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supercilious

  • 1 altanero

    adj.
    proud, haughty, high-and-mighty, arrogant.
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    1 arrogant, haughty, conceited
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    (f. - altanera)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=altivo) haughty, arrogant
    2) [ave] high-flying
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    - ra adjetivo arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = snooty, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], supercilious.
    Ex. Researchers expect librarians to be factually knowledgeable, welcoming, helpful and supportive rather than 'weird', ' snooty' or 'easily antagonized'.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
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    - ra adjetivo arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = snooty, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], supercilious.

    Ex: Researchers expect librarians to be factually knowledgeable, welcoming, helpful and supportive rather than 'weird', ' snooty' or 'easily antagonized'.

    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

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    arrogant, haughty
    * * *

    altanero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    arrogant, haughty
    altanero,-a adjetivo arrogant

    ' altanero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    altanera
    - tono
    English:
    proud
    - supercilious
    - haughty
    - lofty
    * * *
    altanero, -a adj
    haughty
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    altanero, -ra adj
    altivo, arrogante: arrogant, haughty

    Spanish-English dictionary > altanero

  • 2 altivo

    adj.
    1 arrogant, proud, disdainful, haughty.
    2 lofty, dignified.
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    1 haughty, arrogant, conceited
    * * *
    ADJ haughty, arrogant
    * * *
    - va adjetivo ( arrogante) arrogant, haughty; (noble, orgulloso) proud
    * * *
    = haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, supercilious.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    ----
    * de modo altivo = superciliously, haughtily.
    * * *
    - va adjetivo ( arrogante) arrogant, haughty; (noble, orgulloso) proud
    * * *
    = haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, supercilious.

    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.

    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    * de modo altivo = superciliously, haughtily.

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    altivo -va
    1 (altanero) ‹mirada/gesto› arrogant, haughty
    2 (noble, orgulloso) proud
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    altivo
    ◊ -va adjetivo ( arrogante) arrogant, haughty;


    (noble, orgulloso) proud
    altivo,-a adjetivo arrogant, haughty
    ' altivo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    altiva
    - orgullosa
    - orgulloso
    - soberbia
    - soberbio
    - alzado
    English:
    haughty
    - superior
    - lofty
    * * *
    altivo, -a adj
    haughty
    * * *
    adj proud, haughty
    * * *
    altivo, -va adj
    altanero, arrogante: arrogant, haughty

    Spanish-English dictionary > altivo

  • 3 arrogante

    adj.
    1 arrogant.
    2 overbearing, high-and-mighty, high-handed.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person, belittler.
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    1 (orgulloso) arrogant
    2 (gallardo) gallant, valiant, brave
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    adj.
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    ADJ (=altanero) arrogant, haughty; (=orgulloso) proud
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    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
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    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.
    Ex. Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
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    adjetivo ( soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    = arrogant, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocksure, overbearing, supercilious.

    Ex: Particularly in libraries, the attitude of the employee is to become arrogant toward the user.

    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    * * *
    1 (soberbio) arrogant, haughty
    2 (gallardo) imposing, dashing
    * * *

    arrogante adjetivo
    arrogant, haughty
    arrogante adjetivo arrogant
    ' arrogante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    altivo
    - presumido
    English:
    arrogant
    - both
    - cavalier
    - haughty
    - manner
    - stiff-necked
    - superior
    - swagger
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    arrogant
    * * *
    adj arrogant
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    altanero, altivo: arrogant, haughty
    * * *
    arrogante adj arrogant

    Spanish-English dictionary > arrogante

  • 4 chulo1

    1 = pimp, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], thug, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, show-off, showboat, hot dog, ruffian, hoodlum, supercilious.
    Ex. The unholy and more holy sources of community information are mentioned from pimps and prostitutes to the preacher and the policeman.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Poole was a notorious gang leader & street thug, murdered by enemies of similar background.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The ebullient Mr Wang is a chatterbox and a bit of a show-off.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a ' showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Jerry Hairston is a bit of a hot dog and needs to be reined in at times.
    Ex. The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
    Ex. Gangs of hoodlums, aged as young as eight, are roaming the streets terrorising store owners and shoppers in broad daylight.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    Spanish-English dictionary > chulo1

  • 5 creído

    adj.
    vain, arrogant, self-satisfied, conceited.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: creer.
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    1→ link=creer creer
    1 arrogant, vain, conceited
    \
    ser un creído,-a to be full of oneself
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    creído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=engreído) conceited
    2) (=crédulo) credulous, trusting
    2.
    SM / F
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
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    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( engreído) conceited
    b) [ser] (Arg) ( crédulo) gullible
    * * *
    = conceited, stuck-up, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

