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  • 1 amable

    adj.
    kind.
    ¿sería tan amable de…? would you be so kind as to…?
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    1 kind, nice
    ¿sería usted tan amable de...? would you be so kind as to...?
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    adj.
    kind, nice
    * * *
    ADJ kind, nice

    ser amable con algn — to be kind to sb, be nice to sb

    ¡qué amable ha sido usted trayéndolo! — how kind of you to bring it!

    ¡muy amable! — thanks very much, that's very kind, that's very kind of you

    sea tan amable (como para), si es tan amable (como para) — LAm please be so kind as to

    * * *
    a) <persona/gesto> kind

    ¿sería tan amable de...? — would you be so kind as to...?

    b) (AmS) <rato/velada> pleasant
    * * *
    = friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.], amiable, obliging, friendly-sounding, friendly-sounding, kindly, neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].
    Ex. Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.
    Ex. I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex. 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex. There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex. The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex. Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
    Ex. They believe being neighbourly is an important and fulfilling part of life.
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    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.].
    * * *
    a) <persona/gesto> kind

    ¿sería tan amable de...? — would you be so kind as to...?

    b) (AmS) <rato/velada> pleasant
    * * *
    = friendly [friendlier -comp., friendliest -sup.], kind [kinder -comp., kindest -sup.], amiable, obliging, friendly-sounding, friendly-sounding, kindly, neighbourly [neighborly, -USA].

    Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile.

    Ex: I would like to extend my thanks to our host who was kind enough to invite me.
    Ex: 'I can certainly understand your concern,' she ventured, speaking with a certain amiable casualness which she hoped would keep the edge off his annoyance, 'but we're really trying to protect the taxpayer's investment and the library's materials'.
    Ex: There are different styles of handling interpersonal conflict such as integrating, obliging, dominating, avoiding, and compromising.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex: The friendly-sounding British bobbies, created in 1829, were the first professional police force, copied by cities around the world.
    Ex: Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile.
    Ex: They believe being neighbourly is an important and fulfilling part of life.
    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.].

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    1 ‹persona/gesto› kind
    es muy amable de su parte that's very kind of you
    gracias por su amable carta thank you for your kind letter
    ¿sería tan amable de darle este recado? could you possibly give him o would you be so kind as to give him this message?
    2 ( AmS) ‹rato/velada› pleasant
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    amable adjetivo
    a)persona/gesto kind;


    ¿sería tan amable de …? would you be so kind as to …?
    b) (AmS) ‹rato/velada pleasant

    amable adjetivo
    1 kind, nice
    2 frml ¿sería tan amable de indicarme cómo se llega a la plaza mayor?, would you be so kind as to show me the way to the main square?
    ' amable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    acaso
    - atenta
    - atento
    - baja
    - bajo
    - brusca
    - brusco
    - condescendiente
    - conmigo
    - gentil
    - otra
    - otro
    - que
    -
    - bonachón
    - bueno
    - conceptuoso
    - contigo
    - delicadeza
    - esfuerzo
    - gente
    - poder
    - solícito
    - tanto
    English:
    amiable
    - favor
    - favour
    - friendly
    - good
    - helpful
    - host
    - hurt
    - kind
    - neighborly
    - neighbourly
    - nice
    - of
    - suave
    - sympathetic
    - unkind
    - conscious
    - possibly
    - sporting
    - thoughtful
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    amable adj
    1. [persona] kind, nice;
    es una persona de carácter amable she's a kind o nice person;
    un policía muy amable a very nice policeman;
    se mostró muy amable con nosotros he was very kind o nice to us;
    es muy amable de tu parte it's very kind o nice of you;
    ¿sería tan amable de…? would you be so kind as to…?;
    la joven ministra representa la cara amable del régimen the young woman minister is the acceptable face of the government
    2. Andes, RP [rato] nice, pleasant;
    pasamos un rato muy amable we had a very nice o pleasant time
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    adj kind ( con to);
    ¿sería tan amable de ayudarme? would you be so kind as to help me?;
    muy amable, es Vd muy amable it’s very good o kind of you
    * * *
    amable adj
    : kind, nice
    amablemente adv
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    amable adj kind / nice

    Spanish-English dictionary > amable

  • 2 aterrador

    adj.
    terrifying, frightful, frightening, awesome.
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    1 terrifying, frightful
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    (f. - aterradora)
    adj.
    frightening, terrifying
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    - dora adjetivo terrifying
    * * *
    = frightening, terrifying, terrorising [terrorizing, -USA], frightful, fear-inducing, hideous, hair-raising, groundshaking, creepy [creepier -comp., creepiest -sup.].
    Ex. No echo of so frightening a concept, 'class', ever lingers within the hushed precincts of our libraries.
    Ex. To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    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. The book, written by a man who is not a military historian as such, is concerned above all with showing the war's hideousness, its frightful human cost, its pathos and loss, and its essential failure to achieve its objectives.
    Ex. The author suggests that the ability to enjoy fear-inducing media increases with age.
    Ex. The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex. This ' hair-raising' experience will allow students to have a better understanding of what energy is and why it's so important.
    Ex. The author gives an insider's perspective on what it feels like to be an Arab since the groundshaking events of 1967 when Arab hopes were unexpectedly shattered by the outcome of the Arab Israeli war.
    Ex. For me, it's like those really creepy films I used to like watching when I was a kid.
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    - dora adjetivo terrifying
    * * *
    = frightening, terrifying, terrorising [terrorizing, -USA], frightful, fear-inducing, hideous, hair-raising, groundshaking, creepy [creepier -comp., creepiest -sup.].

    Ex: No echo of so frightening a concept, 'class', ever lingers within the hushed precincts of our libraries.

    Ex: To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    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: The book, written by a man who is not a military historian as such, is concerned above all with showing the war's hideousness, its frightful human cost, its pathos and loss, and its essential failure to achieve its objectives.
    Ex: The author suggests that the ability to enjoy fear-inducing media increases with age.
    Ex: The book focuses on images where hideous atrocities -- e.g., murder, blasphemy, wanton destruction and even cannibalism -- are shown to be part of the daily life of the common people of Paris during the revolution.
    Ex: This ' hair-raising' experience will allow students to have a better understanding of what energy is and why it's so important.
    Ex: The author gives an insider's perspective on what it feels like to be an Arab since the groundshaking events of 1967 when Arab hopes were unexpectedly shattered by the outcome of the Arab Israeli war.
    Ex: For me, it's like those really creepy films I used to like watching when I was a kid.

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    terrifying
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    aterrador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    terrifying
    aterrador,-ora adjetivo terrifying

    ' aterrador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aterradora
    English:
    chilling
    - frightful
    - terrifying
    - terrifyingly
    - blood
    - fearful
    - fearsome
    - frightening
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    aterrador, -ora adj
    terrifying
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    adj frightening, terrifying
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    aterrador, - dora adj
    : terrifying
    * * *
    aterrador adj terrifying

    Spanish-English dictionary > aterrador

  • 3 bochornoso

    adj.
    1 shameful, embarrassing, humiliating.
    2 sultry, scorching, muggy.
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    1 (sofocante) hot, sultry, muggy
    2 figurado (vergonzoso) disgraceful, shameful
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    (f. - bochornosa)
    adj.
    2) shameful, embarrassing
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [tiempo, día] close *, stuffy *
    2) (=vergonzoso) degrading, shameful

    es un espectáculo bochornoso — it is a degrading spectacle, it is a shameful sight

    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1) < tiempo> sultry, muggy; < calor> sticky
    2) <espectáculo/situación> embarrassing
    * * *
    = mortifying, sultry [sultrier -comp., sultriest -sup.], embarrassing.
    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. The day was sultry, and some of the party, being parched with thirst, left the line of march, and scrambled down the bank of the river to drink.
    Ex. This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
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    * de un modo bochornoso = shamefully.
    * fracaso bochornoso = embarrassing failure.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo
    1) < tiempo> sultry, muggy; < calor> sticky
    2) <espectáculo/situación> embarrassing
    * * *
    = mortifying, sultry [sultrier -comp., sultriest -sup.], embarrassing.

    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: The day was sultry, and some of the party, being parched with thirst, left the line of march, and scrambled down the bank of the river to drink.
    Ex: This is highly embarrassing for the innocent reader and for the apologetic library staff.
    * de un modo bochornoso = shamefully.
    * fracaso bochornoso = embarrassing failure.

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    A ‹tiempo› sultry, muggy; ‹calor› sticky
    hacía un día bochornoso it was a close o muggy day
    B ‹espectáculo/situación› embarrassing
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    bochornoso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    1 tiempo sultry, muggy;
    calor sticky;
    hacía un día bochornoso it was a close o muggy day

    2espectáculo/situación embarrassing
    bochornoso,-a adjetivo
    1 (caluroso) sultry, close, muggy
    (sofocante) stifling
    2 fig (vergonzoso) shameful, embarrassing
    ' bochornoso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bochornosa
    - cargado
    English:
    clammy
    - close
    - muggy
    - sticky
    - sultry
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    bochornoso, -a adj
    1. [tiempo] stifling, muggy
    2. [vergonzoso] embarrassing
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    adj
    1 tiempo sultry
    2 fig
    embarrassing
    * * *
    bochornoso, -sa adj
    1) embarazoso: embarrassing
    2) : hot and muggy

    Spanish-English dictionary > bochornoso

  • 4 desabrido

    adj.
    1 tasteless, insipid, saltless, dull.
    2 off flavor, unsavory, off flavour, unpalatable.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: desabrir.
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    1 (comida) tasteless, insipid
    2 figurado (persona) surly; (tono) harsh, sharp
    3 (tiempo) unpleasant
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    (f. - desabrida)
    adj.
    bland, tasteless
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    ADJ
    1) (=poco amable) [persona] surly; [tono] harsh; [respuesta] sharp; [debate] bitter, acrimonious
    2) [comida] tasteless, insipid
    3) [tiempo] unpleasant
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    - da adjetivo
    1) ( comida) tasteless, bland
    2) < persona> ( soso) (AmL) boring, dull; ( desagradable) (Esp) surly, disagreeable
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    Ex. Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas and is the product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds.
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    - da adjetivo
    1) ( comida) tasteless, bland
    2) < persona> ( soso) (AmL) boring, dull; ( desagradable) (Esp) surly, disagreeable
    * * *

    Ex: Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless gas and is the product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing compounds.

