristece) (noticia, suceso).
    es triste que… it's sad o a shame that…
    ofrecen un triste espectáculo they present a sorry spectacle
    3 poor (humilde).
    un triste viejo a poor old man
    * * *
    1 (infeliz) sad, unhappy; (futuro) bleak
    2 (oscuro, sombrío) gloomy, dismal
    3 (único) single, only
    4 (insignificante) poor, humble
    \
    es triste que... it's a pity...
    hacer un triste papel to cut a sorry figure
    poner triste a alguien to make somebody sad
    ponerse triste to become sad
    triste futuro bleak future
    * * *
    adj.
    1) sad, blue, gloomy
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=entristecido) [persona] sad; (=desgraciado) miserable; [carácter] gloomy, melancholy

    poner triste a algn — to make sb sad, make sb unhappy, make sb miserable

    2) (=entristecedor) [noticia, canción] sad; [paisaje] dismal, desolate; [cuarto] gloomy
    3) * (=mustio) [flor] withered
    4) (=lamentable) sad, sorry

    es triste no poder irit's a pity o shame we can't go

    la triste verdad es que... — the sad truth is that...

    5) (=insignificante) miserable
    6) And (=tímido) shy, timid
    2.
    SM LAm (=canción) sad love song
    * * *
    1)
    a) [ESTAR] ( afligido) < persona> sad
    b) <expresión/mirada> sad, sorrowful
    c) [SER] ( que causa tristeza) <historia/película/noticia> sad; <paisaje/color> dismal, gloomy; <lugar/ambiente> gloomy

    un día nublado y triste — a miserable, cloudy day

    2) (delante del n) (miserable, insignificante) miserable
    * * *
    = bleak, sad, sagging, wistful, depressing, glum, miserable, morose, doleful.
    Ex. The projections of qualified manpower into the year 2000 are bleak for personnel based industries.
    Ex. Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex. It was obvious that Balzac's enthusiasm for the grant lifted his spirits up from their normal sagging state.
    Ex. A wistful look appeared in his eyes as he lingered over memories of President Langeford.
    Ex. Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex. Children no less than adults are subject to fits of boredom, to times when they feel glum or restless when everything they usually enjoy lacks attraction, purpose or pleasure.
    Ex. Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. This year will go down as the most depressing doleful Christmas I've ever had.
    ----
    * Caballero de la Triste Figura, el = Knight of the Doleful Countenance, the.
    * caso triste = sad story.
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * triste de admitir = sad to relate.
    * triste realidad = fact of life.
    * triste realidad, la = sad truth, the.
    * triste recordatorio = painful reminder.
    * * *
    1)
    a) [ESTAR] ( afligido) < persona> sad
    b) <expresión/mirada> sad, sorrowful
    c) [SER] ( que causa tristeza) <historia/película/noticia> sad; <paisaje/color> dismal, gloomy; <lugar/ambiente> gloomy

    un día nublado y triste — a miserable, cloudy day

    2) (delante del n) (miserable, insignificante) miserable
    * * *
    = bleak, sad, sagging, wistful, depressing, glum, miserable, morose, doleful.

    Ex: The projections of qualified manpower into the year 2000 are bleak for personnel based industries.

    Ex: Tom Hernandez tried not to show how sad he felt about his friends' leaving, and managed to keep up a cheerful facade until the party broke up.
    Ex: It was obvious that Balzac's enthusiasm for the grant lifted his spirits up from their normal sagging state.
    Ex: A wistful look appeared in his eyes as he lingered over memories of President Langeford.
    Ex: Since 1963 they have produced their own bibliographic listings with various degrees of efficiency and comprehensiveness but usually with the same depressing tardiness in recording new publications which has so beset the UNDEX listings.
    Ex: Children no less than adults are subject to fits of boredom, to times when they feel glum or restless when everything they usually enjoy lacks attraction, purpose or pleasure.
    Ex: Sometimes of an evening, after my miserable journeyings through the day, I would stand for hours in the Strand, leaning against the shutters of a closed shop, and watching the compositors at work by gaslight on the opposite side of the way, upon a morning paper.
    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: This year will go down as the most depressing doleful Christmas I've ever had.
    * Caballero de la Triste Figura, el = Knight of the Doleful Countenance, the.
    * caso triste = sad story.
    * la triste realidad es que = the sad fact is (that).
    * triste de admitir = sad to relate.
    * triste realidad = fact of life.
    * triste realidad, la = sad truth, the.
    * triste recordatorio = painful reminder.

