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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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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 (not good)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 She was in a bad mood.
 Ela estava de mau humor.
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.
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.
bad adj (surly)  (de mau humor)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He was in a bad mood.
bad adj (contrite)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 I feel bad about having lied to you.
bad adj (disobedient)  (desobediente)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 He was a bad child, and was always misbehaving.
bad adj (insensitive)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 His actions were the height of bad manners.
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.
badly adv (overly bad)mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
mean adj (malicious)malvado, mau 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 foi uma coisa malvada (or: má) que fizeste.
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 (or: ruim).
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.
performance n (child's bad behaviour)desobediência sf
  mau comportamento loc sm
 The boy put up such a performance that we finally just went home.
smell n (foul smell)fedor sm
  mau cheiro loc sm
 The smell was obvious when we opened the refrigerator.
attitude n slang (aggressive or negative manner)  (maneira agressiva)mau comportamento loc sm
 He copped an attitude when he didn't get his way.
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)!
cheesy adj (kitsch)brega, cafona adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  de mau gosto loc adj
mistreatment n (bad treatment)mau trato loc sm
disrepair n (state of neglect)  (estado de negligência)mau estado loc sm
  abandono sm
tasteless adj (humour, etc.: insensitive)  (humor, etc)de mau gosto loc adj
  sem graça loc adj
misbehavior
UK: misbehaviour
n
(child: naughtiness, disobedience)  (criança)mau comportamento loc sm
  desobediência, travessura, má-criação sf
misbehavior
UK: misbehaviour
n
(adult: immoral acts)  (adulto)mau comportamento loc sm
  má conduta loc sf
underachieve vi (perform poorly)ter mau desempenho loc v int
baddy n informal (villain)vilão, mau sm
grump n informal (bad mood)irritação sf
  mau humor loc sm
halitosis n (bad breath)halitose sf
  mau hálito loc sm
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
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."
sullenness n (sulky mood or character)mau humor loc sm
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
bad behaviour n (child: naughtiness)  (criança: levada)mau comportamento loc sm
 As a punishment for bad behavior, the child was sent to his room.
bad behaviour n (adult: criminal or antisocial acts)  (adulto: criminoso)mau comportamento loc sm
 Talking on your cell phone in the library is such bad behavior!
bad humour
bad humour
US
n
(grumpy mood)mau humor loc sm
from bad to worse adv (to an even worse state)de mau a pior loc adv
 Since I bought that self-help book my life's gone from bad to worse.
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.
off colour adj (in bad taste, with sexual reference)  (com referência sexual)de mau gosto, fora do tom loc adj
 The joke went off colour.
acting out n US (child: misbehaviour)  (criança)mau comportamento loc sm
 The child was punished for acting out in class.
bad habit n (repeated negative behaviour)mau hábito loc sm
 Picking your nose is a bad habit.
bad habit n (vice or addiction)  (vício)mau hábito loc sm
 Smoking is a bad habit.
bad mood n (grumpiness)mau humor loc sm
 Don't ask him at the moment, he's in a bad mood.
bad tempered
bad-tempered
adj
(grumpy)de mau temperamento loc adj
Note: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 My daughter's always bad-tempered when she doesn't get enough sleep.
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.
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
ill adj (bad)mau, hostil adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
jinx n (person, thing)  (coisa)mau agouro loc sm
   (pessoa)pé frio loc sm
sprain vtr (injure muscle)  (dano muscular)torcer vt
  deslocar vt
  dar mau jeito loc vt
vicious adj (attack)mau, depravado adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
vicious adj (person, dog)feroz, selvagem, mau adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
bad breath mau hálito
bad taste mau gosto
be in a bad mood estar de mau humor
have an off-day ter um mau dia
in a bad way de mau modo
in bad taste de mau gosto
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