torpe


torpe
adj.
1 clumsy (sin destreza, sin tacto).
sus movimientos son torpes her movements are clumsy
torpe con las manos ham-fisted(que rompe las cosas) (especially British), ham-handed; (United States) butter-fingered (que deja caer las cosas)
es muy torpe conduciendo he's a terrible driver
2 slow, dim-witted (sin inteligencia).
3 importunate.
f. & m.
clumsy person, blunderer, butterfingers, blunderhead.
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torpe
adjetivo
1 (poco hábil) clumsy
2 (de movimiento) slow, awkward
3 (poco inteligente) dim, thick
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adj.
1) awkward, clumsy
2) dull
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ADJ
1) (=poco ágil) [persona] clumsy; [movimiento] ungainly

¡qué torpe eres, ya me has vuelto a pisar! — you're so clumsy, you've trodden on my foot again!

un hombre de torpes andares — a man with an ungainly walk

2) (=necio) dim, slow

soy muy torpe para la informática — I'm very dim o slow when it comes to computers

es bastante torpe y nunca entiende las lecciones — he's a bit dim o slow, he never understands the lessons

3) (=sin tacto) clumsy

¡qué torpe soy! me temo que la he ofendido — how clumsy o stupid of me! I'm afraid I've offended her

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adjetivo
a) (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward

un animal lerdo y torpe — a slow, ungainly animal

b) (de entendimiento) slow (colloq)
c) (sin tacto) <persona/comentario> clumsy

de manera torpe — clumsily

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= clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], gauche, dull, heavy-handed, gawky, ham-handed, ham-fisted, clotted, awkward.
Ex. Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.
Ex. But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.
Ex. Then there are those children made to think themselves failures because of the hammer-blow terms like dull, backward, retarded, underprivileged, disadvantaged, handicapped, less able, slow, rejected, remedial, reluctant, disturbed.
Ex. The often heavy-handed paternalism of Soviet children's literature is being challenged and children are being entrusted with real situations and real problems rather than the idealistic, rose-coloured version of reality previously thought suitable for them.
Ex. His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
Ex. The League of Nations was a comically ham-handed debacle which collapsed in complete failure, disgracing all who were associated with it.
Ex. They must ponder how not only to prevent such tragedies in future, but also to avoid worsening them through ham-fisted intervention.
Ex. Although he occasionally lapses into a sort of clotted prose, his book is a valuable study of McLuhan's cultural and geographical context.
Ex. Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
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* de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
* ser torpe con las manos = be all thumbs.
* ser torpe para + Infinitivo = be deficient in + Gerundio.
* torpes, los = dull-witted, the.
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adjetivo
a) (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward

un animal lerdo y torpe — a slow, ungainly animal

b) (de entendimiento) slow (colloq)
c) (sin tacto) <persona/comentario> clumsy

de manera torpe — clumsily

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= clumsy [clumsier -comp., clumsiest -sup.], gauche, dull, heavy-handed, gawky, ham-handed, ham-fisted, clotted, awkward.

Ex: Such solutions after repeated application cause the catalog to become a clumsy, inefficient tool, and serve only to compound future problems.

Ex: But influence of the gauche Aldine greek of the 1490s, and then of the superb reinterpretations of Garamont (1540s) and Granjon (1560s), was irresistible.
Ex: Then there are those children made to think themselves failures because of the hammer-blow terms like dull, backward, retarded, underprivileged, disadvantaged, handicapped, less able, slow, rejected, remedial, reluctant, disturbed.
Ex: The often heavy-handed paternalism of Soviet children's literature is being challenged and children are being entrusted with real situations and real problems rather than the idealistic, rose-coloured version of reality previously thought suitable for them.
Ex: His zany humor, gawky production, and sexual exhibitionism have grown in this new film into a confident, ironic account of a world in which it pays to be rich and beautiful.
Ex: The League of Nations was a comically ham-handed debacle which collapsed in complete failure, disgracing all who were associated with it.
Ex: They must ponder how not only to prevent such tragedies in future, but also to avoid worsening them through ham-fisted intervention.
Ex: Although he occasionally lapses into a sort of clotted prose, his book is a valuable study of McLuhan's cultural and geographical context.
Ex: Access is impaired by archaic, awkward, or simply strange headings that most normal persons would never look for on their first try.
* de una manera torpe = awkwardly, cumbrously.
* ser torpe con las manos = be all thumbs.
* ser torpe para + Infinitivo = be deficient in + Gerundio.
* torpes, los = dull-witted, the.

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torpe
adjective
1 (en las acciones) clumsy; (al andar) awkward
la anciana andaba de manera torpe the old lady moved awkwardly
un animal lerdo y torpe a slow, ungainly animal
2 (de entendimiento) slow (colloq), dim (colloq)
es torpe para las matemáticas he's very slow o dim at math(s)
¡qué torpe soy! I'm so stupid o slow o dim!
3 (sin tacto) ‹persona/comentario› clumsy
se disculpó de manera torpe she excused herself clumsily
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torpe adjetivo
a) (en las acciones) clumsy

b) (de entendimiento) slow (colloq)

c) (sin tacto) ‹persona/comentarioclumsy;

de manera torpe clumsily

torpe adjetivo
1 (poco habilidoso) clumsy
2 (comentario, gesto) clumsy
3 (en el andar, etc) slow, awkward
4 (de entendimiento) soy un poco torpe para la física, I'm not very good at physics
pey (como insulto) dim, dense, thick
'torpe' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
calamidad
- manta
- ganso
- inhábil
- lerdo
- sonado
English:
awkward
- bumbling
- clumsy
- dense
- gauche
- heavy-handed
- inept
- laboured
- oops!
- slow
- whoops
- bungling
- cumbersome
- dull
- heavy
- klutz
- labored
- lumber
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torpe adj
1. [sin destreza] [persona] clumsy;
[dedos, andares] clumsy, awkward;
sus movimientos son torpes her movements are clumsy;
escrito en torpes trazos infantiles written with clumsy childish handwriting;
torpe con las manos [que rompe las cosas] esp Br ham-fisted, US ham-handed;
[que deja caer las cosas] butter-fingered;
con los años estoy torpe ya I'm getting clumsy as I get older;
es muy torpe en dibujo he's not very good at drawing;
es muy torpe Esp [m5]conduciendo o Am [m5]manejando he's a terrible driver
2. [sin tacto] [gestos, palabras, comportamiento] clumsy
3. [sin inteligencia] slow, dim-witted
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torpe
adj clumsy; (tonto) dense, dim
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torpe adj
1) desmañado: clumsy, awkward
2) : stupid, dull
torpemente adv
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torpe adj
1. (manazas) clumsy [comp. clumsier; superl. clumsiest]
soy muy torpe en la cocina I'm clumsy in the kitchen
2. (lento) slow
es torpe en mates he's slow at maths

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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