necio
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necio(
neh
-
syoh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (lacking good sense)
a. foolish
Mi oponente necio me subestimó.My foolish opponent underestimated me.
b. stupid
El niño necio no pudo resolver el problema.The stupid boy couldn't solve the problem.
2. (obstinate)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. stubborn
Mi hermano es bien necio. ¡Nunca me hace caso!My brother is so stubborn. He never listens to me!
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).
3. (foolish person)
a. idiot
Había muchos necios en mi escuela que nunca lograron mucho.There were a lot of idiots in my school who never achieved much.
b. fool
¡Qué necia! ¡Dejó su portátil!What a fool! She left her laptop!
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
4. (obstinate person)
Regionalism used in Costa Rica
(Costa Rica)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. stubborn person
Los dos son necios pero su relación funciona bien.They're both stubborn people, but their relationship works well.
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necio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. stupid, foolish
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. idiot, fool
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necioa necia
adjective
1 (tonto) foolish; stupid
2 (México) (terco) stubborn; pig-headed
3 (And) (displicente) peevish
4 (And) (Caribe) (S. Cone) (quisquilloso) touchy; hypersensitive
5 (Centroamérica) [+enfermedad] hard to shake off
fool
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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