    * * *
    A ‹comida› tasteless, bland, insipid
    B ‹persona›
    1 ( AmL) (soso) dull
    2 ( Esp) (desagradable) surly, disagreeable
    * * *

    Del verbo desabrir: ( conjugate desabrir)

    desabrido es:

    el participio

    desabrido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( comida) tasteless, bland


    ' desabrido' also found in these entries:
    English:
    tasteless
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    desabrido, -a adj
    1. [tiempo] unpleasant, bad;
    el día está desabrido the weather is bad today
    2. [alimento, comida] tasteless, insipid
    3. Esp [hosco] [persona, carácter, manera de ser] surly;
    [tono] harsh
    4. Am [soso] [persona] wet, bland, dull
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    adj
    1 ( soso) bland, insipid
    2 persona surly
    3 tiempo unpleasant
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    desabrido, -da adj
    : tasteless, bland

    Spanish-English dictionary > desabrido

  • 5 desapacible

    adj.
    unpleasant.
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    1 (gen) unpleasant, disagreeable; (tiempo) nasty, unpleasant; (sonido, tono) harsh, unpleasant
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    ADJ [tiempo] unpleasant; [sabor, carácter] surly; [tono] harsh; [sonido] sharp, jangling; [discusión] bitter, bad-tempered; [persona] unpleasant
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    adjetivo <tiempo/día> unpleasant; <persona/carácter> irritable, bad-tempered
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    = bleak.
    Ex. The projections of qualified manpower into the year 2000 are bleak for personnel based industries.
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    adjetivo <tiempo/día> unpleasant; <persona/carácter> irritable, bad-tempered
    * * *

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

    * * *
    1 ‹tiempo/día› unpleasant
    2 ‹persona/carácter› irritable, bad-tempered
    * * *

    desapacible adjetivo nasty, unpleasant
    (persona) ill-natured
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    1. [tiempo, clima] unpleasant
    2. [carácter] unpleasant, disagreeable
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    adj nasty, unpleasant
    * * *
    : unpleasant, disagreeable

    Spanish-English dictionary > desapacible

  • 6 erizo

    m.
    1 hedgehog.
    2 globefish (fish).
    erizo de mar sea urchin
    3 bur.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: erizar.
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    1 (animal) hedgehog
    2 (planta) burr
    3 figurado (persona) surly person, prickly character
    \
    erizo de mar / erizo marino sea urchin
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    SM
    1) (Zool) hedgehog

    erizo de mar, erizo marino — sea urchin

    2) (Bot) burr
    3) * (=persona) grumpy sort, prickly person *
    * * *
    masculino hedgehog
    * * *
    Ex. The disease was found in rodents, hedgehogs, squirrels, hares, foxes, sheep and a number of avian species..
    ----
    * erizo de mar = sea urchin.
    * * *
    masculino hedgehog
    * * *

    Ex: The disease was found in rodents, hedgehogs, squirrels, hares, foxes, sheep and a number of avian species..

    * erizo de mar = sea urchin.

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    hedgehog
    andar erizo ( Méx fam); to be broke ( colloq)
    Compuesto:
    erizo marino or de mar
    sea urchin
    * * *

    Del verbo erizar: ( conjugate erizar)

    erizo es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    erizó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    erizar    
    erizo
    erizar ( conjugate erizar) verbo transitivopelo/velloto make … stand on end
    erizarse verbo pronominal [ pelo] to stand on end
    erizo sustantivo masculino
    hedgehog;

    erizar verbo transitivo (pelo, púas) to make stand on end
    erizo m Zool hedgehog
    erizo de mar, sea urchin

    ' erizo' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    púa
    English:
    hedgehog
    - urchin
    - sea
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    erizo nm
    1. [mamífero] hedgehog
    2. [pez] globefish, puffer (fish)
    erizo de mar sea urchin
    3. Comp
    Méx Fam
    quedar erizo: después de pagar las cuentas, quedé erizo after paying the bills I was cleaned out
    * * *
    m ZO hedgehog
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    erizo nm
    1) : hedgehog
    2)
    erizo de mar : sea urchin
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    erizo n hedgehog

    Spanish-English dictionary > erizo

  • 7 ferocidad

    f.
    ferocity, fierceness.
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    1 ferocity, fierceness
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    SF ferocity, ferociousness
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    femenino ferocity, fierceness
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    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.
    ----
    * con ferocidad = ferociously.
    * * *
    femenino ferocity, fierceness
    * * *

    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.

    * con ferocidad = ferociously.

    * * *
    ferocity, fierceness
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    ferocidad sustantivo femenino ferocity, fierceness
    ' ferocidad' also found in these entries:
    English:
    ferociousness
    - ferocity
    - fierceness
    - fiercely
    - savagery
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    ferocity, fierceness
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    f ferocity
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    : ferocity, fierceness

    Spanish-English dictionary > ferocidad

  • 8 hosco

    adj.
    unfriendly, sullen, grim, rough.
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    1 (insociable) sullen, surly
    2 (lugar) gloomy, dark
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    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
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    = 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
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    hosco, -a adj
    1. [persona] sullen, gruff
    2. [lugar] grim, gloomy
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    adj sullen
    * * *
    hosco, -ca adj
    : sullen, gloomy

    Spanish-English dictionary > hosco

  • 9 humillante

    adj.
    humiliating.
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    1 humiliating, humbling
    * * *
    * * *
    adjetivo humiliating
    * * *
    = humiliating, mortifying, humbling.
    Ex. Nothing should be more humiliating to a borrowing librarian than to have overlooked a needed book in one's own library.
    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. What started as a bubble a couple of years ago has evolved into a horrific, humbling and scary atmosphere that has grown into a national economic crisis.
    ----
    * de manera humillante = abjectly.
    * * *
    adjetivo humiliating
    * * *
    = humiliating, mortifying, humbling.

    Ex: Nothing should be more humiliating to a borrowing librarian than to have overlooked a needed book in one's own library.

    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: What started as a bubble a couple of years ago has evolved into a horrific, humbling and scary atmosphere that has grown into a national economic crisis.
    * de manera humillante = abjectly.

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    humiliating
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    humillante adjetivo
    humiliating
    humillante adjetivo humiliating, humbling: recibimos un trato humillante, we were treated in a humiliating way
    ' humillante' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    indigna
    - indigno
    English:
    demeaning
    - humiliating
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    humiliating
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    adj humiliating
    * * *
    : humiliating

    Spanish-English dictionary > humillante

  • 10 interminable

    adj.
    1 endless, interminable.
    2 unending, endless, everlasting, infinite.
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    1 endless, interminable
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    adj.
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    ADJ endless, interminable
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    adjetivo <serie/discusión/espera> interminable, never-ending; <cola/fila> endless, never-ending
    * * *
    = endless, long-winded, long drawn out, interminable, never-finishing, unending, never-ending.
    Ex. The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.
    Ex. Instructors may sharpen a difference of opinion between two students and also may tactfully cut short long-winded contributions in a debate.
    Ex. The long drawn out dispute over the India Office Library in London is probably the most well-known instance of what is a quite common phenomenon.
    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. And becoming aware (a never-finishing process of intelligent life) is in itself action.
    Ex. In the mean time, the piles outside the library are multiplying and shapeshifting and, for every 100 books the library SWAT team rescues, 100 are added by the unending delivery trucks.
    Ex. His, he concludes, is the never-ending search for what is new in the world out yonder.
    ----
    * carta interminable = epistle.
    * ser interminable = there + be + no end to.
    * * *
    adjetivo <serie/discusión/espera> interminable, never-ending; <cola/fila> endless, never-ending
    * * *
    = endless, long-winded, long drawn out, interminable, never-finishing, unending, never-ending.

    Ex: The list of changed headings is almost literally endless if you have the patience to dig them all up.

    Ex: Instructors may sharpen a difference of opinion between two students and also may tactfully cut short long-winded contributions in a debate.
    Ex: The long drawn out dispute over the India Office Library in London is probably the most well-known instance of what is a quite common phenomenon.
    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: And becoming aware (a never-finishing process of intelligent life) is in itself action.
    Ex: In the mean time, the piles outside the library are multiplying and shapeshifting and, for every 100 books the library SWAT team rescues, 100 are added by the unending delivery trucks.
    Ex: His, he concludes, is the never-ending search for what is new in the world out yonder.
    * carta interminable = epistle.
    * ser interminable = there + be + no end to.

    * * *
    ‹serie/discusión› interminable, never-ending, endless; ‹discurso/espera› interminable, never-ending; ‹cola/fila› endless, never-ending
    * * *

    interminable adjetivo ‹serie/discusión/espera interminable, never-ending;
    cola/fila endless, never-ending
    interminable adjetivo endless
    ' interminable' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    inacabable
    - llantina
    - lloriqueo
    - hacer
    English:
    drag on
    - endless
    - interminable
    - lengthy
    - never-ending
    - never
    - unending
    * * *
    endless, interminable;
    este viaje se me está haciendo interminable it feels like this journey's never going to end
    * * *
    adj interminable, endless
    * * *
    : interminable, endless
    * * *
    interminable adj endless

    Spanish-English dictionary > interminable

  • 11 maleducado

    adj.
    ill-bred, rude, bad-mannered, ill-mannered.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: maleducar.
    * * *
    1 bad mannered, rude
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 bad-mannered person, rude person
    * * *
    (f. - maleducada)
    adj.
    rude, ill-mannered
    * * *
    ADJ bad-mannered, rude
    * * *
    - da adjetivo rude, bad-mannered
    * * *
    = churlish, ill-mannered, discourteous.
    Ex. 'He's slipping back into a churlish mood', the director said averting his eyes.
    Ex. Results also show, however, that the average fan is egoistic & often ill-mannered, & lays claims to leadership & superiority.
    Ex. The discourteous, unfeeling, & degrading reception encountered by job applicants is discussed.
    ----
    * maleducados, los = ill-educated, the.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo rude, bad-mannered
    * * *
    = churlish, ill-mannered, discourteous.

    Ex: 'He's slipping back into a churlish mood', the director said averting his eyes.

    Ex: Results also show, however, that the average fan is egoistic & often ill-mannered, & lays claims to leadership & superiority.
    Ex: The discourteous, unfeeling, & degrading reception encountered by job applicants is discussed.
    * maleducados, los = ill-educated, the.

