mau


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mau adjbad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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Traduções principais
InglêsPortuguês
baddy,
baddie
n
informal (villain)vilão, mau sm
 I don't know this actor's name, but he always plays a baddy.
mis prefix (bad, mistaken, wrong)mau, des, in prefixo
 For example: misunderstanding, misplace
evil adj (morally bad)mau, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Most people agree that Hitler was evil.
 Muitos concordam que Hitler era mau.
bad adj (evil, wicked)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  vilão sm
 In films, the bad guy usually loses.
 Nos filmes, o mau elemento geralmente perde.
rotten adj (person)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Stop being rotten! Share your sweets with your little brother.
mean adj (ill-tempered) (mal-humorado)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He has a mean disposition, and grumbles at everything.
 Ele tem uma má disposição se queixa de tudo.
bad adj (upsetting)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.
mean adj informal (malicious, unkind)malvado, mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  cruel adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 That was a mean thing you did.
 Isso que você fez foi malvado.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
hard adj (bad)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 We have had some very hard luck.
evil adj (foul)mau, ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He showed his evil temper when he was told the bad news.
evil adj (day: fateful, fatal)fatídico adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 We will never forget the people who died on that evil day.
rotten adj informal (unpleasant, unfortunate)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 We've had rotten weather this summer.
rotten adj informal (bad, poor)ruim adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 This carpenter does rotten work.
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Formas compostas:
InglêsPortuguês
acting out n US (child: misbehaviour)mau comportamento loc sm
 The child was punished for his acting out.
awkwardness n (person: clumsiness)falta de jeito sf
  mau jeito sm
  inaptidão sf
bad behavior,
UK: bad behaviour
n
US (child: naughtiness)mau comportamento loc sm
 As a punishment for bad behaviour, the child was sent to his room.
 Como punição por mau comportamento, a criança foi mandada para o quarto.
bad behavior,
UK: bad behaviour
n
US (prisoner: criminal acts)mau comportamento loc sm
 He had his prison sentence extended for bad behavior.
 Ele teve sua sentença estendida por mau comportamento
bad breath n (halitosis)mau hálito loc
 The dentist will find the cause of your bad breath.
 O dentista vai encontrar a explicação para o seu mau hálito.
bad humor,
UK: bad humour
n
UK (grumpy mood)mau humor loc sm
bad taste n (lack of discernment)mau gosto loc
 I've always had bad taste in clothing.
 Eu sempre tive um mau gosto para roupas.
bad taste n (inappropriateness)mau gosto loc
 I thought the joke was in bad taste.
 Eu achei que a piada foi de mau gosto.
bad temper n (grumpy nature)mau gênio, temperamento ruim loc
 I have a bad temper, but I am learning to control it.
 Eu tenho um mau gênio (or: temperamento ruim), mas estou aprendendo a controlá-lo.
bad temper n (grumpy mood) (temporário)mau humor loc
 My husband is in a bad temper today.
 Meu marido está de mau humor hoje.
bad time n (inopportune moment)má hora sf
  mau momento sm
 You have come at a bad time.
 Vocês vieram em uma má hora.
bad weather n (unpleasant weather conditions)tempo ruim sm + adj
  mau tempo adj + sm
 The bad weather prevented us from going fishing.
bad-tempered adj (grumpy)mau humor loc sm
 My daughter's always bad-tempered when she doesn't get enough sleep.
 Minha filha sempre fica de mau humor quando ela não dorme o suficiente.
beefcake n slang, figurative (handsome and muscular man) (gir., homem atraente e musculoso)colírio sm
  (gíria)pedaço de mau caminho loc sm
  (gíria)homem sarado loc sm
black humor (US),
black humour (UK)
n
(bad mood)mau humor loc sm
brash adj (tasteless, showy)chamativo adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau gosto loc adj
  (BR, gíria)brega, cafona adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
corny adj (silly, trite)brega, velho, banal adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau gosto loc adj
 My uncle's jokes are corny, but we laugh anyway.
disrepair n (state of neglect) (estado de negligência)mau estado loc sm
  abandono sm
 The old theater, once majestic and grand, had fallen into disrepair.
evil eye n (cursed stare)olho gordo loc sm
  mau-olhado sm
 She believed someone had put the evil eye on her cattle, causing them to sicken and die.
