An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (fearful)
a. scared
Creo que Miguel debería ser más racional y dejar de ser tan miedoso.I think Miguel should be more rational and stop being so scared.
b. easily frightened
¡Deja de darme sustos! Sabes que soy muy miedosa.Stop scaring me! You know I am easily frightened.
c. cowardly
Toby es un perro miedoso con las personas que no reconoce.Toby is a cowardly dog around people he doesn't recognize.
d. easily scared
Mi madre es muy miedosa, así que prefiere no ver películas de terror.My mother is easily scared, so she prefers not to watch horror movies.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (fearful person)
a. coward
Aunque tiene 18 años, mi hijo es un miedoso y no puede quedarse solo en casa.Although my son is 18, he is a coward and can't stay home alone.
b. scaredy cat
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¡Mamá, Pepe es un miedoso y no quiere jugar al escondite!Mom, Pepe is a scaredy-cat and he won't play hide-and-seek!
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. fearful
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. fearful person
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miedosoa miedosa
(cobarde) scared
¿por qué eres tan miedoso? why are you always so scared of everything; no seas miedoso, que no te hace nada don't be scared, it's not going to hurt you
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