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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (avoidant)
a. evasive
No me gusta Peter: no es llano y directo, sino esquivo incluso en relación con cosas sin importancia.I don't like Peter - he's not plain and direct, but he's evasive even about small things.
b. aloof
No es fácil tratar con un empleado esquivo que a menudo evita comunicarse con sus compañeros de trabajo.It is not easy to deal with an aloof employee who often avoids communicating with coworkers.
c. unsociable
Benjamín se comporta esquivo ultimamente. - Debe de estar escondiendo algo.Benjamin has been acting unsociable lately. - He must be hiding something.
2. (hard to find)
a. elusive
El actor es esquivo y rara vez hace entrevistas o da conferencias de prensa.The actor is elusive and rarely does interviews or press conferences.
3. (timid)
a. shy
El nuevo alumno es esquivo y le cuesta integrarse al grupo.The new student is shy and has trouble fitting in the group.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. shy
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1 [+persona] (tímido) shy; (huraño) unsociable; (difícil de encontrar) elusive; (evasivo) evasive
2 (despreciativo) scornful
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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