Translation of "cosmetic" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /kɒzˈmet.ɪk/ us /kɑːzˈmet̬-/

substances that you put on your face or body that are intended to improve your appearance

We sell a wide range of cosmetics and toiletries at a very reasonable price.
adjective uk /kɒzˈmet.ɪk/ us /kɑːzˈmet̬-/

disapproving Corrective changes, etc. are intended to make you believe that something is better when, really, the problem has not been solved.

cosmético, estético, superficial
They were offered a few cosmetic improvements to their working conditions, but nothing of significance.
→ Synonym superficial (FALSE APPEARANCE)

used to refer to substances or treatments that are intended to improve your appearance

a cosmetic cream
cosmetically adverb uk /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us

(Translation of “cosmetic” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /kozˈmetik/

designed to increase the beauty and hide the defects of something, especially the face

She had cosmetic surgery to improve the shape of her nose.
cosmetician /ˈkozmətiʃən/ noun


(Translation of “cosmetic” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)