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See the entry fordescuidado.
Past participle ofdescuidar.


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (indifferent or lazy)
a. careless
Johnny es muy descuidado a la hora de manejar.Johnny's very careless when he's driving.
b. sloppy
Si bien toca con pasión, es una pianista descuidada.She plays with passion, but she's a sloppy piano player.
2. (lacking neatness)
a. messy
El estudiante tenía ojeras y el pelo descuidado.The student had bags under his eyes and his hair was messy.
b. untidy
Sobre el escritorio del doctor había una pila descuidada de papeles.There was an untidy pile of papers on the doctor's desk.
c. sloppy
¿Qué dice acá? Lucía tiene una letra descuidada.What did she write here? Lucía has sloppy handwriting.
d. slovenly
Sam fue a la entrevista con un traje descuidado.Sam went to the interview dressed in a slovenly suit.
3. (uncared for)
a. neglected
El ayuntamiento está tan descuidado que parece abandonado.The town hall is so neglected that it looks abandoned.
4. (unprepared)
a. off guard
La pregunta la agarró descuidada y no supo qué contestar.The question caught her off guard and she couldn't come up with an answer.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Le escondí el celular cuando estaba descuidada.I hid her cellphone when she wasn't paying attention.
La lluvia me agarró descuidado y me empapé.The rain caught me off my guard and I got drenched.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desaseado; persona, aspecto)
a. untidy
2. (jardín)
a. neglected
3. (negligente)
a. careless
es muy descuidado con sus cosashe's very careless with his things
4. (distraído)
estaba descuidadohe wasn't paying attention
1 [+persona] (despreocupado) careless; (olvidadizo) forgetful; (desprevenido) unprepared; (tranquilo) easy in one's mind
coger o pillar a algn descuidado to catch sb off his guard; puedes estar descuidado you needn't worry; you can relax
2 (desaliñado) [+aspecto] untidy; slovenly; [+habitación] untidy; messy
3 (abandonado) neglected
con aspecto de niños descuidados with the look of neglected children
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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