An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sad)
a. unhappy (person or life)
Me sentía muy solo y muy infeliz.I was feeling very alone, and very unhappy.
b. miserable (life)
Sé que, si no me hubiera casado con Emilia, mi vida sería mucho más infeliz.I know that If I hadn't married Emilia, my life would be much more miserable.
c. wretched (life)
Nunca conoció el amor en su patética e infeliz existencia.Never in his pathetic, wretched existence did he know love.
2. (failed)
a. unhappy
Tras varios infelices intentos por convertirse en actriz, acabó dedicándose a la enseñanza.After several unhappy attempts at becoming an actress, she ended up teaching.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
3. (ill-fated person)
a. poor wretch
Toda la familia perdió la vida en el tornado. - ¡Pobres infelices!The whole family lost their lives in the tornado. - Poor wretches!
b. poor devil
Hace lo que puede pero las cosas nunca le salen bien a la pobre infeliz.She does what she can but things never work out for the poor devil.
4. (naive person)
a. fool
Le metieron un billete falso a ese infeliz de cajero del supermercado.They passed a fake bill to that fool of a cashier at the supermarket.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desgraciado)
a. unhappy
2. (ingenuo)
a. trusting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (ingenuo)
es un infelizhe's a trusting soul
un pobre infeliza poor wretch
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1 (desgraciado) [+persona] unhappy; [+vida] unhappy; wretched; [+tentativa] unsuccessful
2 (bonachón) kind-hearted; good-natured; gullible
1 (desgraciado) poor unfortunate; poor wretch
vi cómo golpeaban a un infeliz I saw them hitting some poor unfortunate o wretch
por su mente pasaba el lejano recuerdo de un infeliz desangrandose a borbotones en un prado
2 (bonachón) kind-hearted person; good-natured person; gullible fool
Quien se dedica a detective particular es un infeliz
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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