necedad

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
necedad(
neh
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seh
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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. (lack of good sense)
a. foolishness
"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.
b. stupidity
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)
a. stupid thing to do
No deberías haberle dado tu PIN a tu hijo. Eso fue una necedad.You shouldn't have given your son your pin number. That was a stupid thing to do.
3. (foolish words)
a. nonsense
¿Estás borracho o qué? ¡Deja de decir necedades!Are you drunk or what? Stop talking nonsense!
b. silly thing to say
Fue una necedad. No lo dije a propósito.It was a silly thing to say. I didn't mean to say it.
4. (obstinacy)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. stubbornness
La necedad de mi gato no tiene comparación.My cat's stubbornness is beyond compare.
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necedad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (estupidez)
a. stupidity, foolishness
2. (dicho, hecho)
a. stupid o foolish thing
decir necedadesto talk nonsense
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necedad
1 (cualidad) crassness; foolishness; silliness
2 (cosa tonta)
una necedad a silly thing; necedades nonsense
singular
; (s)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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