Translation of so-called in Spanish:

so-called

Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊˈkɔːld/

adjective/adjetivo

(usually before noun/generalmente delante del nombre)
  • 1.1 (commonly named) (así) llamado or denominado
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    • It is all done in the name of curbing the so-called bad actors, but it imposes costs on everyone.
    • He had no doubt that many so-called modern worship forms would become obsolete.
    • The organisation believes so-called drug driving is now more common than driving while over the limit.
    1.2 (indicating skeptical attitude) [expert/do-gooder] supuesto, presunto this so-called improvement esta supuesta or pretendida mejora, esta dizque mejora (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • So tell me, John, why is it that all your so-called friends and family hate you so much?
    • It was a time when many of his old so-called friends had dropped him like a hot potato.
    • At the trial, my so-called best friend stood in the dock and spoke against me.

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