    * * *
    A
    1 [ ESTAR] (afligido) ‹persona› sad
    esa música me pone triste that music makes me sad
    se puso muy triste cuando se lo dije he was very sad o unhappy when I told him
    ¿qué te pasa? te noto tristón ( fam); what's the matter? you look miserable o sad
    2 ‹expresión/mirada› sad, sorrowful
    tiene la mirada triste he has a sad look in his eyes
    3 [ SER] (que causa tristeza) ‹historia/película/noticia› sad; ‹paisaje/color› dismal, gloomy
    un día nublado y triste a miserable, cloudy day
    el cuarto se ve muy triste con esas cortinas those curtains make the room look very dreary o gloomy
    B ( delante del n) (miserable, insignificante) miserable
    es la triste realidad it's the sad truth, sadly, that's the way it is
    tenía ante sí un triste futuro he faced an unhappy o a wretched future
    por cuatro tristes pesos for a few miserable o ( colloq) measly pesos
    hizo un triste papel he made a fool of himself, he performed poorly
    * * *

     

    triste adjetivo
    1
    a) [ESTAR] ‹ persona sad;


    b)expresión/mirada sad, sorrowful

    c) [SER] ( que causa tristeza) ‹historia/película/noticia sad;

    paisaje/color dismal, gloomy;
    lugar/ambiente gloomy
    2 ( delante del n) (miserable, insignificante) miserable;

    es la triste realidad it's the sad truth
    triste adjetivo
    1 sad
    2 (paisaje, habitación, etc) gloomy, dismal
    3 (penoso) es triste reconocerlo, it's sad to admit it
    4 (insignificante, simple) single: no tenemos ni un triste limón en la nevera, we haven't got a single lemon in the fridge
    ' triste' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    alicaída
    - alicaído
    - alma
    - cabizbaja
    - cabizbajo
    - deshecha
    - deshecho
    - destrozada
    - destrozado
    - fúnebre
    - negra
    - negro
    - pachucha
    - pachucho
    - polvo
    - sombría
    - sombrío
    - taciturna
    - taciturno
    - abatido
    - compungido
    - dejo
    - desolador
    - espectáculo
    - mirada
    - notar
    - penoso
    - poner
    - tanto
    English:
    blue
    - cheerless
    - dismal
    - doleful
    - downbeat
    - face
    - feel
    - forlorn
    - gloomy
    - leaden
    - lonesome
    - make
    - miserable
    - outwardly
    - rueful
    - sad
    - sorrowful
    - sorry
    - unhappy
    - wan
    - woeful
    - infamous
    - melancholy
    - note
    - obviously
    - pine
    - tearful
    * * *
    triste adj
    1. [entristecido] [persona] sad;
    ¿por qué estás triste? why are you looking so sad?;
    esa canción me pone triste that song makes me feel sad;
    no te pongas triste don't be sad;
    era un hombre triste y amargado he was a sad and embittered man
    2. [que entristece] [noticia, suceso] sad;
    [día, tiempo, paisaje] gloomy, dreary; [color, vestido, luz] dull, dreary;
    tiene los ojos tristes she has sad eyes
    3. [deplorable] sad;
    es triste que una empresa como ésa tenga que cerrar it's sad o a shame that a firm like that should have to close down
    4. [doloroso] sorry;
    los jueces ofrecen un triste espectáculo the judges present a sorry spectacle;
    el equipo hizo un triste papel the team gave a poor showing
    5. [humilde] poor;
    un triste viejo a poor old man;
    no es más que un triste empleado he's nothing but a humble worker
    6. [insignificante]
    un triste sueldo a miserable salary;
    nos dio dos tristes aceitunas he gave us two measly olives;
    es un triste consuelo it's small consolation, it's cold comfort;
    ni un triste… not a single…;
    ni una triste excusa not one single excuse;
    no tengo ni una triste radio I haven't even got a lousy radio
    * * *
    adj sad
    * * *
    triste adj
    1) : sad, gloomy
    ponerse triste: to become sad
    2) : desolate, dismal
    una perspectiva triste: a dismal outlook
    3) : sorry, sorry-looking
    la triste verdad: the sorry truth
    * * *
    triste adj
    1. (en general) sad [comp. sadder; superl. saddest]
    2. (lugar) gloomy [comp. gloomier; superl. gloomiest]
    una casa triste y oscura a dark, gloomy house

