An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (forceful)
a. enfático
The president has been very emphatic in his support for the proposal.El presidente ha sido muy enfático en su apoyo a la propuesta.
b. enérgico
The politician's speech was accompanied by emphatic hand gestures.El discurso del político iba acompañado de gestos enérgicos con las manos.
2. (categorial)
a. categórico
Management has been emphatic in its rejection of the workers' demands.La dirección ha sido categórica en su rechazo de las reivindicaciones de los trabajadores.
b. rotundo
Desite his emphatic denial, he proved guilty of the charges against him.A pesar de su rotunda negación, resultó ser culpable de las acusaciones en su contra.
3. (decisive)
a. rotundo
The party's emphatic victory in the elections has consolildated them in power.La victoria rotunda del partido en las elecciones lo afianzó en el poder.
b. contundente
The team ended the season with an emphatic 16-5 win over the Orioles.El equipo terminó la temporada con una victoria contundente de 16 a 5 sobre los Orioles.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gesture, tone)
a. enfático(a)
2. (denial, response)
a. rotundo(a), categórico(a)
3. (victory, scoreline)
a. convincente
he was quite emphatic that…hizo especial hincapié en que…
emphatic [ɪmˈfætɪk]
1 (forceful) [+statement, declaration, response] categórico; contundente; [+denial, refusal] categórico; rotundo; [+tone, gesture] enérgico; enfático; [+condemnation] categórico; enérgico
Wendy was emphatic, "you must do it," she said Wendy fue categórica, —debes hacerlo, dijo; she's emphatic that business is improving mantiene firmemente que el negocio está mejorando; they were quite emphatic that they were not going dijeron categóricamente que no iban
to be emphatic [about] sth
Pat was emphatic about how valuable the course was Pat hizo hincapié en lo valioso que era el curso; they were emphatic in denying their involvement negaron categóricamente su participación; an emphatic no un no rotundo; an emphatic yes un sí contundente
2 (decisive) [+victory, win] rotundo; [+success] arrollador; [+defeat] aplastante; [+winner, result] contundente
it was an emphatic [success]
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