Translation: from spanish

stupider

  • 1 bestia

    adj.
    1 thick (ignorante).
    2 amazing (extraordinario).
    ¡qué bestia, regateó a seis jugadores él solito! wow o that's amazing, he beat six players all by himself!
    3 beast.
    f.
    beast (animal).
    bestia de carga beast of burden
    bestia negra bête noire
    f. & m.
    1 oaf (bruto).
    2 brute (ignorante).
    3 brute (violento).
    * * *
    1 (animal) beast
    1 (persona - bruto) brute; (- ignorante) ignorant fool; (- torpe) clumsy oaf
    1 (bruto) brutish
    2 (ignorante) ignorant; (grosero) rude; (torpe) clumsy
    3 (asombroso) fantastic, amazing
    \
    a lo bestia (fuerte) hard 2 (a lo loco) like a madman 3 (rápido) like mad 4 (en cantidad) in enormous amounts
    mala bestia nasty piece of work
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    1. ADJ *
    1) (=bruto)

    ese tío bestia le ha vuelto a pegar a su mujerthat brute o animal * has been beating his wife again

    no lo vayas a asustar ¡no seas bestia! — you're not going to frighten him, are you? don't be such a brute o such an animal! *

    los hinchas llegaron en plan bestia Esp the supporters came looking for trouble

    2)

    a lo bestia: un deporte parecido a la lucha libre pero más a lo bestia — a sport that's similar to wrestling but more rough

    3) (=ignorante) thick *

    ¡anda, no seas bestia! ¡eso no puede ser verdad! — don't be an idiot! that can't be true!

    4) [con admiración, asombro]

    ¡qué bestia! ¡ha ganado todos los partidos! — she's amazing o incredible! she's won all the matches!

    ¡qué bestia! ¡se come cuatro huevos diarios! — it's amazing! she eats four eggs a day!

    ¡qué bestia eres, le has ganado al campeón! — what a star! you beat the champion!

    2.
    SMF * (=bruto)

    ¡eres un bestia! — you're a brute!, you're an animal! *

    3.
    SF (Zool) beast

    bestia de arrastre — draught animal, draft animal (EEUU)

    bestia de carga — beast of burden, pack animal

    bestia de tiro — draught animal, draft animal (EEUU)

    bestia feroz, bestia salvaje — wild animal, wild beast

    bestia negra, bestia parda — bête noire

    * * *
    I
    1) (fam)
    a) (ignorante, estúpido)

    no seas bestia que vas a chocar! — watch out, you're going to crash!

    b) ( grosero) rude

    no seas bestia ¿cómo le vas a decir eso? — don't be so crass, you can't say that to him!

    c) (violento, brusco)

    qué hombre más bestia! ha vuelto a pegarlewhat a brute o an animal! he's hit her again

    a lo bestia — (fam)

    comen a lo bestiathey eat an incredible o a massive amount!

    2) (fam) (expresando admiración, asombro) amazing (colloq)
    II
    femenino beast

    bestia salvaje or feroz — wild animal

    ser una mala bestia — (fam) to be a nasty piece of work (colloq)

    III
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( ignorante)

    es un bestia que no sabe ni usar el cuchillo — he's so uncouth, he can't even hold his knife properly

    b) ( persona violenta) animal, brute
    * * *
    = beast, brute, behemoth, behemoth.
    Ex. In Little Gidding T.S. Eliot gives us some lines that express what I mean not just by saying it but by demonstrating it too: Last season's fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail.
    Ex. It is often held that brute animals cannot have legal rights.
    Ex. And we have the slumbering behemoth: the vast quantity of researchers who don't understand the system and don't care.
    Ex. And we have the slumbering behemoth: the vast quantity of researchers who don't understand the system and don't care.
    ----
    * bestia negra = bête noire.
    * bestia salvaje = wild beast.
    * La Bella y la Bestia = Beauty and the Beast.
    * * *
    I
    1) (fam)
    a) (ignorante, estúpido)

    no seas bestia que vas a chocar! — watch out, you're going to crash!

    b) ( grosero) rude

    no seas bestia ¿cómo le vas a decir eso? — don't be so crass, you can't say that to him!

    c) (violento, brusco)

    qué hombre más bestia! ha vuelto a pegarlewhat a brute o an animal! he's hit her again

    a lo bestia — (fam)

    comen a lo bestiathey eat an incredible o a massive amount!

    2) (fam) (expresando admiración, asombro) amazing (colloq)
    II
    femenino beast

    bestia salvaje or feroz — wild animal

    ser una mala bestia — (fam) to be a nasty piece of work (colloq)

    III
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( ignorante)

    es un bestia que no sabe ni usar el cuchillo — he's so uncouth, he can't even hold his knife properly

    b) ( persona violenta) animal, brute
    * * *
    = beast, brute, behemoth, behemoth.

    Ex: In Little Gidding T.S. Eliot gives us some lines that express what I mean not just by saying it but by demonstrating it too: Last season's fruit is eaten And the fullfed beast shall kick the empty pail.

    Ex: It is often held that brute animals cannot have legal rights.
    Ex: And we have the slumbering behemoth: the vast quantity of researchers who don't understand the system and don't care.
    Ex: And we have the slumbering behemoth: the vast quantity of researchers who don't understand the system and don't care.
    * bestia negra = bête noire.
    * bestia salvaje = wild beast.
    * La Bella y la Bestia = Beauty and the Beast.

    * * *
    A ( fam)
    1
    (ignorante, estúpido): es tan bestia que no distingue un Picasso de un Velázquez he's so ignorant he can't tell a Picasso from a Velázquez
    ¡no seas bestia que vas a chocar! don't be so stupid o reckless, you're going to crash!
    2 (grosero) rude
    mira si es bestia, entra sin saludar a nadie he's so rude, he just comes in without saying hello to anyone
    no seas bestia, ¿cómo le vas a decir eso? don't be so crass, you can't say that to him!
    3
    (violento, brusco): ¡ay, perdón! ¡qué bestia que soy! oh, sorry! I'm so clumsy o careless!
    ¡qué hombre más bestia! ha vuelto a pegarle what a brute o an animal! he's hit her again
    a lo bestia ( fam): comen a lo bestia they eat an incredible o a massive amount!
    el público se puso a gritar a lo bestia the crowd began to shout like crazy ( colloq)
    todo lo hace a lo bestia he's so slap-dash in everything he does
    conducen a lo bestia they drive like madmen ( colloq)
    B ( fam) (expresando admiración, asombro) amazing ( colloq)
    ¡qué bestia! ¡metió seis goles! that's amazing o he's amazing, he scored six goals!
    ¡qué bestia! se ha comido dos platos enteros de lentejas this guy's incredible! he's just eaten two whole plates of lentils ( colloq)
    beast
    bestia salvaje or feroz wild animal
    bestia de carga beast of burden
    ser una mala bestia ( fam); to be a nasty character o a nasty piece of work ( colloq), to be bad news ( colloq)
    Compuesto:
    bête-noire
    A
    1 ( fam)
    (ignorante): es un bestia que no sabe ni usar el cuchillo he's so uncouth, he can't even hold his knife properly
    2 (persona violenta) animal, brute
    el bestia de tu hermano ha vuelto a ganar el concurso your brother's incredible o amazing o ( colloq) a real star! he's won the competition again
    este bestia arrasó con todos los premios en el colegio this whiz kid walked off with all the school prizes ( colloq)
    * * *

    bestia adjetivo (fam)

    b) (violento, brusco):

