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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad)
a. crestfallen
Berta se veía alicaída después de perder el juego de tenis.Berta looked crestfallen after losing the tennis match.
b. downcast
¿Te pasa algo? Te veo alicaído.Is something wrong? You look downcast.
c. dejected
¿Se te ocurre algo para animar a Paolo? Me duele verlo tan alicaído.Do you have any ideas to cheer Paolo up? I hate to see him so dejected.
d. bummed out
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Los simpatizantes del candidato perdedor estaban naturalmente alicaídos.The supporters of the losing candidates were naturally bummed out.
2. (without strength)
a. weak
Julia ha mejorado un poco desde la operación, pero todavía se ve alicaída.Julia has improved a bit since the surgery, but she's still weak.
b. feeble
Me dio mucha lástima ver a Héctor tan frágil y alicaído.It was very painful for me to see Hector so fragile and feeble.
3. (not performing)
a. weak
Los asesores del presidente esperan que este último paquete de incentivos ayude a levantar la alicaída economía.The president's advisers hope this latest stimulus package will help lift up the weak economy.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (triste)
a. depressed
2. (débil)
a. weak
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(débil) drooping; weak; (triste) downcast; depressed;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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