    * * *
    rude, bad-mannered
    masculine, feminine
    son unos maleducados they're so rude o bad-mannered
    * * *

    Del verbo maleducar: ( conjugate maleducar)

    maleducado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    mal educado    
    maleducado
    maleducado
    ◊ -da adjetivo

    rude, bad-mannered
    maleducado,-a
    I adjetivo bad-mannered
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino bad-mannered person

    ' maleducado' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    maleducada
    - salvaje
    - malenseñado
    English:
    bad-mannered
    - both
    - ignorant
    - impolite
    - point
    - rude
    - surly
    * * *
    maleducado, -a
    adj
    rude, bad-mannered
    nm,f
    rude o bad-mannered person;
    es un maleducado he's very rude o bad-mannered
    * * *
    adj rude, bad-mannered
    * * *
    maleducado, -da adj
    : ill-mannered, rude
    * * *
    maleducado adj rude

    Spanish-English dictionary > maleducado

  • 12 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

  • 13 poco

    adj.
    not much, a small amount of, a small quantity of, little.
    adv.
    little, not very, not much.
    m.
    little.
    * * *
    1 little (plural) few, not many
    1 little (en plural) not many
    1 little, not much
    voy poco por allí I rarely go there, I go there very little
    1 a little, a bit
    ¿me das un poco? could you give me a little?
    \
    a poco de shortly after
    dentro de poco soon, presently
    hace poco not long ago
    pocas veces rarely, not often, seldom
    poco a poco slowly, gradually, bit by bit
    poco antes shortly before
    poco después shortly afterwards
    poco después de shortly after
    poco más o menos more or less
    poco menos que almost, nearly
    por poco nearly
    por si fuera poco as if that weren't enough, to top it all, on top of everything
    ————————
    1 little (en plural) not many
    1 little, not much
    voy poco por allí I rarely go there, I go there very little
    * * *
    1. adv.
    little, few
    - por poco 2. (f. - poca)
    pron.
    little, few
    3. (f. - poca)
    adj.
    little, few, not much
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) [en singular] little, not much

    tenemos poco tiempo — we have little time, we don't have much time

    hay muy poco queso — there's very little cheese, there's hardly any cheese

    con poco respeto — with little respect, with scant respect

    el provecho es poco — the gain is small, there isn't much to gain

    poca cosa, no te preocupes por tan poca cosa — don't worry about such a little thing

    comemos, jugamos a cartas, leemos y poca cosa más — we eat, play cards, read and do little else o and that's about it

    es poca cosa(=no mucho) it's not much; (=no importante) it's nothing much

    es muy guapa pero poca cosa — she's very pretty, but there isn't much to her

    y por si fuera poco — and as if that weren't enough, and to cap it all

    2) [en plural] few, not many

    pocos niños saben que... — few o not many children know that...

    tiene pocos amigos — he has few friends, he hasn't got many friends

    2. PRON
    1) [en singular]
    a) (=poca cosa)
    b)

    un poco — a bit, a little

    -¿tienes frío? -un poco — "are you cold?" - "a bit o a little"

    he bebido un poco, pero no estoy borracho — I've had a bit to drink, but I'm not drunk

    estoy un poco tristeI am rather o a little sad

    un poco como, es un poco como su padre — he's rather o a bit like his father

    un poco de, un poco de dinero — a little money

    ¡un poco de silencio! — let's have some quiet here!

    c) [referido a tiempo] not long

    tardaron poco en hacerlo — it didn't take them long to do it, they didn't take long to do it

    a poco de — shortly after

    cada poco — every so often

    dentro de poco — shortly, soon

    poco despuésshortly after

    hace poco — not long ago

    fuimos a verla hace poco — we visited her not long ago, we visited her quite recently

    la conozco desde hace poco — I haven't known her long, I've only known her for a short while

    2) [en plural] few

    pocos son los que... — there are few who...

    como hay pocos —

    3. ADV
    1) [con verbos] not much, little

    cuesta poco — it doesn't cost much, it costs very little

    vamos poco a Madrid — we don't go to Madrid much, we hardly ever go to Madrid

    lo estiman poco — they hardly value it at all, they value it very little

    2) [con adjetivos: se traduce a menudo por medio de un prefijo]

    poco inteligente — unintelligent, not very intelligent

    3) [otras locuciones]

    ¡poco a poco! — steady on!, easy does it!

    *

    ¿a poco? — never!, you don't say!

    ¡a poco no! — not much! *

    ¿a poco no? — (well) isn't it?

    ¿a poco crees que...? — do you really imagine that...?

    de a poco — LAm gradually

    tener en poco, tiene en poco a su jefe — she doesn't think much of her boss

    por poco — almost, nearly

    por poco me ahogoI almost o nearly drowned

    a poco que, a poco que pueda — if at all possible

    a poco que corras, lo alcanzas — if you run now you'll catch it

    * * *
    I

    ... con lo poco que le gusta el arroz —... and he doesn't even like rice; para locs ver poco III 4)

    II
    - ca adjetivo ( con sustantivos no numerables) little; ( en plural) few

    qué poco sentido común tienes! — you don't have much common sense, do you?

    fue asombroso, todo lo que te pueda decir es poco — it was amazing, I can't (even) begin to tell you

    III
    - ca pronombre
    1) (poca cantidad, poca cosa)

    por poco que gane... — no matter how little o however little she earns...

    compra más lentejas, nos quedan muy pocas — buy some more lentils, we've hardly any left

    a poco de venir élsoon o shortly after he came

    poco antes de que... — a short while o shortly before...

    b)

    un poco de: un poco de pimienta/vino a little (bit of) pepper/wine; come un poco de jamón — have a bit of ham

    c)

    un poco + adj/adv: un poco caro/tarde — a bit o a little expensive/late

    a poco — (Méx)

    ¿a poco no lees los periódicos? — don't you read the newspapers?

    de a poco — (AmL) gradually

    en poco: en poco estuvo que no viniéramos we almost didn't come; tienen en poco la vida ajena they set little value on other people's lives; me tienes bien en poco si crees que... you can't think very highly o much of me if you think...; poco a poco gradually; poco más o menos approximately, roughly; poco menos que nearly; poco menos que la mata (fam) he almost killed her; poco menos que los echan a patadas (fam) they practically kicked them out; por poco — nearly

