mezquino

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mezquino(
mehs
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kee
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noh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (cheap)
a. stingy
No seas mezquino. Son solo $20.Don't be cheap. It's only $20.
b. mean
Scrooge es un claro ejemplo de un viejo mezquino.Scrooge is a clear example of a mean old man.
2. (insignificant)
a. miserable
Con ese sueldo mezquino, no tenían ni para pagar el alquiler.With that miserable salary, they couldn't even pay the rent.
b. paltry
El millonario hizo una donación mezquina.The millionaire made a paltry donation.
3. (spiteful)
a. mean
Es un rey mezquino y tirano.He's a mean and tyrannical king.
b. petty
Julia es gentil y bondadosa, pero su padre es mezquino y cruel.Julia is gentle and caring, but her father is petty and cruel.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (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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mezquino
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. wart
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
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mezquinoa mezquina
adjective
1 (tacaño) mean; stingy
2 (insignificante) [+pago] miserable; paltry
1 (tacaño) mean person; miser
2 (Latinoamérica) (verruga) wart
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