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nasty / desagradable
 
nasty   [ˈnɑ:stɪ]
A. -adjective
nastier   comparative
nastiest   superlative
1. (=unpleasant)   [situation, experience, surprise]   desagradable   [taste, smell]   desagradable,   repugnante   [habit, weather]   desagradable,   feo,   malo
a. it was a nasty [business] =   fue un asunto desagradable
b. I've got a nasty [feeling] that ... =   tengo la horrible sensaciónoun de que ...
c. history has a nasty [habit] of repeating itself =   la historia tiene la mala costumbre de repetirse
d. he had a nasty [shock] =   se llevó un susto terrible
e. the situation [turned] nasty =   la situaciónoun se puso fea
taste  
2. (=serious)   [accident]   serio,   grave   [cut, wound]   feo   [infection]   fuerte   [disease]   peligroso
a. a nasty [case] of =   un caso grave de
b. she had a nasty [fall] =   tuvo una mala caída
3. (=difficult)   [question]   difícil   [bend, junction]   peligroso   [problem]   complicado
a. there was one nasty [moment] when ... =   se produjo un momento de tensiónoun cuando ...
4. (=spiteful)   [person, remark]   cruel,   desagradable   [joke]   de mal gusto,   grosero
a. a nasty-[looking] individual =   un individuo mal encarado
b. he'noun a nasty [piece of work] =   es un canalla *
c. to be nasty [to] somebody =   ser cruel con somebody, someone
·don't be nasty to your little brother
·no seas malo con tu hermanito
d. a nasty [trick] =   una mala jugada
e. he [turned] nasty and started to shout =   se puso agresivo y empezó a gritar
B. -noun   *
·there were a few hidden nasties in my bill
·había unas cuantas sorpresas desagradables en mi cuenta
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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