    * * *
    = little [less -comp., least -sup.], low [lower -comp., lowest -sup.], scant, trifle, tad, little in the way of.
    Ex. Explanatory references give a little more explanation as to why the link between two names is being made in the catalogue or index.
    Ex. Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.
    Ex. Scant attention is paid to evaluation and the needs of users.
    Ex. She had been a trifle nervous until it was formally announced that the position was hers.
    Ex. Williams is one of those rare poets who satisfies the yearning that many of us have for the memorable phrase we wish we had said were our perceptions a tad keener.
    Ex. Without any significant restructuring, the LIS programme in Iran will provide little in the way of riding out the rapid transition that the field is currently experiencing.
    ----
    * abultar poco = be skimpy.
    * acercarse poco a poco (a) = edge (toward(s)).
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * agua poco profunda = shallow water.
    * aguas poco profundas = shallows.
    * alimentos poco saludables = unhealthy foods.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * avanzar poco a poco (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * cada pocos años = every few years.
    * comida poco saludable = unhealthy foods.
    * comportamiento poco cívico = uncivic behaviour.
    * con muchos huesos y poca carne = bony [bonier -comp., boniest -sup.].
    * con muy poca antelación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca anticipación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca frecuencia = all too seldom.
    * con muy pocas excepciones = with few exceptions.
    * con muy pocos medios = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con poca claridad = indistinctly.
    * con poca exactitud = loosely.
    * con poca experiencia = inexperienced.
    * con poca iluminación = dimly illuminated.
    * con poca imaginación = unimaginatively.
    * con poca naturalidad = stiltedly.
    * con poca población = thinly populated.
    * con pocas habilidades = poor-ability.
    * con poca visión de futuro = short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * con poco dinero = on the cheap.
    * con poco entusiasmo = half-heartedly.
    * con pocos recursos = under-resourced.
    * con pocos recursos económicos = low-budget.
    * consumir poco a poco = eat away at.
    * con tan poca antelación = at such short notice.
    * con tan poca anticipación = at such short notice.
    * correr poco a poco = eat away at.
    * cuestiones poco claras = grey area [gray area].
    * de forma poco ética = unethically.
    * de forma poco imaginativa = unimaginatively.
    * de forma poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    Ex. When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.
    ----
    * de manera poco ética = unethically.
    * de manera poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    * demasiado poco común = all too rare.
    * de modo poco imaginativo = unimaginatively.
    * dentro de poco = before long.
    * de población poco densa = sparsely populated.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de poca monta = hack, small-time.
    * de pocas luces = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted].
    * de poco impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * de poco peso = pat, feeble.
    * de poco provecho = fruitless.
    * de poco uso = low-use.
    * de poco valor = a dime a dozen.
    * desaparecer poco a poco = fade into + the sunset.
    * de todo un poco = about this and that and everything else, about this and that.
    * de un modo poco constructivo = unconstructively.
    * de un modo poco económico = wastefully.
    * de un modo poco natural = unnaturally.
    * donde cabe mucho también cabe poco = what holds a lot will hold a little.
    * durar poco = be short term.
    * echar poco a poco = dribble.
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en muy poco tiempo = before long.
    * en pocas palabras = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated.
    * en poco tiempo = before very long, in quite a short time, in a short time, in a short span of time.
    * en unos pocos años = within a few years.
    * estar poco dispuesto = be reluctant.
    * estar poco representado = underrepresent [under-represent].
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * excusa poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * faltar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * faltar un poco = be some way off.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * haber poca duda de que = there + be + little doubt that.
    * hace muy poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hace poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hacer poca distinción entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * hacer poco = do + little.
    * hacer que sea poco probable = render + unlikely.
    * hace unos pocos años = a few years ago.
    * hace unos pocos días = a few days ago.
    * hasta hace muy poco = until recently, up until recently.
    * hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo = until relatively recently.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * horas de poco movimiento = slack hours.
    * introducirse poco a poco = ease + Reflexivo + in.
    * ir poco más allá de + Infinitivo = go little further than + Gerundio.
    * llegar poco a poco = dribble in.
    * lo poco común = rarity, rareness.
    * mucho ruido para pocas nueces = much ado about nothing.
    * mucho ruido y pocas nueces = storm in a teacup, Posesivo + bark is worse than + Posesivo + bite.
    * muchos jefes y pocos trabajadores = too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    * muy poco = minimally.
    * ofrecer poco = low-ball.
    * operación de poca monta = one-room, one-person operation.
    * pagando un poco más = at additional cost.
    * parece tener poco sentido que = there + seem + little point in.
    * pasar poco a poco = slide into.
    * período de poca actividad = slack time.
    * perro ladrador, poco mordedor = barking dogs seldom bite, Posesivo + bark is worse than + Posesivo + bite.
    * poca cantidad = trickle.
    * poca cosa = small fry, the.
    * poca iluminación = poor lighting.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poca notoriedad = low profile.
    * poca probabilidad = slim chance.
    * poca severidad = lenience, leniency.
    * pocas expectativas = low expectation.
    * poca utilidad = unhelpfulness.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * poco accesible = unapproachable.
    * poco acertado = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], injudicious.
    * poco acogedor = inhospitable.
    * poco aconsejable = unwise, inadvisable.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco + Adjetivo = slightly + Adjetivo, less than + Adjetivo.
    * poco afortunado = unhappy, ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * poco agraciado = ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], unkind.
    * poco americano = un-American.
    * poco amistoso = off-putting, unfriendly.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * poco a poco = gradually, piecemeal, slowly, incrementally, at a snail's pace, little by little, bit by bit.
    * poco apreciado = unappreciated.
    * poco apropiado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco apto = inapt.
    * poco arriesgado = low-risk.
    * poco asequible = unapproachable.
    * poco atractivo = off-putting, unattractive, unglamorous, uninviting, unappealing.
    * poco atrevido = unadventurous.
    * poco audaz = unadventurous.
    * poco aventurero = unadventurous.
    * poco cabelleroso = ungentlemanlike.
    * poco cálido = lukewarm.
    * poco científico = hit-or-miss, unscientific.
    * poco cívico = uncivic.
    * poco claro = confusing, fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], indistinct, obscure, unclear, untidy, hazy, inconclusive, slurred, clouded, blurry [blurrier -comp., blurriest -sup.], undistinguished, uncleared, indistinctive, bleary [blearier -comp., bleariest -sup.].
    * poco colaborador = unresponsive.
    * poco comercial = uncommercial.
    * poco competitivo = uncompetitive.
    * poco complicado = uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly.
    * poco comprensivo = unsympathetic.
    * poco común = rare, unfamiliar, unusual, uncommon, unordinary, out of the ordinary.
    * poco comunicativo = uncommunicative, reserved.
    * poco confortable = uncomfortable.
    * poco conocido = obscure, little known.
    * poco convencido = unconvinced.
    * poco convencional = unconventional.
    * poco convincente = unconvincing, inconclusive, pat, feeble.
    * poco convincentemente = unconvincingly.
    * poco correcto = ungentlemanlike.
    * poco cortés = impolite, ungentlemanlike.
    * poco culto = unenlightened.
    * poco decidido = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * poco definido = blurry [blurrier -comp., blurriest -sup.], bleary [blearier -comp., bleariest -sup.].
    * poco denso = rarefied.
    * poco deportivo = unsportsmanlike.
    * poco después = soon afterwards, shortly afterwards, shortly after, not long after.
    * poco después de = soon after (that), shortly after.
    * poco después de que = shortly after.
    * poco diestro = poor-ability.
    * poco diplomático = indiscreet.
    * poco dispuesto = disinclined.
    * poco dispuesto a colaborar = uncooperative.
    * poco ducho en las nuevas tecnologías = technologically challenged.
    * poco económico = uneconomical.
    * poco efectivo = ineffectual.
    * poco eficaz = non-efficient.
    * poco elegante = inelegant, awkward, dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * poco embarazoso = unembarrassing.
    * poco entusiasta = half-hearted [halfhearted], lukewarm.
    * poco envidiable = unenviable.
    * poco estable = unsettled.
    * poco estético = unaesthetic.
    * poco estimulador = unchallenging.
    * poco estimulante = unexciting, uninspiring, unmoving.
    * poco estricto = lax.
    * poco ético = unethical.
    * poco evidente = unnoticed, unnoted.
    * poco exigente = untaxing, undemanding.
    * poco favorable = unpromising.
    * poco favorecedor = unflattering.
    * poco fiable = unreliable, undependable, flaky [flakey].
    * poco firme = tenuous, rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.].
    * poco flexible = monolithic, inelastic.
    * poco frecuente = infrequent.
    * poco fructífero = unfruitful.
    * poco gratificante = unrewarding, unsatisfying.
    * poco grato = unwelcome.
    * poco hábil = poor-ability.
    * poco habitual = unaccustomed.
    * poco halagador = unflattering.
    * poco halagüeño = unflattering.
    * poco hospitalario = inhospitable.
    * poco idóneo = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco iluminado = dimly illuminated.
    * poco imaginativo = unimaginative.
    * poco importante = menial, small-time.
    * poco impresionado = unimpressed.
    * poco informativo = uninformative.
    * poco intelectual = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * poco inteligente = unintelligent.
    * poco intenso = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * poco interesante = dull, jackdaw, uninteresting, uninspiring, unremarkable.
    * poco juicioso = injudicious.
    * poco justificado = ill-justified.
    * poco listo = underprepared.
    * poco maduro = underripe.
    * poco más = little else.
    * poco materialista = unworldly.
    * poco memorable = forgettable.
    * poco mundano = unwordly.
    * poco natural = unnatural, stilted.
    * poco nítido = untidy.
    * poco normal = unnatural, unordinary, out of the ordinary.
    * poco novedoso = trite.
    * poco original = unoriginal.
    * poco ortodoxo = unorthodox.
    * poco poblado = thinly populated.
    * poco práctico = impractical, awkward.
    * poco preparado = underprepared.
    * poco probable = unlikely, far-fetched [farfetched].
    * poco productivo = unproductive.
    * poco profesional = amateurish, unprofessional.
    * poco profundo = shallow [shallower -comp., shallowest -sup.].
    * poco prometedor = bleak, unpromising.
    * poco propicio = unpromising, unpromising.
    * poco provechoso = fruitless, unrewarding.
    * poco prudente = ill-advised, ill-judged.
    * poco pulido = unpolished.
    * poco razonable = unreasonable.
    * poco realista = unrealistic, unreal, unwordly, way out in left field, airy-fairy.
    * poco recomendable = inadvisable.
    * poco refinado = unrefined, unpolished.
    * poco rentable = uneconomical.
    * poco representativo = unrepresentative.
    * poco romántico = unromantic.
    * poco sabido = little known.
    * poco saludable = unwholesome, insalubrious.
    * poco sano = unwholesome, insalubrious.
    * poco seguro = dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.].
    * poco sensato = ill-advised, injudicious, ill-judged.
    * poco sentimental = unsentimental.
    * poco serio = flippant.
    * poco sincero = insincere.
    * poco sistemático = sloppy [sloppier -comp., sloppiest -sup.].
    * poco social = unsocial.
    * poco sofisticado = elementary, unsophisticated, corn-fed.
    * poco sólido = insubstantial.
    * poco tiempo = short while, short time.
    * poco tiempo después = shortly afterwards.
    * poco tradicional = untraditional.
    * poco unido = loosely knit.
    * poco uniforme = patchy [patchier -comp., patchiest -sup.].
    * poco usado = little-used.
    * poco usual = unusual.
    * poco útil = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unhelpful.
    * poquito a poco = little by little.
    * por mencionar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por mencionar uno pocos = just to name a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por nombrar unos pocos = to name a few.
    * por poco dinero = cheaply.
    * por poco o nada = at little or no extra cost.
    * por si era poco = for good measure.
    * por si fuera poco = to boot, for good measure, to add insult to injury, to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * prestar poca atención a = give + little thought to.
    * pretexto poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * quedar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * quedar un poco = be some way off.
    * quedar un poco perjudicado = be a little worse prepared, be a little worse off.
    * que ocupa poco espacio = space-saving.
    * qué poco común = how odd.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * reducirse poco a poco = dribble off.
    * resultar poco fructífero = prove + unfruitful.
    * roer poco a poco = eat away at.
    * saber un poco de todo y mucho de nada = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * sacar poco a poco = tease out.
    * salir un poco perjudicado = be a little worse prepared, be a little worse off.
    * sangre poco espesa = thin blood.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser de poco valor = be of little use, be of little value.
    * ser muy poco probable = be remote.
    * ser poco = be under-provided.
    * ser poco agradecido = be thankless.
    * ser poco eficaz = do + little.
    * ser poco reconocido = be thankless.
    * ser pocos = be few in number, be small in number.
    * ser un hecho poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser un hecho poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * servir de poco = be of little use.
    * servir de poco o nada = be of little or no avail.
    * solución poco real = pie in the sky solution.
    * tener poca información = be information poor.
    * tener pocas luces = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, knucklehead.
    * tener pocas posibilidades de = have + little recourse.
    * tener poco que ver = have + little to do.
    * tener poco valor = be of little value.
    * trabajo de poca monta = odd-job.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words.
    * unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * un poco = a bit, somewhat, slightly, something of, a little bit, kinda [kind of].
    * un poco áspero = roughish.
    * un poco como = kind of like.
    * un poco de = a measure of, a touch (of), a bit of, a piece of, a spot of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un poco + Nombre = a shade + Nombre.
    * un poco obscuro = dusky.
    * un poco perdido = a bit at sea.
    * un poco rugoso = roughish.
    * usado con poca frecuencia = seldom used [seldom-used].
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * utilizar poco = underutilise/under-utilise [underutilize/under-utilize, -USA].
    * vivienda poco digna = poor housing.
    * y poco más = and little more.
    * * *
    I

    ... con lo poco que le gusta el arroz —... and he doesn't even like rice; para locs ver poco III 4)

    II
    - ca adjetivo ( con sustantivos no numerables) little; ( en plural) few

    qué poco sentido común tienes! — you don't have much common sense, do you?

    fue asombroso, todo lo que te pueda decir es poco — it was amazing, I can't (even) begin to tell you

    III
    - ca pronombre
    1) (poca cantidad, poca cosa)

    por poco que gane... — no matter how little o however little she earns...

    compra más lentejas, nos quedan muy pocas — buy some more lentils, we've hardly any left

    a poco de venir élsoon o shortly after he came

    poco antes de que... — a short while o shortly before...

    b)

    un poco de: un poco de pimienta/vino a little (bit of) pepper/wine; come un poco de jamón — have a bit of ham

    c)

    un poco + adj/adv: un poco caro/tarde — a bit o a little expensive/late

    a poco — (Méx)

    ¿a poco no lees los periódicos? — don't you read the newspapers?

    de a poco — (AmL) gradually

    en poco: en poco estuvo que no viniéramos we almost didn't come; tienen en poco la vida ajena they set little value on other people's lives; me tienes bien en poco si crees que... you can't think very highly o much of me if you think...; poco a poco gradually; poco más o menos approximately, roughly; poco menos que nearly; poco menos que la mata (fam) he almost killed her; poco menos que los echan a patadas (fam) they practically kicked them out; por poco — nearly

    * * *
    = little [less -comp., least -sup.], low [lower -comp., lowest -sup.], scant, trifle, tad, little in the way of.

