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neglīts

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ne- +‎ glīts (pretty, neat).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

neglīts (def. neglītais, comp. neglītāks, sup. visneglītākais; adv. neglīti)

  1. ugly, unattractive (having an unpleasant appearance)
    viņa bija neglīta meitene — she was an ugly girl
    kādas tev neglītas rokas! — how ugly your hands are!
  2. ugly (not corresponding to aesthetic ideals, not pretty, not beautiful)
    neglīts tērpsugly dress, clothes
    neglītas mēbelesugly furniture
    neglīts rokrakstsugly handwriting
  3. (of sounds) ugly, unpleasant
    ekskavators piepūlē rēca un spalgi klepoja; Inai ši skaņa nepatika, tā bija drūma un neglīta — the excavator roared with shrill coughs; this noise did not please Ina, it was grim and ugly
  4. (of behavior) ugly, bad (not corresponding to moral norms; impolite, rude)
    neglīta uzvedībaugly behavior
    neglīta rīcībaugly action, act
    tev vajadzētu atmest šo aso toni; ja tu pati dzirdētu, cik neglīti tas izklausās — you should give up this sharp, impolite tone; if you could hear how ugly it sounds

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