    ¡qué hombre más bestia! ha vuelto a pegarle what a brute o an animal! he's hit her again

    ■ sustantivo femenino
    beast;
    bestia salvaje or feroz wild animal
    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( persona violenta) animal, brute
    bestia
    I sustantivo femenino
    1 beast, animal
    2 fig fam mala bestia, bully, thug
    3 figurado bestia negra, bête noire
    II m,f fam fig brute, beast
    III adj fig brutish, boorish
    ♦ Locuciones: a lo bestia, (groseramente) rudely
    trabajar como una bestia, to slave away
    ' bestia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cabestro
    English:
    animal
    - beast
    - brute
    - pack-animal
    * * *
    adj
    Fam
    1. [bruto]
    es tan bestia que quería meter el piano por la ventana he's such an oaf, he wanted to try and get the piano in through the window;
    un chiste muy bestia a really gross joke
    2. [violento]
    es muy bestia con su mujer he's a real brute to his wife;
    ¡qué tipo más bestia! what a brute o thug!
    3. [ignorante] thick;
    ¡qué bestia, no sabe quién descubrió América! he's so thick he doesn't even know who discovered America!
    4. [extraordinario] amazing;
    ¡qué bestia, regateó a seis jugadores él solito! wow o that's amazing!, he beat six players all by himself!
    5.
    a lo bestia: conduce siempre a lo bestia he always drives like a maniac;
    comer a lo bestia to stuff one's face;
    cerró la puerta a lo bestia he slammed the door shut;
    si metes el clavo a lo bestia se va a doblar if you just bash the nail in like that it'll get bent;
    trata a su mujer a lo bestia he treats his wife like dirt
    nmf
    Fam
    1. [bruto] oaf;
    yo no le dejo mi coche al bestia de tu hermano I'm not going to let your oaf of a brother have my car
    2. [ignorante] brute
    3. [violento] brute
    nf
    [animal] beast; Fam
    ese tipo es una mala bestia that guy's Br a really nasty piece of work o US a real piece of work
    bestia de carga beast of burden; Fig bestia negra bête noire
    * * *
    I f beast;
    trabajar como una bestia work like a dog
    II m/f
    1 ( zopenco) fam
    brute; antipático swine fam ; mujer bitch;
    ser un bestia be a brute
    2
    :
    conducir a lo bestia fam drive like a madman
    * * *
    bestia adj
    1) : ignorant, stupid
    2) : boorish, rude
    bestia nf
    : beast, animal
    bestia nmf
    1) ignorante: ignoramus
    2) : brute
    * * *
    bestia1 adj
    1. (estúpido) stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    2. (grosero) rude
    bestia2 n
    1. (animal) beast / animal
    2. (persona) brute

    Spanish-English dictionary > bestia

  • 2 bruto

    adj.
    1 stupid, blockhead, ignorant, brute.
    2 raw.
    3 animal, beast.
    4 brute, impetuous.
    5 gross.
    m.
    1 brute, beast, oaf.
    2 Brutus, Marcus Junius Brutus.
    * * *
    1 (cruel) brutal
    2 (necio) stupid, thick
    3 (tosco) rough, coarse
    4 (torpe) clumsy
    5 (grosero) rude
    6 (sueldo etc) gross
    7 (peso) gross
    8 (piedra) rough, uncut
    9 (petróleo) crude
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (persona - violenta) brute, beast; (necio) ignoramus; (grosero) rude person
    1 (animal) beast
    ————————
    1 (animal) beast
    * * *
    1. (f. - bruta)
    adj.
    1) gross, raw
    2) brutish, stupid
    2. (f. - bruta)
    noun
    brute, beast
    * * *
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1) < persona>
    a) ( ignorante) ignorant
    b) ( grosero) uncouth
    c) (violento, brusco)

    qué hombre más bruto! ha vuelto a pegarlewhat a brute! o what an animal! he's hit her again

    2) <peso/sueldo> gross

    en bruto< diamante> uncut; < mineral> crude

    II
    - ta masculino, femenino
    a) ( ignorante) ignorant person

    ¿cómo aprobaron a un bruto como él? — how could they pass someone as ignorant o as stupid as him?

    b) ( grosero)
    c) ( persona violenta) brute, animal
    * * *
    = grossed-up, crude [cruder -comp., crudest -sup.], brute, brutish.
    Ex. Applying a factor of 1.441 for 1979 to give the grossed-up estimates, the total grossed-up turnover figure for the year was Table 3.
    Ex. Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
    Ex. It is often held that brute animals cannot have legal rights.
    Ex. In his most famous work, the Leviathan, Hobbes famously argued that life in the state of nature is 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short'.
    ----
    * datos en bruto = raw data.
    * estimación bruta = grossed-up estimate.
    * fuerza bruta = brute power.
    * ganancia bruta = gross profit.
    * hierro bruto = pig iron.
    * hierro en bruto = pig iron.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1) < persona>
    a) ( ignorante) ignorant
    b) ( grosero) uncouth
    c) (violento, brusco)

    qué hombre más bruto! ha vuelto a pegarlewhat a brute! o what an animal! he's hit her again

    2) <peso/sueldo> gross

    en bruto< diamante> uncut; < mineral> crude

    II
    - ta masculino, femenino
    a) ( ignorante) ignorant person

    ¿cómo aprobaron a un bruto como él? — how could they pass someone as ignorant o as stupid as him?

    b) ( grosero)
    c) ( persona violenta) brute, animal
    * * *
    = grossed-up, crude [cruder -comp., crudest -sup.], brute, brutish.

    Ex: Applying a factor of 1.441 for 1979 to give the grossed-up estimates, the total grossed-up turnover figure for the year was Table 3.

    Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories.
    Ex: It is often held that brute animals cannot have legal rights.
    Ex: In his most famous work, the Leviathan, Hobbes famously argued that life in the state of nature is 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short'.
    * datos en bruto = raw data.
    * estimación bruta = grossed-up estimate.
    * fuerza bruta = brute power.
    * ganancia bruta = gross profit.
    * hierro bruto = pig iron.
    * hierro en bruto = pig iron.

