masculine noun
1. (scorn) 
a. snub 
Los desaires de Miguel sorprendieron a su familia porque siempre había sido muy educado.Miguel's snubs shocked his family because he had always been very polite.
b. slight 
No entiendo los desaires de mi madre. Se comporta como si estuviera muy enfadada conmigo pero no le he hecho nada.I cannot understand my mother's slights. She behaves as if she were angry at me but I haven't done anything to her.
2. (clumsiness) 
Si Julia quiere ser modelo tendrá que evitar ese desaire que tiene al andar.If Julia wants to become a model she will have to work on her gracelessness when she walks.
1. (general) 
a. snub, slight 
hacer un desaire a alguiento snub somebody
1 (menosprecio) slight; snub
fue un desaire sin precedentes it was an unprecedented slight o snub; no lo tomes como un desaire don't be offended; dar o hacer un desaire a algn (rechazar) to slight sb; snub sb; (ofender) to offend sb; ¿no me va usted a hacer ese desaire? I won't take no for an answer!; sufrir un desaire to suffer a rebuff
2 (falta de garbo) unattractiveness; gracelessness
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