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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (detestable)
a. hateful
La anciana viuda se convertía en una mujer odiosa tras años de dolor y traición.The old widow had become a hateful woman after years of pain and betrayal.
b. horrible
Pedro tiene un actitud odioso y por eso probablamente no apetece acercarse a él.Pedro has a horrible attitude and that's probably why you don't feel like approaching him.
c. odious
Mi vecino es una persona odiosa y a nadie le cae bien.My neighbor is an odious person and no one likes him.
d. nasty
Juan a veces se hace bastante odioso y otras es realmente agradable.Sometimes Juan is quite nasty, but other times he is really likeable.
2. (irritating)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. annoying
Cualquier ruido de fondo es odioso cuando necesito concentración.Any background noise is annoying when I need to focus.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. hateful, horrible
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1 (detestable) odious; hateful; detestable
2 (repelente) nasty; unpleasant
hacerse odioso a algn to become a nuisance to sb
3 (Arg) (Chile) (Perú) (molesto) annoying
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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