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    creído -da
    1 [ SER] (engreído) conceited
    2 [ ESTAR]
    (confiado, convencido): está creído (de) que va a ganar he's convinced o quite sure he's going to win, he's very confident of victory
    3 [ SER] ( Arg) (crédulo) gullible
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    Del verbo creer: ( conjugate creer)

    creído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    creer    
    creído
    creer ( conjugate creer) verbo intransitivo
    a) (tener fe, aceptar como verdad) to believe;

    creído en algo/algn to believe in sth/sb;
    ¿me crees? do you believe me?

    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    ¿tú crees? do you think so?;

    no creo I don't think so;
    no creas, es bastante difícil believe me, it's quite hard
    verbo transitivo


    aunque no lo creas believe it or not;
    ¡no lo puedo creído! I don't believe it!;
    ¡ya lo creo! of course!
    b) (pensar, juzgar) to think;

    creo que sí/creo que no I think so/I don't think so;

    creo que va a llover I think it's going to rain;
    no la creo capaz I do not think she is capable;
    se cree que el incendio fue provocado the fire is thought to have been started deliberately;
    no lo creí necesario I didn't think it necessary;
    no creo que pueda ir I doubt if o I don't think I'll be able to go;
    creí oír un ruido I thought I heard a noise;
    creo recordar que … I seem to remember that …
    creerse verbo pronominal




    ¿quién se creídoá que es? who does he think he is?
    c) (CS fam) ( estimarse superior) to think one is special (o great etc)

    d) (Méx) ( fiarse) creídose de algn to trust sb

    creído
    ◊ -da adjetivo [ser] ( engreído) conceited

    creer
    I verbo transitivo
    1 (suponer) to think: ¿crees que está implicado?, do you think he's involved?
    creo que sí/no, I think so/don't think so
    ya lo creo, of course
    2 (tener fe, confianza) to believe: créeme, believe me
    te creo, I believe you
    II verbo intransitivo
    1 Rel to believe [en, in]
    cree en los marcianos, he believes in Martians
    2 (tener confianza) to trust: mi padre cree en mí, my father trusts me
    creído,-a
    I adjetivo arrogant, vain, conceited
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino big head

    ' creído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    creerse
    - creída
    - pero
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - never
    - stuck-up
    - big
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    creído, -a Fam
    adj
    conceited;
    se lo tiene muy creído he's very full of himself, Br he really fancies himself
    nm,f
    es un creído he's a bighead
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    I partcreer
    II adj conceited
    * * *
    creído, -da adj
    1) fam : conceited
    2) : confident, sure
    * * *
    creído adj cocky

    Spanish-English dictionary > creído

  • 6 desdeñoso

    adj.
    disdainful, contemptuous, dismissive, scornful.
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    1 disdainful, contemptuous, scornful
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    ADJ scornful, disdainful
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    - sa adjetivo < persona> disdainful; <gesto/actitud> disdainful, scornful
    * * *
    = dismissive, derisive, contemptuous.
    Ex. The author also mentions the rather dismissive attitude of many librarians towards rare book librarianship.
    Ex. As sophisticated technologies and management methods were introduced, process engineers engaged in efforts to portray manual workers' knowledge in derisive terms.
    Ex. After a number of years in office, however, they became increasingly abrasive, remote, contemptuous of criticism, and resistant to any change that might reduce their authority.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo < persona> disdainful; <gesto/actitud> disdainful, scornful
    * * *
    = dismissive, derisive, contemptuous.

    Ex: The author also mentions the rather dismissive attitude of many librarians towards rare book librarianship.

    Ex: As sophisticated technologies and management methods were introduced, process engineers engaged in efforts to portray manual workers' knowledge in derisive terms.
    Ex: After a number of years in office, however, they became increasingly abrasive, remote, contemptuous of criticism, and resistant to any change that might reduce their authority.

