Translation of chintzy in Spanish:


barato, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈtʃɪn(t)si/

See Spanish definition of barato

adjective chintzier, chintziest

  • 1US informal

    (shoddy, cheap)
    • But if the e-tailer goes chintzy or cheap, there will be trouble.
    • The rest of the effects look chintzy and cheap, a vast difference from the sprawling look of the first movie.
    • Count to ten; here comes Gnat, now wearing a New York Yankees baseball cap, backwards, with some chintzy plastic bling around her next, a Nerf gun in her hand.
    • And they're not exactly paradigms of design: The chintzy plastic casings looked as if they'd been jerry-rigged to accept USB plugs.
    • The quality of the components is super, although with some chintzy artwork.
    • The designs usually range from the tacky to the chintzy, though they do have some clever ideas from time to time.
    • Yes, the actors are all amateurish and the effects chintzy.
    • Through the chintzy lace curtains I watched the father walk past again, with a woman, heard goodbyes and thank you's.
    • On the technical side the production is adequate, but I could have wished for a less chintzy starlit sky effect and canned sound that didn't sound so canned.
    • Plus his girlfriend moved here, so he tagged along to live in a chintzy duplex near the Jean-Talon Market.
    • But when I got home and sorted through all the unwanted prizes I'd amassed - things that would look chintzy in a CrackerJack box - a Millie mini-book fell out.
    • But these aren't chintzy, rinky-dink novelties.
    • The audio equipment they all used was pretty good - no chintzy earbud headphones or $40 PC speakers - and varied from studio monitor headphones to pricy home theater equipment.
    • In fact, I'd talk at length about the actors if there was anything to talk about - every single one comes off as strange and one-dimensional due to the chintzy voice over work provided by lesser talent.
    • The cover art looks chintzy and thrown together.
    • The stereo mix is hollow and just sounds chintzy.
    • The optical drive's flimsy spring-loaded door is very chintzy.
    • We give you advice on how to save money without getting a chintzy PC.
    • I hope folks demand refunds for those chintzy hats and mugs you're hawking.
    • She dropped her keys into a chintzy ceramic elephant that sat on a thrift-shop lacquer table by the front door.
  • 2British

    (flowery, pretty)
    coquetón informal
    • Mr Bevans said unlike country house hotels that favour traditional chintzy fabrics, he was keen to keep a contemporary style and the refurbished guest rooms are decorated in subtle, muted tones.
    • Suite 28a of The Beverly Hills Hotel looks like the Hollywood Dream incarnate: chintzy, wonderfully fragrant, and stacked with every feature and fitting imaginable.
    • Florals are just as adaptable, ranging from retro-flavoured patterns - think chintzy 1940s tea rooms - to bold blooms and dainty petals.
    • Today, sitting in a chintzy room of London's Dorchester Hotel, wearing a moody suit and smoking so much you'd think he was being sponsored, Bardem seems on the point of collapse.
    • To anybody who has ever endured a caravan holiday in Ireland, mobile homes will always conjure up images of laminate interiors, chintzy furnishings and Travel Scrabble.
    • But this year, why not chuck out the chintzy trailing lobelias, begonias, marigolds and petunias, and go for something a little more unusual?
    • Relaxed, she settles into the chintzy sofa and declares herself unconcerned about tabloid fury.
    • Inside, the restaurant is still cosy and chintzy, with fresh flowers and gleaming silverware.
    • Apart from one thing: the entire place was filled with vile, chintzy, Sixties decor.
    • For Gloucestershire, a county better known for its chintzy hotels, this is a real departure.
    • Also, as an icon - all matinee hats, blue rinses and chintzy dresses - she helped her increasingly dysfunctional family when the going got tough.
    • And a few people don't like dated or unstylish fireplaces or chintzy furnishings.
    • To his left, a be-wigged, rake-thin, old-beyond-his-years type kneels on a chintzy carpet looking across at his elder, not perhaps entirely in awe, but at least a genial grin creases his prematurely lined face.
    • ‘Flax flowers are okay on your chintzy curtains, but not on the police badge,’ says McAllister.
    • Far more in the traditional chintzy hotel mould than the Old Pines, the rooms are nonetheless more than comfortable.
    • Another good option is the Santa Lucia, a beautifully restored 18 th-century palazzo which is spoiled only by the management's choice of chintzy decor and over-fussy floral curtains in the guest rooms.
    • Something like a polite cocktail party is taking place in a chintzy antechamber to the London Hilton's Grand Ballroom.
    • It has a walled rose garden, chintzy rooms and splendid food, courtesy of its owners, Monsieur and Madame Nourrisson.
    • For another such work, Chu carved the head of a fanged, monstrous beast and mounted it on a chintzy quilt with little flowers.
    • I filled in a couple of forms before being taken into a plush, chintzy room where I was seen by Josephine, a nurse and the deputy clinic manager.