adusto

adusto(
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doos
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (bad-tempered)
a. sullen
Después de un rato, abrió la puerta una joven con gesto adusto.After a while, a young girl with a sullen look on her face opened the door.
2. (solemn)
a. austere
La familia Aronson vivía en una casa adusta en un barrio humilde.The Aronson family lived in an austere house in a modest neighborhood.
b. severe
El tío Arnaldo era un hombre adusto y de pocas palabras.Uncle Arnaldo was a severe man of few words.
3. (dry and lifeless)
a. harsh
No es fácil que crezcan plantas en un terreno adusto como este.Plants don't grow easily in a harsh landscape such as this one.
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adusto
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. dour
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adusto
adjective
1 (desabrido) harsh; severe
2 (inexorable) grim; stern
3 (hosco) sullen
4 (caliente) scorching hot
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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