An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (disobedient)
a. rebellious
Por suerte, mi hijo no es un adolescente rebelde. Se comporta como un adulto y me hace caso.Fortunately, my son is not a rebellious teenager. He behaves like an adult and listens to me.
b. unruly
Justin puede parecer un niño rebelde, pero, de hecho, es un niño encantador.Justin might look like an unruly child, but actually he is a lovely boy.
2. (political)
a. rebel
Las tropas rebeldes se han estado acercando a la capital en las últimas semanas.Rebel forces have moved closer to the capital in the last few weeks.
3. (hard to control)
a. unmanageable
Tengo el cabello seco y rebelde. Todas las mañanas paso al menos 15 minutos peinándome.My hair is dry and unmanageable. Every morning, I spend at least 15 minutes brushing it.
4. (medicine)
a. persistent
Una fiebre rebelde puede ser señal de una infección oculta.A persistent fever can indicate a hidden infection.
b. stubborn
La miel y el café son buenos para combatir una tos rebelde.Honey and coffee are good for stubborn coughs.
5. (legal)
a. defaulting
La parte rebelde debe indemnizar a la otra parte por todas las pérdidas.The defaulting party must indemnify the other party against all losses.
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).
masculine or feminine noun
6. (person in rebellion)
a. rebel
Los rebeldes fueron expulsados del pueblo por las tropas del gobierno.The rebels were driven out of the village by government troops.
7. (legal)
a. defaulter
El rebelde debe pagar esta suma a la otra parte.The defaulter must pay this sum to the other party.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (sublevado)
a. rebel
ejército rebelderebel army
2. (desobediente)
a. rebellious
ese niño es muy rebeldethat child is very disobedient
3. (difícil de dominar; pelo)
a. unmanageable
4. (tos)
a. persistent
5. (pasiones)
a. unruly
6. (law)
a. defaulting
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (sublevado, desobediente)
a. rebel
8. (law)
a. defaulter
1 (que se rebela) rebellious
el gobierno rebelde the rebel government; ser rebelde a algo to rebel against sth
2 [+niño] unruly; [+resfriado] persistent; [+mancha] stubborn; [+pelo] wild; [+problema] difficult; [+sustancia] difficult to work with
3 (Jur) defaulting
1 (Mil) (Política) rebel
2 (Jur) defaulter
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