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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. laughable
Mis ingresos anuales son irrisorios; nunca puedo ahorrar un centavo.My annual income is laughable; I can never save a cent.
La primera oferta del comprador fue irrisoria, así que la rechazamos.The buyer's first offer was laughable, so we rejected it.
b. derisory
Esa editorial paga honorarios irrisorios por las traducciones.That publishing house pays derisory fees for translations.
c. ridiculous
Suponer que la pobreza va a disminuir en las circunstancias actuales resulta irrisorio.It is ridiculous to imagine poverty will fall under the current circumstances.
d. risible
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
En esa época, la mayoría consideraba que la idea de la redondez de la tierra era irrisoria.At that time, most people thought the idea that the earth was round was risible.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (excusa, historia)
a. laughable, risible
nos ofrecieron un precio irrisoriowe were offered a derisory sum
una cantidad irrisoriaa ridiculously o ludicrously small amount
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(ridículo) derisory; ridiculous; [+precio] absurdly low;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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