tibio
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tibio(
tee
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byoh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (neither hot nor cold)
a. lukewarm
Le di un baño tibio a mi bebé.I gave my baby a lukewarm bath.
b. tepid
El agua de la piscina está tibia.The pool's water is tepid.
2. (lacking energy)
a. lukewarm (reaction, support, attitude)
Solo consiguieron el tibio apoyo del gobierno de los Estados Unidos.They only got lukewarm support from the U.S. government.
b. unenthusiastic (applause, welcome)
Nos dieron un recibimiento muy tibio.They gave us an unenthusiastic welcome.
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tibio
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (líquido)
a. tepid, lukewarm
2. (reacción, posición)
a. lukewarm
3. (expresiones)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
4. (por la espalda)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
ponerse tibio de algoto stuff one's face with something
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tibio
adjective
1 [+comida, líquido] lukewarm; tepid
2 [+creencia] half-hearted; [+persona] lukewarm; [+recibimiento] cool; unenthusiastic
estar tibio con algn to be cool to sb; behave distantly towards sb
poner tibio a algn (insultar) to hurl abuse at sb; give sb a verbal battering; (por detrás) to say dreadful things about sb
3 (Centroamérica) (Caribe) (enfadado) cross; angry
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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