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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (irregularity)
a. roughness
La aspereza del tejido me llevó a elegir un acabado más suave.The roughness of the fabric made me go for a softer finish.
b. unevenness
Las asperezas del camino hacen muy incómodo ir en auto por allíThe unevenness of the road makes it very uncomfortable to drive along.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. abruptness
Por culpa de la aspereza de su carácter no consigue hacer amigos.The abruptness of her character has meant that she can't make any friends.
b. surliness
Si le haces una pregunta a un mesero y te responde con aspereza, te da ganas de dejar el local.When you ask a simple question and the waiters answer you with such surliness, you feel like leaving.
3. (unpleasantness)
a. harshness
Noté un poco de aspereza en los violines, pero se trata de una orquesta de aficionados.I noticed a certain harshness in the violin section, but it's an amateur orchestra.
b. sourness
Sentía la aspereza del vómito al fondo de la garganta.He could taste the sourness of vomit in the back of his throat.
c. sharpness
Reconocí la aspereza de un vino tinto barato.I recognized the sharpness of a cheap red wine.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. roughness
2. (fig)
a. sharpness, sourness
limar asperezasto smooth things over
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
[de terreno] roughness; ruggedness; (acidez) sourness; tartness; [de carácter] surliness
contestar con aspereza to answer harshly
limar asperezas to smooth things over
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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