An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (frightening)
a. horrifying
¿En verdad vas a ir a la fiesta con esa máscara espantosa?Are you really going to wear that horrifying mask to the party?
El artista es famoso por las criaturas espantosas que pinta.The artist is famous for the horrifying creatures he paints.
b. horrific
Hubo un accidente espantoso en la esquina.There was a horrific accident on the corner.
2. (extremely bad)
a. hideous
¿Te gusta mi nuevo corte? - No, está espantoso.Do you like my new haircut? - No, it's hideous.
b. awful
La comida fue espantosa pero el servicio estuvo aceptable.The food was awful, but the service was acceptable.
c. horrible
¡Qué cuarto más espantoso!What a horrible room!
d. frightful
¿De veras vas a llevar ese abrigo espantoso al concierto?Are you really going to wear that frightful coat to the concert?
e. ghastly
Esas vacaciones fueron una experiencia espantosa que no pienso repetir.That vacation was a ghastly experience that I have no intention of repeating.
f. atrocious
Ten cuidado con ella; tiene un temperamento espantoso.Be careful with her; she has an atrocious temper.
3. (excessive)
a. dreadful
Me despertó el ruido espantoso de un temblor enorme.I was woken up by the dreadful noise of a huge earthquake.
b. terrible
El ruido espantoso de la explosión se escuchó a cinco kilómetros.The terrible noise from the explosion was heard five kilometers away.
c. terribly (adverb)
Había un calor espantoso en el desierto.It was terribly hot in the desert.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terrorífico)
a. horrific
2. (enorme)
a. terrible
3. (feísimo)
a. frightful, horrible
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1 (aterrador) frightening
2 (para exagerar)
hizo un frío espantoso it was absolutely freezing; llevaba un traje espantoso she was wearing an awful o a hideous o a frightful o ghastly (familiar) hat; había un ruido espantoso there was a terrible o dreadful noise
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