Translation of inveterate in Spanish:


empedernido, adj.

Pronunciation /ɪnˈvɛdərət//ɪnˈvɛt(ə)rət/



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    (liar/gambler/thief) empedernido
    • Richard M. Nixon was an inveterate Cold Warrior whose interest in domestic affairs never matched his passion for foreign affairs.
    • I crave intellectual respectability despite the fact that I am an inveterate gossip with a hankering for the naughty.
    • We have been in the present house for 35 years, and as an inveterate and incurable hoarder I have been faced with the need to sort things out, and decide quickly what must be kept, and what can sensibly be thrown out at last.
    • They are inveterate gamblers, drink as much beer as their wages will permit, are devoted to bawdy jokes, and use probably the foulest language in the world.
    • Jarecki succeeds brilliantly, because he had access to tapes and videos made by the Friedmans themselves, a family of manic talkers and inveterate home movie-makers.
    • In the meantime, you may savor the irony of how this inveterate critic of liberal media bias exposed his own bias in such an extraordinary manner.
    • An inveterate adventurer more interested in fun and international intrigue than money, Vallone disdained an airline career and signed on as a ferry pilot.
    • In typically home-spun style, it tells the story of Bob, an inveterate procrastinator who is great at accomplishing meaningless tasks but not so hot at getting round to what really matters.
    • She became an inveterate party-goer and embraced the ‘New Look’ promoted by Christian Dior, with the figure to wear the accompanying tight-waisted skirts and high heels.
    • Being an inveterate gambler, the fourth son was only too glad to accept the offer.
    • But I don't feel good either at the sight of inveterate smokers hanging around in back alleys looking like lost souls drifting amid poignant plumes of smoke.
    • He was an inveterate essayist and letter writer, renowned for the forceful expression of his opinions (on everything from compost to marching girls) and the ebullience of his wit.
    • Karnataka Chief Minister Dharam Singh is an inveterate television watcher, whose interests range from news to the latest family serials.
    • Rice, who is an inveterate networker, maintains there is no hidden motives about such a high-powered gathering other than celebrating women in business and public life in Scotland.
    • Nice touch for this inveterate jazz fan is the fact that Nick owns a jazz club and who should be performing there but the excellent house band.
    • The Clermont club was founded in 1962 by inveterate gambler Aspinall, in London's Berkeley Square.
    • There's plenty here to trap the unwary and baffle even the inveterate gambler!
    • Bill is an inveterate gambler and has forged Fred's signature for $10,000, which he lost in a crap game.
    • He was a congenital reformer, an inveterate crusader.
    • An inveterate grassroots activist and organiser, she led the campaign to expose sterilisation abuse in Puerto Rico, where it was rampant.
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    (hostility/distaste/loathing) inveterado
    • I have a democratic suspicion of demands for sanctity as a solution to corruption and other inveterate human failings.
    • His was a personable, companionable, bland brand of humour based on the long-running gag that Hope was an inveterate coward.
    • What is certain about Andersen is that he was an inveterate social climber, and managed to latch on to some useful patrons.
    • Ever the inveterate people watcher, I used to sit in the stands and study the folk down in the boxes.
    • For this reason, as soon as he took office, Ma began to cultivate the attitude of indifference to Lee as a preparation for his inveterate opposition to the central government.
    • The problem is that Fausto, though essentially kind, is an inveterate skirt chaser, and none too discrete at that.
    • Agnes was an inveterate correspondent and a great supporter of people in distress and need.
    • Every administration, that is, until this one, which from its first days has made clear its inveterate hostility to arms control.
    • I will explore some of the more prominent Buddhist techniques for overcoming our inveterate dualism and the disconnected, alienated, disembodied condition it leads to.
    • He doesn't deal in heroes and villains, not even loveable rogues, and that's frightening stuff for an inveterate good guy.
    • The three have a lot in common with each other in their inveterate hatred of that ethnic group.
    • He's been a good friend and his inveterate optimism has been a welcome tonic to my usual cynicism.
    • In town for the competition is Phil's arch rival and inveterate cheat Ray and his lovely American daughter Christina.
    • He makes movies about problem people, often inveterate liars, who are found out, but who are so compellingly alive and above the world that people let them pass.
    • What distortions one finds in these fictionalized self-portraits and in Madame de Stael's memoirs arise most often from her inveterate idealism and enthusiasm rather than calculation.
    • Its inveterate good manners are ultimately its undoing.
    • One of the pleasures of the TV show, The Simpsons is Homer's inveterate stupidity.
    • An inveterate multi-tasker, she's been a model, soundtrack composer, charity activist and personal performer to the British royal family.
    • And nobody except the most inveterate optimists expected anything dramatic.
    • According to the media, people nationwide have developed an offbeat mentality characterized by inveterate hostility to the rich.