This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (lack of good sense)
"La necedad del ser humano nunca deja de sorprenderme," dijo el fauno."The foolishness of human beings never ceases to amaze me," said the faun.
Todavía me sorprende tu necedad. ¿Cómo pudiste rechazar semenjante oferta?I still can't believe your stupidity. How could you reject an offer like that?
c. crassness (United Kingdom)
Te reprochamos la necedad y la dejadez con la que manejaste la situación.We reproach you for the crassness and neglect with which you handled the situation.
2. (foolish act)
3. (foolish words)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
Regionalism used in Mexico
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
a. stupidity, foolishness
2. (dicho, hecho)
a. stupid o foolish thing
decir necedadesto talk nonsense
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