Translation of ninny in Spanish:

ninny

tontaina, n.

Pronunciation /ˈnɪni//ˈnɪni/

noun

informal

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    tontaina masculine informal
    tontainas masculine informal
    bobo masculine informal
    boba feminine informal
    • Except for a scant few, the characters in St. Elmo's Fire are all either weasels, deceptive clods or selfish ninnies.
    • Can negative ninnies like my mother, who raise their families in dark, sneering realms of impossibility, be taught to embrace the possible?
    • But now it transpires that our soldiers truly are being shot by both sides: the patronising ninnies who would prevent them from going to war at all, and the soulless penny-pinchers who think that soldiers matter only when they're fighting.
    • Because, of course, the self-important ninnies who compile such things, complacent in their arrogance that their opinions matter, really haven't a clue what they're talking about in most cases.
    • It's just that few choose to, because it's exhausting and demoralising permanently to present oneself as a grinning ninny.
    • Further, only a ninny can suppose that the intellectual and mystical are opposites (tell it to St. Thomas).
    • I know it must seem like I'm a ninny about Philip Levine, but this was on the Writer's Almanac on my birthday and I loved it so much.
    • Is this really the moment for the grinning ninny to inflict his woeful attempts at some classic music moments upon the listening public?
    • The outrage described in this article is not that of rational people fearing that televising exorcisms lends the ceremony a validity it does not deserve, but the bleating of superstitious ninnies.
    • Other than a few screaming ninnies - the usual suspects - where's the outrage?
    • I found them to be almost universally composed of ninnies and power-hungry dorks.
    • I don't respect all who oppose it since a great many of them seem like ninnies or cads.
    • CBS canceled The Reagans, a four-hour mini-series, after conservative activists and pundits said it made Ronald Reagan out to be a ninny and a bigot.
    • Of course, this being the Seattle PI, they have to interview a couple of ninnies who wring their hands about ‘conservatism’.
    • Nobody, unless he's an arrogant ninny, would ever say ‘I am an intellectual.’
    • Some of us like to get on with it instead of whining like ninnies.
    • Acting like a hysterical ninny wasn't going to make my day get any better.
    • They're not smiling like ninnies the whole time, either, but all the people we talked to were smart and friendly and ready to help.
    • You could say that having the freedom to act blonde is testament to the confidence of feminism in a new century - or you could just say we're all a lot of self-indulgent ninnies.
    • I only meant I'm sorry the ninnies couldn't take a bit of curry.