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Compound qualitative adjectives

One-sided:
If you say that an activity or relationship is one-sided, you think that one of the people or
groups involved does much more than the other or is much stronger than the other.
The negotiating was completely one-sided.
Translate:
unilateral, parcial.
Example:
It is a very one-sided account. Times, Sunday Times (2010)

Open-minded:
If you describe someone as open-minded, you approve of them because they are willing
to listen to and consider other people's ideas and suggestions.
He was very open-minded about other people's work.
Translate:
de mente abierta.
Example:
If people were open-minded they would understand that. The Sun (2014)

Run-down:
If someone is run-down, they are tired or slightly ill.
...times when you are feeling tired and run-down.
A run-down building or area is in very poor condition.
They have put substantial funds into rebuilding one of the most run-down areas.
Translate:
aptico, cansado, deteriorado, gastado.
Example:
Rae scrambled out after him and followed him into a run-down coffee shop. Melinda Metz
BETRAYED (2001)

Second-class:
Second-class things are regarded as less valuable or less important than others of the
same kind.
I felt like a second-class citizen.
Translate:
segunda clase, de segunda.
Example:
A second-class train fare is about 100. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Second-rate:
If you describe something as second-rate, you mean that it is of poor quality.
...second-rate restaurants.
Translate:
de segunda categora, mediocre.
Example:
You don't think I'd devote my life to some second-rate bum, do you? St. James, Ian FINAL
RESORT (2004)

Shop-soiled:
A product that is shop-soiled is slightly damaged or dirty because it has been in a shop
for a long time. No longer new or fresh.
shop-soiled goods.
Translate:
deteriorado.
Example:
He brought out some shop-soiled stuff.

Short-handed:
If a company, organization, or group is short-handed, it does not have enough people to
work on a particular job or for a particular purpose.
They're a bit short-handed there at the moment.
Translate:
falto de personal.
Example:
We're a bit short-handed with Novello still off sick and Seymour on leave. Anthony Masters
CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)

Short-lived:
Something that is short-lived does not last very long.
Any hope that the speech would end the war was short-lived.
Translate:
efmero, de corta duracin.
Example:
It can be a very short-lived career. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

Short-sighted:
If you are short-sighted, you cannot see things properly when they are far away, because
there is something wrong with your eyes.
Testing showed her to be very short-sighted.
If someone is short-sighted about something, or if their ideas are short-sighted, they do
not make proper or careful judgments about the future.
I think we're being very short-sighted.
Translate:
miope, falto de visn.
Example:
It is a very short-sighted plan. The Sun (2014)

Short-tempered:
Someone who is short-tempered gets angry very quickly.
I'm a bit short-tempered sometimes.
Translate:
irritable, intolerante.
Example:
By her own account, she had lost her powers of concentration and had become, as a
result, short-tempered and impatient. Howker, Janni ISAAC CAMPION (2001)

Slow-witted:
Someone who is slow-witted is slow to understand things.
They're very slow-witted.
Translate:
torpe, lento.
Example:
He was a slow-witted boy of nineteen, a new recruit from England. Thomas, Rosie THE
WHITE DOVE (2002)

Smooth-talking:
A smooth-talking man talks very confidently in a way that is likely to persuade people, but
may not be sincere or honest.
...the smooth-talking con man who has wrecked their lives.
Translate:
persuasivo, convincente, que habla bien.
Example:
It's not trivial, C. W. Toysgen was the kind of person who would have hired a favelado
rather than some smooth-talking taxi driver. MacNeill, Alistair ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT
WATCH'

Soft-hearted:
Someone who is soft-hearted has a very sympathetic and kind nature.
He looks tough, but he's really very soft hearted.
Translate:
compasivo, bondadoso, de buen corazn.
Example:
Mr. Dylan, who was never exactly a softhearted songwriter, now openly confronts both
his crumbling voice and a treacherous world. Jon Pareles, New York Times, "The Desert Trippers:
Old, Young, Nostalgic and Adventurous OCT. 8, 2016", 8 Oct. 2016

Starry-eyed:
If you say that someone is starry-eyed, you mean that they have such a positive or hopeful
view of a situation that they do not see what it is really like.
...a starry-eyed young couple.
Translate:
iluso, ingenuo.
Example:
As long as she got her own way, she was as sweet and affectionate as a starry-eyed
teenager. Harris, Elizabeth TIME OF THE WOLF (2002)

Strong-minded:
If you describe someone, especially a woman, as strong-minded, you approve of them
because they have their own firm attitudes and opinions, and are not easily influenced by
other people.
She is a strong-minded, independent woman.
Translate:
decidido, firme.
Example:
Not only was Nicola spoiled but, being a strong-minded girl, she made herself mistress
of the house and its staff. Forsythe, Malcolm THE BOOK LADY (2001)

Stuck-up:
If you say that someone is stuck-up, you mean that are very proud and unfriendly because
they think they are very important.
She was a famous actress, but she wasn't a bit stuck-up.
Translate:
credo, presumido, engredo.
Example:
And with that wife of his, that stuck-up Rita, I should think Joe got more than his share.
Bringle, Mary DEATH OF AN UNKNOWN MAN (2001)

Sun-tanned:
Someone who is sun-tanned has an attractive brown colour from being in the sun.
He is always sun-tanned and incredibly fit.
Translate:
bronceado.
Example:
You look lovely and sun-tanned -- it must have been very hot in America. Edward Docx
THE CALLIGRAPHER (2002)