    * * *
    ‹persona› disdainful; ‹gesto/actitud› disdainful, scornful
    * * *

    desdeñoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    disdainful
    desdeñoso,-a adjetivo disdainful

    ' desdeñoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    desdeñosa
    English:
    disdainful
    - scornful
    - supercilious
    - derisive
    - disparaging
    * * *
    desdeñoso, -a adj
    scornful, disdainful
    * * *
    adj disdainful, contemptuous
    * * *
    desdeñoso, -sa adj
    : disdainful, scornful

    Spanish-English dictionary > desdeñoso

  • 7 engreído

    adj.
    vain, cocky, proud, bigheaded.
    f. & m.
    swell-headed person, conceited person, swellhead.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: engreír.
    * * *
    1 vain, conceited, stuck-up
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (=vanidoso) vain, stuck-up *
    2) LAm (=afectuoso) affectionate; (=mimado) spoiled, spoilt
    2.
    SM / F bighead *, spoiled brat
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex. library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex. In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex. It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex. Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex. The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled*
    II
    - da masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)
    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *
    = conceited, self-inflated, stuck-up, self-important, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], high-blown, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], hoity-toity, vain [vainer -comp., vainest -sup.], cocksure, supercilious, big-headed.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.

    Ex: Book clubs do not have to be cliquish, pretentious, stuffily self-inflated, or bolt-holes for ethereal literary spirits.
    Ex: library users were stereotyped as old people, intellectuals, uninteresting people, shy or stuck-up people and people afraid of life.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: In our media saturated world of high-blown hype and suffocating spin they do their best to tell you the truth.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Wine lovers get the urge to splurge and celebrate, often in hoity-toity restaurants.
    Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous.
    Ex: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: I alwasy knew she was a pain in the arse, without knowing her you can just tell, by the way she behaves, that she is big-headed and thinks she's god's gift to the human race.

    * * *
    engreído1 -da
    1 (vanidoso, presumido) conceited, bigheaded ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled*
    engreído2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    1 (vanidoso) bighead ( colloq)
    2 ( Per) (mimado) spoiled* brat
    * * *

    Del verbo engreír: ( conjugate engreír)

    engreído es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    engreído    
    engreír
    engreído
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    a) ( vanidoso) conceited, bigheaded (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled( conjugate spoiled)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) ( vanidoso) bighead (colloq)

    b) (Per) ( mimado) spoiled brat

    engreído,-a adjetivo conceited
    ' engreído' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    además
    - cambio
    - corte
    - engreída
    - estiramiento
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - parecer
    - ufana
    - ufano
    - creído
    - pituco
    - presumido
    - sobrado
    English:
    bighead
    - bigheaded
    - cocksure
    - fatuous
    - self-important
    - smug
    - toffee-nosed
    - conceited
    - puffed
    - self
    * * *
    engreído, -a
    adj
    1. [creído] conceited, full of one's own importance
    2. Perú [mimado] spoiled
    nm,f
    1. [creído] conceited person;
    ser un engreído to be very conceited
    2. Perú [mimado]
    ser un engreído to be spoiled
    * * *
    adj conceited
    * * *
    engreído, -da adj
    presumido, vanidoso: vain, conceited, stuck-up

    Spanish-English dictionary > engreído

  • 8 persona que hace un comentario

    (n.) = commenter
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    * * *
    (n.) = commenter

    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    Spanish-English dictionary > persona que hace un comentario

  • 9 prepotente

    adj.
    1 domineering, overbearing (arrogante).
    2 very powerful (poderoso).
    3 prepotent, domineering.
    f. & m.
    arrogant person.
    * * *
    1 arrogant, domineering
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=arrogante) high-handed
    2) (=poderoso) powerful
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].
    Ex. He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex. He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex. A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex. The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex. Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    * * *
    adjetivo < persona> arrogant, overbearing; < actitud> high-handed
    * * *
    = full of opinions, opinionated, overbearing, self-important, supercilious, haughty [haughtier -comp., haughtiest -sup.], cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.].

    Ex: He was most definitely not their kind of Republican - a moderate, a maverick; outspokenly full of opinions that made their hair stand on end.

    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: Overbearing parents are likely to raise obsessive kids, according to a new study.
    Ex: He was described as 'a self-important, self-righteous blowhard, puffing his filthy pipe, patches on the elbows of his well-worn tweed jacket, decked out in the cliche costume of the shabby liberal icon'.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.
    Ex: The only blot on his escutcheon is, that after his great success he grew to be haughty and insolent in his demands.
    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.