    * * *
    bruto1 -ta
    A ‹persona›
    2 (grosero) bestia1 adj A 2. (↑ bestia (1))
    3
    (violento, brusco): ¡ay, perdón! ¡qué bruto que soy! oh, sorry! I'm so clumsy o careless!
    ¡qué hombre más bruto! ha vuelto a pegarle what a brute! o an animal! he's hit her again
    B ‹peso/sueldo› gross
    en bruto ‹diamante› uncut;
    ‹mineral› crude
    ( RPl fam) (enorme): gana bruto sueldo she earns a hell of a salary ( colloq), she earns a terrific o an enormous o an incredible salary
    bruto2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    1 (ignorante) ignorant person
    ¿cómo aprobaron a un bruto como él? how could they pass someone as ignorant o as stupid as him?
    2
    (grosero): es un bruto he's very rude
    3 (persona violenta) brute, animal
    el bruto de su primo lo empujó por las escaleras that brute o lout of a cousin of his pushed him down the stairs
    noble1 (↑ noble (1))
    * * *

     

    Multiple Entries:
    Bruto    
    bruto
    bruto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1 persona

    b) (violento, brusco):

    ¡qué bruto! what a brute!

    2peso/sueldo gross;
    en bruto diamante uncut;


    mineral crude
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino


    bruto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (poco inteligente) stupid, thick
    2 (grosero) coarse, uncouth
    3 (sin descuentos) gross
    4 (peso) gross 5 diamante en bruto, uncut diamond
    fig (persona) rough diamond
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino blockhead, brute
    ' bruto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bruta
    - PIB
    - PNB
    - producto
    - salvaje
    - troglodita
    - vándala
    - vándalo
    - bárbaro
    - peso
    English:
    beast
    - brute
    - brutish
    - GDP
    - GNP
    - gross
    - Gross National Product
    - pig-ignorant
    - thug
    - uncut
    - unrefined
    * * *
    Bruto n pr
    Brutus
    * * *
    I adj
    1 brutish;
    a lo bruto using brute force
    2 ( inculto) ignorant
    3 ( torpe) clumsy
    4 COM gross;
    peso bruto gross weight
    5 diamante uncut;
    II m, bruta f brute; ( idiota) idiot
    * * *
    bruto, -ta adj
    1) : gross
    peso bruto: gross weight
    ingresos brutos: gross income
    2) : unrefined
    petróleo bruto: crude oil
    3) : brutish, stupid
    bruto, -ta n
    1) : brute
    2) : dunce, blockhead
    * * *
    bruto1 adj
    1. (estúpido) stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest] / thick
    no seas bruto: la llave se mete al revés don't be stupid: the key goes in the other way
    2. (bestia) rough
    ¡qué bruto eres: me has hecho daño! you're so rough: you've hurt me!
    3. (peso, ingresos) gross
    bruto2 n
    1. (idiota) idiot
    2. (bestia) brute

    Spanish-English dictionary > bruto

  • 3 burro

    m.
    1 donkey, ass, jackass, burro.
    2 ass, imbecile, jerk, pompous ass.
    3 sawhorse, trestle.
    4 ironing board.
    5 stepladder.
    6 corncob.
    * * *
    1 stupid
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (animal) donkey, ass
    1 (de carpintero) sawhorse
    \
    apearse del burro / bajarse del burro to climb down
    no ver tres en un burro to be as blind as a bat
    no verse tres en un burro to be pitch dark
    burro de carga workhorse
    ————————
    1 (de carpintero) sawhorse
    * * *
    (f. - burra)
    noun
    ass, donkey
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) * (=estúpido) stupid

    ¡qué burro! ¡no sabe la capital de Italia! — what a fool o moron *, he doesn't know the capital of Italy!

    2) (=bruto)

    ¡deja de empujar, no seas burro! — stop pushing, you great oaf o you big brute! *

    ¡el muy burro se comió el pastel entero! — he ate the whole cake, the pig! *

    3) (=obstinado) pig-headed *

    ponerse burro — to dig one's heels in, be pigheaded *

    2. SM
    1) (Zool) donkey; Cono Sur hum racehorse; (=perdedor en carrera) also-ran

    salto de burro Méx leapfrog

    - apearse o bajarse del burro

    a pesar de las críticas, el gobierno no se apea o baja del burro — in spite of the criticism, the government refuses to back down

    ¡el niño no se apea o baja del burro! — this kid doesn't know when he's beaten!

    - caerse del burro

    comer burro —

    esto comió burro Cono Sur * it got lost, it vanished

    - el burro grande, ande o no ande
    - poner a algn a caer de un burro

    si los burros volaran, todos nos haríamos ricos con ese negocio — this business could make us rich, and pigs might fly

    burro de agua Caribe, Méx big wave

    burro de carga, trata a su empleados como burros de carga — he treats his workers like slaves

    2) * (=estúpido) fool, moron *

    ¡burro!, tres y dos son cinco — you fool o moron *, three plus two makes five!

    3) * (=bruto)

    eres un burro, lo has roto — you're so rough you've gone and broken it

    4) (=obstinado) stubborn fool

    es un burro y no lo vas a convencerhe's so pig-headed * o stubborn you'll never persuade him

    5) (Naipes) old maid
    6) (Téc) sawhorse, sawbuck (EEUU)

    burro de planchar Méx ironing board

    7) Méx (=escalera) stepladder
    8) And, Caribe (=columpio) swing
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo
    1)
    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)
    b) (fam) (bruto, tosco) rough

    no seas burro, me has hecho daño! — careful, that hurt!

    c) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)
    2) (Col arg) ( marihuanero)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool)
    a) ( asno) (m) donkey; (f) female donkey, jenny

    apearse or bajarse del burro — to back down

    trabajar como un burroto slog one's guts out

    ver burros negros — (Chi fam) to be in agony, see stars (colloq)

    b) (CS fam) ( caballo de carrera) racehorse
    2) (fam)
    a) ( ignorante) idiot
    b) (bruto, tosco) oaf
    c) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq); ver tb burra
    III
    a) ( en carpintería) sawhorse; ( en herrería) workbench
    b) (Méx) ( para planchar) ironing board
    c) (Méx) ( caballete) trestle
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, asinine, moke.
    Ex. To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.
    Ex. Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    ----
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * orejas de burro = dunce cap.
    * tirado por burro = donkey-driven.
    * tirado por burros = donkey drawn.
    * * *
    I
    - rra adjetivo
    1)
    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)
    b) (fam) (bruto, tosco) rough

    no seas burro, me has hecho daño! — careful, that hurt!

    c) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)
    2) (Col arg) ( marihuanero)
    II
    - rra masculino, femenino
    1) (Zool)
    a) ( asno) (m) donkey; (f) female donkey, jenny

    apearse or bajarse del burro — to back down

    trabajar como un burroto slog one's guts out

    ver burros negros — (Chi fam) to be in agony, see stars (colloq)

    b) (CS fam) ( caballo de carrera) racehorse
    2) (fam)
    a) ( ignorante) idiot
    b) (bruto, tosco) oaf
    c) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq); ver tb burra
    III
    a) ( en carpintería) sawhorse; ( en herrería) workbench
    b) (Méx) ( para planchar) ironing board
    c) (Méx) ( caballete) trestle
    * * *
    = donkey, ass, asinine, moke.

