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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (deceitful)
a. crafty
"Tal vez podría ayudaros a administrar este negocio," dijo el viejo taimado."Perhaps I could help you run this business," said the crafty old man.
b. sly
El esposo de la señora Gilmore resultó ser un taimado criminal que había engañado a todo el mundo.Mrs. Gilmore's husband turned out to be a sly criminal who had fooled everyone.
c. cunning
El taimado plan de Lucía para escapar de la cárcel fracasó.Lucia's cunning plan to escape from prison failed.
d. wily
El animal taimado es un personaje habitual de los cuentos populares tradicionales.The wily animal is a common character in traditional folk tales.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (deceitful person)
a. sly fox
No te fíes de la detective. Es una taimada.Don't trust the detective. She's a sly fox.
b. fox
La cárcel está llena de taimados como Sánchez.Prison is full of foxes like Sanchez.
c. crafty person
Mi esposo es un taimado.Mi husband is a crafty person.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. crafty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. crafty person
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1 (astuto) sly; crafty
2 (hosco) sullen
3 (And) (perezoso) lazy
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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