    * * *
    ‹persona› arrogant, overbearing; ‹actitud› high-handed
    * * *

    prepotente adjetivo ‹ persona arrogant, overbearing;
    actitud high-handed
    prepotente adjetivo overbearing, arrogant
    ' prepotente' also found in these entries:
    English:
    arrogant
    - high-handed
    - pushy
    * * *
    1. [arrogante] domineering, overbearing
    2. [poderoso] very powerful
    * * *
    adj arrogant
    * * *
    : arrogant, domineering, overbearing

    Spanish-English dictionary > prepotente

  • 10 copetudo

    adj.
    1 copped, rising to a top or head.
    2 High, lofty, supercilious, on account of one's noble descent.
    3 tufted, crested, tufty.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Zool) tufted, crested
    2) (=engreído) haughty, stuck-up *
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) < ave> crested
    2) (fam) < persona> snooty (colloq), stuckup (colloq)
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    1) < ave> crested
    2) (fam) < persona> snooty (colloq), stuckup (colloq)
    * * *
    A ‹ave› crested
    B ( fam); ‹persona› snooty ( colloq), stuckup ( colloq), toffee-nosed ( BrE colloq)

    Spanish-English dictionary > copetudo

  • 11 chulo

    adj.
    1 nice, neat.
    2 good-looking.
    3 bragging, braggart.
    4 not fashionable.
    5 festive, jaunty.
    m.
    1 pimp.
    2 braggart, brag, flashy harry, flashy type.
    3 free-rider.
    * * *
    1 familiar (descarado) cocky, cheeky
    2 familiar (vistoso) showy, flashy
    3 familiar (bonito) nice, pretty
    ¡qué vestido tan chulo! what a nice dress!
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 familiar (presuntuoso) show-off, swank
    2 familiar (castizo) working-class person from Madrid
    \
    ponerse chulo,-a familiar to get cocky, get cheeky
    ————————
    * * *
    1. ADJ *
    1) (=arrogante) cocky *

    una mujer se abanicaba, muy chula ella, en la ventana — a woman was fanning herself in the window, bold as brass o as brazen as you like

    ponerse chulo: se puso en plan chulo — he got all cocky *

    2) (=bonito)

    ¡qué vestido más chulo! — what a lovely dress!

    ¡qué chulo me ha quedado el dibujo! — my drawing looks great!

    chica, estás chulísima — LAm you look gorgeous

    2.
    ADV CAm, Méx * well
    3.
    SMF ( Hist) typical working-class person from Madrid
    4. SM
    1) * (tb: chulo putas) pimp
    2) Col * (=buitre) vulture, buzzard (EEUU)
    3) (Taur) bullfighter's assistant
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    1) (fam) ( bonito)
    a) (Esp, Méx) <vestido/casa> neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

    qué chulas flores te regalaron! — (Méx) what nice flowers they gave you!

    b) (Méx) < hombre> good-looking, cute (esp AmE); < mujer> pretty, cute (esp AmE)

    ¿por qué llora, chula? — why are you crying, sweetheart o love?

    2) (Esp fam) ( bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)

    no te me pongas chulodon't get nervy o cocky with me (colloq)

    3) (Esp) (satisfecho, garboso)
    4) (Chi fam) ( de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (Esp fam) ( bravucón) flashy type
    III
    masculino (Esp fam)
    1) ( proxeneta) tb
    2) (Col) (Zool) black vulture
    3) (Col) ( signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
    * * *
    I
    - la adjetivo
    1) (fam) ( bonito)
    a) (Esp, Méx) <vestido/casa> neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

    qué chulas flores te regalaron! — (Méx) what nice flowers they gave you!

    b) (Méx) < hombre> good-looking, cute (esp AmE); < mujer> pretty, cute (esp AmE)

    ¿por qué llora, chula? — why are you crying, sweetheart o love?

    2) (Esp fam) ( bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)

    no te me pongas chulodon't get nervy o cocky with me (colloq)

    3) (Esp) (satisfecho, garboso)
    4) (Chi fam) ( de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
    II
    - la masculino, femenino (Esp fam) ( bravucón) flashy type
    III
    masculino (Esp fam)
    1) ( proxeneta) tb
    2) (Col) (Zool) black vulture
    3) (Col) ( signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
    * * *
    chulo1
    1 = pimp, cocky [cockier -comp., cockiest -sup.], thug, snobbish, snobby [snobbier -comp., snobbiest -sup.], snob, show-off, showboat, hot dog, ruffian, hoodlum, supercilious.

    Ex: The unholy and more holy sources of community information are mentioned from pimps and prostitutes to the preacher and the policeman.