    Ex: Explanatory references give a little more explanation as to why the link between two names is being made in the catalogue or index.

    Ex: Carlton Duncan discussed the difficulties built into the educational processes which led to under-performance at school and the resulting low representation in higher education and low entry into the professions.
    Ex: Scant attention is paid to evaluation and the needs of users.
    Ex: She had been a trifle nervous until it was formally announced that the position was hers.
    Ex: Williams is one of those rare poets who satisfies the yearning that many of us have for the memorable phrase we wish we had said were our perceptions a tad keener.
    Ex: Without any significant restructuring, the LIS programme in Iran will provide little in the way of riding out the rapid transition that the field is currently experiencing.
    * abultar poco = be skimpy.
    * acercarse poco a poco (a) = edge (toward(s)).
    * actuar con poca consideración hacia = play + fast and loose with.
    * agua poco profunda = shallow water.
    * aguas poco profundas = shallows.
    * alimentos poco saludables = unhealthy foods.
    * a poca distancia = not far behind.
    * a poca distancia andando = within walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a poca distancia a pie = within an easy walk, within walking distance.
    * a pocos minutos andando = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * a pocos minutos a pie = within walking distance, within easy walking distance, within an easy walk.
    * avanzar poco a poco (hacia) = edge (toward(s)).
    * cada pocos años = every few years.
    * comida poco saludable = unhealthy foods.
    * comportamiento poco cívico = uncivic behaviour.
    * con muchos huesos y poca carne = bony [bonier -comp., boniest -sup.].
    * con muy poca antelación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca anticipación = at (a) very short notice.
    * con muy poca frecuencia = all too seldom.
    * con muy pocas excepciones = with few exceptions.
    * con muy pocos medios = on a shoestring (budget).
    * con poca claridad = indistinctly.
    * con poca exactitud = loosely.
    * con poca experiencia = inexperienced.
    * con poca iluminación = dimly illuminated.
    * con poca imaginación = unimaginatively.
    * con poca naturalidad = stiltedly.
    * con poca población = thinly populated.
    * con pocas habilidades = poor-ability.
    * con poca visión de futuro = short-sighted [shortsighted].
    * con poco dinero = on the cheap.
    * con poco entusiasmo = half-heartedly.
    * con pocos recursos = under-resourced.
    * con pocos recursos económicos = low-budget.
    * consumir poco a poco = eat away at.
    * con tan poca antelación = at such short notice.
    * con tan poca anticipación = at such short notice.
    * correr poco a poco = eat away at.
    * cuestiones poco claras = grey area [gray area].
    * de forma poco ética = unethically.
    * de forma poco imaginativa = unimaginatively.
    * de forma poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    Ex: When the security services carry out acts of terror, they employ patsies who often are petty criminals or people who are mentally backward or mentally unstable.
    * de manera poco ética = unethically.
    * de manera poco profesional = unprofessionally.
    * demasiado poco común = all too rare.
    * de modo poco imaginativo = unimaginatively.
    * dentro de poco = before long.
    * de población poco densa = sparsely populated.
    * de poca importancia = menial, small-time.
    * de poca monta = hack, small-time.
    * de pocas luces = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], dim-witted [dimwitted].
    * de poco impacto = low impact [low-impact].
    * de poco peso = pat, feeble.
    * de poco provecho = fruitless.
    * de poco uso = low-use.
    * de poco valor = a dime a dozen.
    * desaparecer poco a poco = fade into + the sunset.
    * de todo un poco = about this and that and everything else, about this and that.
    * de un modo poco constructivo = unconstructively.
    * de un modo poco económico = wastefully.
    * de un modo poco natural = unnaturally.
    * donde cabe mucho también cabe poco = what holds a lot will hold a little.
    * durar poco = be short term.
    * echar poco a poco = dribble.
    * el que mucho abarca poco aprieta = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * en el caso poco probable de que = in the unlikely case (that).
    * en muy poco tiempo = before long.
    * en pocas palabras = simply put, in brief, to say the least, to put it (quite) simply, in short, to cut a long story short, bottom line, the, put simply, to make a long story short, the short story + be, simply stated.
    * en poco tiempo = before very long, in quite a short time, in a short time, in a short span of time.
    * en unos pocos años = within a few years.
    * estar poco dispuesto = be reluctant.
    * estar poco representado = underrepresent [under-represent].
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * excusa poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * faltar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * faltar un poco = be some way off.
    * gente de poca importancia = small fry, the.
    * haber poca duda de que = there + be + little doubt that.
    * hace muy poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hace poco tiempo = a short time ago.
    * hacer poca distinción entre... y... = make + little distinction between... and....
    * hacer poco = do + little.
    * hacer que sea poco probable = render + unlikely.
    * hace unos pocos años = a few years ago.
    * hace unos pocos días = a few days ago.
    * hasta hace muy poco = until recently, up until recently.
    * hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo = until relatively recently.
    * horas de poca actividad = slack hours.
    * horas de poco movimiento = slack hours.
    * introducirse poco a poco = ease + Reflexivo + in.
    * ir poco más allá de + Infinitivo = go little further than + Gerundio.
    * llegar poco a poco = dribble in.
    * lo poco común = rarity, rareness.
    * mucho ruido para pocas nueces = much ado about nothing.
    * mucho ruido y pocas nueces = storm in a teacup, Posesivo + bark is worse than + Posesivo + bite.
    * muchos jefes y pocos trabajadores = too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    * muy poco = minimally.
    * ofrecer poco = low-ball.
    * operación de poca monta = one-room, one-person operation.
    * pagando un poco más = at additional cost.
    * parece tener poco sentido que = there + seem + little point in.
    * pasar poco a poco = slide into.
    * período de poca actividad = slack time.
    * perro ladrador, poco mordedor = barking dogs seldom bite, Posesivo + bark is worse than + Posesivo + bite.
    * poca cantidad = trickle.
    * poca cosa = small fry, the.
    * poca iluminación = poor lighting.
    * poca importancia = unimportance, low profile.
    * poca notoriedad = low profile.
    * poca probabilidad = slim chance.
    * poca severidad = lenience, leniency.
    * pocas expectativas = low expectation.
    * poca utilidad = unhelpfulness.
    * poco abundante = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * poco accesible = unapproachable.
    * poco acertado = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], injudicious.
    * poco acogedor = inhospitable.
    * poco aconsejable = unwise, inadvisable.
    * poco adecuado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco + Adjetivo = slightly + Adjetivo, less than + Adjetivo.
    * poco afortunado = unhappy, ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * poco agraciado = ill-favoured [ill-favored, -USA].
    * poco amable = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], unkind.
    * poco americano = un-American.
    * poco amistoso = off-putting, unfriendly.
    * poco antes de + Fecha = shortly before + Fecha.
    * poco a poco = gradually, piecemeal, slowly, incrementally, at a snail's pace, little by little, bit by bit.
    * poco apreciado = unappreciated.
    * poco apropiado = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco apto = inapt.
    * poco arriesgado = low-risk.
    * poco asequible = unapproachable.
    * poco atractivo = off-putting, unattractive, unglamorous, uninviting, unappealing.
    * poco atrevido = unadventurous.
    * poco audaz = unadventurous.
    * poco aventurero = unadventurous.
    * poco cabelleroso = ungentlemanlike.
    * poco cálido = lukewarm.
    * poco científico = hit-or-miss, unscientific.
    * poco cívico = uncivic.
    * poco claro = confusing, fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], indistinct, obscure, unclear, untidy, hazy, inconclusive, slurred, clouded, blurry [blurrier -comp., blurriest -sup.], undistinguished, uncleared, indistinctive, bleary [blearier -comp., bleariest -sup.].
    * poco colaborador = unresponsive.
    * poco comercial = uncommercial.
    * poco competitivo = uncompetitive.
    * poco complicado = uncomplicated, uncomplicatedly.
    * poco comprensivo = unsympathetic.
    * poco común = rare, unfamiliar, unusual, uncommon, unordinary, out of the ordinary.
    * poco comunicativo = uncommunicative, reserved.
    * poco confortable = uncomfortable.
    * poco conocido = obscure, little known.
    * poco convencido = unconvinced.
    * poco convencional = unconventional.
    * poco convincente = unconvincing, inconclusive, pat, feeble.
    * poco convincentemente = unconvincingly.
    * poco correcto = ungentlemanlike.
    * poco cortés = impolite, ungentlemanlike.
    * poco culto = unenlightened.
    * poco decidido = half-hearted [halfhearted].
    * poco definido = blurry [blurrier -comp., blurriest -sup.], bleary [blearier -comp., bleariest -sup.].
    * poco denso = rarefied.
    * poco deportivo = unsportsmanlike.
    * poco después = soon afterwards, shortly afterwards, shortly after, not long after.
    * poco después de = soon after (that), shortly after.
    * poco después de que = shortly after.
    * poco diestro = poor-ability.
    * poco diplomático = indiscreet.
    * poco dispuesto = disinclined.
    * poco dispuesto a colaborar = uncooperative.
    * poco ducho en las nuevas tecnologías = technologically challenged.
    * poco económico = uneconomical.
    * poco efectivo = ineffectual.
    * poco eficaz = non-efficient.
    * poco elegante = inelegant, awkward, dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.].
    * poco embarazoso = unembarrassing.
    * poco entusiasta = half-hearted [halfhearted], lukewarm.
    * poco envidiable = unenviable.
    * poco estable = unsettled.
    * poco estético = unaesthetic.
    * poco estimulador = unchallenging.
    * poco estimulante = unexciting, uninspiring, unmoving.
    * poco estricto = lax.
    * poco ético = unethical.
    * poco evidente = unnoticed, unnoted.
    * poco exigente = untaxing, undemanding.
    * poco favorable = unpromising.
    * poco favorecedor = unflattering.
    * poco fiable = unreliable, undependable, flaky [flakey].
    * poco firme = tenuous, rocky [rockier -comp., rockiest -sup.].
    * poco flexible = monolithic, inelastic.
    * poco frecuente = infrequent.
    * poco fructífero = unfruitful.
    * poco gratificante = unrewarding, unsatisfying.
    * poco grato = unwelcome.
    * poco hábil = poor-ability.
    * poco habitual = unaccustomed.
    * poco halagador = unflattering.
    * poco halagüeño = unflattering.
    * poco hospitalario = inhospitable.
    * poco idóneo = unsuited, unsuitable, inapt.
    * poco iluminado = dimly illuminated.
    * poco imaginativo = unimaginative.
    * poco importante = menial, small-time.
    * poco impresionado = unimpressed.
    * poco informativo = uninformative.
    * poco intelectual = lowbrow [low-brow].
    * poco inteligente = unintelligent.
    * poco intenso = light [lighter -comp., lightest -sup.].
    * poco interesante = dull, jackdaw, uninteresting, uninspiring, unremarkable.
    * poco juicioso = injudicious.
    * poco justificado = ill-justified.
    * poco listo = underprepared.
    * poco maduro = underripe.
    * poco más = little else.
    * poco materialista = unworldly.
    * poco memorable = forgettable.
    * poco mundano = unwordly.
    * poco natural = unnatural, stilted.
    * poco nítido = untidy.
    * poco normal = unnatural, unordinary, out of the ordinary.
    * poco novedoso = trite.
    * poco original = unoriginal.
    * poco ortodoxo = unorthodox.
    * poco poblado = thinly populated.
    * poco práctico = impractical, awkward.
    * poco preparado = underprepared.
    * poco probable = unlikely, far-fetched [farfetched].
    * poco productivo = unproductive.
    * poco profesional = amateurish, unprofessional.
    * poco profundo = shallow [shallower -comp., shallowest -sup.].
    * poco prometedor = bleak, unpromising.
    * poco propicio = unpromising, unpromising.
    * poco provechoso = fruitless, unrewarding.
    * poco prudente = ill-advised, ill-judged.
    * poco pulido = unpolished.
    * poco razonable = unreasonable.
    * poco realista = unrealistic, unreal, unwordly, way out in left field, airy-fairy.
    * poco recomendable = inadvisable.
    * poco refinado = unrefined, unpolished.
    * poco rentable = uneconomical.
    * poco representativo = unrepresentative.
    * poco romántico = unromantic.
    * poco sabido = little known.
    * poco saludable = unwholesome, insalubrious.
    * poco sano = unwholesome, insalubrious.
    * poco seguro = dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.].
    * poco sensato = ill-advised, injudicious, ill-judged.
    * poco sentimental = unsentimental.
    * poco serio = flippant.
    * poco sincero = insincere.
    * poco sistemático = sloppy [sloppier -comp., sloppiest -sup.].
    * poco social = unsocial.
    * poco sofisticado = elementary, unsophisticated, corn-fed.
    * poco sólido = insubstantial.
    * poco tiempo = short while, short time.
    * poco tiempo después = shortly afterwards.
    * poco tradicional = untraditional.
    * poco unido = loosely knit.
    * poco uniforme = patchy [patchier -comp., patchiest -sup.].
    * poco usado = little-used.
    * poco usual = unusual.
    * poco útil = clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], unhelpful.
    * poquito a poco = little by little.
    * por mencionar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por mencionar uno pocos = just to name a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por nombrar unos pocos = to name a few.
    * por poco dinero = cheaply.
    * por poco o nada = at little or no extra cost.
    * por si era poco = for good measure.
    * por si fuera poco = to boot, for good measure, to add insult to injury, to add salt to injury, to rub salt in the wound.
    * prestar poca atención a = give + little thought to.
    * pretexto poco convincente = lame excuse.
    * quedar poco (para) = have + a short way to go (before).
    * quedar un poco = be some way off.
    * quedar un poco perjudicado = be a little worse prepared, be a little worse off.
    * que ocupa poco espacio = space-saving.
    * qué poco común = how odd.
    * quien mucho abarca poco aprieta = bite off more than + Pronombre + can chew.
    * reducirse poco a poco = dribble off.
    * resultar poco fructífero = prove + unfruitful.
    * roer poco a poco = eat away at.
    * saber un poco de todo y mucho de nada = jack of all trades, master of none.
    * sacar poco a poco = tease out.
    * salir un poco perjudicado = be a little worse prepared, be a little worse off.
    * sangre poco espesa = thin blood.
    * ser algo muy poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco común = be the exception rather than the rule.
    * ser algo poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser algo poco frecuente = be a rare occurrence.
    * ser algo poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser de poco valor = be of little use, be of little value.
    * ser muy poco probable = be remote.
    * ser poco = be under-provided.
    * ser poco agradecido = be thankless.
    * ser poco eficaz = do + little.
    * ser poco reconocido = be thankless.
    * ser pocos = be few in number, be small in number.
    * ser un hecho poco conocido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * ser un hecho poco sabido que = it + be + a little known fact that.
    * servir de poco = be of little use.
    * servir de poco o nada = be of little or no avail.
    * solución poco real = pie in the sky solution.
    * tener poca información = be information poor.
    * tener pocas luces = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, knucklehead.
    * tener pocas posibilidades de = have + little recourse.
    * tener poco que ver = have + little to do.
    * tener poco valor = be of little value.
    * trabajo de poca monta = odd-job.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words.
    * unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * un poco = a bit, somewhat, slightly, something of, a little bit, kinda [kind of].
    * un poco áspero = roughish.
    * un poco como = kind of like.
    * un poco de = a measure of, a touch (of), a bit of, a piece of, a spot of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un poco + Nombre = a shade + Nombre.
    * un poco obscuro = dusky.
    * un poco perdido = a bit at sea.
    * un poco rugoso = roughish.
    * usado con poca frecuencia = seldom used [seldom-used].
    * usuario que hace poco uso del préstamo = light borrower.
    * utilizar poco = underutilise/under-utilise [underutilize/under-utilize, -USA].
    * vivienda poco digna = poor housing.
    * y poco más = and little more.