    Ex: To date, four of these donkey mobile libraries are operational in Zimbabwe.

    Ex: Harting primarily addresses the iconography of two altarpiece wings which depict a landscape with oxen and an ass.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    * no bajarse del burro = stick to + Posesivo + guns.
    * orejas de burro = dunce cap.
    * tirado por burro = donkey-driven.
    * tirado por burros = donkey drawn.

    * * *
    A
    1 ( fam) (ignorante) stupid, dumb ( AmE colloq), thick ( BrE colloq)
    2 ( fam)
    (bruto, tosco): ¡no seas burro, me has hecho daño! don't be so rough, that hurt!
    ¡qué burro es! lo movió él solo con todo lo que pesa what a brute! he moved it all on his own and it must weigh a ton ( colloq hum)
    3 ( fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded ( colloq)
    B
    ( Col arg) (marihuanero): son muy burros they're real dope fiends ( colloq)
    masculine, feminine
    A ( Zool)
    1 (asno) ( masculine) donkey; ( feminine) female donkey, jenny
    me tienen de burro de carga I'm just a dogsbody o drudge around here, I get landed o ( BrE) lumbered with all the donkey work
    brincar al burro ( Méx); to play leapfrog
    no ver tres en un burro ( fam); to be as blind as a bat ( colloq)
    trabajar como un burro to work like a dog o horse
    ver burros negros ( Chi fam); to be in agony, see stars ( colloq)
    burro grande, ande o no ande never mind the quality, feel the width ( colloq hum)
    después del burro muerto la cebada al rabo there's no point locking the stable door after the horse has bolted
    quien nace para burro, muere rebuznando a leopard never changes its spots
    2 (CS fam) (caballo de carrera) racehorse
    perdió todo en los burros he lost everything on the horses
    B ( fam)
    1 (ignorante) idiot
    2 (bruto, tosco) oaf
    es un burro trabajando, aguanta lo que le echen he's a real brute! he can take any amount of work ( colloq hum)
    3 (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig ( colloq) ver tb burra
    A
    1 (en carpintería) sawhorse, sawbuck ( AmE); (en herrería) workbench
    2 ( Méx) (para planchar) ironing board
    3 ( Méx) (caballete) trestle
    4 ( Méx) (escalera) stepladder
    B (juegode naipes) ≈ donkey; (— de niños) game similar to leapfrog
    C ( Méx) (de la mazorca) corncob
    entre menos burros más burros ( Méx fam); all the more for us/them ( colloq)
    D ( Chi) (de cerveza) small, squat stein ( AmE) o ( BrE) tankard ver tb burro2 (↑ burro (2))
    * * *

     

    burro 1
    ◊ - rra adjetivo

    a) (fam) ( ignorante) stupid, dumb (AmE colloq), thick (BrE colloq)

    b) (fam) (obstinado, cabezón) pigheaded (colloq)

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    1 (Zool) ( asno) (m) donkey;
    (f) female donkey, jenny;
    trabajar como un burro to slog one's guts out

    2 (fam)

    b) (cabezón, obstinado) stubborn mule, obstinate pig (colloq)

    burro 2 sustantivo masculino

    ( en herrería) workbench

    ( caballete) trestle;
    ( escalera) stepladder
    burro,-a
    I sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 donkey, ass
    burro de carga, (persona) dogsbody
    2 fam (estúpido) dimwit, blockhead
    II adjetivo
    1 fam (necio) stupid, dumb
    2 fam (terco) stubborn
    ♦ Locuciones: fam fig bajarse/apearse del burro, to climb down o to back down
    fam fig caer de la burra, to realize o to twig
    familiar no ver tres en un burro, to be as blind as a bat
    ' burro' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - so
    - lomo
    English:
    ass
    - donkey
    - dunce
    - jackass
    - slave
    - thick
    - dense
    - ironing
    - leapfrog
    - mule
    - road
    - speed
    * * *
    burro, -a
    adj
    Fam
    1. [necio] thick, dumb
    2. [tosco] rough, oafish;
    ¡eres más burro! you're such an oaf!
    3. [terco] pigheaded;
    se puso burro y no pudimos convencerle he dug his heels in and we couldn't convince him
    nm,f
    1. [animal] donkey;
    Fam
    apearse o [m5] bajarse del burro to back down;
    Fam
    no ver tres en un burro to be as blind as a bat;
    con estas gafas no veo tres en un burro I can't see a thing with these glasses;
    Fam Hum
    ¡la carne de burro no es transparente! you make a better door than a window!
    Fam
    burro grande, ande o no ande big is best
    burro de carga workhorse
    2. Fam [necio] ass, dimwit;
    hacer el burro to behave like an idiot
    3. Fam [bruto] oaf
    4. Fam [terco] stubborn mule;
    es un burro he's as stubborn as a mule, he's really pigheaded
    5. Fam [trabajador]
    burro (de carga) workhorse;
    trabaja como una burra she works like a slave
    nm
    1. Esp [juego de cartas] ≈ old maid
    2. CSur [caballo de carreras] racehorse
    3. Carib [banco] improvised bench
    4. Arg burro de arranque starter motor
    5. Carib, Méx [escalera] stepladder
    6. Méx [tabla de planchar] ironing board
    7. Am Fam [transportador de drogas] mule
    8. RP Fam [caballo con arcos] pommel horse
    * * *
    m, burra f
    1 ZO donkey;
    caer o
    apearse del burro fam back down;
    no ver tres en un burro be as blind as a bat
    2 fam
    persona idiot
    3 Méx ( tabla de planchar) ironing board
    * * *
    burro, - rra adj, fam : dumb, stupid
    burro, - rra n
    1) asno: donkey, ass
    2) fam : dunce, poor student
    burro nm
    1) : sawhorse
    2) Mex : ironing board
    3) Mex : stepladder
    * * *
    burro1 adj
    1. (estúpido) thick / stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    2. (bruto) rough
    burro2 n
    1. (animal) donkey
    2. (idiota) idiot
    ¡qué burro eres! what an idiot!
    3. (bestia) brute
    ¡hay que ser burro para pegarle de esa forma al niño! what a brute, hitting the boy like that!

