calificativo

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (that specifies)
a. qualifying
El ministro añadió una declaración calificativa permitiento que el partido mantenga abiertas sus opciones.The minister added a qualifying statement that allows the party to keep its options open.
2. (grammar)
a. qualifying
El poema abunda en adjetivos calificativos que dan vida a la belleza del paisaje.The poem is rich in qualifying adjectives that bring the beauty of the landscape to life.
b. descriptive
En la oración "mi casa es grande", la palabra "grande" es un adjetivo calificativo.In the sentence "my house is big", the word "big" is a descriptive adjective.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
3. (depiction)
a. epithet
¡"Gruñón" sería un buen calificativo para el viejo de al lado!"Grumpy" would be a fitting epithet for the old man next door!
b. description
Muchos dicen que Juanes es un jugador excelente pero yo no sé si se merece el calificativo.A lot of people think Juanes is an excellent player, but I'm not sure he merits that description.
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calificativo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. qualifying
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. epithet
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calificativo
adjective
qualifying
solo merece el calificativo de ... it can only be described as ...; lo que han hecho estos gamberros no tiene calificativos what these hooligans have done beggars belief
Agotó los calificativos elogiosos un grave error industrial y social que no tiene calificativos tuvo muy duros calificativos para aquellos que no acudirán al encuentro
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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