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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (lack of reason)
a. foolishness
Decidir vender tu casa y mudarte a una finca sin un trabajo de verdad es una insensatez.Deciding to sell your house and move to a farm with no real job is foolishness.
b. senselessness
La insensatez del discurso del político indignó a sus votantes.The senselessness of the politician's speech made his voters angry.
c. stupidity
Con tu insensatez, me extraña que no hayas tenido más problemas en tu vida.With your stupidity, I am surprised that you have not had more problems in your life.
2. (foolish fact)
a. foolish (adjective)
Me parece una insensatez dejar los estudios con el potencial que tienes.I find it foolish of you to quit school with your potential.
b. stupid (adjective)
Es una insensatez traer a un desconocido a tu casa.It is stupid to bring a stranger to your place.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. foolishness, senselessness
hacer/decir una insensatezto do/say something foolish
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foolishness; stupidity
cometieron la insensatez de no negociar they were foolish o stupid enough not to negotiate; lo que propones es una insensatez what you are proposing is foolish o stupid; dice unas insensateces increíbles he says such foolish o stupid things
dice unas insensateces que harían temblar al propio Iñigo de Loyola lo que pretendes es una insensatez estas extensiones baldías la simple posibilidad de supervivencia parece una insensatez
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