An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (weather)
a. unpleasant
Lástima que el día de la fiesta el clima estuvo tan destemplado.Too bad that the weather was so unpleasant the day of the party.
2. (discordant)
a. out of tune
Le pedimos a Ricardo que mejor dejara de tocar su guitarra destemplada.We asked Ricardo to stop playing his out of tune guitar.
b. harsh
Me alejé el auricular del oído mientras la voz destemplada de mi madre chillaba por el teléfono.I held the receiver away from my ear as my mother's harsh voice screeched over the phone.
3. (medicine)
a. feverish
Luisito estaba destemplado y con mucha tos cuando llegó a urgencias.Luisito was feverish and had a bad cough when he got to the emergency room.
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Estaba destemplado y no podía seguir trabajando.I had a slight fever, and I couldn't continue working.
Hijo, estás destemplado. No puedes asistir a la escuela hoy.Son, you've got a bit of a temperature. You can't go to school today.
4. (bad-tempered)
a. harsh
Will decidió separarse porque su esposa era una mujer destemplada y agresiva.Will decided to split up because his wife was a harsh and aggressive woman.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona)
me siento un poco destempladoI'm feeling a bit cold
2. (instrumento)
a. out of tune
3. (tiempo, clima)
a. unpleasant
4. (carácter, actitud)
a. irritable
5. (voz)
a. sharp
1 (Música) out of tune
2 (Med) (con fiebre) feverish
estar destemplado to have a slight temperature o fever; (EEUU) tienes el pulso destemplado your pulse is a little irregular
3 [+carácter] (malhumorado) ill-tempered; (áspero) harsh
4 (Meteorología) unpleasant
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