An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (which lacks flavour)
a. tasteless
No sé por qué la sopa me quedó tan desabrida. Seguí la misma receta de siempre.I don't know why the soup was so tasteless. I followed the same recipe as always.
b. insipid
El guiso está desabrido porque se me olvidó echarle sal.The stew is insipid because I forgot to put salt in it.
c. bland
Últimamente el restaurante tiene una comida muy desabrida, pero hace años todo estaba muy rico.The restaurant's food has been pretty bland lately, but it used to be very tasty.
2. (brusque)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. harsh (tone)
No emplees ese tono tan desabrido conmigo. Yo siempre te trato con respeto.Don't use that harsh tone with me. I always treat you respectfully.
b. sharp
La desabrida respuesta del niño hizo que sus padres lo castigaran.The child's sharp answer made his parents ground him.
3. (disagreeable)
a. unpleasant
Con un tiempo tan desabrido no me apetece ir a correr.I don't feel like going for a run in such unpleasant weather.
4. (rude)
a. surly
Pedro es tan desabrido que se está quedando sin amigos.Pedro is so surly that he has less and less friends.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tiempo)
a. unpleasant, bad
2. (persona)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. surly
3. (tono)
Regionalism used in Spain
a. harsh
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1 (poco amable) [+persona] surly; [+tono] harsh; [+respuesta] sharp; [+debate] bitter; acrimonious
2 [+comida] tasteless; insipid
3 [+tiempo] unpleasant
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