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From melindre +‎ -oso.


  • IPA(key): /me.lĩ.ˈdɾo.zu/
  • Hyphenation: me‧lin‧dro‧so


melindroso m (feminine singular melindrosa, masculine plural melindrosos, feminine plural melindrosas, comparable)

  1. performed with difficulty and commitment
  2. causing difficulty or embarrassment
  3. risky, dangerous
  4. (of an object) fragile, delicate




melindroso (feminine singular melindrosa, masculine plural melindrosos, feminine plural melindrosas)

  1. finikin, finicky (excessively fastidious)
    • 1605, Miguel de Cervantes, El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha, Primera parte, Capítulo I
      Maese Nicolás, barbero del mesmo pueblo, decía que ninguno llegaba al Caballero del Febo, y que si alguno se le podía comparar era don Galaor, hermano de Amadís de Gaula, porque tenía muy acomodada condición para todo, que no era caballero melindroso, ni tan llorón como su hermano, y que en lo de la valentía no le iba en zaga
      Master Nicholas, the village barber, used to say that neither of them came up to the Knight of Phoebus, and that if there was any that could compare with him it was Don Galaor, the brother of Amadis of Gaul, because he had a spirit that was equal to every occasion, and was no finikin knight, nor lachrymose like his brother, while in the matter of valour he was not a whit behind him.


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