prolijo

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (long)
a. long-winded
Mis padres me dieron una prolija y embarazosa charla sobre sexo seguro antes de salir con Lidia.My parents gave me a long-winded and embarrassing talk about safe sex before I went on a date with Lidia.
b. prolix
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Me pasé todo el día corrigiendo un informe prolijo que había escrito mi jefe.I spent the whole day correcting a prolix report my boss had written.
2. (detailed)
a. exhaustive
La novia trajo al restaurante una lista prolija de todos los invitados y sus preferencias culinarias.The bride brought an exhaustive list of all her guests and their food preferences to the restaurant.
b. meticulous
El médico realiza historiales prolijos porque cada pequeño detalle es crucial a la hora de diagnosticar o descartar una enfermedad.The doctor maintains meticulous records because every single detail can be crucial in diagnosing or ruling out an illness.
3. (well-groomed)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. neat
Mi papá pasó una media hora afeitándose para que su bigote parezca prolijo y limpio.My dad spent a half hour shaving himself so that his mustache would look neat and clean.
b. tidy
El peluquero me dio unos consejos para lucir el pelo prolijo.The hairdresser gave me some tips for a tidy hairdo.
4. (clean)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. neat
He estado limpiando toda la mañana y mi habitación ahora está prolija.I've been cleaning the whole morning and my room is now neat.
b. tidy
Si tuvieras el armario prolijo, no tardarías tanto en vestirte.If your closet were tidy, it wouldn't take you so long to get dressed.
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prolijo
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (extenso)
a. long-winded
2. (esmerado)
a. meticulous
3. (detallado)
a. exhaustive
4. (pulcro) (River Plate)
a. tidy, neat
prolijo
adjective
1 (extenso) prolix (formal); (largo) long-winded; (pesado) tedious; (muy minucioso) excessively meticulous
2 (Arg) (pulcro) smart; neat
3 (S. Cone) (incansable) untiring
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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