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"Desmedido" is an adjective which is often translated as "excessive", and "desmesurado" is an adjective which is also often translated as "excessive". Learn more about the difference between "desmedido" and "desmesurado" below.
desmedido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. excessive
La ambición desmedida y la codicia han llevado a Laura a la ruina moral.Excessive ambition and greed have led Laura to moral ruin.
b. disproportionate
Le hemos dado un énfasis desmedido a nimiedades y nos hemos olvidado de asuntos de mayor importancia.We have placed disproportionate importance on trivial things and forgotten about more significant issues.
c. out of proportion
La reacción de Pedro ante mi crítica fue completamente desmedida. ¡No era para tanto!Pedro's reaction to my comments was totally out of proportion. There was no need for that!
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desmesurado(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (exorbitant)
a. excessive
Los policías fueron suspendidos por haber actuado con una violencia desmesurada.The police officers were suspended for having acted with excessive violence.
b. disproportionate
La escritora prolífica tuvo una influencia desmesurada en sus pares contemporáneos.The prolific writer had a disproportionate influence on her contemporary peers.
2. (gigantic)
a. enormous
Delante del templo se colocó una estatua de proporciones desmesuradas.A statue of enormous proportions was erected in front of the temple.
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