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Definizione monolingua e traduzione plastic

Inglese grammatica



plastic (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) A sculptor, moulder.
  2. (archaic) Any solid but malleable substance.
  3. A synthetic, thermoplastic, solid, hydrocarbon-based polymer.
  4. Any similar synthetic material, not necessarily thermoplastic.
  5. (colloquial) credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.
    • 2008, Lily Allen, The Fear:
      But it doesnt matter cause Im packing plastic.
  6. (slang) Fakeness, or a person who is fake or arrogant, or believes that they are better than the rest of the population.
    • 2004, Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey, Mean Girls:
      Cady: You know I couldnt invite you. I had to pretend to be plastic.
      Janis: Hey, buddy, youre not pretending anymore. Youre plastic. Cold, shiny, hard plastic.
    • 2011, Emily Kapnek, Suburgatory:
      Tessa: Pretty ironic that a box full of rubbers landed me to a town full of plastic.

plastic (comparative more plastic, superlative most plastic)

  1. Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 103:
      the rage [...] betook itself at last to certain missile weapons; which, though from their plastic nature they threatened neither the loss of life or of limb, were, however, sufficiently dreadful to a well-dressed lady.
  2. Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.
  3. (dated) Creative, formative.
  4. (biology) Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability.
  5. (medicine, now rare) Producing tissue.
  6. Constructed of polymer.
  7. Inferior or not the real thing; ersatz.
    • 1969, Lowell D. Streiker, The gospel of irreligious religion, page 83:
      The Hippie has been replaced by the pseudo-Hippie, the plastic Hippie, the weekend Hippie
    • 2007, Daniel Sinker, We owe you nothing: Punk Planet: the collected interviews, page 238:
      People always try to say that were garage rock, but that scene is so plastic. Some dude in a band has tight jeans, dyed black hair, and a starving girlfriend with bangs, and people call it indie rock. Its so gross.
    • 2008, Matt James Mason, The pirates dilemma: how youth culture is reinventing capitalism:
      Frustrated by a globalized music industry force-feeding them plastic pop music, hackers, remixers, and activists began to mobilize...
  8. (slang) Fake, snobbish. Usually refers to a person.
    • 1966, Calvin C. Hernton, White papers for white Americans‎, page 67:
      He kissed the white woman once, and it was so artificial, so plastic (thats the word, plastic) that one wondered why did they bother at all.
    • 1973, Eric Berne, What do you say after you say hello?, page 120:
      In fact it seems as though there are two kinds of people in the world: real people and plastic people, as the Flower Children used to say.
    • 2004, Rosalind Wiseman, Tina Fey, Mean Girls:
      Janis: See? Thats the thing with you plastics. You think everybody is in love with you when actually, everybody HATES you!
    • 2006, Catherine Coulter, Born to Be Wild‎, page 71:
      But I dont think she would be happy in Los Angeles — its so plastic and cheap and they expect the women to be whores to get anywhere.
Traduzione italiano plastica |plastico |malleabile |materia plastica |materie plastiche |

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