    Ex: Bold, ambitious and in-your-face I've always considered them to be just too cocky by half.
    Ex: Poole was a notorious gang leader & street thug, murdered by enemies of similar background.
    Ex: It was possible to identify 3 main groups who display 3 different types of attitude -- participative, delegative and ' snobbish'.
    Ex: Every one looked like death warmed up, including the snobby staff who I found far from welcoming.
    Ex: The biggest faux pas according to snobs who take such things seriously is calling a sofa a couch or a setee.
    Ex: The ebullient Mr Wang is a chatterbox and a bit of a show-off.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a ' showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Jerry Hairston is a bit of a hot dog and needs to be reined in at times.
    Ex: The coroner said she had died not from drowning, but from being abused and murdered by a gang of ruffians.
    Ex: Gangs of hoodlums, aged as young as eight, are roaming the streets terrorising store owners and shoppers in broad daylight.
    Ex: A commenter took me to task for being supercilious and said it was inconsistent with my religion.

    chulo2
    2 = neat [neater -comp., neatest -sup.], nifty [niftier -comp., nifitiest -sup.], funky [funkier -comp., funkiest -sup.], swish.

    Ex: What is possibly less easy is to making sure that the guiding stays clean, neat and accurate.

    Ex: Another reason why this is nifty is because this site has plenty of resources available for your use, so you're not having to re-invent the wheel should you decide to adopt this assignment for your course.
    Ex: The scarf can be knit with pockets at the end to keep their hands toasty or trimmed with bobbles for a funky look.
    Ex: The entrance to the hotel is very swish and the rooms although small very well maintained and clean.
    * lo chulo = coolness.
    * ser chulo = be cool.

    * * *
    chulo1 -la
    1 (Esp, Méx) ‹vestido/casa› neat ( AmE colloq), lovely ( BrE)
    tiene una casa más chula … she has a gorgeous house!, she has a neat o lovely house!
    ¡qué chulas flores te regalaron! ( Méx); what nice flowers they gave you!
    2 ( Méx) ‹hombre› good-looking, cute ( esp AmE); ‹mujer› pretty, cute ( esp AmE)
    mira qué niño tan chulo what a lovely-looking o cute o sweet little boy
    ¿por qué llora, chula? why are you crying, sweetheart o love?
    B ( Esp fam) (bravucón) nervy ( AmE colloq), smart ( AmE colloq), mouthy ( AmE colloq), cocky ( BrE colloq), cheeky ( BrE colloq)
    no te me pongas chulo don't get nervy o cocky with me ( colloq)
    C
    ( Esp) (satisfecho, garboso): ¡mira qué chula va con su vestido nuevo! doesn't she look pretty parading around in her new dress!
    chulo2 -la
    masculine, feminine
    B ( Esp fam) (bravucón) flashy type, flash harry ( BrE colloq)
    ( Esp fam)
    B ( Col) ( Zool) black vulture
    C ( Col) (marca, signo) check mark ( AmE), tick ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    chulo 1
    ◊ -la adjetivo

    1 (fam) ( bonito)
    a) (Esp, Méx) ‹vestido/casa neat (AmE colloq), lovely (BrE)

    b) (Méx) ‹ hombre good-looking, cute (esp AmE);

    mujer pretty, cute (esp AmE)
    2 (Esp fam) ( bravucón) nervy (AmE colloq), cocky (BrE colloq)
    3 (Chi fam) ( de mal gusto) tacky (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (Esp fam) ( bravucón) flashy type
    chulo 2 sustantivo masculino (Esp fam)
    1 ( proxeneta) pimp
    2 (Col) (Zool) black vulture
    3 (Col) ( signo) check mark (AmE), tick (BrE)
    chulo,-a familiar
    I m,f (presuntuoso) show-off
    (insolente) cocky: tu primo me pareció un chulo, your cousin's a bit of a show-off
    II adjetivo
    1 (insolente, fanfarrón) se puso muy chulo con nosotros, he got all cocky with us
    2 (bonito) smashing: familiar llevas un collar muy chulo, that's a great necklace you've got on
    III sustantivo masculino (proxeneta) pimp
    ' chulo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    chula
    - rufián
    English:
    cocky
    - in-your-face
    - neat
    * * *
    chulo, -a
    adj
    1. Esp [descarado] cocky;
    ponerse chulo to get cocky
    2. Esp, Méx Fam [bonito] cool, Br top, US neat;
    se ha comprado una moto muy chula she's bought a really cool o Br top o US neat bike;
    esta es la canción más chula del disco this is the coolest song on the record;
    lo más chulo del verano es que los días son más largos the coolest thing about summer is that the days are longer;
    Fam
    ir más chulo que un ocho to have one's glad rags on
    3. Esp Fam [lesionado]
    tengo la pata chula I've done my leg in
    nm,f
    Esp
    1. [descarado] cocky person;
    Vulg
    es un chulo de mierda he's a cocky little bastard
    2. [madrileño] = lower-class native of 18th-19th century Madrid
    nm
    Esp [proxeneta] pimp
    * * *
    fam
    I adj
    1 fantastic fam, great fam
    2 Méx ( guapo) attractive
    3 ( presuntuoso) cocky fam ;
    ponerse chulo get cocky
    II m pimp
    * * *
    chulo, -la adj
    1) fam : cute, pretty
    2) Spain fam : cocky, arrogant
    chulo nm, Spain : pimp
    * * *
    chulo adj
    1. (presumido) cocky [comp. cockier; superl. cockiest]
    2. (bonito) smart

