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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (foul)
a. vile
Aquel político fue un vil tirano que acabó con la vida de miles de personas.That politician was a vile tyrant who killed thousands of people.
b. despicable
El padre de Juan actuó de forma vil al mentirle a su hijo sobre su familia.Juan's father acted in a despicable way lying to his son about his family.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. vile, despicable
2. (hum)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
el vil metalfilthy lucre
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[+persona] low; villainous; [+acto] vile; rotten; [+conducta] despicable; mean; [+trato] unjust; shabby
el vil metal filthy lucre
le traicionó por el vil metal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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