despistado


despistado
adj.
disoriented, lost, at wits end, clueless.
past part.
past participle of spanish verb: despistar.
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despistado
participio pasado
1→ {{link=despistar}}despistar
adjetivo
1 (distraído) absent-minded
2 (confundido) confused
3 (desorientado) lost
estoy despistado, ya no sé dónde estamos I'm lost, I don't know where we are
nombre masculino,nombre femenino
1 absent-minded person, scatterbrain
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FRASEOLOGÍA
hacerse el/la despistado,-a to pretend not to understand
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despistado, -a
1. ADJ
1) (=distraído) vague, absentminded
2) (=confuso) confused, muddled

ando muy despistado con todo esto — I'm terribly muddled about all this

2.
SM / F (=distraído) scatterbrain, absent-minded person

es un despistado — he's very absent-minded

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I
-da adjetivo
1)
a) [ser] vague, absentminded

soy muy despistado para los nombres — I never remember names

b) [estar]

estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost

todavía anda un poco despistado — he hasn't quite found his feet yet

II
-da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)

no te hagas el despistado — don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about

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= absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.
Ex. The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.
Ex. A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
Ex. He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
Ex. I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
Ex. Puberty, he describes as 'dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
Ex. After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
Ex. She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
Ex. But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
Ex. If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
Ex. Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
Ex. She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.
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I
-da adjetivo
1)
a) [ser] vague, absentminded

soy muy despistado para los nombres — I never remember names

b) [estar]

estaba or iba despistado — I was miles away (colloq) o daydreaming

2) [estar] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost

todavía anda un poco despistado — he hasn't quite found his feet yet

II
-da masculino, femenino scatterbrain (colloq)

no te hagas el despistado — don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about

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= absent-minded, scatterbrain, clueless, moony [moonier -comp., mooniest -sup.], dreamy [dreamier -comp., dreamiest -sup.], in a fog, ditzy [ditzier -comp., ditziest -sup.], ditz, dits, ditsy [ditsier -comp., ditsiest -sup.], airhead, airheaded.

Ex: The academic library is the natural habitat of the absent-minded professor.

Ex: A 'characterology' can be created, from the author who is himself a precise archivist to the scatterbrain who throws nothing away.
Ex: He was standing around clueless, being introduced to a bunch of people he wouldn't remember in the morning.
Ex: I know for certain I was moony and lonely, feeling dissatisfied with myself, and wanted only to be alone that night.
Ex: Puberty, he describes as 'dreamy and sentimental' and though this may seem a far cry from the teenagers we would recognize that adolescence brings an awakening of emotions, idealism and commitment to a romantic ideal.
Ex: After practice, however, the usually affable Jackson looked to be in a fog as he prepared to walk to his locker.
Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
Ex: She might be a ditz, you can do that with the money she makes, if she wasn't so rich she'd be just another ditzy broad.
Ex: But then again, there are thousands of such ditses out there that need mental help.
Ex: If there is a stereo type for ditsy blondes she really has gone out of her way to fit it perfectly.
Ex: Some people like airheads with fake boobs.
Ex: She's just an airheaded bimbo, with an endless capacity to push aside unpleasant realities in favor of her more satisfying interests: young men and jewels.

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despistado1 -da
adjective
A (distraído)
1 [ SER] forgetful, absent-minded
tendrás que recordárselo, es muy despistado you'll have to remind him, he's very absent-minded o forgetful o he tends to forget things
soy muy despistado para los nombres I never remember names, I'm hopeless with names (colloq)
2 [ ESTAR]:
estaba or iba despistado y me pasé de la parada I was miles away o I was daydreaming and I missed my stop (colloq)
B [ ESTAR] (desorientado, confuso) bewildered, lost
con tantos cambios estoy despistado I'm bewildered by o I'm all at sea with all these changes
todavía anda un poco despistado he hasn't quite found his feet yet, he's still a bit lost o disoriented
despistado2 -da
masculine, feminine
scatterbrain (colloq)
es un despistado he's a scatterbrain, he's very absent-minded o forgetful
no te hagas la despistada don't act as if you don't know what I'm talking about
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Del verbo despistar: (conjugate despistar)

despistado es:

el participio

Multiple Entries:
despistado    
despistar
despistado
-da adjetivo

a) [ser] vague, absentminded;

soy muy despistado para los nombres I never remember names

b)

estar despistado to be miles away (colloq) o daydreaming;


(desorientado, confuso) to be bewildered o lost
■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
scatterbrain (colloq)
despistar (conjugate despistar) verbo transitivo
a) (desorientar, confundir) to confuse

b)perseguidorto shake off;

sabuesoto throw … off the scent
despistarse verbo pronominal (confundirse) to get confused o muddled;
(distraerse) to lose concentration
despistado,-a
I adjetivo
1 (olvidadizo) scatterbrained, absent-minded: Jorge es muy despistado, nunca se acuerda de dónde ha aparcado el coche, Jorge is absent-minded; he never remembers where he parked his car
2 (desorientado) confused: estoy un poco despistado, ¿dónde nos encontramos ahora?, I'm a bit confused - where are we?
II sustantivo masculino y femenino scatterbrain: me hago la despistada, I pretend not to understand
despistar verbo transitivo
1 (hacer perder la pista) to lose, throw off the scent
2 figurado to mislead
'despistado' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
despistada
- distraída
- distraído
- hacerse
- alocado
- atolondrado
English:
absent-minded
- careless
- forgetful
- hopelessly
- scatterbrained
- sea
- absent
- vague
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despistado, -a
adj
1. [por naturaleza] absent-minded;
soy muy despistado para los cumpleaños I'm hopeless at remembering birthdays
2. [momentáneamente] distracted;
en ese momento estaba despistado y no la vi I was distracted at the time and didn't see her
3. [confuso] muddled, mixed up;
aún se le ve despistado he still looks a bit lost o as if he doesn't quite know what he's doing;
nos tenías despistados a todos you had us all fooled
nm,f
es una despistada she's very absent-minded;
hacerse el despistado to act as if one hasn't noticed/heard/understood/etc;
no te hagas el despistado, te hablo a ti stop acting as if you haven't heard, I'm talking to you
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despistado
I adj scatterbrained
II m, despistada f scatterbrain
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despistado, -da adj
1) distraído: absentminded, forgetful
2) confuso: confused, bewildered
despistado, -da n
: scatterbrain, absentminded person
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despistado adj absent minded
soy muy despistado I'm very absent minded

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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