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adefesio

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in sense 3).
adefesio(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(ridiculous-looking person)
a. sight
Susana se puso demasiado bótox en los labios. ¡Está hecha un adefesio!Susana got too much Botox on her lips. She looks a sight!
b. disaster
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
La lluvia me arruinó el peinado, y voy hecha un adefesio.The rain ruined my hair, and I look like a disaster.
c. dreadful (adjective)
La novia iba hecha un adefesio con ese vestido.The bride looked dreadful in that dress.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(very ugly person)
a. fright
La novia de Lisandro es un adefesio. ¿Qué le vio?Lisandro's girlfriend is a fright. What does he see in her?
b. ugly (adjective)
Ese actor es un verdadero adefesio. Por eso siempre desempeña el papel de malo.That actor's really ugly. That's why he always plays the role of the baddy.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(unsightly thing)
a. monstrosity
Tengo que ver ese adefesio de la ventana de mi oficina todos los días.I have to look at that monstrosity from my office window every day.
b. eyesore
Ese bloque nuevo de apartamentos al otro lado del parque es un adefesio.That new block of apartments across from the park is a real eyesore.
c. hideous (adjective)
¿Viste lo que lleva puesto esta modelo? Es un adefesio.Have you seen what this model's wearing? It's hideous!
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(blunder)
a. nonsense
En serio, deja de hablar adefesios.Honestly, stop talking nonsense.
b. absurdity
¿Que la luna es más grande que la Tierra? ¿Quién dijo semejante adefesio?The moon bigger than the Earth? Who said such an absurdity?
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adefesio
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (persona)
a. fright, sight
2. (cosa)
a. eyesore, monstrosity
adefesio
1 (persona rara) queer bird; oddball (familiar); (persona fea) disaster (familiar); (objeto feo) monstrosity; (ropa fea) outlandish attire; ridiculous attire
estaba hecha un adefesio she looked a sight
2 (disparate) piece of nonsense; absurdity
hablar adefesios to talk nonsense
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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