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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. large
El millonario donó una cuantiosa cantidad de dinero a la ONG.The millionaire donated the NGO a large amount of money.
b. substantial
Los afectados necesitan dinero para arreglar los cuantiosos daños provocados por la riada.Those affected need money to repair the substantial damages caused by the flood.
c. considerable
La crisis financiera provocó una cuantiosa cantidad de despidos.The financial crisis resulted in a considerable amount of layoffs.
d. heavy
Tardaremos varios meses en recuperar un equilibrio económico tras estas cuantiosas pérdidas.It will take us several months to regain some economic balance after these heavy losses.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. large, substantial
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[+suma, beneficios, daños] substantial; considerable; [+pérdidas] substantial; heavy
el terremoto causó cuantiosos daños materiales the earthquake caused substantial o considerable material damage
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