ruin


ruin
adj.
1 low, contemptible (vil).
2 mean (avaro).
3 vile, base, perverse, wicked.
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ruin
adjetivo
1 peyorativo (vil) mean, base, despicable, vile
2 (pequeño) petty, insignificant
3 (tacaño) stingy, mean
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ADJ
1) (=vil) [persona] contemptible, mean
2) [trato] (=injusto) mean, shabby; (=cruel) heartless, callous
3) (=tacaño) mean, stingy
4) (=pequeño) small, weak
5) [animal] vicious
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adjetivo
a) (mezquino, vil) despicable, contemptible; (avaro) miserly, mean (BrE)
b) <animal> bad-tempered
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= stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, despicable, mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], dastardly.
Ex. All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.
Ex. The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex. If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex. Gestation, menstruation, & pregnancy were often considered shameful and despicable.
Ex. Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.
Ex. A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.
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adjetivo
a) (mezquino, vil) despicable, contemptible; (avaro) miserly, mean (BrE)
b) <animal> bad-tempered
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= stingy [stingier -comp., stingies -sup.], tight-fisted, miser, skinflint, penny-pinching, tightwad, despicable, mean [meaner -comp., meanest -sup.], dastardly.

Ex: All subjects completed a four-page questionnaire in which they rated Americans on six bipolar adjective dimensions: friendly/unfriendly, polite/impolite, industrious/lazy, religious/anti-religious, generous/stingy, and patriotic/not patriotic.

Ex: The money for modernizing Indian towns will have to come out of the pockets of leading merchants, men stereotyped as tight-fisted scrooges.
Ex: If one were to think of an analogue outside the library situation, one would conjure up the image of a miser cackling with delight as he counts and recounts his beloved coins.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: He is been described as a penny-pinching skinflint tightwad who would sooner die than part with a dollar.
Ex: Gestation, menstruation, & pregnancy were often considered shameful and despicable.
Ex: Whereas in most European countries during this period welfare provision continued to develop, in Australia it languished at a level which, with the exception of Japan, was the meanest of the developed countries.
Ex: A dastardly livery driver raped a 30-year-old woman passenger on Jan. 31, cops said.

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ruin
adjective
1 (mezquino, vil) ‹persona› despicable, contemptible; ‹acción› despicable, contemptible, base (liter)
sus ruines intenciones his despicable o base intentions
2 (avaro) miserly, mean (BrE)
3 ‹animal› bad-tempered, mean (colloq)
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ruin adjetivo (mezquino, vil) despicable, contemptible;
(avaro) miserly, mean (BrE)
ruin adjetivo
1 (despreciable, vil) mean, despicable, stingy
2 (avariento, tacaño ) stingy, miserly: era ruin con su familia y generoso consigo mismo, he was stingy to his family but generous to himself
'ruin' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abismo
- abocada
- abocado
- arruinar
- baja
- bajo
- cagar
- cargarse
- castigar
- chafar
- dar
- desbaratar
- deshacer
- destrozar
- dinamitar
- ser
- estropear
- extemporánea
- extemporáneo
- fastidiar
- jorobar
- miserable
- pasar
- perder
- perderse
- polvo
- ruina
- salar
- significar
- tierra
- acabar
- chancho
- consumir
- destruir
- echar
- embromar
- fregar
- malograr
- perdición
- villano
English:
rack
- ruin
- ancient
- break
- destroy
- doom
- murder
- wreck
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ruin adj
1. [vil] contemptible
2. [avaro] mean
3. Cuba [en celo] Br on heat, US in heat
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ruin
adj
1 (despreciable) despicable, mean
2 (tacaño) mean, miserly
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ruin adj
1) : base, despicable
2) : mean, stingy

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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  • ruin — [ro͞o′ən] n. [ME ruine < OFr < L ruina < ruere, to fall, hurl to the ground < IE * ereu < base * er , to set in motion, erect > RUN, RISE] 1. Archaic a falling down, as of a building, wall, etc. 2. [pl.] the remains of a fallen… …   English World dictionary

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  • Ruin — Ru in, v. i. To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish. [R.] [1913 Webster] Though he his house of polished marble build, Yet shall it ruin like the moth s frail cell. Sandys. [1913 Webster] If we are idle, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruin — Sm Zustand der Vernichtung erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. ruine, dieses aus l. ruīna Zusammensturz, Trümmer ; Ruine. Verb: ruinieren; Adjektiv: ruinös.    Ebenso nndl. ruïne, ne. ruin, nschw. ruin, nnorw. ruin …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • ruin — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) Uso/registro: elevado. Que es malvado y despreciable: Alicia es una persona ruin. Alberto me ha escrito una carta ruin. Tus ruines palabras se me quedaron grabadas en la memoria. 2. Uso/registro: elevado. Que… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • ruin — RUÍN s.m. Plantă erbacee cu tulpina acoperită de peri, cu frunze opuse, lucioase şi cu flori liliachii, roşietice sau albe, dispuse în capitule sferice la vârful lujerilor (Succisa pratensis). – cf. scr. r u j a n . Trimis de LauraGellner,… …   Dicționar Român

  • ruin — [n] situation of devastation atrophy, bane, bankruptcy, bath, breakdown, collapse, confusion, crackup, crash, crumbling, damage, decay, defeat, degeneracy, degeneration, demolition, destitution, destruction, deterioration, dilapidation,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ruin — »Zusammenbruch, Zerrüttung, Untergang«: Das seit dem 17. Jh. bezeugte »Ruin« ist identisch mit dem seit dem 16. Jh. bezeugten Ruine »zerfallenes Bauwerk, Trümmer«, übertragen auch »Wrack, hinfälliger Mensch«. Beide sind aus gleichbed. frz. ruine… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Ruin — [Aufbauwortschatz (Rating 1500 3200)] Auch: • Untergang • ruinieren • zugrunde richten Bsp.: • Der Verlust seiner Arbeit bedeutete für ihn den Ruin …   Deutsch Wörterbuch


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