    Spanish-English dictionary > triste

  • 15 ágil

    adj.
    1 agile, alert, quick, limber.
    2 expeditious, agile, prompt.
    3 lively, spirited.
    * * *
    1 agile
    * * *
    adj.
    agile, nimble
    * * *
    ADJ (=ligero) agile, nimble; (=flexible) flexible, adaptable
    * * *
    adjetivo <persona/movimiento> agile; <estilo/programa> lively
    * * *
    = lithe [lither -comp., lithest -sup.], nimble, alert, limber, quick-moving, supple [suppler -comp., supplest -sup.], nifty [niftier -comp., nifitiest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], nippy [nippier -comp., nippiest -sup.].
    Ex. He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.
    Ex. If they were watching the nimble movements of a compositor as he gathered the types from the hundred and fifty-two boxes of his case, they would knock their hips against the corner of a bench.
    Ex. The alert interviewer may secure valuable unsolicited information as a by-product.
    Ex. His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex. The image which the majority of girls have of the sports woman is as of a healthy, slim, clean, quick-moving, intelligent, strong-willed, self-assured & natural person.
    Ex. The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex. Cannes and Monaco have lots of money, beautiful women, nifty cars, lots of style and arrogance.
    Ex. He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex. Around city and suburbs, the car is nippy and responds well.
    ----
    * hacer ágil = limber up.
    * * *
    adjetivo <persona/movimiento> agile; <estilo/programa> lively
    * * *
    = lithe [lither -comp., lithest -sup.], nimble, alert, limber, quick-moving, supple [suppler -comp., supplest -sup.], nifty [niftier -comp., nifitiest -sup.], sprightly [sprightlier -comp., sprightliest -sup.], nippy [nippier -comp., nippiest -sup.].

    Ex: He was standing in front of me, small, lithe, myopic, shy, uncommunicative, vulnerable.

    Ex: If they were watching the nimble movements of a compositor as he gathered the types from the hundred and fifty-two boxes of his case, they would knock their hips against the corner of a bench.
    Ex: The alert interviewer may secure valuable unsolicited information as a by-product.
    Ex: His limber writing consequentializes the inconsequential, and there is not one morose moment in his work, no hint of sourness.
    Ex: The image which the majority of girls have of the sports woman is as of a healthy, slim, clean, quick-moving, intelligent, strong-willed, self-assured & natural person.
    Ex: The film's supple structure, surprisingly light touch, and bravura performances make it perhaps the most fully formed, half-hearted goof ever.
    Ex: Cannes and Monaco have lots of money, beautiful women, nifty cars, lots of style and arrogance.
    Ex: He was described as a ' sprightly nonagenarian' who was born in 1905.
    Ex: Around city and suburbs, the car is nippy and responds well.
    * hacer ágil = limber up.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/movimiento› agile
    2 ‹estilo› lively; ‹programa/presentación› dynamic, lively
    * * *

     

    ágil adjetivo ‹persona/movimiento agile;
    estilo/programa lively
    ágil adjetivo agile
    ' ágil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ligero
    English:
    agile
    - limber
    - lithe
    - mind
    - nifty
    - nimble
    - adroit
    - snappy
    - sprightly
    - supple
    * * *
    ágil adj
    1. [movimiento, persona] agile
    2. [estilo, lenguaje] fluent;
    [respuesta, mente] nimble, sharp
    * * *
    adj agile
    * * *
    ágil adj
    1) : agile, nimble
    2) : sharp, lively (of a response, etc.)
    ágilmente adv
    * * *
    ágil adj (persona) agile

    Spanish-English dictionary > ágil

  • 16 acedía

    f.
    1 acidity, sourness.
    2 unpleasantness.
    3 acedia.
    4 flounder, Platichthys flesus.
    * * *
    1 (acidez) sourness, acidity
    2 MEDICINA heartburn
    ————————
    1 (pez) dab
    * * *
    SF
    1) (Culin) acidity, sourness
    2) (Med) heartburn
    3) (fig) (=desabrimiento) unpleasantness
    4) (=pez) plaice
    * * *
    A ( Med) acidity
    * * *

    acedía f Zool dab
    * * *
    1. [pez] little sole
    2. Med heartburn

    Spanish-English dictionary > acedía

  • 17 agriura

    SF LAm sourness, tartness

    Spanish-English dictionary > agriura

  • 18 agrura

    f.
    1 acidity; acerbity.
    2 a group of trees which yield fruit of sourish taste. (Obsolete)
    3 sourness, tartness, acidity.
    * * *
    1 sourness, tartness
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=sabor agrio) sourness, tartness
    2) pl agruras Méx (Med) heartburn

    Spanish-English dictionary > agrura

  • 19 acedía

    • acidity
    • heartbreaking
    • heartburning
    • sourness
    • unpleasantness

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > acedía

  • 20 acidez

    • acescence
    • acidity
    • sourness

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > acidez

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