adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)
- 1.1 (unpleasant) poco amable; (cruel) cruel, malo an unkind thought un mal pensamiento that was very unkind of you eso fue muy poco amable de tu parte unkind remarks comentarios (masculine plural) hirientes I never heard her say an unkind word nunca la oí hacer un comentario desagradable that was a very unkind thing to say to her fue una crueldad decirle eso, fue muy poco caritativo decirle eso it would be unkind to let him suffer sería cruel dejarlo sufrir to be unkind
tosb tratar mal a algn detergent is very unkind to your hands los detergentes estropean mucho las manosMore example sentences1.2 [climate/weather] inclemente
- Television is brutal and unkind to yesterday's rock stars.
- You call me in to see, and I explain that it would be unkind to leave it there: it might crawl to the floor; we must take care that no one squashes it.
- Farmers are always getting the blame for being unkind to the Environment, where in the majority of cases, the farmers are blameless.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.