    * * *
    es muy poco agradecido he is very ungrateful, he isn't at all grateful
    es un autor muy poco conocido he is a very little-known author
    me resultó poco interesante I didn't find it very interesting, I found it rather uninteresting
    habla poco he doesn't say much o a lot
    duerme poquísimo she sleeps very little, she doesn't sleep very much
    viene muy poco por aquí he hardly ever comes around
    poco y nada me ayudaron they hardly helped me at all
    … con lo poco que le gusta el arroz … and he doesn't even like rice
    para locs ver poco3 pron D. (↑ poco (3))
    poco2 -ca
    muy poco vino very little wine
    muy pocos niños very few children
    hemos tenido muy poca suerte we've been very unlucky, we've had very little luck
    ¡qué poco sentido común tienes! you don't have much common sense, do you?
    tengo muy poca ropa I have hardly any clothes, I have very few clothes
    a poca gente se le presenta esa oportunidad not many people get that opportunity
    hay muy pocas mujeres en el gremio there are very few women in the trade
    éramos demasiado pocos there were too few of us, there weren't enough of us
    fue asombroso, todo lo que te pueda decir es poco it was amazing, I can't begin to tell you
    a esta mujer todo le parece poco this woman is never satisfied
    me he olvidado del poco francés/de las pocas palabras que sabía I've forgotten the little French/the few words I knew
    le dio unos pocos pesos she gave him a few pesos
    poco3 -ca
    A
    (poca cantidad, poca cosa): le serví sopa pero comió poca I gave her some soup but she only ate a little o she didn't eat much
    sírvele poco, desayunó muy tarde don't give him (too) much, he had a late breakfast
    por poco que gane, siempre es otro sueldo no matter how little o however little she earns o even if she doesn't earn much, it's still another salary coming in
    se conforma con poco he's easily satisfied
    poco y nada saqué en limpio de lo que dijo what he said made little or no sense to me
    lo poco que gana se lo gasta en vino he spends the little o what little he earns on wine
    compra más lentejas, nos quedan muy pocas buy some more lentils, we've hardly any left o we have very few left
    es un profesor como pocos there aren't many teachers like him
    pocos pueden permitirse ese lujo not many people can afford to do that
    B
    poco (refiriéndose a tiempo): lo vi hace poco I saw him recently o not long ago
    hace muy poco que lo conoce she hasn't known him for very long, she's only known him a little while
    tardó poco en pintar la cocina it didn't take him long to paint the kitchen
    falta poco para las navidades it's not long till Christmas, Christmas isn't far off
    a poco de terminar el bombardeo soon o shortly after the bombing stopped
    dentro de poco sale otro tren there'll be another train soon o shortly
    poco antes de que ella se fuera a short while o shortly before she left
    C
    ¿te sirvo un poco? would you like a little o some?
    descansemos un poco let's rest for a while, let's have a little rest
    espera un poquito wait a little while
    todavía le duele un poquitín or poquitito it still hurts him a little
    2
    un poco de: ponle un poco de pimienta/vino add a little (bit of) pepper/wine
    tiene un poco de fiebre he has a slight fever, he has a bit of a temperature o a slight temperature ( BrE)
    come un poco de jamón have a bit of o some o a little ham
    3
    un poco (hasta cierto punto): es un poco lo que está pasando en Japón it's rather like what's happening in Japan
    un poco porque me dio lástima partly because I felt sorry for him
    4 un poco + ADJ/ADV:
    un poco caro/tarde a bit o a little expensive/late
    me queda un poco corto it's a bit short o a little short o slightly too short (for me)
    habla un poco más fuerte speak up a bit o a little
    D ( en locs):
    a poco ( Méx): ¿a poco no lees los periódicos? don't you read the newspapers?
    ¡a poco no está fabuloso Acapulco! isn't Acapulco just fantastic!
    ¡a poco ganaron! don't tell me they won!
    nos sacamos el gordo de la lotería — ¡a poco ! we won the big lottery prize — you didn't!
    de a poco ( AmL); gradually
    agrégale la leche de a poquito add the milk gradually o a little at a time
    de a poquito se lo fue comiendo little by little o slowly she ate it all up
    en poco: en poco estuvo que nos ganaran they came very close to beating us, they very nearly beat us
    en poco estuvo que no viniéramos we almost didn't come
    tienen en poco la vida ajena they set little value on other people's lives
    me tienes bien en poco si me crees capaz de eso you can't think very highly o much of me if you think I could do such a thing
    poco a poco or ( Méx) a poquito gradually
    poco a poco la fueron arreglando they gradually fixed it up, they fixed it up little by little
    poco más o menos approximately, roughly
    habrán gastado unos dos millones, poco más o menos they must have spent in the neighborhood o ( BrE) region of two million
    es poco menos que imposible it's well-nigh o almost o very nearly impossible
    le pegó una paliza que poco menos que la mata ( fam); he gave her such a beating he almost o nearly killed her
    poco menos que los echan a patadas ( fam); they practically kicked them out
    por poco nearly
    por poco nos descubren we were nearly found out
    * * *

