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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
Intento evitar a ese hombre porque no puedo soportar su soberbia y altanería.I try to avoid that man because I can't stand his conceit and haughtiness.
La altanería con la que la directora ejecutiva trata a sus empleados la ha hecho muy impopular.The haughtiness with which the CEO treats her employees has made her very unpopular.
A pesar de su estatus social, son gente amable y considerada, sin ninguna altanería.Despite their social status, they're kind and considerate people, with no arrogance whatsoever.
(training of falcons)
A word or phrase that is no longer used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another era (e.g., thou).
El duque era un aficionado de la altanería y había adiestrado a su propio halcón.The duke was keen on falconry and he had trained his own hawk.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
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