    Spanish-English dictionary > burro

  • 4 estúpido

    adj.
    1 stupid, foolish, dumb, empty-headed.
    2 stupid, foolish, inane, dumb.
    m.
    stupid, nitwit, fathead, numbskull.
    * * *
    1 stupid, silly
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 berk, idiot
    * * *
    1. (f. - estúpida)
    adj.
    2. (f. - estúpida)
    noun f.
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    1.
    ADJ stupid
    2.
    SM / F idiot
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.
    Ex. Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.
    Ex. We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex. It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex. In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex. By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex. Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex. When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex. Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex. I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex. The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex. I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * * *
    I
    - da adjetivo <persona/argumento> stupid, silly

    ay, qué estúpida soy! — oh, how stupid of me!

    II
    - da masculino, femenino idiot, fool
    * * *
    = crazy [crazier -comp., craziest -sup.], dummy, foolish, silly, mindless, moron, stupid, daft [dafter -comp., daftest -sup.], mad, dumb [dumber -comp., dumbest -sup.], nuts, witless, bonehead, boneheaded, twit, dolally tap, dolally [do-lally], imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], brainless, dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], twat, nonsensical, mug, berk, prick, cretin, dumbbell, dull-witted, asinine, lemon, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], dits, ditz, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], airhead, airheaded, duffer, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, off + Posesivo + knocker, off + Posesivo + rocker, dork, moonstruck, plonker.

    Ex: Lest it appear that Ms Marshall's committee and a few others of us, notoriously associated with that kind of work, are little more than crazy, fire-breathing radicals, let me add this gloss immediately.

    Ex: We are too prone to be dummy people by day, and thinking, articulate individuals only in the safety of home and leisure.
    Ex: It would be uneconomic and foolish to persevere with human assignment of controlled-language terms.
    Ex: In conclusion, I am sure you all believe me to be either idealistic, unrealistic, radical, or just plain silly.
    Ex: By this later period pressmen in England were despised as mere 'horses', the 'great guzzlers of beer' who were rebuked by the young Benjamin Franklin for their mindless intemperance.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: When any librarian is trying to find material on behalf of a user from a poor citation it leads to that librarian appearing slow and stupid to the user.
    Ex: Ranking among the dafter exercises sometimes imposed on children is the one that requires them to describe a screwdriver or a vase or the desks they sit at, or any familiar object.
    Ex: When J D Brown allowed the public of Islington to have open access to the books in the 1890s he was regarded by many of his colleagues as mad!.
    Ex: Techniques such as the automatic detection of anaphora enable systems to appear to be intelligent rather than dumb.
    Ex: I think some people would think my approach is nuts.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: That was a big boneheaded error.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: Now I know this country of ours is totally dolally tap!.
    Ex: The server has gone dolally by the looks of it.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: Parental protectiveness of children is surely a good thing if sensibly applied, but this nonsensical double standard doesn't help anyone.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
    Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: Every firearm hast its pros and cons and anyone who tells you otherwise is off their knocker.
    Ex: I find it fascinating how Bradley can be perfectly reasonable one moment, and off his rocker the next.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: ' Moonstruck' has all the fun of movies about weddings: a reluctant groom, an overeager bride, and an emotionally distraught family.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * algo estúpido = no-brainer.
    * como un estúpido = stupidly.
    * hacerse el estúpido = dumb down, act + dumb.
    * lo suficientemente estúpido como para = dumb enough to.
    * rubia estúpida = dumb blonde.
    * ser estúpido = be off + Posesivo + rocker.
    * típica rubia estúpida = bimbo.
    * volverse estúpido = go off + Posesivo + rocker.

    * * *
    estúpido1 -da
    ‹persona› stupid; ‹argumento› stupid, silly
    ay, qué estúpida, me equivoqué oh, how stupid of me, I've done it wrong
    un gasto estúpido a stupid waste of money
    es estúpido que vayamos las dos it's silly o stupid for us both to go
    estúpido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    idiot, fool
    el estúpido de mi hermano my stupid brother
    * * *

     

    estúpido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ‹ persona stupid;


    argumento stupid, silly;
    ¡ay, qué estúpida soy! oh, how stupid of me!

    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    idiot, fool
    estúpido,-a
    I adjetivo stupid
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino idiot

    ' estúpido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    burra
    - burro
    - estúpida
    - animal
    - apendejarse
    - baboso
    - caballo
    - el
    - embromar
    - gafo
    - huevón
    - pendejo
    English:
    also
    - believe
    - bit
    - bonehead
    - bozo
    - damn
    - dopey
    - equally
    - foolish
    - goof
    - idiotic
    - mindless
    - obtuse
    - pretty
    - shame
    - soft
    - stupid
    - that
    - wonder
    - inane
    - jerk
    * * *
    estúpido, -a
    adj
    stupid;
    ¡qué estúpido soy! me he vuelto a olvidar what an idiot I am! I've gone and forgotten again;
    sería estúpido no reconocerlo it would be foolish not to admit it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    el estúpido de mi vecino my idiot of a neighbour
    * * *
    I adj stupid
    II m, estúpida f idiot
    * * *
    estúpido, -da adj
    : stupid
    estúpido, -da n
    idiota: idiot, fool
    * * *
    estúpido1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    estúpido2 n stupid person / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > estúpido

  • 5 idiota

    adj.
    1 stupid (tonto).
    2 mentally deficient (enfermo).
    3 idiot, foolish, dumb, silly.
    4 ament.
    f. & m.
    idiot.
    * * *
    1 MEDICINA idiotic
    2 familiar (tonto) stupid
    1 idiot
    \
    hacer el idiota (hacer payasadas) to be silly, fool about 2 (perder una oportunidad) to be stupid
    * * *
    1. noun mf. 2. adj.
    stupid, idiotic
    * * *
    1.
    ADJ idiotic, stupid
    2.
    SMF idiot

    ¡idiota! — you idiot!

    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex. This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic
    b) (Med) idiotic
    II
    masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq); (Med) idiot
    * * *
    = idiot, fool, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, mug, berk, prick, moron, cretin, dumbbell, asinine, lemon, airhead, airheaded, bonehead, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, nonce, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

    Ex: Dykstra, M., 'PRECIS: a primer', published in 1985, offers the long-awaited ' idiot's guide' to PRECIS indexing.

    Ex: A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The Wizard, played by Joel Grey, is a smooth-talking dumbbell who admits he is 'a corn-fed hick' and 'one of your dime-a-dozen mediocrities'.
    Ex: This chapter is dedicated to the truly asinine rules -- ones which either defeat their own purpose altogether or are completely devoid of common sense.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * como un idiota = stupidly.
    * idiota genio = idiot savant.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid, idiotic
    me caí de la manera más idiota I had the most idiotic o stupid fall ( colloq)
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be so stupid!, don't be such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) idiotic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) idiot, stupid fool ( colloq)
    2 ( Med) idiot
    Compuesto:
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

    idiota adjetivo (fam) ( tonto) stupid, idiotic;
    ¡no seas idiota! don't be such an idiot!

