Translation: from spanish

be skimpy

  • 1 raquítico

    adj.
    1 rickety, anorexic, rachitic.
    2 weak.
    3 stunted.
    4 paltry, measly.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA rachitic
    2 figurado (exiguo) meagre (US meager), small
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 rachitic person
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (Med) rachitic
    2) [cantidad, sueldo] paltry, miserly
    3) [árbol] stunted
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <niño/animal> rickety, rachitic (tech); < árbol> stunted
    b) (fam) < cantidad> paltry, measly (colloq)
    * * *
    = scrawny [scrawnier -comp., scrawniest -sup.], puny [punier -comp., puniest -sup.], rickety.
    Ex. It is easy to see its two scrawny protagonists who ride around town on their bikes killing stray cats and dogs as victims of poverty and broken homes.
    Ex. They are for the most part, a puny, degenerate race, whose bodies are too weak for their overworked minds.
    Ex. Only the nomads travel by camel, other desert travellers have to depend on aged and rickety vehicles.
    * * *
    - ca adjetivo
    a) <niño/animal> rickety, rachitic (tech); < árbol> stunted
    b) (fam) < cantidad> paltry, measly (colloq)
    * * *
    = scrawny [scrawnier -comp., scrawniest -sup.], puny [punier -comp., puniest -sup.], rickety.

    Ex: It is easy to see its two scrawny protagonists who ride around town on their bikes killing stray cats and dogs as victims of poverty and broken homes.

    Ex: They are for the most part, a puny, degenerate race, whose bodies are too weak for their overworked minds.
    Ex: Only the nomads travel by camel, other desert travellers have to depend on aged and rickety vehicles.

    * * *
    1 ‹niño/animal› rickety, rachitic ( tech)
    2 ‹árbol› stunted
    3 ( fam); ‹cantidad› paltry, measly ( colloq)
    * * *

    raquítico
    ◊ -ca adjetivo ‹niño/animal rickety, rachitic (tech);


    árbol stunted
    raquítico,-a adjetivo
    1 fam (una cantidad) small, paltry: le dan un sueldo raquítico, they pay him a pittance
    2 fam (una planta, un árbol) stunted
    3 fam (una persona) skinny, emaciated
    4 Med rachitic
    ' raquítico' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    raquítica
    English:
    stunted
    * * *
    raquítico, -a
    adj
    1. [canijo] scrawny
    2. [escaso] miserable
    3. Med rachitic
    nm,f
    Med rickets sufferer
    * * *
    adj fig
    rickety
    * * *
    raquítico, -ca adj
    1) : scrawny, weak
    2) : measly, skimpy

    Spanish-English dictionary > raquítico

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  • skimpy — scrimpy, exiguous, *meager, scanty, scant, spare, sparse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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