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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impudent)
a. insolent
El capitán castigó al marinero por darle una respuesta insolente.The captain punished the sailor for giving him an insolent answer.
b. rude
Silvia fue tan insolente como para preguntarle a Luís cuánto gana.Silvia was rude enough to ask Luis what his salary was.
c. haughty
Ese hombre insolente osó insultarnos públicamente.That haughty man dared to insult us publicly.
d. sassy
No dejamos propina porque el mesero era insolente y poco amable.We didn't leave a tip because the waiter was sassy and unfriendly.
e. cheeky
Ese niño insolente dijo que soy un viejo gruñón.That cheeky little boy said that I was a grumpy old man.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
2. (shameless person)
a. insolent person
Manuel no me cae bien porque es un insolente.I don't like Manuel because he's an insolent person.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (descarado)
a. insolent
2. (orgulloso)
a. haughty
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. insolent person
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1 (descarado) insolent; rude
2 (altivo) haughty; contemptuous
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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