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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baddy,
baddie
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (villain)vilão, mau sm
 I don't know this actor's name, but he always plays a baddy.
mis prefixprefix: Added to front of word stem--for example, unsaid = un+said. (bad, mistaken, wrong)mau, des, in prefixo
 For example: misunderstanding, misplace
evil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (morally bad)mau, ruim adj
 Most people agree that Hitler was evil.
 Muitos concordam que Hitler era mau.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (evil, wicked)mau adj
  vilão sm
 In films, the bad guy usually loses.
 Nos filmes, o mau elemento geralmente perde.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ill-tempered) (mal-humorado)mau adj
 He has a mean disposition, and grumbles at everything.
 Ele tem uma má disposição se queixa de tudo.
bad adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (upsetting)mau adj
 I'm afraid I have some bad news for you.
mean adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (malicious, unkind)malvado, mau adj
  cruel adj
 That was a mean thing you did.
 Isso que você fez foi malvado.
 
Traduções complementares
InglêsPortuguês
hard adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (bad)mau adj
 We have had some very hard luck.
evil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (foul)mau, ruim adj
 He showed his evil temper when he was told the bad news.
evil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (day: fateful, fatal)fatídico adj
  ruim adj
  mau adj
 We will never forget the people who died on that evil day.
rotten adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (unpleasant, unfortunate)ruim adj
  mau adj
 We've had rotten weather this summer.
rotten adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (bad, poor)ruim adj
  mau adj
 This carpenter does rotten work.
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acting out nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (child: misbehaviour)mau comportamento loc sm
 The child was punished for his acting out.
bad behavior,
UK: bad behaviour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (grumpy mood)mau humor loc sm
bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lack of discernment)mau gosto loc
 I've always had bad taste in clothing.
 Eu sempre tive um mau gosto para roupas.
bad taste nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inappropriateness)mau gosto loc
 I thought the joke was in bad taste.
 Eu achei que a piada foi de mau gosto.
bad temper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (grumpy mood) (temporário)mau humor loc
 My husband is in a bad temper today.
 Meu marido está de mau humor hoje.
bad time nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (inopportune moment)má hora sf
  mau momento sm
 You have come at a bad time.
 Vocês vieram em uma má hora.
bad weather nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (unpleasant weather conditions)tempo ruim, mau tempo loc sm
 The bad weather prevented us from going fishing.
bad-tempered adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. 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,
UK: black humour
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (bad mood)humor negro, mau humor loc sm
brash adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tasteless, showy)chamativo adj
  de mau gosto loc adj
  (BR, gíria)brega, cafona adj
cheesy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (kitsch)brega, cafona adj
  de mau gosto loc adj
 All the tourist shops sell cheesy souvenirs.
 Todas as lojas para turistas vendem souvenirs bregas. (or: cafonas)
 Todas as lojas para turistas vendem souvenirs de mau gosto.
corny adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (silly, trite)brega, velho, banal adj
  de mau gosto loc adj
 My uncle's jokes are corny, but we laugh anyway.
disrepair nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." 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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (bad mood)irritação sf
  mau humor loc sm
 For some reason, I've been in a grump all day.
halitosis nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bad breath)halitose sf
  mau hálito loc sm
 Telling someone about their halitosis is a difficult thing to do.
huffy adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (irritated, angry)irritado, ressentido adj
  de mau humor loc adj
 Gabby suddenly felt huffy and wanted to go home.
in a bad way adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." 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 advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (distastefully or insensitively)desagradavelmente adv
  com mau gosto loc adv
 Some people have accused the comedian of behaving in bad taste.
in bad taste adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (distasteful or insensitive)de mau gosto adj
 That comment was in bad taste.
inauspicious adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not promising, unlucky)desfavorável, infausto, nefasto adj
  de mau agouro loc adj
  agourento adj
 Cathy walked into the bank at an inauspicious moment, just as the thieves arrived.
lowness nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. 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)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(child: naughtiness, disobedience)mau comportamento loc sm
  desobediência, travessura, má-criação sf
 The loud children exhibited misbehavior during mass.
misbehavior (US),
misbehaviour (UK)
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bad treatment)mau trato loc sm
 The mistreatment of employees will not be tolerated in this company.
misuse nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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.
performance nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (child's bad behaviour)desobediência sf
  mau comportamento sm
 The boy put up such a performance that we finally just went home.
poor judgment,
poor judgement
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(tendency to make bad decisions) (tendência a tomar decisões ruins)mau julgamento loc sm
  falta de bom senso loc sf
 Elizabeth Taylor had notoriously poor judgement when it came to men.
poor sport nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (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 adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, pejorative (woman: tending to nag) (pejorativo)rabugenta, briguenta adj
  (pejorativo)resmungona adj
  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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (foul smell)fedor sm
  mau cheiro loc sm
 The smell was obvious when we opened the refrigerator.
spleen nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (spite, bad temper)implicância sf
  mau humor loc sm
 James supposed it must be Wendy's spleen against reality TV shows that made her react so badly to the article about the new series of Big Brother.
suck viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." 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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sulky mood or character)mau humor loc sm
 Brad's sullenness started on Monday, when his girlfriend dumped him.
tasteless adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (humour, etc.: insensitive)de mau gosto loc adj
  sem graça loc adj
 The comedian's racist joke was tasteless.
underachieve,
under-achieve
viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
(perform poorly)ter mau desempenho loc v int
 Children from poor families are more likely to underachieve at school.
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