evil twin n (mythology: wicked other self) (mitologia)gêmeo mau loc sm
 Sarah often blamed her evil twin for breaking glassware when she was washing the dishes.
go bad vi slang (person: start behaving immorally) (gíria: começar a se comportar imoralmente)ir no mau caminho loc v int
 She used to be a good girl but she went bad when she met that awful boy.
grump n informal (bad mood)irritação sf
  mau humor loc sm
 For some reason, I've been in a grump all day.
halitosis n (bad breath)halitose sf
  mau hálito loc sm
 Telling someone about their halitosis is a difficult thing to do.
huffy adj (irritated, angry)irritado, ressentido adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau humor loc adj
 Gabby suddenly felt huffy and wanted to go home.
in a bad mood expr (grumpy)de mau humor expres
 Josh will be in a bad mood when he finds out you've eaten his chocolate.
in a bad way adj informal (unwell, in a poor state) (informal: mal, doente, machucado)em mau estado
  em má situação, em má forma
 Paul was in a bad way after his motorbike accident.
in bad taste adv (distastefully or insensitively)desagradavelmente advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  com mau gosto loc adv
 Some people have accused the comedian of behaving in bad taste.
in bad taste adj (distasteful or insensitive)de mau gosto adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 That comment was in bad taste.
inauspicious adj (not promising, unlucky)desfavorável, infausto, nefasto adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau agouro loc adj
  agourento adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 Cathy walked into the bank at an inauspicious moment, just as the thieves arrived.
lowness n informal, figurative (depressed mood)depressão sf
  mau humor loc sm
 The psychiatrist recommend that Liz take medication for her perpetual lowness.
misbehavior (US),
misbehaviour (UK)
n
(child: naughtiness, disobedience)mau comportamento loc sm
  desobediência, travessura, má-criação sf
 The loud children exhibited misbehavior during mass.
misbehavior (US),
misbehaviour (UK)
n
(adult: immoral acts)mau comportamento loc sm
  má conduta loc sf
  atos imorais loc sm pl
 Teenage boys should be educated about misbehavior toward girls.
mistreatment n (bad treatment)mau trato loc sm
 The mistreatment of employees will not be tolerated in this company.
misuse n (wrong use of [sth])mau uso loc sm
 The English teacher was easily upset by the misuse of words. The court imprisoned the businessman for his misuse of the employee pension fund.
off colour,
off-colour (UK),
off color,
off-color (US)
adj
informal, figurative (joke, etc.: obscene, in bad taste)de mau gosto loc adj
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective precedes the noun
 The joke was a little off color. Jim is known for telling off-colour jokes.
performance n (child's bad behaviour)desobediência sf
  mau comportamento sm
 The boy put up such a performance that we finally just went home.
poor sport n ([sb] who cannot take a joke) (alguém que não aceita brincadeiras)mau perdedor loc sm
 He´s such a poor sport that he thought I was being serious!
pull a prank v US, informal (play a practical joke) (fazer brincadeira de mau gosto)pregar uma peça expres v
  fazer uma brincadeira de mau gosto expres v
  fazer uma pegadinha expres v
 Schoolchildren love to pull a prank on a substitute teacher.
rough weather n (stormy or windy conditions)mau tempo sm
  tempo inclemente sm
 They're predicting rough weather so I think we'd better not go sailing today.
shrewish adj informal, pejorative (woman: tending to nag) (pejorativo)rabugenta, briguenta adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  (pejorativo)resmungona adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau gênio loc adj
  POR: de mau génio loc adj
 Samuel's wife is shrewish; she is always telling him what to do.
smell n (foul smell)fedor sm
  mau cheiro sm
 The smell was obvious when we opened the refrigerator.
suck vi slang, figurative (be very bad)ser mau, ruim loc v int
 You didn't get in? That sucks!
 Não conseguiu entrar? Isso é ruim (or:mau)!
sullenness n (sulky mood or character)mau humor loc sm
 Brad's sullenness started on Monday, when his girlfriend dumped him.
tasteless adj figurative (humour, etc.: insensitive)de mau gosto loc adj
  sem graça loc adj
 The comedian's racist joke was tasteless.
underachieve,
under-achieve
vi
(perform poorly)ter mau desempenho loc v int
 Children from poor families are more likely to underachieve at school.
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