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino ( tonto) (fam) idiot, stupid fool (colloq)
    idiota
    I adjetivo idiotic, stupid
    II mf idiot, fool

    ' idiota' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    tomar
    - trompo
    - verdadera
    - verdadero
    - pedazo
    - perdido
    English:
    bozo
    - fool
    - idiot
    - idiotic
    - knob
    - make out
    - meathead
    - moron
    - nerd
    - plonker
    - right
    - some
    - inane
    - mug
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] mentally deficient
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] idiot
    * * *
    I adj idiotic
    II m/f idiot
    * * *
    idiota adj
    : idiotic, stupid, foolish
    idiota nmf
    : idiot, foolish person
    * * *
    idiota1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    idiota2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > idiota

  • 6 imbécil

    adj.
    imbecile, fatheaded, stupid, half-witted.
    f. & m.
    imbecile, idiot, blinking idiot, cretin.
    * * *
    2 familiar stupid, imbecile
    1 MEDICINA imbecile
    2 familiar idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. noun mf.
    2) idiot, fool
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=idiota) silly, stupid
    2) (Med) imbecile
    2. SMF
    1) (=idiota) imbecile, idiot

    ¡imbécil! — you idiot!

    2) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex. Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex. Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex. The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex. I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex. In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex. And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex. Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex. They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex. Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * * *
    I
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    qué imbécil eres! — you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!

    b) (Med) imbecilic
    II
    masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)
    b) (Med) imbecile
    * * *
    = feeble minded, moron, twit, imbecile, cretinous, arsehole [asshole, -USA], dimwit, dim-witted [dimwitted], brainless, twat, arse, witless, mug, berk, prick, blockhead, nonce, jerk, dweeb, plonker.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from feeble minded, Imbecility, and Morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

    Ex: This thesaurus contains a number of wretched, insensitive cross-references, like from Dumb to DEAF, and from Feeble minded, Imbecility, and morons to MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
    Ex: Democracy's a nice idea in theory, if it wasn't for all the twits.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: It is already evident that he is a cretinous buffoon.
    Ex: Modern preppies try to be assholes, probably because they think it's cool, and never quite make it.
    Ex: The diplomats have been calling him a lucky dimwit ever since.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: From that point on, the film is not only stupid, it's dim-witted, brainless and obtuse to the point of being insulting to the audience.
    Ex: I don't really care if he does like real ale, even if his arse was hung with diamonds he would still be a twat.
    Ex: In fact, there was little doubt in his mind that Nigel was an arse of the highest order.
    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: By this time, firecrackers and fireworks were being let off willy-nilly in the streets by any mug with a match.
    Ex: And before some berk starts whittling on about anti-car lobbies, we should all be lobbying for less car use if we've got any interest whatsoever in the future.
    Ex: Steve knows that he is a 'showboat, a little bit of a prick,' but he also knows that it's too late for a man in his fifties to change.
    Ex: They'd all call him blockhead, the ribbing was endless.
    Ex: Justin, whilst clearly a nonce, is to be commended on instigating a high-profile campaign to free the hostages.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.

    * * *
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid
    ¡qué imbécil eres! you're so stupid!, you're such an idiot!
    2 ( Med) imbecilic
    1 ( fam) (tonto) stupid idiot, moron ( colloq pej), imbecile ( colloq pej)
    2 ( Med) imbecile
    * * *

    imbécil adjetivo
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid

    b) (Med) imbecilic

    ■ sustantivo masculino y femenino
    a) (fam) ( tonto) stupid idiot, moron (colloq & pej)

    b) (Med) imbecile

    imbécil
    I adjetivo stupid, silly
    II mf idiot, fool
    ' imbécil' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    capullo
    - trompo
    - boludo
    - huevón
    - pelota
    - verdadero
    English:
    absolute
    - berk
    - call
    - dead
    - dimwit
    - dope
    - feeble-minded
    - feel
    - git
    - halfwit
    - idiot
    - imbecile
    - jerk
    - knob
    - nitwit
    - perfect
    - raving
    - stupid
    - then
    - twit
    - wally
    - weak-minded
    - ass
    - moron
    - prat
    - sucker
    * * *
    adj
    1. [tonto] stupid
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    nmf
    1. [tonto] idiot
    2. [enfermo] imbecile
    * * *
    I adj
    1 stupid
    2 MED imbecilic
    II m/f idiot, imbecile
    * * *
    : stupid, idiotic
    1) : imbecile
    2) fam : idiot, dope
    * * *
    imbécil1 adj stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    imbécil2 n idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > imbécil

  • 7 tonto

    adj.
    1 silly, dull, empty-headed, foolish.
    2 silly, footling, foolish.
    3 useless, dumb.
    4 stupefied.
    m.
    fool, blockhead, dunce, idiot.
    * * *
    1 silly, stupid, US dumb
    ¡qué idea más tonta! what a stupid idea!
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 fool, idiot
    \
    a tontas y a locas without rhyme or reason
    hacer el tonto / hacer la tonta to act the fool
    hacerse el tonto / hacerse la tonta to play dumb
    ponerse tonto,-a familiar to get stroppy
    tonto,-a de remate / tonto,-a de capirote familiar prize idiot
    un,-a tonto,-a del bote familiar a right berk, a real twerp
    * * *
    1. (f. - tonta)
    noun
    2. (f. - tonta)
    adj.
    foolish, stupid
    * * *
    tonto, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) [persona]
    a) (=bobo) [dicho con afecto] silly; [dicho con enfado] stupid

    venga, vente con nosotros, ¡no seas tonto! — come on, come with us, don't be silly!

    ¡qué tonto soy! — how silly o stupid of me!

