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"Quintessential" is an adjective which is often translated as "prototípico", and "pushy" is an adjective which is often translated as "prepotente". Learn more about the difference between "quintessential" and "pushy" below.
quintessential
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. prototípico
Ana is the quintessential example of a perfect student. She won all the scholarships that were available.Ana es el ejemplo prototípico del estudiante perfecto. Ganó todas las becas disponibles.
I know nothing about wine. My brother-in-law, on the other hand, is the quintessential French wine connoisseur.Yo no sé nada de vinos. Mi cuñado, por otro lado, es el prototípico conocedor de vinos francés.
b. por excelencia
His biography was like the quintessential story of the American dream.Su biografía era como el relato por excelencia del sueño americano.
c. por antonomasia
Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is considered to be a quintessential suspense film."Psicosis", de Alfred Hitchcock, se considera la película de suspenso por antonomasia.
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pushy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(assertive and intrusive)
a. prepotente
Melissa can't stand her pushy neighbor. Every time he sees her he tells her she should go out with him.Melissa no soporta a su vecino prepotente. Cada vez que la ve le dice que debería salir con él.
b. agresivo
My brother-in-law is so pushy that he always gets what he wants.Mi cuñado es muy agresivo por lo cual siempre consigue lo que quiere.
c. avasallador
Quit being so pushy! I'll make my own decision when I'm ready.¡Deja de ser tan avasallador! Ya decidiré cuando esté lista.
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