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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (offensive action or remark)
a. insult
¿Puedes cerrar el pico? No quiero escuchar más tus desplantes.Can you shut up? I don't want to hear any more of your insults.
b. affront
El no haber ido a la boda de tu jefe fue un desplante tanto a él como a la novia.Not going to your boss's wedding was an affront to both him and the bride.
2. (exercise)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. lunge
Hice desplantes, lagartijas y abdominales en la sesión de hoy.I did lunges, push-ups and sit-ups in today's session.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. rude remark
hacer un desplante a alguiento do something rude to somebody
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1 (dicho cortante) rude remark
dar o hacer un desplante a algn to be short with sb
me hizo un desplante (Latinoamérica) she stood me up (familiar)
3 (en baile) wrong stance
4 (descaro) insolence; lack of respect
5 (Latinoamérica) (disparate) crazy idea
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