     

    poco 1 adverbio:
    habla poco he doesn't say much o a lot;

    es muy poco agradecido he is very ungrateful;
    un autor muy poco conocido a very little-known author;
    viene muy poco por aquí he hardly ever comes around;
    para locs ver poco 2 4
    poco 2 -ca adjetivo ( con sustantivos no numerables) little;

    ( en plural) few;

    muy pocos niños very few children;
    había poquísimos coches there were hardly any cars
    ■ pronombre
    1 (poca cantidad, poca cosa):

    por poco que gane … no matter how little o however little she earns …;
    se conforma con poco he's easily satisfied;
    todo le parece poco she is never satisfied;
    pocos quisieron ayudar few were willing to help;
    pocos pueden permitirse ese lujo not many people can afford to do that
    2
    poco ( refiriéndose a tiempo): lo vi hace poco I saw him recently o not long ago;

    hace muy poco que lo conoce she hasn't known him for very long;
    tardó poco en hacerlo it didn't take him long to do it;
    falta poco para las navidades it's not long till Christmas;
    a poco de venir él soon o shortly after he came;
    dentro de poco soon;
    poco antes de que … a short while o shortly before …
    3
    un poco


    ( refiriéndose a tiempo) a while;
    dame un poco I'll have some o a little;

    espera un poco wait a while
    b)


    c) un poco + adj/adv:

    un poco caro/tarde a bit o a little expensive/late

    4 ( en locs)
    a poco (Méx): ¡a poco no está fabuloso Acapulco! isn't Acapulco just fantastic!;

    ¡a poco ganaron! don't tell me they won!;
    de a poco (AmL) gradually, little by little;
    poco a poco gradually;
    poco más o menos approximately, roughly;
    por poco nearly
    poco,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (con el sustantivo en singular) not much, little: tengo poco apetito, I haven't got much appetite
    2 (con el sustantivo en plural) not many, few: conozco pocos lugares de Italia, I don't know many places in Italy
    II pron (singular) little, not much
    (plural) (objetos) few, not many
    (personas) few people, not many people ➣ Ver nota en few
    III adverbio
    1 (con verbo) not (very) much, little: entiendo poco del tema, I don't understand much about the issue
    2 (con adjetivo) not very: está poco claro, it's not very clear
    3 (de tiempo) hace poco que nos conocemos, we met a short time ago
    IV sustantivo masculino
    1 (acompañado de adjetivo o adverbio) lo noté un poco molesto, I thought he was a bit annoyed
    tendré que hacerlo un poco después, I'll have to do it a little later
    2 (acompañando a un sustantivo) dame un poco de agua, give me a little water ➣ Ver nota en little
    ♦ Locuciones: a poco de, shortly after
    dentro de poco, soon
    poco a poco, little by little, gradually
    poco antes/después, shortly before/afterwards
    por poco, almost
    ' poco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abreviar
    - aclimatarse
    - adelgazar
    - aguantar
    - ahora
    - alcornoque
    - alentador
    - alentadora
    - algo
    - antes
    - apercibirse
    - bagatela
    - baja
    - bajo
    - brusca
    - brusco
    - bruta
    - bruto
    - buscar
    - calentar
    - cargada
    - cargado
    - cascada
    - cascado
    - cerebral
    - chapucera
    - chapucero
    - chispa
    - clara
    - claro
    - común
    - cruda
    - crudo
    - cualquiera
    - de
    - dentro
    - descuidada
    - descuidado
    - descuidarse
    - desigual
    - desmoronada
    - desmoronado
    - despatarrarse
    - despistada
    - despistado
    - despreciable
    - después
    - desvaído
    - disipar
    - dudosa
    English:
    accomplice
    - add to
    - adjust
    - aerial
    - after
    - afterwards
    - along
    - aloof
    - amateurish
    - balding
    - bark
    - belly
    - bit
    - black
    - blind
    - blow up
    - boot
    - by
    - can
    - careless
    - chat
    - comedown
    - confusing
    - cowboy
    - degree
    - derivative
    - desultory
    - disagreement
    - disingenuous
    - diving
    - do
    - dodgy
    - doubtful
    - dowdy
    - earthy
    - easy-going
    - edge
    - effect
    - element
    - evasion
    - exist
    - expect
    - fall apart
    - far-fetched
    - fine
    - flippant
    - forge
    - furnish
    - fuzzy
    - gradually
    * * *
    poco, -a
    adj
    (singular) little, not much; (plural) few, not many;
    de poca importancia of little importance;
    poca agua not much water;
    pocas personas lo saben few o not many people know it;
    hay pocos árboles there aren't many trees;
    tenemos poco tiempo we don't have much time;
    hace poco tiempo not long ago;
    dame unos pocos días give me a few days;
    esto ocurre pocas veces this rarely happens, this doesn't happen often;
    tengo pocas ganas de ir I don't really o much feel like going;
    poca sal me parece que le estás echando I don't think you're putting enough salt in, I think you're putting too little salt in;
    con lo poco que le gusta la ópera, y la han invitado a La Traviata it's ironic, considering how she dislikes opera, that they should have invited her to see La Traviata
    pron
    1. [escasa cantidad] (singular) little, not much;
    * * *
    I adj sg little, not much; pl few, not many;
    un poco de a little;
    unos pocos a few
    II adv little;
    trabaja poco he doesn’t work much;
    ahora se ve muy poco it’s seldom seen now;
    estuvo poco por aquí he wasn’t around much;
    poco conocido little known;
    poco a poco little by little;
    dentro de poco soon, shortly;
    hace poco a short time ago, not long ago;
    desde hace poco (for) a short while;
    por poco nearly, almost;
    ¡a poco no lo hacemos! Méx don’t tell me we’re not doing it;
    de a poco me fui tranquilizando Rpl little by little I calmed down;
    por si fuera poco as if that weren’t o wasn’t enough
    III m
    :
    un poco a little, a bit
    * * *
    poco adv
    1) : little, not much
    poco probable: not very likely
    come poco: he doesn't eat much
    2) : a short time, a while
    tardaremos poco: we won't be very long
    3)
    poco antes : shortly before
    4)
    poco después : shortly after
    poco, -ca adj
    1) : little, not much, (a) few
    tengo poco dinero: I don't have much money
    en no pocas ocasiones: on more than a few occasions
    poca gente: few people
    2)
    pocas veces : rarely
    poco, -ca pron
    1) : little, few
    le falta poco para terminar: he's almost finished
    uno de los pocos que quedan: one of the remaining few
    2)
    un poco : a little, a bit
    un poco de vino: a little wine
    un poco extraño: a bit strange
    3)
    ¿a poco no se te hizo difícil?: you mean you didn't find it difficult?
    4)
    de a poco : little by little
    5)
    hace poco : not long ago
    6)
    poco a poco : little by little
    7)
    dentro de poco : shortly, in a little while
    8)
    por poco : nearly, almost
    * * *
    poco1 adj
    1. (singular) not much
    2. (plural) few / not many
    tiene pocos amigos he has few friends / he hasn't got many friends
    poco2 adv
    1. (con verbos) not much
    2. (no mucho tiempo) not long
    3. (con adjetivos) not very
    poco3 n a little / a bit
    tengo de sobra, toma un poco I've got plenty, take a little
    poco4 pron
    1. (singular) not much
    compra café, que queda muy poco buy some coffee, there's not much left
    2. (plural) few / not many
    ¿cuántos vinieron? pocos how many came? not many

    Spanish-English dictionary > poco

  • 14 poco amable

    adj.
    unfriendly, surly, unkindly, little friendly.
    * * *
    (adj.) = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], unkind
    Ex. Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.
    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. The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.
    * * *
    (adj.) = off-putting, surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], crusty [crustier -comp., crustiest -sup.], unkind

    Ex: Some children are prepared to patronize the shop, and use it in quite a different way, when they find the library (however well run) stuffy or off-putting.

    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: The enumeration at 940.5316: Children and other noncombatants; Pacifists; Enemy sympathizers seems a little unkind, if nothing else.

    Spanish-English dictionary > poco amable

  • 15 respingón

    adj.
    1 surly, jumpy.
    2 turned-up, snubbed, upturned, retrousse.
    3 touchy, finicky, delicate, fussy.
    * * *
    1 snub, upturned
    * * *
    * * *
    - gona adjetivo
    1) < nariz> turned-up
    2) (Méx fam) < persona> touchy
    * * *
    ----
    * culo respingón = pert bum, pert bottom, pert bottom.
    * de nariz respingona = pug-nosed, flat-nosed.
    * nariz respingona = pert nose, pug nose.
    * trasero respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.
    * * *
    - gona adjetivo
    1) < nariz> turned-up
    2) (Méx fam) < persona> touchy
    * * *
    * culo respingón = pert bum, pert bottom, pert bottom.
    * de nariz respingona = pug-nosed, flat-nosed.
    * nariz respingona = pert nose, pug nose.
    * trasero respingón = pert bum, pert bottom.
    * * *
    una nariz respingona a turned-up o snub nose
    B ( Méx fam) ‹persona› touchy
    * * *

    respingón
    ◊ - gona adjetivo

    a) nariz turned-up

    b) (Méx fam) ‹ persona touchy

    respingón,-ona adj (nariz) turned-up
    ' respingón' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    respingona
    English:
    upturned
    - snub
    - turned-up
    - up
    * * *
    respingón, -ona adj
    [nariz] turned up, retroussé; [trasero, pecho] pert
    * * *
    adj
    :
    nariz respingona turned-up nose

    Spanish-English dictionary > respingón

  • 16 sieso

    m.
    fundament, anus.
    * * *
    = surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], disagreeable, unfriendly.
    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. 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. 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.
    * * *
    = surly [surlier -comp., surliest -sup.], disagreeable, unfriendly.

