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Spanish locura (madness)


locura (uncountable)

  1. Culture-bound syndrome




From loco (crazy) +‎ -ura.


  • IPA(key): /loˈkuɾa/ [loˈku.ɾa]
  • Rhymes: -uɾa
  • Syllabification: lo‧cu‧ra


locura f (plural locuras)

  1. (uncountable) madness, craziness
    • 2014, Elmer F. Hernández, Eres único e imprescindible, Palibrio, →ISBN:
      La pasión es como una locura absoluta en la que sentimos un deseo intenso, que no nos deja ver nada, no podemos pensar en nada, y hasta perdemos el apetito.
      Passion is like an absolute madness where we feel an intense desire that doesn't let us see anything or think about anything, and we even lose our appetite.
  2. (countable) an act of madness (i.e., an act based on a lack of judgement or reasoning; an act causing surprise due to its anomalous nature)
    • 2014, Claudia Velasco, Alrededor de tu piel, Harlequin, una división de HarperCollins Ibérica, →ISBN:
      La gente los acosaba, los emborracharon, fue una locura, pero no se acostaron con nadie...
      People harassed them, got them drunk, it was crazy, but they didn't sleep with anyone...
  3. nuts, crazy, insane (translatable as an interjection)
    Eso es una locura!That's nuts!
    Es una locura!It's crazy!

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