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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (quarreled)
a. at odds
Diego y María están reñidos porque quieren cosas diferentes en la vida.Diego and Maria are at odds because they want different things in life.
b. on bad terms
Los hermanos están reñidos desde que pelearon por el testamento de sus padres.The siblings are on bad terms ever since they fought over their parents' will.
c. fallen out (verb)
Ana está reñida con Susy porque fue a una cita con su ex-novio.Ana has fallen out with Susy because she went on a date with her ex-boyfriend.
2. (tight)
a. hard-fought
El partido tan reñido terminó en muerte súbita.The hard-fought game ended in sudden death.
b. close
Estas serán unas elecciones presidenciales muy reñidas.This will be a very close presidential election.
c. tough
La pelea estuvo reñida, pero al final ganó el boxeador canadiense.The fight was tough, but the Canadian boxer won in the end.
3. (contrary)
a. at odds
La plataforma de acción del gobierno está reñida con el bienestar de la mayoría.The government's platform for action is at odds with the welfare of the majority.
b. against (preposition)
La ideología religiosa del colegio está reñida con mis creencias.The school's religious ideology goes against my beliefs.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (enfadado)
a. on bad terms o at odds
están reñidosthey've fallen out
2. (disputado)
a. fierce, hard-fought
unas elecciones muy reñidasa keenly contested election
3. (incompatible)
estar reñido conto be at odds with, to be incompatible with
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1 [+batalla, concurso] hard-fought; close
un partido reñido a hard-fought o close game; en lo más reñido de la batalla in the thick of the fight
2 (enfadado)
estar reñido con algn to have fallen out with sb; be on bad terms with sb; está reñido con su familia he has fallen out with his family; he is on bad terms with his family
3 (en contradicción)
estar reñido con algo: está reñido con el principio de igualdad it goes against o is contrary to the principle of equality
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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