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disparate
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disparate(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (absurdity)
a. nonsense
¡Deja de decir disparates! No te está siguiendo nadie.Stop spouting nonsense! Nobody is stalking you.
b. madness
Fue un disparate haber despedido al mejor empleado que teníamos.Firing the best employee we had was madness.
c. craziness
Se quebró la pierna saltando desde el techo o haciendo algún otro disparate.He broke his leg jumping off the roof or some craziness like that.
d. crazy idea
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Puede sonar como un disparate, ¿pero qué tal si vendemos todas nuestras cosas?It might sound like a crazy idea, but what if we sell everything we own?
e. mad idea (United Kingdom)
¿Renunciar por una pequeña discusión? Ese es un puro disparate.Quitting my job over a minor dispute? That's just a mad idea.
f. foolish remark
Lo siento, pero ni voy a dignificar este disparate con una respuesta.I'm sorry, but I'm not even going to dignify that foolish remark with a response.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exaggerated amount)
a. ridiculous amount
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿370 pesos? Eso es un disparate para un vino de mesa.370 pesos? That's a ridiculous amount to spend on a table wine.
b. crazy amount
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En el parque había un disparate de gente.There was a crazy amount of people at the park.
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disparate
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (comentario, acción)
a. silly thing
2. (idea)
a. crazy idea
¡no digas disparates!don't talk nonsense!
hacer un disparateto do something crazy
3. (precio)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
gastar/costar un disparateto spend/cost a ridiculous amount
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disparate
1 (comentario) foolish remark
¡no digas disparates! don't talk nonsense!; ¡qué disparate! what rubbish!; how absurd!
2 (acción)
sacar el coche con esta niebla es un disparate taking the car out in this fog is just crazy o is a stupid thing to do; está tan desesperado que es capaz de cualquier disparate he's so desperate he's capable of doing something really stupid
3 (error) blunder
hiciste un disparate protestando it was foolish of you to complain
4
había un disparate de gente there were absolutely loads of people
tiene un disparate de zapatos y no sabe dónde guardarlos
costar un disparate to cost a ridiculous amount; reírse un disparate to laugh o.s. silly
5 (Archit) folly
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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