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neglītums

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From neglīts (ugly) +‎ -ums (with neglīts from ne- +‎ glīts (pretty, neat)).

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NounEdit

neglītums m (1st declension)

  1. (usually in the singular) ugliness, unattractiveness (the quality of that which is ugly)
    viņš pastāvīgi pārdzīvo savu neglītumu — he is constantly worried about his ugliness
    bet kurš vīrietis tad neglītuma dēļ paliek neapprecēts? — but what man then remained unmarried only because of his ugliness?
    mēness gaisma bija saudzīga, tā neatklāja Oskara mitekļa nožēlojamo neglītumu — the moonlight was considerate, it did not reveal the abject ugliness of Oskars' living quarters
  2. defect, fault
    Emīls Kalns nevarēja atrast receptes un zāles pret savu nedabīgo riebumu, kādu tam radīja cilvēku sīkie miesas neglītumi: blaugznas, strutas acīs... — Emīls Kalns could not find a prescription and medicine against his unnatural disgust, caused by people's petty physical defects (lit. uglinesses): dandruff, pus in the eye...

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