    Spanish-English dictionary > chulo

  • 12 desvanecido

    adj.
    1 faint; giddy, dizzy. (Medical)
    2 vain (engreido); proud (orguñoso). (Figurative)
    3 faint, faded, vanished.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desvanecer.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Med)
    2) (=engreído) vain
    * * *
    A (desmayado) in a faint
    cayó desvanecido she fainted, she fell in a faint
    B
    1 ‹color› faded
    2 ‹contorno› blurred
    C (arrogante) haughty, supercilious

    Spanish-English dictionary > desvanecido

  • 13 sobrecejo

    m.
    frown (ceño); supercilious aspect, cloudiness of look.
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=ceño) frown
    2) (Arquit) lintel
    * * *
    frown

    Spanish-English dictionary > sobrecejo

  • 14 altanero

    • arrogant
    • haughtily
    • haul
    • high and dry
    • high and wide
    • hoisting line
    • hold
    • proud
    • self-sufficiency
    • self-suggestion
    • supercilious

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > altanero

  • 15 arrogante

    • arrogant
    • arrogant person
    • assuming
    • belittler
    • boastful
    • cocky
    • disdainful
    • dismissive
    • haughtily
    • haul
    • high and dry
    • high and wide
    • high-growth venture
    • high-handed behavior
    • hoisting line
    • hold
    • hubristic
    • nervousness
    • nescience
    • overbearing
    • overweening
    • presumptuous
    • self-advancement
    • self-aggrandizement
    • self-sufficiency
    • self-suggestion
    • supercilious

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > arrogante

  • 16 desdeńoso

    • disdainful
    • dismissive
    • scornful
    • supercilious

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > desdeńoso

  • 17 sobreojo

    m.
    a supercilious aspect; a look of envy, hatred, or contempt.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sobreojo

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  • supercilious — I adjective arrogant, assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, condescending, contemptuous, contumelious, derisive, dictatorial, disdainful, disrespectful, domineering, egotistic, fastidiosus, haughty, imperious, insolent, intolerant, irreverent, lofty,… …   Law dictionary

  • supercilious — 1520s, from L. superciliosus haughty, arrogant, from supercilium haughty demeanor, pride, lit. eyebrow (via notion of raising the eyebrow to express haughtiness), from super above (see SUPER (Cf. super )) + cilium eyelid, related to celare to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • supercilious — disdainful, overbearing, arrogant, haughty, *proud, lordly, insolent Analogous words: vain, vainglorious (see under PRIDE): contemptuous, scornful (see corresponding nouns under DESPISE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • supercilious — [adj] arrogant, stuck up bossy, cavalier, cocky*, condescending, contemptuous, disdainful, egotistic, haughty, high andmighty*, imperious, insolent, lofty, nervy*, overbearing, patronizing, proud, putting on airs*, scornful, snobby, superior,… …   New thesaurus

  • supercilious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having an air of contemptuous superiority. DERIVATIVES superciliously adverb superciliousness noun. ORIGIN Latin superciliosus haughty , from supercilium eyebrow …   English terms dictionary

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  • supercilious — n. supercilious about * * * [ˌs(j)uːpə sɪlɪəs] supercilious about …   Combinatory dictionary

  • supercilious — su|per|cil|i|ous [ ,supər sıliəs ] adjective a supercilious person behaves as if they think they are better or more important than everyone else: a supercilious manner/smile/attitude ╾ su|per|cil|i|ous|ly adverb ╾ su|per|cil|i|ous|ness noun… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • supercilious — adjective behaving as if you think that other people are less important than you; haughty: She s got a supercilious way of speaking that makes me want to scream! | a supercilious smile superciliously adverb superciliousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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