An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (stingy)
a. mean
Scrooge es un claro ejemplo de un viejo mezquino.Scrooge is a clear example of a mean old man.
2. (paltry)
a. miserable
Con ese sueldo mezquino, no tenían ni para pagar el alquiler.With that miserable salary, they couldn't even pay the rent.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
3. (medical)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. wart
Con esos mezquinos tan grandes, deberías ir al dermatólogo.With those large warts, you should go to the dermatologist.
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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. wart
Regionalism used in Mexico
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mezquinoa mezquina
1 (tacaño) mean; stingy
2 (insignificante) [+pago] miserable; paltry
1 (tacaño) mean person; miser
2 (Latinoamérica) (verruga) wart
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