defiance

defiance(
dih
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fay
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ihns
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (opposition)
a. el desafío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The candidate said that those who refuse to vote as a gesture of defiance are mistaken.El candidato dijo que los que se niegan a votar como gesto de desafío están equivocados.
b. la resistencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The new law is being met with defiance from the pharmaceutical industry.La nueva ley ha encontrado resistencia por parte de la industria farmacéutica.
c. la rebeldía
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
From a certain perspective, creativity can be considered an act of defiance.Desde cierta perspectiva, la creatividad puede considerarse un acto de rebeldía.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Any criticism against the government was seen as an act of defiance.Toda crítica dirigida contra el gobierno era vista como un gesto desafiante.
The country continued with its nuclear arms development in defiance of the United Nations.El país prosiguió con la fabricación de armas nucleares, desafiando así a las Naciones Unidas.
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defiance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el desafío
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
a gesture of defianceun gesto desafiante
in defiance of the law/my instructionsdesafiando la ley/mis instrucciones
defiance [dɪˈfaɪəns]
noun
(attitude) desafío (m); (resistance) resistencia (f) terca
a gesture/an act of defiance un gesto/acto desafiante; in defiance of the law desafiando a la ley
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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