empedernido
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empedernido(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (incorrigible)
a. hardened
Mi amigo empezó bebiendo varias cervezas al día y ahora es un bebedor empedernido.My friend started drinking several beers a day and now he is a hardened drinker.
b. heavy
Muchos fumadores empedernidos no quieren dejar de fumar.Many heavy smokers don't want to stop smoking.
c. inveterate
No te fíes de Julia porque es una mentirosa empedernida.Do not trust Julia. She is an inveterate liar.
d. confirmed
A Manuel no le duran las novias. Es un soltero empedernido.Manuel's girlfriends do not last. He's a confirmed bachelor!
e. unregenerate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(morally)
Los cristianos afirman que Dios también ama a los pecadores empedernidos.Christians state that God also loves the unregenerate sinners.
2. (heartless)
a. cruel
El fugitivo es un criminal empedernido que maltrata a ancianos.The fugitive is a cruel criminal who mistreats old people.
3. (stubborn)
a. compulsive
Los ludópatas son jugadores empedernidos que creen necesitar jugar para vivir.Gambling addicts are compulsive players who think they need to play in order to live.
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empedernido
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (bebedor, fumador)
a. heavy
2. (criminal, jugador)
a. hardened
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
empedernido
adjective
1 [+vicio] hardened; inveterate
un bebedor empedernido a heavy drinker; un fumador empedernido a heavy smoker; un pecador empedernido an unregenerate sinner; a reprobate; un soltero empedernido a confirmed bachelor
2 (cruel) heartless; cruel
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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