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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
a. ancient
En el vetusto portón del castillo todavía se percibe el escudo de armas de los habitantes originales.On the castle's ancient gate, you can still see the coat of arms of the original inhabitants.
Una vez quitado el vetusto mobiliario del salón, pareció más moderno.Once we removed the ancient furniture from the parlor, it looked more modern.
b. very old
El edificio era muy vetusto y necesitaba una reforma integral.The building was very old and needed a full renovation.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (formal)
a. ancient, very old
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ancient; very old; hoary;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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