    ¿tú te has creído que yo soy tonto?, ¿me tomas por tonto? — do you think I'm stupid?

    b) [poco inteligente] stupid

    ¡y parecía tonto! — and we thought he was stupid!

    a lo tonto —

    ¿para qué esforzarse a lo tonto? — why go to all that trouble for nothing?

    y a lo tonto, a lo tonto, se le pasó la mitad del día — and before he knew it, half the day had slipped by

    a tontas y a locas —

    piénsalo bien, no quiero que actúes/hables a tontas y a locas — think carefully, don't just do/say the first thing that comes into your head

    esos jóvenes sin seso que solo hablan a tontas y a locas — these silly youngsters who chatter away without even thinking what they're saying

    c) (=insolente) silly

    ¡si te pones tonto no te vuelvo a traer al cine! — if you start being silly I won't take you to the cinema again!

    d) (=torpe)

    hoy se me olvida todo, estoy como tonto — I keep forgetting things today, I'm out of it *

    dejar a algn tonto Esp to leave sb speechless

    e) (=presumido) stuck-up *
    f) (Med) imbecile
    pelo 8)
    2) [risa, frase, accidente] silly

    ¡qué fallo más tonto! — it was a really silly mistake!

    caja 1)
    2. SM / F

    soy un tonto, ¡nunca debí haberla escuchado! — I'm such an idiot, I should never have listened to her!

    allí estaba, riéndome como una tonta — there I was, laughing like an idiot

    2) (Med) imbecile
    3. SM
    1) (Circo, Teat) clown, funny man
    2) And, CAm (=palanca) jemmy
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq); ( ingenuo) silly

    fui tan tonto como para decirle que síI was stupid o foolish enough to say yes

    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly; ( disgustado) upset

    dejar tonto a alguien — (Esp fam) to leave somebody speechless

    hacer tonto a alguien — (Chi fam) to fool somebody

    2) <excusa/error/historia> silly
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq); ( ingenuo) idiot, fool

    hacer el tonto — ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool; ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself

    hacerse el tontoto act dumb

    * * *
    = fool, witless, bonehead, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], imbecile, cretin, lemon, airheaded, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.
    Ex. A chapter each is devoted to the comic hero, comedian, humorist, rogue, trickster, clown, fool, underdog, and simpleton.
    Ex. She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex. The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex. The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex. Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex. The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex. Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex. Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex. Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex. This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex. States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex. He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex. For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex. Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex. She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex. I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex. And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex. If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    ----
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * como un tonto = stupidly, foolishly.
    * guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * hacer el tonto = fool around, horse around/about.
    * hacerse el tonto = act + dumb.
    * no tener un pelo de tonto = there are no flies (on/about) + Pronombre.
    * risa tonta = giggle.
    * risita tonta = giggle.
    * rubia tonta = dumb blonde.
    * típica rubia tonta = bimbo.
    * típico guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * tonto de capirote = blockhead, prize idiot.
    * tonto del bote = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, bonehead, birdbrain, knucklehead.
    * tonto del bote, tonto de remate, tonto del culo, tonto perdido, chiflado per = knucklehead.
    * tonto del cullo = arsehole [asshole, -USA].
    * tonto del culo = mug, prick, as daft as a brush, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto del pueblo, el = village fool, the.
    * tonto de marca mayor = prize idiot.
    * tonto de remate = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto genio = idiot savant.
    * tonto perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, knucklehead.
    * tontos /tarea de tontos = fool's errand.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    1)
    a) [SER] < persona> ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq); ( ingenuo) silly

    fui tan tonto como para decirle que síI was stupid o foolish enough to say yes

    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly; ( disgustado) upset

    dejar tonto a alguien — (Esp fam) to leave somebody speechless

    hacer tonto a alguien — (Chi fam) to fool somebody

    2) <excusa/error/historia> silly
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq); ( ingenuo) idiot, fool

    hacer el tonto — ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool; ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself

    hacerse el tontoto act dumb

    * * *
    = fool, witless, bonehead, goofy [goofier -comp., goofiest -sup.], imbecile, cretin, lemon, airheaded, duffer, drongo, schmuck, schmo, moke, twerp, dweeb, chump, birdbrained, birdbrain, dork, plonker.

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

    Ex: She refutes the idea of the women's magazine as a 'mouthpiece of masculine interest, of patriarchy and commercialism' that preyed on 'passive, dependent, and witless' women readers.
    Ex: The article is entitled 'Field Research for Boneheads: From Naivete to Insight on the Green Tortoise'.
    Ex: The article 'Book pricing: economics of a goofy business' examines briefly the economics of the book publishing process from the viewpoint of the book wholesaler.
    Ex: The same evil is done in slaving, tormenting and killing, say, chimpanzees as is done in so injuring human imbeciles.
    Ex: Cretin is a word derived from an 18th century Swiss-French word meaning Christian.
    Ex: The court also heard the victim's brother accuse the defendant of physical abuse and of calling him a ' lemon and a retard'.
    Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
    Ex: Plus, no matter what she did to stop people from picking on her she always ended up being called a duffer.
    Ex: Now I know to you inteligent types this sounds a simple problem but to a drongo like me it is like quantum physics!!!.
    Ex: Schmuck entered English as a borrowed word from Yiddish, where it is an obscene term literally meaning a foreskin or head of a penis, and an insult.
    Ex: This team of schmoes is capable of anything.
    Ex: States know better what their own citizens needs are than do the mokes in Washington.
    Ex: He started life as a twerp, then fairly quickly became a jerk and ended up an old sourpuss.
    Ex: For this reason, I will probably not vote in the London mayoral election at all and this doesn't make me a whinging negativist dweeb.
    Ex: Americans are such chumps, because we refuse to see what is going on right in front of our eyes.
    Ex: She has her own birdbrained way of thinking about things, but most of what she says is vaguely prophetic.
    Ex: I am thinking humans can be such birdbrains when it comes to communication.
    Ex: And then we get nongs like Joe here who just cant help himself from being a dork.
    Ex: If she'd been my daughter in fact I'd never have let her go out with an obvious plonker like myself.
    * a tontas y a ciegas = headlong, runaway.
    * a tontas y locas = like there's no tomorrow, without rhyme or reason.
    * chica bonita y tonta = bimbo.
    * chiste tonto para desternillarse = knee slapper.
    * chiste tonto pero gracioso = knee slapper.
    * como un tonto = stupidly, foolishly.
    * guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * hacer el tonto = fool around, horse around/about.
    * hacerse el tonto = act + dumb.
    * no tener un pelo de tonto = there are no flies (on/about) + Pronombre.
    * risa tonta = giggle.
    * risita tonta = giggle.
    * rubia tonta = dumb blonde.
    * típica rubia tonta = bimbo.
    * típico guaperas tonto = himbo.
    * tonto de capirote = blockhead, prize idiot.
    * tonto del bote = as thick as a brick, as thick as two (short) planks, as daft as a brush, bonehead, birdbrain, knucklehead.
    * tonto del bote, tonto de remate, tonto del culo, tonto perdido, chiflado per = knucklehead.
    * tonto del cullo = arsehole [asshole, -USA].
    * tonto del culo = mug, prick, as daft as a brush, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto del pueblo, el = village fool, the.
    * tonto de marca mayor = prize idiot.
    * tonto de remate = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, prize idiot, knucklehead.
    * tonto genio = idiot savant.
    * tonto perdido = as daft as a brush, as thick as two (short) planks, knucklehead.
    * tontos /tarea de tontos = fool's errand.