    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: 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: 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.

    * * *
    sieso -sa
    masculine, feminine
    asshole ( vulg), bastard ( vulg)
    * * *
    sieso nm
    Esp muy Fam [ano] Br arsehole, US asshole

    Spanish-English dictionary > sieso

  • 17 áspero

    adj.
    1 rough, tart, abrasive, coarse.
    2 gruff, abrasive, brusque.
    3 harsh-sounding, rasping, raucous, harsh.
    * * *
    1 (cosa) rough, coarse
    3 (clima, tiempo) harsh
    * * *
    (f. - áspera)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [al tacto] rough; [terreno] rough, rugged; [filo] uneven, jagged, rough
    2) [al gusto] sour, tart
    3) [clima] harsh; [trato] rough
    4) [voz] rough, rasping; [tono] surly, gruff; [temperamento] sour; [disputa etc] bad-tempered
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo
    1)
    a) <superficie/piel> rough
    b) < terreno> uneven, rough
    2)
    a) < sabor> sharp
    b) <voz/sonido/clima> harsh
    3)
    a) ( en el trato) abrupt, surly
    b) < discusión> acrimonious
    * * *
    = sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], acidulous, angular, acrid, rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], abrasive, rough and rugged, tart [tarter -comp., tartest -sup.], unpolished.
    Ex. 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.
    Ex. To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    Ex. To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    Ex. 'Listen!' he growled, in a tone so dry, sarcastic and acrid that not another word was needed to indicate that he was not about to be upstaged by a 24 year old.
    Ex. In addition they are able to sustain the library services in this rough terrain.
    Ex. She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex. The western shoreline of Lake Superior has rough and rugged beauty.
    Ex. Season with salt, pepper, and pinch of sugar if the plums tasted tart.
    Ex. It seems too rush, too unpolished to be a final product.
    ----
    * de superficie áspera = rough-surfaced.
    * sabor áspero = off-flavour.
    * un poco áspero = roughish.
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo
    1)
    a) <superficie/piel> rough
    b) < terreno> uneven, rough
    2)
    a) < sabor> sharp
    b) <voz/sonido/clima> harsh
    3)
    a) ( en el trato) abrupt, surly
    b) < discusión> acrimonious
    * * *
    = sharp [sharper -comp., sharpest -sup.], acidulous, angular, acrid, rough [rougher -comp., roughest -sup.], abrasive, rough and rugged, tart [tarter -comp., tartest -sup.], unpolished.

    Ex: 'I'll give it more thought,' she said with a sharp frown, resuming her former posture.

    Ex: To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    Ex: To the general public 'the female librarian is still angular, elderly, acidulous and terrifying', to use Geoffrey Langley's words, 'and a male librarian is impossible under any hypothesis'.
    Ex: 'Listen!' he growled, in a tone so dry, sarcastic and acrid that not another word was needed to indicate that he was not about to be upstaged by a 24 year old.
    Ex: In addition they are able to sustain the library services in this rough terrain.
    Ex: She wanted to say: 'You are a conceited, obstinate, inflexible, manipulative, pompous, close-minded, insensitive, abrasive, opinionated, platitudinous oaf!'.
    Ex: The western shoreline of Lake Superior has rough and rugged beauty.
    Ex: Season with salt, pepper, and pinch of sugar if the plums tasted tart.
    Ex: It seems too rush, too unpolished to be a final product.
    * de superficie áspera = rough-surfaced.
    * sabor áspero = off-flavour.
    * un poco áspero = roughish.

    * * *
    áspero -ra
    A
    1 ‹superficie/piel› rough
    una tela áspera or de tacto áspero a coarse material, a material which is rough to the touch
    2 ‹terreno› uneven, rough
    B
    1 ‹sabor› sharp
    2 ‹voz/sonido› harsh, rasping
    3 ‹clima› harsh
    C
    1 (en el trato) abrupt, surly
    2 ‹discusión› acrimonious
    * * *

    áspero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    1superficie/piel rough;
    tela coarse
    2
    a) sabor sharp

    b)voz/sonido/clima harsh

    3


    áspero,-a adjetivo
    1 (al tacto) rough
    2 fig (de carácter) surly
    3 (tiempo) harsh: un viento áspero recorría la meseta, a harsh wind blew over the meseta
    ' áspero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    áspera
    - tacto
    - rasguñar
    - raspar
    - raspón
    English:
    abrupt
    - coarse
    - gruff
    - harsh
    - rasping
    - raw
    - rough
    - roughen
    - rugged
    - tart
    - abrasive
    - hacking
    - wiry
    * * *
    áspero, -a adj
    1. [rugoso] rough
    2. [terreno] rugged, rough
    3. [sabor] sharp, sour
    4. [clima] harsh
    5. [voz] rasping, harsh
    6. [persona, carácter] abrupt, surly;
    una áspera disputa [entre grupos] a bitter dispute
    * * *
    adj
    1 superficie rough
    2 sonido harsh
    3 persona abrupt
    * * *
    áspero, -ra adj
    : rough, coarse, abrasive
    ásperamente adv
    * * *
    áspero adj rough

    Spanish-English dictionary > áspero

  • 18 arisco

    adj.
    1 unfriendly, surly, unsociable, cantankerous.
    2 vicious.
    * * *
    1 (persona - altiva) unsociable, unfriendly; (- áspera) surly, gruff; (- huidiza) shy
    2 (animal) unfriendly
    * * *
    ADJ [animal] unfriendly; [persona] unsociable, standoffish, surly
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( huraño) < persona> unfriendly, unsociable; < animal> unfriendly
    b) [estar] (Méx fam) ( enojado) upset, angry
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) [ser] ( huraño) < persona> unfriendly, unsociable; < animal> unfriendly
    b) [estar] (Méx fam) ( enojado) upset, angry
    * * *
    arisco -ca
    1 [ SER] (huraño) ‹persona› unfriendly, unsociable, surly; ‹animal› unfriendly
    2 [ ESTAR] ( Méx fam) (enojado) upset, angry
    * * *

    arisco
    ◊ -ca adjetivo

    a) [ser] ( huraño) ‹ persona unfriendly, unsociable;

    animal unfriendly
    b) [estar] (Méx fam) ( enojado) upset, angry

    arisco,-a adj (persona) unfriendly, stand-offish, unsociable
    (animal) unfriendly, gruff
    ' arisco' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    arisca
    * * *
    arisco, -a adj
    surly
    * * *
    adj unfriendly
    * * *
    arisco, -ca adj
    : surly, sullen, unsociable
    * * *
    arisco adj unfriendly [comp. unfriendlier; superl. unfriendliest]

    Spanish-English dictionary > arisco

  • 19 bronco

    1 (superficie) rough; (terreno) rugged
    2 (voz) rough, gruff; (tos) rasping; (sonido) harsh
    3 (persona) rude, surly
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) [superficie] rough, coarse
    2) [metal] brittle
    3) [voz] gruff, hoarse; (Mús) rasping, harsh
    4) [actitud, porte] gruff, rude
    5) [caballo] unbroken
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) < sonido> harsh; < voz> gruff, rough, gravelly; < tos> rasping, harsh
    b) < terreno> rugged, rough
    c) < caballo> wild
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) < sonido> harsh; < voz> gruff, rough, gravelly; < tos> rasping, harsh
    b) < terreno> rugged, rough
    c) < caballo> wild
    * * *
    bronco -ca
    1 ‹sonido› harsh; ‹voz› gruff, rough, gravelly; ‹tos› rasping, harsh
    2 ‹terreno› rugged, rough
    3 ‹caballo› wild
    * * *
    bronco, -a
    adj
    1. [grave] [voz] harsh;
    [tos] throaty
    2. [brusco] gruff, surly
    3. [tosco] rough;
    [paisaje, peñascos] rugged
    4. Méx Fam [huraño] unsociable
    nm,f
    Méx Fam unsociable person, loner
    * * *
    adj voz harsh, gruff
    * * *
    bronco, -ca adj
    1) : harsh, rough
    2) : untamed, wild

    Spanish-English dictionary > bronco

  • 20 cazurro

    adj.
    devious, malicious.
    * * *
    1 sullen, surly
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=torpe, lento en comprender) dim, dim-witted

    ¡cómo puedes ser tan cazurro! — how can you be so dim o dim-witted!

    2) (=huraño) surly, sullen
    3) (=testarudo) stubborn
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo (fam) ( huraño) sullen, surly; ( obstinado) stubborn, pig-headed (colloq)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino (fam) ( huraño) sullen o surly person; ( obstinado) stubborn
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo (fam) ( huraño) sullen, surly; ( obstinado) stubborn, pig-headed (colloq)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino (fam) ( huraño) sullen o surly person; ( obstinado) stubborn
    * * *
    1 ( fam) (huraño) sullen, surly
    2 (tosco) coarse, rough
    3 (obstinado) stubborn, pig-headed ( colloq)
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    1 (huraño) sullen o surly person
    2 (tosco) boor
    3 (obstinado) stubborn o pig-headed person
    * * *

    cazurro
    ◊ - rra adjetivo (fam) ( huraño) sullen, surly;


    ( obstinado) stubborn, pig-headed (colloq)
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) ( huraño) sullen o surly person;
    ( obstinado) stubborn o (colloq) pig-headed person
    * * *
    cazurro, -a
    adj
    [bruto] stupid
    nm,f
    [bruto] idiot, fool
    * * *
    adj
    1 stubborn
    2 ( basto) coarse
    3 ( lento de entender) dense fam, Br tb
    thick fam
    * * *
    cazurro, -ra adj
    : sullen, surly

    Spanish-English dictionary > cazurro

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