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mezquindad

mezquindad(
mehs
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keen
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dahd
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (quality of being mean)
a. meanness
La mezquindad de la maestra con sus estudiantes es un reflejo de su propia amargura.The meanness shown by the teacher to her students is a reflection of her own bitterness.
2. (tightfistedness)
a. stinginess
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La mezquindad de Laura no tiene límites. Solo se ducha una vez a la semana para ahorrar.Laura's stinginess has no boundaries. She only takes a shower once a week to save money.
b. meanness
No soporto la mezquindad porque yo soy muy generoso.I cannot stand meanness because I am very generous.
3. (despicable action)
a. mean thing to do
Tu hermana te robó dinero y eso es una mezquindad.Your sister stole money from you and that was a mean thing to do.
4. (inadequate amount of money)
a. pittance
El sueldo de un becario en España es una mezquindad que no le da para vivir.An intern's salary in Spain is a pittance that isn't enough to live off of.
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mezquindad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (cualidad)
a. meanness
2. (acción)
a. mean action
mezquindad
1 (tacañería) meanness; stinginess
2 (insignificancia) paltriness; wretchedness
esa cantidad es una mezquindad that amount's a pittance
3 (acto vil) mean thing (to do)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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