    * * *
    tonto1 -ta
    A
    1 [ SER] ‹persona› (falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb ( colloq) (ingenuo) silly
    ¡pero qué tonto eres! ¿de verdad te lo has creído? you idiot! did you really believe it?
    mírala … y parecía tonta look at her, and we thought she was stupid!
    no seas tonta, aprovecha ahora que puedes don't be silly! make the most of it while you can
    y él fue tan tonto como para decirle que sí and he was stupid o dumb o foolish enough to say yes
    2 [ ESTAR] (travieso) difficult, silly; (disgustado) upset
    no me hagas caso, hoy estoy tonta don't take any notice of me, I'm in a funny mood today
    se pone muy tonto siempre que hay visita he gets really silly o difficult when there are visitors
    a lo tonto: a lo tonto, a lo tonto lleva ya ganados varios millones he's won several million just like that o without even trying
    lo dijo a lo tonto y resulta que acertó it was a wild guess o he said it without thinking and it turned out to be right
    hablas a lo tonto you're talking through your hat
    a tontas y a locas without thinking
    gasta el dinero a tontas y a locas she spends money like there's no tomorrow ( colloq)
    dejar tonto a algn ( Esp fam); to leave sb speechless
    hacer tonto a algn ( Chi fam); to make a fool of sb, fool sb
    ser más tonto que Abundio or que hecho de encargo or que una mata de habas ( Esp fam); to be as dumb as they come ( colloq), to be daft as a brush ( BrE colloq)
    ser tonto del bote or del culo ( Esp fam); to be a complete idiot
    B ‹excusa/error/historia› silly
    fue una caída de lo más tonta pero ya ves, me rompí el tobillo it was such a silly o ridiculous fall but, as you see, I broke my ankle
    tonto2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    (falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy ( colloq); (ingenuo) idiot, fool
    eres un tonto por haberte dejado engañar así you're an idiot o a fool to let yourself be taken in like that
    hacer el tonto (hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool, to fool o clown around; (actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself
    hacerse el tonto to act dumb
    no te hagas la tonta, que sabes muy bien de lo que estoy hablando you know very well what I'm talking about so don't pretend you don't o so don't act dumb
    le gusta/gustaba más que a un tonto una tiza or un lápiz or un palo ( Esp fam); he is/was crazy o nuts about it ( colloq)
    ser como tonto para algo ( Chi fam); to be crazy o nuts about sth ( colloq)
    Compuestos:
    prize idiot, utter fool
    village idiot
    ( Chi fam) silly fool
    idealistic puppet o stooge
    * * *

     

    tonto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    1
    a) [SER] ( falto de inteligencia) stupid, dumb (colloq);

    ( ingenuo) silly
    b) [ESTAR] ( intratable) difficult, silly;

    ( disgustado) upset
    2excusa/error/historia silly
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino ( falto de inteligencia) idiot, dummy (colloq);
    ( ingenuo) idiot, fool;
    hacer el tonto ( hacer payasadas) to play o act the fool;


    ( actuar con necedad) to make a fool of oneself;
    hacerse el tonto to act dumb

    tonto,-a
    I adjetivo silly, familiar dumb: ¿cómo pude ser tan tonto?, how could I be so stupid?
    fue lo bastante tonto como para decirle la verdad, he was foolish enough to tell him the truth
    una observación tonta, a trivial remark
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino fool, idiot, familiar dummy
    hacer el tonto, to play the fool
    hacerse el tonto, to play dumb
    tonto de remate, prize idiot

    ' tonto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bobalicón
    - bobalicona
    - boluda
    - boludo
    - burrada
    - capirote
    - definitivamente
    - fatua
    - fatuo
    - hacer
    - hombre
    - manteca
    - pelo
    - perdida
    - perdido
    - remate
    - simple
    - tarugo
    - todavía
    - tonta
    - tratar
    - asno
    - baboso
    - gana
    - ganso
    - huevón
    - idiota
    - imbécil
    - lelo
    - lerdo
    - mongólico
    - necio
    - pavo
    - pendejo
    - salame
    - soquete
    - tontear
    - tontería
    - zanahoria
    English:
    act
    - asinine
    - clot
    - clown around
    - dim
    - do
    - dozy
    - dumb
    - fool
    - goof
    - help
    - idiotic
    - lark about
    - lark around
    - mess about
    - mess around
    - muck about
    - muck around
    - need
    - play
    - prize
    - silly
    - soft-headed
    - such
    - thing
    - daft
    - foolish
    - kind
    - know
    - stupid
    - that
    * * *
    tonto, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] [estúpido] stupid;
    [menos fuerte] silly;
    pero ¿seré tonto? otra vez me he vuelto a confundir I must be stupid or something, I've gone and got it wrong again;
    nos toman por tontos they think we're idiots;
    ¿estás tonto? ¿para qué me pegas? don't be stupid! what are you hitting me for?;
    no seas tonto, no hay por qué preocuparse don't be silly, there's no need to worry;
    ser tonto de capirote o [m5] remate to be Br daft as a brush o US crazy as a loon;
    ser más tonto que Abundio to be as thick as two short planks
    2. [retrasado mental] dim, backward
    3.
    ponerse tonto [pesado, insistente] to be difficult;
    [arrogante] to get awkward, Br to get stroppy
    4. [sin sentido] [risa] mindless;
    [esfuerzo] pointless;
    fue una caída tonta it was so silly, falling over like that;
    a lo tonto: lo perdí a lo tonto I stupidly lost it;
    me tropecé a lo tonto I tripped over like an idiot;
    me he ido haciendo con una extensa colección de sellos a lo tonto I've built up a sizeable stamp collection without hardly realizing it
    nm,f
    idiot;
    los listos y los tontos de la clase the bright ones and the dim ones in the class;
    el tonto del pueblo the village idiot;
    hacer el tonto [juguetear] to mess around;
    [no actuar con inteligencia] to be stupid o foolish;
    estoy haciendo el tonto intentando convencerle I'm wasting my time trying to convince him;
    hacerse el tonto to act innocent;
    a tontas y a locas without thinking
    tonto útil useful idiot
    * * *
    I adj silly, foolish
    II m, tonta f fool, idiot;
    haba fam complete idiot;
    tonto del pueblo village idiot;
    hacer el tonto play the fool;
    hacerse el tonto act dumb fam ;
    a tontas y a locas in a slapdash way
    * * *
    tonto, -ta adj
    1) : dumb, stupid
    2) : silly
    3)
    a tontas y a locas : without thinking, haphazardly
    tonto, -ta n
    : fool, idiot
    * * *
    tonto1 adj silly [comp. sillier; superl. silliest] / stupid [comp. stupider; superl. stupidest]
    ¡qué fallo más tonto! what a stupid mistake!
    tonto2 n fool / idiot

    Spanish-English dictionary > tonto

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